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Began but chief White House correspondent Ed Henry on protest politics and another possible prosecution good evening at.
Good evening -- tonight Democrat Barbara Boxer says she supports -- verdict but this should not be the final word.
She's pushing for an investigation weather trailer on -- civil rights were violated and today the attorney general confirmed.
He's looking at that.
Appearing before the predominantly African American sorority delta sigma -- attorney general Eric Holder suggested today stereo -- and mistaken beliefs about race helped lead to the death of trade -- Martin and holder declared even though George Zimmerman was cleared of murder and manslaughter charges in state court.
US prosecutors may pursue criminal charges under a federal hate crimes law.
We are resolved.
As you want to combat violence involving -- directed at young people to prevent future tragedies.
And to deal with the underlying attitudes.
Just this must be done -- is under intense pressure to act after protests in cities across the country about the not guilty verdict.
Plus the NAACP is demanding the federal government pursue a civil rights case with a petition that already has over 700000.
Eight grand jury.
Should ultimately determine.
Whether he shot.
Trade on Martin.
Because he was black and violation.
Of our nation's civil rights.
Laws except documents released last week's show the FBI already interviewed nearly three dozen people in the Zimmermann case and found no evidence that race was a factor in the shooting of Martin.
And in discussing the -- case last year holder himself said.
To bring a federal hate crime charge the government would have to prove the highest standard in the law that we have to show that that was specific intent.
To do the crime with the requisite state of mind at the White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama is staying out of the decision.
He will not comment on.
And Department of Justice investigation.
Or on the decision that.
The Department of Justice will make about how to proceed if to -- the president certainly did not shy away from commenting last year less than a month after Martin died by the Sonny looked like -- Today Carney denied those comments put any pressure on the justice apart.
The president commented on the death of the young man and the pain that his parents.
We're feeling and in any commented in very personal terms.
Now tomorrow ahead holder heads to Florida for the NAACP annual convention in Orlando that's just a short distance from that Sanford courtroom.
-- Zimmerman was found not guilty.
Brett and had a a lot of north lawn -- thank you.
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