RI NAACP http://ripr.org en The Rhode Island NAACP Reacts To Verdict in Zimmerman Trial http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-naacp-reacts-verdict-zimmerman-trial <p>The president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP says he was saddened, but not entirely shocked, by the George Zimmerman verdict.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted over the weekend in the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen.&nbsp; The NAACP is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Zimmerman for possible civil rights violations.</p><p>Jim Vincent, president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP, struggled to come to terms with the Zimmerman verdict Sunday, is headed to Orlando, Florida for the group’s annual meeting.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:18:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 18433 at http://ripr.org