The NAACP also tweeted out a petition urging the Justice Department to “open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman.”
“Attorney General Eric Holder,” the petition reads, “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,” the NAACP wrote. “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,” the NAACP wrote.
The head of the NAACP and Attorney General Eric Holder have both expressed their admiration for one another.