Tensions are building in Sanford, Florida – where George Zimmerman still walks free after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death last month as Martin walked home from a 7-11 armed with skittles and an iced tea. Zimmerman is protected by Florida’s radical “Shoot First” law, which allows a person to shoot and kill another person if they feel threatened.
The law was written by the American Legislative Exchange Council at the behest of the National Rifle Association. But as more evidence comes to light – it’s looking more and more like Zimmerman acted in cold-blood murder and not self-defense – yet the Sanford police department has yet to arrest Zimmerman.
On Wednesday night – Sanford city commissioners passed a “no confidence” vote in the city Police Chief Bill Lee, Jr. who continued to defend his department’s actions. With public anger boiling over in the city – the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has decided to send its community relation service to Sanford to prevent all-out riots and social unrest. Meanwhile – hundreds of people gathered in New York City on Wednesday to show support for the Martin family and demand justice for Martin’s killer.