We are crime fighters, detectives and vigilantes who have put our personal differences aside to come together. We share our intel and knowledge to work together and help each other, a place to socialize, network, and also teach and learn from each other.
 
HomeFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share
 

 Sharpton to lead 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Burning Mystery Phoenix

Burning Mystery Phoenix

Posts : 243
Join date : 2013-06-17
Age : 36

Sharpton to lead 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies Empty
PostSubject: Sharpton to lead 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies   Sharpton to lead 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 17, 2013 12:50 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national "Justice for Trayvon" day in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman's acquittal over the weekend in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has touched off protests around the country. The Justice Department is investigating whether Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights when he shot the 17-year-old during a February 2012 confrontation in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman said he fired his gun in self-defense.

"People all across the country will gather to show that we are not having a two- or three-day anger fit. This is a social movement for justice," Sharpton said as he announced the plan outside the Justice Department with several ministers.

The rallies and vigils will occur in front of federal court buildings at noon Saturday in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York.

Sharpton admits there are possible legal hurdles, but says "there is also a blatant civil rights question of does Trayvon Martin and the Trayvon Martins of this country have the civil right to go home."

Sharpton says vigils will be followed by a conference next week in Miami to develop a plan to address Florida's "stand-your-ground" law. The law gives people wide latitude to use deadly force if they fear death or bodily harm.

A six-member jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

http://news.yahoo.com/sharpton-lead-justice-trayvon-rallies-173930347.html

_________________
In war, Victory. In peace, Vigilance. In death, Sacrifice.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Sharpton to lead 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» SEC to take 'Necessary Action' for Deshabandhu Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein lead ADAM Investments sale of PC Pharma?
» Sri Lanka Chief Justice withdraws from Greek bond case

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Heroes Alliance :: Public Section :: News-
Jump to: