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The Reverend Al Sharpton told NBC’s Meet the Press that he and the U.S. Justice Department had always had a “plan b” in case George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.

Sharpton promised that he and the feds were examining further legal options against Zimmerman, whom the jury found not guilty of any crime.

AL SHARPTON: It goes to the justice department. Clearly there are grounds for civil rights charges here. The mother and father of Trayvon Martin and I with their lawyers met with the U.S. attorney in Florida the day I went down to organize the first national rally there. And we always said there would be a plan b, but there needed to be a plan a. There would never have been protests if there had been an arrest and if the police department did there did what it was supposed to do.

by Matt Cover |