BREAKING: NAACP And DOJ To Pursue Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman

The NAACP said late Saturday that it was “outraged and heartbroken” over the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, vowing to pursue “civil rights charges” with the Department of Justice.

“We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict,” said Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP. “We stand with Trayvon’s family and we are called to act. We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed.”

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NAACP Seeks DOJ Intervention in Martin Case, Targets ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group responded to the acquittal of George Zimmerman with shock, anguish and a call to action.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is petitioning the United States Department of Justice to seek justice for slain teenager Trayvon Martin by filing civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

In a message posted on the groups’s website and circulated nationally within hours of the announcement of the verdict, NAACP president Ben Jealous declared “We are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.”

As part of the NAACP campaign to get the Justice Department to open a civil rights case against Zimmerman. Jealous urged Americans to sign a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder that 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. 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.


Within hours of the online posting of the petition late Saturday evening, thousands of Americans had already signed it. Other civil rights groups echoed the demand, with the Rev. CD Witherspoon of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Baltimore telling reporters: “We will be calling on the federal government to file criminal charges on the basis of civil rights violations. This was done immediately after the Rodney King verdict, and should be done if justice is not rendered by the Florida courts.

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NAACP Leader Flips Out – Promises to Press Charges With DOJ Against George Zimmerman

This is not over. Join thousands who have signed the #NAACP petition to the Department of Justice

— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) July 14, 2013

They are heart broken with tonight’s verdict.

We are outraged and heartbroken over today’s verdict. We will pursue civil rights charges with the DOJ. More:

— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) July 14, 2013


We will pursue charges w/ the DOJ, continue to fight for removal of Stand Your Ground laws, and not rest until racial profiling is outlawed

— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) July 14, 2013



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  • Bwhhaaa hhaaa hhaaaa

    Well, did this come as a surprise to anyone? The DOJ and the NAACP are both criminal organizations that each have their own interest in fanning the fires of racism and violence. The DOJ is nothing more than a minion of the New World Order, who needs the distraction of a race war to cover the ongoing actions of our treasonous Fuhrer, while the NAACP derives ALL of it’s political power, relevance and money, from keeping the pot of racism simmering in this country. Oh, and the same can be said for the individual race baiters, such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan.

  • Haji


  • Ayatollyahso

    O.J. was acquitted too. Where’s the outrage? Where’s my president? My free(stolen) Reebocks and t.v.? My DOJ? Most racially divisive administration in history.

    Zimmerman was legally cleared of charges. In our system you can’t be tried twice(for the same thing). Gonna’ get him for”child abuse” or spitting blood on the sidewalk? Like an auto accident It takes two; both parties had some responsibility .Either could have walked away.

    • Annoyedbyignorance

      Ayatollyahso: Did you not watch the trial? Did you not see that; that young man attempted to WALK away? That he was followed? That he was followed both in a car and then again on foot. I normally do not respond to ignorance on social media but your comment makes no sense at all. He was stalked. Zimmerman was TOLD DO NOT FOLLOW him and he did so anyway. I don’t understand those of you that have nothing meaningful to add. If you have nothing intelligent to say you really should just shut up.

      • Bill

        And martin jumped out of the bushes and assaulted him, with the supposed attempt to kill him. Did you even bother actually watching the trial? “If you have nothing intelligent to say you really should just shut up.”

        • Dave

          No, you shut the fuck up. You dont pay attention dumb ass. If George could not fight back against a mere teenager, then he is America’s biggest bitch. LMAO

          • Todd Hill


        • Nayo Luv

          There were no bushes near the area for him to jump out of. You will see that if you watch GZs recreation video with the police where he walks them through the crime scene.

      • DoodyDoo

        no, you are wrong…the 9/11 operator asked GZ if he was following him, and he said yes, the the operator said, “we don’t need you to do that” and GZ said OK! It is not illegal to follow someone, and the operator has no legal authority to tell him to stop even though GZ did..get your facts straight!!!!!

      • jj333

        Wow! Annoyedbyignorance….where do you get your information? You should be annoyed by your own ignorance!

      • Sueychop

        Unless he was attacked he did not have the right to attack Zimmerman. Period.

      • Todd Hill


  • King Lear

    Justice has been done. Blacks need to move on.

    • propel7

      Maybe there are no blacks left that believe as Christians? Maybe far and few between. Is it BLOOD that you must have? Then surely it is blood that the Most High will bring to you. Are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton types the REAL face of Black America and who they really are? If so, then King Fuzzy Barach shall succeed in his intent to divide the races and sexes and classes and PEOPLES. No wonder the situation has become malignant with leaders such as these. Reality. Look around PC moron. Black leadership has it;’s consequences. Take a real long hard look at Africa. DIVIDED, spoiled and pillaged because of leaders that gain by such methods. The ONLY thing that unites them is their HATRED and subverted methods of conquer and control by dividing the People. The ONLY Nations that are not living in oppression are those who’s leaders are Christians. This is a FACT! Every single Nation that is divided and being destroyed is because of leaders who see themselves above all else. …thus is America. Every Mussolini has his hour until he is made an end of. Every Hitler comes to his end, with only his teeth as his memorial.

  • dabub

    Why did he get shot? Because he embraced the thug life, and was acting like a gang banger! The black community has embraced the thug life! They love rap music in all it’s disgusting forms! They do nothing about their gang-banger children! And the government is right behind them!

