Questions Following The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman

Questions Following The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman

Reaction and debate following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused in the death of an unarmed Florida teenager.

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.


Michelle Bernard

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"

Niaz Kasravi

director, criminal justice program, NAACP

Devlin Barrett

reporter covering security and law enforcement, The Wall Street Journal

Erich Pratt

director of communications, Gun Owners of America

Elizabeth Megale

associate professor of law, Savannah Law School

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