NAACP Reacts to Decision to Cancel the Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin CaseApril 09, 2012
(Washington, DC) – The NAACP released the following statement from NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous regarding special prosecutor Angela Corey’s decision to forgo a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case:
“We hope this decision signals the special prosecutor’s intention to live up to her reputation as a passionate, justice-focused attorney and bring charges against Zimmerman herself,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “The future of this case now rests solely with her and we have faith that she will do her best to secure justice for Trayvon Martin.”
Over the last two weeks, tens of thousands of people around the country have signed the NAACP petition that asks the special prosecutor to handle Trayvon’s case with passion and an eye for justice. The petition can be found here. http://action.naacp.org/page/s/trayvon-letter
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.