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,
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."