Day: April 9, 2012

Breaking News: Trayvon Prosecutor foregoes grand jury

I received my usual e-mails from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) today, at 7:18 PM, about the Trayvon Martin’s grand jury conclusion by Florida’s State Attorney, Angela Corey. And it is what millions of people feared…

This afternoon, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey made a surprising announcement: she decided to forego a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case.

Her decision has put the responsibility of whether or not to prosecute George Zimmerman squarely on her shoulders, and hers alone.

Thousands of NAACP members around the country have marched on behalf of Trayvon Martin and his family in the last few weeks. Thousands more have prayed and held vigils in his name. And you added your name to the tens of thousands of people who appealed to Florida State Attorney Corey, asking her to passionately pursue justice in the case.

In light of today’s news, we’ve got to redouble our efforts.

Please share the petition to Prosecutor Corey with your family and friends today:

http://action.naacp.org/share-our-letter

From day one, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have been pillars of courage. Even in their suffering, they have stood unwaveringly for justice. Their example has inspired a global movement for justice for Trayvon.

Clearly, the Sanford police mishandled the investigation into Trayvon’s death from the beginning. But we now have an opportunity to ensure that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Our most important task is to act now to make sure Prosecutor Corey handles Trayvon’s case with an eye for justice.

Help spread the word about our call to Prosecutor Corey for justice for Trayvon–and all our children:

http://action.naacp.org/share-our-letter

Thank you for your support. Together, we will continue our fight for justice.

Ben

Benjamin Todd Jealous
President & CEO
NAACP

PS: The NAACP recently held a rally for Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. http://www.naacp.org/news/entry/naacp-organizes-march-rally-for-trayvon-martinutm_medium=email&utm_source=NAACP&utm_campaign=20120409prosecutorcoreyshare&utm_content=video&source=20120409prosecutorcoreyshare

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