    The result is blacks shooting each other in the streets, filling up the jails, and dying young! The 20-40 weekend shootings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, etc. we’re always hearing about are gang bangers killing each other. They live it, and love it, and it’s killing them! Go figure! Slavery was indeed the biggest mistake America ever made! If they weren’t here, America would be a far better place!

  • Tom Tucker

    We will pursue charges w/ the DOJ, continue to fight for
    removal of Stand Your Ground laws, and not rest until racial profiling
    is outlawed

    — Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) July 14, 2013

    This is what it is really about. Remove the Stand Your Ground Law. These people in the NAASomeCP couldn’t give a rats behind about anything or anyone that doesn’t further their agenda.

    Continue chipping at the foundation of this country until one day, the good American people are going to stand and say NO MORE. Your time has passed. We do not acknowledge you as legitimate. You are dishonest, morally corrupt and you yourselves will to be prosecuted for YOUR crimes against humanity.

    The days are counting down. Everyone knows and senses there is something SOOOO WRONG with corporate america and it’s relationship to local, state and federal government. Yes, we can sense your demise is near and so can you.

  • Cantstandanidiot

    Yes, we have some ignorant people on here. What convinces you that Trayvon embraced the “thug life”, the fact that he was wearing a hoodie on the day of the incident or the fact that he whipped Zimmerman’s behind to defend himself? Fact is that this is not a black issue this is a national issue. The verdict upset people of all walks of life not just black people. The fact that some idiot stated that blacks need to move on implies that he/she is very ignorant because many including whites were outraged by this.

    • jj333

      Could have been the multiple suspensions from school, having burglary tools, in trouble for fighting, smoking week, asking where to purchase a gun…..I dunno…just sayin.

  • Cantstandanidiot

    Double jeopardy is an often misunderstood concept in American Law.  The rule merely states that an individual cannot be tried twice for the same crime in the SAME COURT.  Liberal Justice Department officials often charge Americans with crimes from which they have previously been acquitted by filing federal charges on a similar crime in a federal court.

  • dan

    the progressives HATE CRIME.. is …Self Defense….Just look at all the anti gun legislation ongoing in this country and look WHO is bringing these bills forward…progressives….ALL who are against the verdict rendered by a jury of 6….refuse to mention that TM attacked GZ…who claimed the hate crime of SELF DEFENSE….this is NOT a black and white issue..even though the racist sharpton and others claimed it was a white who killed a black..not true ,but it did not stop their lies…..or their agenda to push for the removal of yours and mine, creator given right to SELF DEFENSE…….imho

    • BillRind

      its a disarmament scheme set up by the two criminal Negroes Obama and holder to disarm all the whites, while arming all the blacks. these two red commie pigs slobs use the racist black caucus in the congress to cram thru various anti 2nd amendment bills all the time, its a conspiracy off the highest order. as far as I am concerned all black congressman should be physically removed from the House and held for treason charges along with white liberal marxist scumbag trash democrats and Rhino republicans.

  • Arizona

    HAVING LIVED in FLORIDA,anyone with a nice house and neighborhood,HAS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH,cause all the crack heads living there,UNLESS YOUR STUPID, crack users case out who’s home and who ain’t,and then go back later and breakin,everyone knows this is how it is,thats where the stand your ground laws came from,DRUGGED OUT CRACK HEADS,who will kill you for ten dollars to buy more crack with,go ahead make my day….AND IF you go into black neighborhoods in florida,you’ll see signs on the phone poles THAT SAY “WHITE SALE”…saturday 3:pm such and such address……do the police go to the address”NO” but they do know what it means,THE BLACKS HAVE KIDNAPPED some teenage white girls,and are selling SEX with them,to any black guys who show up….every week end…the signs are out there for anyone to see,and NO ONE DOES A THING ABOUT IT…………………..

  • Mary Brown

    How about all the black on white violence? Never see that in the news anymore. This reverse discrimination crap has to stop. The trial was as fair as it could be with Obama putting pressure on the judge. And what nobody is mentioning is Zimmerman is HISPANIC, he is not white so stuff your discrimination crap where the sun doesn’t shine

  • BillRind

    charges against who you morons at NAACP ,and the department of Justice will be sued for corruption & obstructionism and their involvement in spreading false information about the case, and threatening officers of the court using Holders mule sharpton and jackson and Holders group the New Racist panthers. that’s who will be sued you freaking morons.

  • DefendAmerica

    Get La Raza to file against NAACP.

  • tigersfan61

    Smoke and mirrors…watch Zimmerman/Martin trial and be consumed by it so that you don’t watch what Obama is doing…Benghazie/Fast and Furious/IRS/…the list goes on and on…Wake Up America and see what is REALLY happening…

  • Sueychop

    Well, that’s what they want. They want it so angry, stupid, violent blacks can get away with crimes. You can tell where this is going.

  • Andariel

    wow…. so they don’t want anybody to be able to defend themselves? yea have fun with that. so as a woman if im get raped they just want me to stand there and take it.

  • Dave

    Think about it, if George could not defend himself against a little 16 year old, then he is clearly America’s biggest and fattest bitch!

  • Dave

    Honestly, I am 35 years old and only weigh 140 pounds. Still, if a 16 year old wanted to box with me, I would easily beat the living shit out of him. George is just a public pussy who cant fight worth shit. lol