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Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman ACTION

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: acquitted, Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman, Florida, shooting, voice recognition )

- 2165 days ago -
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.


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Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:59 am
Arkansas (AR) Little Rock 72201 thru 72217
Indiana (IN) Indianapolis 46201 thru 46209
New Mexico (NM) Santa Fe 87500 thru 87506
Texas (TX) Austin 78701 thru 78705
New York (NY) New York 10001 thru 10048

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:42 am

I have been trying to get this petition open since early this morning. I will have to check back and try again.

We all know and expect those on the right to make anything possible political, but this? First thing this morning there is a story up talking about Trayvon Martin being a 'gang banger' in waiting. How does anyone know what this young might have been? He might well have been a lawyer or doctor, a plumber or carpenter, how or why would anyone call a dead child ugly names.

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:44 am

Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman
By Benjamin Todd Jealous (Contact) --- Signed (finally)

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:45 am

A 17 year old child is dead, and where is the hell is the outrage?

Elle B (81)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 8:15 am
Ty Nancy ... signed NAACP petition from Benjamin Todd Jealous at 8:15 pm last night . . . cannot get this petition to open here on Care2 nor at Moveon site ?

“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” ― John F. Kennedy

"...Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.” ― John F. Kennedy

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm." ―Mohandas K. Gandhi

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." ―Mohandas K. Gandhi

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:35 am
Tried several entries to this page. The route and link is buzzing with signees...please don't give up!!!

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:48 am
Thank you ladies. From MSNBC,(in essence)... "If you're different, be careful." What in the world has happened? Not white? Watch out. White and not rich? Beware. I cry at the daily injustices in our USA that seem to escalating as we breathe. I'm afraid we've been losing ground for so long and the profilers need to step back and be (quiet, and/or) educated. The JFK quote is so troubling yet perfectly true.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:07 am
Alec and Stand Your Ground need to lose more ground...
Stop funding ALEC!
Withdraw from ALEC
Tell ALEC's Corporate Sponsors it's Time to Cut Ties. Tell them to Ditch ALEC!
Say NO to ALEC
Boycott Florida - Repeal Stand Your Ground Law
Repeal Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Civil Rights Prosecution of George Zimmerman by United States Department of Justice for death of Trayvon Martin

Ellen m (215)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:25 am
Previously signed Nancy...will share as soon as I get back home. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:28 am
S&S, thanks Nancy.

Barbara K (61)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:34 pm
Florida must be a lousy place to live any more with the Tbaggers passing laws that makes gun nuts think they have a license to kill. I watched the trial and I hope you did too and heard what the girl on the phone with him at the encounter heard. Apparently the jury forgot that part of the trial.

Joe R (190)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:04 pm
Thanks Nancy. Signed and noted!

Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:25 pm
Signed, thanks.

Mike M (8)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:16 pm
Moveon is having a denial of service someone is trying to make sure you can not sign the petitions

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:18 pm
Noted and signed already elsewhere. Watched Mr. Jealous on Face the Nation this morning and sent my copy of the petition to care2 friends who may not have already found it and want to sign. Living not far from Sanford, I can tell you, Kit, there is outrage. For many, I'm afraid that the politics and culture in Florida has so dampened spirits that many either overreact or don't bother. Seeing the outrage across the nation means so much! In this part of Florida, the trial has taken over even the major channels, every day, all day. As I wrote in part of my comment on the petition to the DOJ 'The South needs a strong hand up still, and this is only the latest evidence of that fact' (or something along those lines).

S J (124)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:36 pm
Done, thanks Nancy.
Don't let the coward killer walks free.

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 3:39 pm
Signed and noted ! His place is in JAIL !

Jane Williams (165)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:36 pm

Elle B (81)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:00 pm
Ty for all the links Nancy. . .


Laurie S (73)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:05 pm
Thanks for signing!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:06 pm
noted signed thx!!!!!

Jim Phillips (3247)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 6:59 pm
MoveOn petition signed.

File a civil lawsuit against Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin in a federal court.

Ty, Nancy.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:19 pm
Lawyer: Gun that killed Trayvon will be returned to Zimmerman


Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:01 pm
Thanks Nancy.

Oh , im so angry so my blood is boiling over this!!!

SIGNED and shared around, and will keep on sharing and sharing!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:08 pm
Signed Nancy

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 11:11 pm
Thanks for signing!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:04 am

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:16 am
Done, thank you Nancy.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:19 am
signed and noted!!

Ellen m (215)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:51 am
If anyone has trouble signing it's probably because the site keeps crashing due to all trying to sign.
I got a text from them early Sunday morning saying they were at over 250K Signatures, and they were monitering it's crashing so as to get it back up quickly each time..
You can also sign the petition by texting JUSTICE to their text #...

Constance F (418)
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:37 am
Thanks for signing!

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:05 am
Signed in private email early this morning. Noted

Rose Becke (141)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:02 pm

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:39 pm
Thank you! :) (s, n, p, t)

Fran F (116)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:12 pm
Signed, after some difficulty! Thanks, Nancy.

Helen P (39)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:15 am
He may have grinned, even gloated at the verdict, but I'll wager, he's spending a lot of time with fear and depression. He knows the people will have justice.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 4:52 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Thank you, Nancy. Also signed all the petitions at the links you gave. Was #26,280 at the White House petition.
Got a mailing from MoveOn this a.m. explaining that their website had crashed, but was fixed now.
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