Jesse Jackson Calls Florida ‘Apartheid State’ After Trayvon Martin Verdict
Jesse Jackson said Florida should be treated as an “apartheid state” if the Department of Justice does not file charges against the acquitted George Zimmerman, with the civil rights leader calling for a boycott of the state.
“No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state” if the Justice Department fails to lodge charges, Jackson said.
Jackson joins an increasing number of leaders calling on the Department Of Justice to take action against Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The department has said it is looking into the case, but gave no indication if charges could be filed.