Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, said on Wednesday that the Justice Department intends on thoroughly investigating the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by George Zimmerman.
Attorney General Holder’s comments were made during an appearance in front of a civil rights organization, the National Action Network, which was founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton. Eric said that the Justice Department would conduct an independent and thorough review of the evidence available in the Trayvon Martin case. He also said that one of the Justice Department’s top priorities is to combat and prevent youth victimization and violence. The department investigation was launched three weeks ago. Holder was quoted during the 14th annual convention of the National Action Network as having said:
“I know that many of you are greatly – and rightly – concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose future has been lost to the ages. If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action. I also can make you another promise: that at every level of today’s Justice Department – preventing and combating youth violence and victimization is, and will continue to be, a top priority.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg alongside leaders of African American organizations intend on announcing a national campaign against the “Stand Your Ground” law which has kept George Zimmerman out of jail after his self-defense claim against Martin. Bloomberg was quoted having said:
“You just cannot have a civilized society where everybody can have a gun and make their own decisions as to whether someone is threatening or not, where there are more guns than people.”
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Source: Y! News