NYC Congressional Delegation Gathers to Denounce Trayvon Martin Verdict

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and the city's Congressional delegation today.
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and the city’s Congressional delegation today.

A jury of his peers may have found George Zimmerman innocent, but–many miles away from the Sanford, Florida case–New York City lawmakers aren’t done with the controversy

The city’s congressional delegation gathered this afternoon in Lower Manhattan to condemn the trial’s verdict, while at the same time, praising the Department of Justice’s willingness to investigate the killing of 17-year-old Trayon Martin.

“The families should know, while they’ve lost their dear son, they’ve gained a groundswell of Americans who really want us to do the right thing,” said Congressman Charlie Rangel, the senior member of the delegation. “There’s no place that a young black male can go without carrying the additional burden of being a black male.” Continue reading “NYC Congressional Delegation Gathers to Denounce Trayvon Martin Verdict”