Skip to comments.Clergy, civil rights groups in Detroit say they're not done fighting for Trayvon Martin
Posted on 07/15/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Civil rights activists say theyre not done trying to get justice for Trayvon Martin.
They have actions planned in Detroit and around the country to push for federal intervention in the Florida teens case.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, a black, unarmed teenager, in 2012.
Zimmermans acquittal this past weekend has sparked national outrageand questions about persistent racial inequities in the justice system.
In Detroit, civil rights groups and clergy say federal law enforcement should step in because the state judicial system failed.
Imam Dawud Walid says race was clearly a motivating factor in Martins killingbut that evidence wasnt considered in Zimmermans trial.
We have federal civil rights laws because the federal government needs at times to check states rights, or state misbehavior, Walid says.
The US Justice Department is investigating Martins murder as a possible hate crime. Federal authorities could take on the case its deemed a hate crime motivated by racial animus.
Reverend Charles Williams II heads the Detroit chapter of the National Action Network. He says hes confident federal leaders will take action on the Martin case because it touches the hearts of people in power.
Remember, President Obama himself came out and said that if he had a son, it would look like Trayvon. So he even understands--let me be honest with you--what it means to be a black man in America, says Williams. Eric Holder understands that, too.
Activists will gather at federal buildings in Detroit and across the country this Saturday to build pressure for a federal prosecution.
Methinks he already got all the justice he deserved. IMHO
I'm guessing the federal buildings are the ones still standing and not burned out.
WHO FIGHTS THE SELF-ANOINTED “CIVIL RIGHTS” FOLKS WHEN THE CIVIL’RIGHTS FOLKS ARE IN THE WRONG?????
They keep saying the hooded young trespasser was unarmed.
He had two working arms that were pounding a Hispanic man's head into a sidewalk.
Why can't they get it straight?
Detroit is a dead city, killed by Leftists over the last 50 years. The parasites that remain have nothing left to offer except hate.
Detroit is a war zone with literally dozens of young blacks dying a month there.
What do Detroit’s clergy and civil rights groups spend their time and energy on?
A black thug in Florida.
It is not about civil rights. It is not about God’s power.
It is about race to these black racists.
That someone other than a black killed a black.
We can’t have that. For any reason.
Kinda like only blacks can call each other n*gger.
Martin got his justice. He doesn't need any more. But these racist insurrectionists might need some.
They would do a better job tending their own garden.
I have to say though, this presents a “damned if you do and damnednifnyou don’t” dilemma for this regime. Large numbers of people are going to be highly pissed no matter what.
I’m enjoying the thought of them squirming over this.
So sad....such a promising life snuffed out like a candle in the wind and I bet Harvard probably had an acceptance letter ready for this young man as well.....
“Reverend Charles Williams II heads the Detroit chapter of the National Action Network. He says hes confident federal leaders will take action on the Martin case because it ‘touches the hearts of people in power.’”
Yo, dumbass “rev,”... Where were YOU when OJ got clean away with a REAL murder, huh????
Yes, we already know the answer.
They had better start tending their own gardens.
I just couldn't let it go by again.
In every self defense class, you learn that not only are guns and knives weapons, but so are bats, bricks and concrete.
You have to be deliberately obtuse not to understand that.
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