July 15, 2013

Eric Holder: Trayvon Death 'Unnecessary Shooting'


Breaking from Newsmax.com

Holder: Trayvon Death 'Unnecessary Shooting'
The shooting death of Florida teen-ager Trayvon Martin was tragic and unnecessary, and it ought to spark public debate about how to prevent similar incidents, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

In his first comments since a state jury acquitted George Zimmerman Saturday in the February 2012 shooting case, Holder said federal prosecutors were continuing to investigate.

Although Zimmerman was cleared of murder charges under Florida law, U.S. prosecutors could decide to bring criminal charges under a federal hate-crimes law, and some civil rights advocates are lobbying prosecutors to do so.