NAACP keeping up pressure in Trayvon Martin case

NAACP keeping up pressure in Trayvon Martin case

People gather outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse during a rally on the one week anniversary of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin Saturday, July 20, 2013. SAM MORRIS / LAS VEGAS SUN
People gather outside the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse during a rally on the one week anniversary of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin Saturday, July 20, 2013. SAM MORRIS / LAS VEGAS SUN

[LAS VEGAS SUN]

NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida court for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed.

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