Justice Department: Bring A Civil Case Against George Zimmerman

About the Petition

Trayvon Martin was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida, after being suspended from school when drug residue was found in his backpack. He was walking down the street, talking to a friend on the phone, carrying a can of juice and a package of Skittles, when George Zimmerman labeled a him a "suspicious person." Martin was unarmed.

The scuffle that ensued is the source of much debate. Zimmerman claims he fired the gun in self-defense. Martin did not have a chance to tell his side of the story.

A six-person jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Since then, protests have erupted in every major city in the United States, with the hashtags #NoJustice and #JusticeForTrayvon ruling social media.

This petition is an attempt to bring Martin's killer to justice. The NAACP, Color of Change, and other civil rights organizations are asking the Justice Department to bring civil charges against George Zimmerman.

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Keith Bedford

To: Attorney General Eric Holder

Justice was not served on Saturday, July 13, when George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for the death of Trayvon Martin.

Independent of the Florida legal system, your office initiated an investigation of this case last year. It's time for the department to take action and bring civil charges against George Zimmerman.

The Justice Department can show that it is on the side of the people and that it respects individual life. I urge you to bring civil charges against Zimmerman and ensure that a horrendous injustice does not go forgotten.


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    Jere Wilkerson
    Cambria, CA
    1 year ago
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    Sharon Cohen
    Hemet, CA
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    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1 year ago
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    Bruno Prata
    1 year ago
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    Aurora Margareta Barabancea
    1 year ago
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    Julie Ramsey
    Manistee, MI
    1 year ago
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    Corpus Christi, TX
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    Susan Haywood
    Portland, OR
    1 year ago
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    Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
    Winston Salem, NC
    1 year ago
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    Vercknocke Pascal
    1 year ago
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    Maura Buckley
    Indianapolis, IN
    1 year ago
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    Wendy Williams
    Austin, TX
    1 year ago
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    Adriana Guzmán
    1 year ago
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    Gerry Collins
    Murrieta, CA
    1 year ago

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