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It’s not over, said one of the most powerful men in America, Senate Majority Leader Henry Reid. He said now that a jury of his peers has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, it is time for the federal government to step in.

Appearing on Meet the Press this morning, Reid told host David Gregory the Justice Department will go after Zimmerman.

RELATED: Petition to STOP Government’s Further Investigation into Zimmerman

“And the president, does he have a role in speaking about it as he did after the shooting?” Gregory asked.

“Yeah, of course,” Reid responded. “And I think the Justice Department’s going to take a look at this. You know, this isn’t over with, and I think that’s good, that’s our system. It’s gotten better, not worse.”

In other words, if a jury reaches a verdict the federal government and the Obama administration think is not politically correct (or is contrary to their political agenda), they will move to “take a look” at it and take action to placate special interests and preferred minorities.

Soon after the verdict was reached on Saturday night, the NAACP called on the Justice Department to persecute George Zimmerman for the inexcusable crime of self-defense. President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous sent out the following petition:

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.

Other “civil rights” organizations called for Zimmerman to be prosecuted. “We will be calling on the federal government to file criminal charges on the basis of civil rights violations,” said CD Witherspoon of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Baltimore. “This was done immediately after the Rodney King verdict, and should be done if justice is not rendered by the Florida courts.”

The NAACP has pledged to “fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state” and make racial profiling a primary consideration in self-defense cases.

A number of liberal advocacy groups – including NAACP, the Urban League, Color of Change, Common Cause, People for the American Way and MoveOn.org – have worked to eliminate the right of Americans to protect themselves.

“Florida’s dangerous ‘Shoot First’ law allowed Trayvon’s killer to walk free without charges for more than a month. Shoot First legalizes vigilante homicide, has demonstrated racial bias in its application, and has led to an increase in gun-related deaths in the more than two dozen states where it has been passed into law,” states Color of Change, as part of a campaign to eliminate “stand your ground” laws.

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