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And I myself double while the state of Florida has found Zimmerman not guilty the federal government may now be stepping in we're learning at this hour the Department of Justice.
Is being pressed to file criminal charges against George Zimmerman.
Jonathan -- joining us life.
Sanford Florida Jonathan good morning.
-- -- -- if you are -- there were reports out of Oakland California overnight protesters smashing windows and setting -- small fires but fortunately here in Sanford Florida.
Things were much more peaceful you had people on both sides of this heated issue staying calm despite the disappointment of dozens of protesters who have been camping outside the courthouse.
Calling for a guilty verdict in advance of the verdict.
Community leaders and trade on Martin's family had called for peace.
Of what the jury was about to decide listen.
-- So very emotional reaction outside the courthouse after the verdict was announced but again the protests out here.
Now the NAACP.
Says it's going to ask the Justice Department to -- Civil rights charges against George Zimmermann the organization believes that the neighborhood watch captain.
Seventeen year old trade on -- the night of the fatal shooting but Zimmerman -- lawyers insist.
This was never a case about race but self defense.
They have alleged all along that it was -- -- on Martin who was the aggressor.
Attacking Zimmerman pinning him down to the ground beating him and they say it was only when Zimmerman felt his life was in danger.
That he fired the gun the trial is over but the debate goes on our -- Eric.
I -- he had the debate is gonna continue for a while Jonathan -- thank you very much for that report.
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