Questions Following The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman
The NAACP is pressing the Justice Department to file federal criminal charges in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Over the weekend, the man who shot and killed Martin, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges. The victim was African American and the accused is Hispanic. From the start, prosecutors had a difficult case to make. Details related to the circumstances that lead to the shooting were hard to establish. The not guilty verdict has renewed debate over justice and race. A panel joins Diane to discuss what happens next with this case.
president, the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy and author of the recently released, "Moving America Toward Justice, The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-2013"
director, criminal justice program, NAACP
reporter covering security and law enforcement, The Wall Street Journal
director of communications, Gun Owners of America
associate professor of law, Savannah Law School