Jesse Jackson Calls for International Investigation on Zimmerman, Asks UN to Step In
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Is there any organization that isn’t trying to get involved in the George Zimmerman case?!
Earlier this week we reported on the Department of Justice investigation into George Zimmerman, US Attorney General Eric Holder used the case to weigh in on self defense laws, Congress may launch an investigation into the shooting and now Jesse Jackson is calling on the United Nations to get involved.
Where will it end?!
According to a column published in the Chicago Sun-Times by Jackson (emphasis mine),
We need a national investigation of the racial context that led to Trayvon Martin’s slaying. Congress must act. And it’s time to call on the United Nations Human Rights Commission for an in-depth investigation of whether the U.S. is upholding its obligations under international human rights laws and treaties. Trayvon Martin’s death demands much more than a jury’s verdict on George Zimmerman. It calls for us to hear the evidence and render a verdict on the racial reality that never had its day in court at the trial.
Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Shouldn’t the investigations and allegations stop there? Also, do we really want the UN getting involved in our criminal justice system at all?