Outrage Grows Following Teen's Death
Pressure is mounting on authorities in Sanford, Florida to arrest the man who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last month.
Civil rights leaders, outraged over the incident, staged more protests today.
Hundreds rallied in Sanford, calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
They are especially outraged at the treatment Zimmerman has received so far from Florida police and are calling for his concealed weapon permit to be revoked.
Cries for his immediate arrest have even reached the halls of congress.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, followed Martin after spotting him walking down the street on the evening of February 26th, although 911 tapes show police told him not to.
Zimmerman admits he shot Martin, but claims it was only in self defense.
A neighbor of Zimmerman's has come to his defense, saying there'd been a string of burglaries in the neighborhood.
"It's really sad that he has already been convicted in the public media," said fellow neighborhood watch member Frank Taaffe.
After the shooting sanford police decided against charging him and released Zimmerman.
"They decided on the scene to be the judge and jury. and I just want this guy arrested so he can be brought to justice," Martin's mother said on the Today Show this morning.
State investigators were back on the scene of the shooting Wednesday, one day after federal agents were assigned to the case..
Florida's state attorney says a grand jury will be seated next month to launch a new investigation.