Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jesse Jackson talks racial profiling of Trayvon Matin and why DOJ should try George Zimmerman

Jesse Jackson appeared on HLN the morning of July 14, 2013, and discussed racial profiling in the George Zimmerman trial. Additionally, Ben Jeaolous of the NAACP released a statement and expressed their belief that the Department of Justice should try George Zimmerman.  Jackson pointed out that Judge Debra Nelson barred racial profiling from the trial, when he felt that Zimmerman absolutely racially profiled Trayvon Martin. While many disagree with the outcome of the verdict,
there is a good chance that the DOJ will agree that it was unfair for the subject to be prohibited from the prosecutions' case.

Ben Jealous released the following statement.

"We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict. We stand with Trayvon’s family and we are called to act. We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed."

As Trayvon Martin's parents attend church on Sunday morning, many are preparing to participate in protests nationwide.

What do you think about the verdict? Do you think the D.O.J. should take up the George Zimmerman trial as a civil rights case?

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