Trayvon Martin: Crowd presses city commissioners to say Zimmerman should be arrested
SANFORD — Speaker [sic], one after the next, in a packed Sanford Civic Center, have pressed city council members to say — for the record — whether they believe George Zimemrman should be arrested
for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
"Go on the record today in support of the arrest of George Zimmmerman,"
said Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.
The Rev. Al Sharpton told Sanford leaders tonight that the city risked a reputation as a place where the civil rights of black people are trampled if it did not take action in the Trayvon Martin case.
"You are risking going down as the Birmingham and Selma of the 21st century," Sharpton said at the Sanford Civic Center, which is packed with hundreds of people.