In Wake Of Trayvon Martin Verdict Local NAACP Plans Action
A Columbus NAACP official says thereâs grief and disbelief at the groupâs national convention in Orlando. Reactions came after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the Trayvon Martin shooting death. The organization plans to take action to prevent another killing. Columbus NAACP president Noel Williams was disappointed by the juryâs not guilty verdict. âIt just does not make sense. Itâs scary for all of us, because this was a humanâs life taken and there was no justice for this family," says Williams. Williams says the Stand Your Ground Laws in more than two dozen states need to be changed. Ohio has no such law, but Williams says sheâll work to get more Central Ohioans involved in the NAACP to elect lawmakers who will fight for better legislation. âOur laws are not in line with what is human what is moral and what is just,â? Williams says. Williams adds the local NAACP plans to organize a march with local churches who oppose the Zimmerman decision and want laws that protect all citizens.