Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman

The Secular Jurist

Attorney General Eric Holder,

The Department of Justice has closely monitored the State of Florida’s prosecution of the case against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder since it began. Today, with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, it is time for the Department of Justice to act.

The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation.

Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today.

Thank you.

Please sign the petition:  http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/open-a-civil-rights-case

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  This case demonstrates once again that it is acceptable in America, especially in the Deep South, to racially profile and kill Black people even when the excuses for doing so are…

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