Al Sharpton released the following statement:
“The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people but it is only the first round in the pursuit of justice. We intend to ask the Department of Justice to move forward as
“I will convene an emergency call with preachers tonight to discuss next steps. And intend to head to Florida in the next few days.”
– Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC Host.
Also, the NAACP set up a petition for the case to go to the D.O.J. More than 100,000 people signed the petition within a few hours, according to Buzz Feed.
Sharpton also made the following statement on Twitter.
Real solders don't leave the battlefield when they lose one battle. We must win the war.— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 14, 2013