Rep. John Lewis: Zimmerman Verdict ‘Seems to Justify the Stalking and Killing of Innocent Black Boys’:
So when a black teenager is killed and the shooter is acquitted of the charges, it is more than just a political talking point for Rep. Lewis, who has represented his Georgia district since 1987. In a statement, Lewis said:
I am deeply disappointed by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. It seems to justify the stalking and killing of innocent black boys and deny them any avenue of self-defense. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I think it demonstrates the distance this nation still must go to fulfill the vision of equal justice Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life to defend. I hope this verdict will serve to open some kind of meaningful dialogue on the issues of race and justice in America.
Pictured: The Associated Press managed to capture some of the violence known as Bloody Sunday, in a photograph. Lewis is in the background, being forced to the ground by a trooper.