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Good evening I'm Bret Baier attorney general Eric Holder speaking -- the NAACP in Florida today leaned forward.
Saying he's very concerned about the case of -- on Martin and added.
That stand your ground laws like the one in Florida quote so dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.
Meanwhile the fallout continues from the George Zimmerman acquittal a white jogger allegedly beaten by blacks in Mississippi a Hispanic man attacked in Baltimore.
A business burned in Pennsylvania.
And here in Washington the Obama administration is being pressured to essentially ignore the jury verdict and go after Zimmerman again on those federal charges.
Here's chief White House correspondent Ed Henry.
It is speech at the NAACP annual convention in Orlando -- miles from the Sanford Florida courthouse where George Zimmerman was acquitted attorney general Eric Holder today took direct aim at the State's controversial stand your ground law.
We must stand our program.
To ensure that our laws reduce violence and take a hard look at laws that contribute.
-- more violence and they prevent it was the administration's sharpest attack.
On the law that allows people in Florida to defend themselves with force if they feel threatened in their home business car or place where they have a legal right to be.
By allowing them and perhaps encouraging.
Violent situations who escalating public such laws undermined public safety.
Holder's comments are likely to inflame supporters of Zimmerman who claimed self defense in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.
His speech came as the NAACP revealed.
It's petition demanding the attorney general seek federal charges against government reached over one million signatures and the Reverend Al Sharpton appeared outside the Department of Justice today.
Demanding a civil rights investigation.
We have called -- department of justice.
And the dog trainer Ron -- and they had their say all right to go home.
And that was -- good -- wit and but they.
The MSNBC anchor declared his National Action Network is mobilizing protest.
It 100 cities this anger over the verdict continued in places like Oakland and Los Angeles where LA's police chief revealed.
His offices will be out in much greater force after 150 protesters ran through the streets committing assault and vandalizing property.
Leading to fourteen arrests.
On the question of new charges against Zimmerman.
Porter vaguely said all options on the table focusing instead on his push against stand your ground.
Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation's attention.
It's time to question laws.
That senselessly expand the concept of self defense and so dangerous content look -- -- -- This is hardly the first time he's raised eyebrows with controversial comments.
-- this nation has proudly thought of itself as a ethnic melting pot.
In things racial we have always been and we I believe continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation.
-- -- Now at least 22 other states how already have laws allowing people to use lethal force to defend themselves aside the administration could have a major battle on -- has not just just in Florida.
But all around the country -- And then on another hot topic here in Washington immigration it seems.
The president's timeline is perhaps have a bit relaxed and that's right -- this is major news to the president all along has said he wants an immigration deal by the end of summer.
Tonight in a series of interviews various Spanish language stations and networks he's saying.
The deadline is moving back he says quote hopefully in the fall.
Now a White House official tells in the present also took a hard line in these interviews saying that he won't accept.
House bill that's been proposed that would just be about border security he also wants to deal with a path to citizenship something big and bold basically but the bottom line for the president -- hopefully we'll get this done by the fall suggests he thinks this might be fading fast break.
And then a lot of north lawn Ed thank you.
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