NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous fought back tears as he lamented George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict and said that the issues surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last year - gun violence and racial profiling - would be the next front on the battle over civil rights.
“It took us 60 years to end the scourge of lynch mob violence, but we did,” Jealous told reporters Monday at the NAACP’s annual convention here. “If it takes us 60 years to end this blood-letting in the streets by the bad guys and the good guys, we will take that time and we will end it too.”
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