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Dear MoveOn member,
On Saturday, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman. But we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.
We're calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman and have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder. The petition says:
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.
–Benjamin Todd Jealous
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Or maybe they are starting to panic - the mobs they tried to gin up aren't forming fast enough.
Somehow, I missed the massive media "attention" this has gotten, but then, I don't watch the MSM all that often.
Correction - "The Reverend Al Sharpton" is holding "vigils" in hundreds of cities for "justice" - and the news reporter on the radio adds that "it took months before Zimmerman was originally charged", so let's be patient. It takes a fair amount of time to winnow out the honest prosecutors before you find one willing to file bogus charges, even today at the Jugears federal level.
So far, no word of unrest in Beloit's neighborhoods. I have to drive through the middle of some of the diciest areas on the West Side on my way to the job in the People's Republik, and I've seen nada.
Gotta love that sweet picture of the hooded thug.
Here's another point of view:
H/t Sipsey Street Irregulars