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Al Sharpton on Zimmerman

We Won't Stop

Until Justice Is Served

7/14/2013 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A battle was lost, but the war's not over ... Al Sharpton says he WILL NOT REST until justice is served for Trayvon Martin's death -- after yesterday's not guilty verdict for the man who pulled the trigger.

Our photog spotted Rev. Sharpton at LaGuardia Airport Sunday -- and asked if he was disappointed that 6 jurors acquitted Zimmerman of all charges. His answer ... a resounding YES.

However, Al says this is not the end ... "We always had a plan B. We now go to the Justice Department seeking civil rights charges." He adds, "We're not gonna stop until we get justice."

FYI -- a similar thing happened in the O.J. Simpson trial regarding the death of Nicole Brown Simpson. O.J. was acquitted of criminal charges, but then sued in civil court for wrongful death -- and ordered to pay $33.5 million to the families of NBS and Ronald Goldman.

Zimmerman could face a similar civil suit OR possibly be tried in federal court if the Justice Department decides to go through with criminal civil rights charges.

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196.

poogirrl    

But justice was served with OJ?????

410 days ago
197.

BOOMY    

Hey al sharpton if you see jamie fox tell him I have a NOT GUILTY t-shirt for him. HECK i'll even give you 1 too :)

410 days ago
198.

Rebecca    

Having Al Sharpton as the voice for black community is not a good thing. He will never be a MLK because all he does is bring hate instead of peace. I do think Zimmerman is guilty for Manslaughter. Not Murder because he didn't plan on killing the kid but he did take a life.

410 days ago
199.

realitybites    

@ al sharpton... what about Marissa?
http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=national&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbsnews.com%2F8301-201_162-57433184%2Ffla-mom-gets-20-years-for-firing-warning-shots%2F&feed_id=1&videoid=37&catid=57433184

410 days ago
200.

Travis Bickle    

TMZ censors?

410 days ago
201.

palermo    

Where the F is Al S when blacks are killing other blacks DAILY in Richmond, CA; Oakland, CA; Detroit and Chicago? Never a peep out of him then. Hypocrite!

410 days ago
202.

Nobrows    

How about going to Chicago and address the hundreds of black children that are killed there every year. Oh, no, can't do that, because they are actually killed with intent by other black children. Go to where the real problems exist, Al.

410 days ago
203.

William    

Despite all the pictures of Trayvon as a 12 year old... Trayvon wasn't a CHILD. He was 17... if he had committed a crime he'd be treated as an ADULT not a juvenile. He was old enough to smoke pot, take facebook photos of his gun... take pics of himself with his pants on the ground, gold teeth in his mouth, flipping off the camera with both birds. He wasn't a scared little child when, by his own friend's admission, he uttered a racial slur then confronted Zimmerman face to face about following him. He wasn't some baby boy who was crying for his momma. according to an unbiased eye witness he was on top of Zimmerman MMA style, doing a "Ground and pound". While the combat was probably mutual... I can see Zimmerman being afraid when Trayvon ended up getting the upper hand and getting Zimmerman into the submissive position of being the one on the bottom getting punched. Yet Obama calls this kid a son, Sharpton is chanting "no Justice no Peace" Jackson is fighting to continue to go after this guy who was legally acquitted by a jury of his peers. Where were Obama, Sharpton and Jackson when two black teens shot a 1 year old baby in a stroller, point blank in the face while robbing his mom. Where were the mass protests and call for the DOJ to step in when baby killer Casey Anthony got off? Where is the outrage about the thousands of African Americans who die at the hands of other African Americans on a daily basis? no they have to go after a guy because it advances their agenda. Obama, Sharpton and Jackson WANT racial division. They WANT racial tensions. they make their money and win elections off of it. Black on Black crime is just as harmful to the community as white on black crime, black on white crime, hispanic on black crime, black on asian crime, etc... but it's not political enough to stir up outrage.

quoted from earlier, this sums up everything. (period)

410 days ago
204.

Ruby    

Shut up Al. Zimmerman was tried and acquitted.

410 days ago
205.

fran    

The verdict is correct. Al Sharpton is outrageous. Zimmerman's civil rights are the ones in question.

410 days ago
206.

Gintare    

This man claims to want to END racism, but between him and Jesse Jackson they are the two that keep it going!!!

410 days ago
207.

Gintare    

This man claims to want to END racism, but between him and Jesse Jackson they are the two that keep it going!!!

410 days ago
208.

speekintruth    

I've had it now with all the racist blacks.
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I will respect all blacks that join American society - where we are all Americans. From now on all those that can't go 2 sentences without talking skin color will have me calling racism.
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I've called racism on whites and Hispanics before - no longer do the blacks wearing black glasses get a pass - they are the worst offenders by far.
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And since I'm ranting, what the hell was our president doing interjecting his opinion before the trial?? He is the president, He is a lawyer - He should know better - very stupid of him.

410 days ago
209.

speekintruth    

If I were black I would be deeply offended by Al Sharpton and the harm he is doing my culture. He is holding blacks down to benefit himself.

410 days ago
210.

mark P    

I don't remember seeing Sharpton or the Black community act with the same fervor and zeal at the OJ acquittal....quid pro quo?

410 days ago
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