Zimmerman Not Guilty, But ALEC Sure As Hell Is

ALEC created the Stand Your Ground Law that allowed George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed, innocent black teenager and be acquitted in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The verdict is a travesty. But it's a travesty that goes much deeper than a courtroom in Sanford, Florida.

Remember the American Legislative Exchange Council? If not, this video will remind you.

ALEC created the Stand Your Ground Law that allowed George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed, innocent black teenager and be acquitted in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The verdict is a travesty. But it's a travesty that goes much deeper than a courtroom in Sanford, Florida.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)is petitioning the United States Department of Justice to seek justice for slain teenager Trayvon Martin by filing civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

In a message posted on the groups’s website and circulated nationally within hours of the announcement of the verdict, NAACP president Ben Jealous declared “We are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.”

Click here to sign the petition.

H/T Joan McCarter

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