It's disgraceful how something like this has become such circus with no logic to support it.
"We will pursue civil rights charges with the Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed," Jealous said.
Racial profiling doesn't necessarily have anything to do with racism. A person may have a tendency to associate race with a certain crime because of exposure. For example, “there's been a string of robberies in our neighborhood, and ninety-percent of the time, the burglar is white, black, hispanic, etc.
How can racial profiling have any application to civilians? Hypothetically, let's say a certain race statistically commits more crime in one area than another and as a result, a civilian starts to stereo type this race in connection with a crime. How can a civilian legally violate your rights?
A civilian has no power. A civilian can't question, detain or apprehend you like a police officer. Sure, a civilian can watch you, follow you and call the police on you. Since when is that a civil rights violation?
George Zimmerman operated within his legal rights considering the “Stand Your Ground” statute. I personally wouldn't have shot an unarmed adolescent, so I can understand the opposition to this controversial statute, but not from the NAACP. In this case, they can't be taken in good faith. The fact that there's no evidence of anything race related and racial profiling has no application to civilians, the furor that the NAACP and like minded individuals is stirring up is completely pointless.