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Was Trayvon Martin's Killing A Federal Hate Crime?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Civil rights groups cheered the news that the Justice Department would look into the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen shot by a man on neighborhood watch in Sanford, Fla.

But the bar for the Justice Department to make a federal case is high. Ultimately, it has few options at its disposal when it comes to investigating the teen's death.

Read the full article and hear LDF's Christina Swarns, Director of the Criminal Justice Practice, comments on this issue.