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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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76.

Russ    

The is no evidence what so ever of any federal law violation. As for any civil claims based on the finding of self defense and the fact that they would have to consider how Trayvon Martins actions plus all the other evidence about TM past issues and cell phone text and photo records a civil case will get them nothing.

430 days ago
77.

T    

" If you trusted the justice system to find a man guilty, you must trust it when it finds a man not guilty, or its partiality you seek. " .. Most common sense quote to come out of this entire situation -

430 days ago
78.

Lily Daisy    

Where is the respect for the American justice system? While I was surprised at this verdict, I also can understand the jurists' thinking in their Aquitaine verdict. The absolute worst injustice ever perpetrated by a jury was the one that let free a man who committed a double murder in cold blood with the cutting of two throats to almost the point of capitation. Sometimes juries don't do what we'd like them to do.

430 days ago
79.

marymac    

White racists are the ones who use the term 'race-baiting'. Typical low IQ comment from a FoxNooz lemming. :(

430 days ago
80.

daved0622    

The Al Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons of the world are the last to want racism to go away. But who knows what Jackson is saying, is there a class to take to understand what he is mumbling?

430 days ago
81.

Just My Opinion    

Justice was served...GET OVER IT!!

Does this man actually think that every black man no matter what the crime may be should walk free? UNREAL!!

430 days ago
82.

MaachoMaan    

Yeah TMZ, but the difference here is that regardless who initiated what between Zimmerman and Martin, Zimmerman's head was being bashed into the ground. Not hard to deduce that. Bashing someone's head into the ground is not only excessive, it completely warrants the use of lethal force as a means of defense. Zimmerman, no matter how big a racist, or just plain ******* he might be, was NOT guilty of murder. Guilty of being an overzealous rent-a-cop....ABSOLUTELY! OJ Simpson......????? Get real!!!!!! And who the hell cares what Al Sharpton's ass has to say about anything? He's gotta stay relevant in the public eye somehow, otherwise he might find himself in the unemployment line when the hand-outs stop rollin' his way!

430 days ago
83.

Pat    

Al Sharpton is the biggest racist of them all ! His ONLY "claim to fame" is being a racist !

430 days ago
84.

PINK PILGRIM SHOE    

Amazing how ol' Al wants to turn this into a race case, but then that's what ol' Al's all about. He had no shame in propping up Tawana Brawley and harrassing some white men sexual assaults in that case, although now we all know she lied. He still stands by that lie, and would we expect anything else from him? He views life through a prism where anytime a black person is likely guilty of a serious crime, ol' Al's gotta cry "a white guy did it!" from the rooftops.

Take a long walk off a short pier Al. America is sick of racists like you. Justice is served when the state and the defendant present their evidence in a court of law and then jury looks at it and renders a decision. Stop trying to fu(k with the jury. They spoke.

It was two people. Some say Trayvon was the aggressor, others say Zimmerman was the aggressor. Either way the jury decided that the state did not make its case BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. Therefore Zimmerman walks free. I say the jury did its job and race baiters need to go away for good.

430 days ago
85.

marymac    

This was a case of racial profiling. Zimmerman would never have followed and killed a white person. Never. And this kid had every right to be walking home from the store.
The racists making comments here are going to meet karma and not in a good way; things have a way of balancing out between good and evil and racism is evil. Wait for it. :)

430 days ago
86.

injustice4us    

Lol these comments must come from Fox News fans. GZ's little head scratches were his own fault. He should've been m

430 days ago
87.

Arcadia Rink    

God Bless Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Continue to fight for your son's legacy. Sybrina, you are a beautiful, intelligent and strong black woman and I, for one, admire your strength. RIP TRAYVON MARTIN

430 days ago
88.

Los Pepes    

Was this lowlife POS there or on the jury?
No
This rabble rousing buffoon can go to hell!!!!!

430 days ago
89.

mr.howell     

Sharpton looks like walking death!..too skinny!..and F**K you!..justice was served!..and eat a burger!.Why is okay for blacks to kill whites?.. and whites don't march in the streets!...but all hell breaks loose when it's the other way around!..duuuhh!.

430 days ago
90.

William    

Race baiters Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and obama need to stop. Quit dividing America.

430 days ago
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