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George Zimmerman may have left the Florida court.
On Saturday night a free man after being acquitted of murder.
In the death of -- on Martin but this may not be his last time in court Fox News people people.
Fox News senior legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us right now so it it it could be the Department of Justice it could be the Martin family he's got also it's apparent.
And it's really important now that that respect for the rule of law becomes the the rule of -- of the nation -- that's what we're broad based upon.
A jury the jury has has spoken.
And has been determination that he engaged in self defense against Trayvon Martin and the possible homicide his tragic and -- and unforeseeable and then bad as it was was legally justifiable.
Now Georgia -- is facing a civil lawsuit potentially the families are ready collected more than a million dollars against the homeowners association for whom he was performing.
NAACP and others have cold after a federal civil rights indictment.
And depending upon the type of indictment it's brought.
The the penalties can range from a life imprisonment.
Two unfortunately under one scenario which I don't think would happen.
Could in fact be the federal death.
Penalty the federal so what right slow -- Makes it clear that there has to be.
Hate prejudiced as we race -- FBI has already investigated said there wasn't said there wasn't an -- and then number two there's the issue under color of law.
Usually these indictments are brought against police officers -- based upon their official.
Acts is not be easy does it was not a police officer.
Not engaging in official acts okay also I understand you've done some research you've got -- some information about people who were acquitted but then later dragged back into court -- let's let's talk about people have been acquitted in the past but still lost in other venues remember OJ Simpson.
He was found not guilty -- in his criminal murder trial then found guilty as it were liable civilly liable in a wrongful death suit.
Brought by the estate of Nicole Brown.
Then in the 1993.
The LAPD officers were found guilty of violating Rodney king's civil rights.
-- the truth is riots ensued.
And so we are an impressive -- in our it in our development in an American history today.
Does the prosecution become persecution.
Do we focus on ways that we improve our country whether ways that we we hear it apart and so the language -- -- very short time has become bitter.
It's become raw it's become divisive we see people go into the street we see some acts of vandalism some acts of out of a violence and so I think it's it in my view it's incumbent on all of us as Americans of every color of every stripe of every feeling.
With regard to what this verdict should -- been great that we come together in a way did that's critical and that's where the president.
This comes in and where will the president be in helping.
Bring us together not in a sense of political.
Commentary about gun laws are gun control or stand your ground what do we do to increase the conversation the communications.
The hand holding true between races to bring us together in terms of what bonds us a lot of people -- -- try and divide us white people.
Black people try and divide us on this issue we need to come together.
We do indeed and and for people who were angry about the verdict if there -- you know the six women jurors what they did was according to law and the way they looked at it he was not a criminal.
And he was able to you know they said it was self defense and they believe that.
Really if anybody wants to do anything got to Florida they would have to change.
-- -- -- -- -- have to change the law another -- on a lot of states yeah across the country.
There's been upset meant that the law is bad the jurors are bad the system is bad the process is bad.
And let's take to the streets.
Let's respect the rule of law lets understand we have the best system.
In the the world it's not perfect it is imperfect.
But it is the best that we have and the best that we have seen tour and these people of discharge their duties.
And we I believe we should respect and -- -- Peter thank you very much morning.
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