There’s growing outrage over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Florida.
The U.S. Justice Department is now investigating what happened the night Trayvon Martin was killed.
NAACP president Ben Jealous says the call to action on Facebook, Twitter and the rallies through the streets shows the power of the people to make sure justice is heard for Trayvon.
Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman in the Florida district of Representative Corrine Brown. She is asking the Justice Department to consider Martin’s death as a “hate crime,” and says failing to investigate the shooting leads people to think that the justice system isn’t fair.
Brown talks with Soledad this morning on “Starting Point” about the investigation. In her interview, Brown says the state should review the “Stand Your Ground” law, which some say is the reason Zimmerman wasn’t charged in the first place. The law states a person has the right to meet force with force, including deadly force.
“America is better than this,” Brown tells Soledad. “We are better people than this. And we have to take this as a teaching moment and figure out what we can do to correct this. There’s something wrong with this picture.”