Authorities Face More Pressure in Florida Shooting Case
Protests and outrage continue following the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, has yet to be arrested. Video by fox47news.comvideo
Authorities in Florida are facing more pressure to at least arrest the man accused of fatally shooting an un-armed black teenager.
Civil rights leaders who are outraged about it protested again Wednesday.
Protesters were calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, especially outraged at the treatment Zimmerman's received so far from Florida police.
"As far as we know he is still in possession of the 9mm that he used to shoot this young man," said one protester.
They're calling for his concealed weapons permit to b revoked, but cries for his immediate arrest have even reached the halls of Congress.
"Trayvon Martin was murdered 25 days ago and still there has been no arrest. The evidence is overwhelming."
That evidence is Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, following Martin on the evening of February 26th although 911 tapes show police told him not to.
And admitting he shot Martin, but only in self defense.
A neighbor of Zimmerman's has come to his defense, saying there'd been a string of burglaries in that neighborhood.
"It's really sad that he has already been convicted in the public media," says Frank Taaffe.
After the shooting, Sanford police decided against arresting 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," says Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother.
State investigators were back on the scene of the shooting Wednesday, the day after federal agents were assigned to the case, and after Florida's state attorney said a grand jury will be seated next month to launch new investigation.