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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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igotfleasfromtmz    

Have had a lot of "opinions" tossed around about this Zimmerman Case, and the results.
My position is similar to a tweet by Bryan Peterson, "If you trusted justice to find a man guilty, then you must trust it when it finds a man not guilty, or it's just partiality that you seek."
With that thought, Moving on....

436 days ago
17.

Shoozie    

I always hated Al Sharpton since back in the 70's when this black chick claimed she was gang raped by a lot of white men. He defended her even when she admitted, years later, that she lied. He continued to defend her. HOWEVER, I agree with him on this case.

436 days ago
18.

Jordan    

Not very likely the Justice Department will file any charges. There Best Bet will be in Civil Court.

436 days ago
19.

Nyd    

Don't like our justice system get the **** out.

436 days ago
20.

depplep    

Justice is only served when a white man pays for anything a black man caused. That's the black mentality.

436 days ago
21.

R    

No, this case does not mirror the OJ case. There was overwhelming DNA and cir***stantial evidence that OJ DID IT. Where was the black outrage in the not guilty OJ murder trial verdict? Oh, that's right. There was none. Don't tell me blacks aren't racist.

436 days ago
22.

Rocko    

Roll over Al ! Give the madness a rest.

436 days ago
23.

Liz    

TMZ, surely you know the difference between a "civil rights lawsuit" and a "civil lawsuit." Civil rights lawsuit is a federal criminal trial, where it has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt; a civil lawsuit is all about money, and the standard is a preponderance of the evidence. And since when is Sharpton deciding on how to conduct this case???

436 days ago
24.

John Doe55    

I wonder who made him HNIC??????

436 days ago
25.

Jowata's Revenge    

What TMZ is doing is, they are allowing you to log in, Make a Comment, and when you go to check likes, dislikes, or comments on your comment, you realize you have none. Then you log out, F5 TMZ and realize that your comments are not showing up. However, when you log back in, your comments show back up but still has not likes, dislikes, or comments. Nice Try TMZ, Your Scheme has been figured out!!!

436 days ago
26.

MardiM2    

Under Florida law, Zimmerman got immunity from civil suits once he was acquitted. So there's nothing anyone can do to him anymore. = )

436 days ago
27.

Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

****YOUPIECEOF****! You lost go try and defend the black s*** that shot the white baby in the head.

436 days ago
28.

Truth    

SPOKEN BY THE MOST INFAMOUS REVERSE RACIST ON THE PLANET... THE SAME IDIOT WHO SAID OVER 20YRS AGO THAT WHITNEY HOUSTON WAS "WHITE" AND HE WOULDNT BE CAUGHT DEAD HANGING AROUND HER YET HE WAS RIGHT UP FRONT AT HER FUNERAL AND ALL HIS LAME INTERVIEWS PRAISING HER. HYPOCRITE TO THE MAX!! #TRUTH!!

436 days ago
29.

beachkid    

Shut your piehole, Al. You have done more to retard the advances made on the behalf of all black peoples.

436 days ago
30.

Azi    

Whenever Al Sharpton gets involved, whatever the cause, the cause immediately loses credibility with many.

436 days ago
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