Angry civil rights groups on Sunday were pressing for new criminal charges following George Zimmerman's acquittal on second-degree murder and manslaughter in a Florida courtroom.
The NAACP website featured an online petition -- also posted on the liberal site MoveOn.org -- asking the Justice Department to bring federal charges against Zimmerman in the February 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
"The most fundamental of civil rights — the right to life — was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin," the petition says. "We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights (criminal) charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation."I think the DOJ should also start to file civil rights violations against every man found innocent of rape in state courts, as well. After all, rapists are clearly motivated by hatred of women -- a civil rights violation. And if the victim and defendant are of different races -- well, it might well be motivated by racial hatred, in the style of Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice where he asserts that black men raping white women is a political act. And if a man accused of rape is found innocent, well, that's just proof that the criminal justice system is broken, and requires more trials. :-)