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NAACP leads way to Civil Rights Suit against George Zimmerman

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TYLER (KYTX) - George Zimmerman may not be done in court. After being found not guilty in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, civil rights groups plan to take further action to take Zimmerman back to court.

The NAACP is calling for a civil rights suit against Zimmerman.

"You can't kill someone and get away with it," said Longview NAACP President Branden Johnson.

"I wasn't stunned because of the verdict, I was stunned on the fact that this is still going on."     
 People across the nation share those feeling. The NAACP now has a petition they plan to send to the Department of Justice hoping to get a civil rights suit filled.

"Enough preponderance of evidence than it can still be civil suit filed and in this case," said Johnson.

The NAACP, in a letter to the DOJ said,
  
"The most fundamental of civil rights --- the right to life --- was violated he night George zimmerman stalked and then took the live of Trayvon Martin."

Everyone isn't on board for it.

"I think it's time to let it go and move on and get back to the flow of things," said Shanda Long of Tyler.

Long admits, she didn't watch the trial hour by hour, and believes most others didn't' either.
  
"It's not the emotional side of things, they have to convict on what is given and that's when the state has to provide all the information they have, and   unfortunately its whoever has the better argument."  

One thing both sides can agree on is the nature of the events were tragic.

In the meantime Brandon said, the NAACP will fight until they feel that justice is served.

If the DOJ pursues a civil case against Zimmerman, he could again face jail time.

Click here to sign the NAACP petition.

 

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