Trayvon Martin’s Parents Hold News Conference

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents are scheduled to hold a news conference in Miami Beach.

Martin’s parents, their attorney Benjamin Crump and members of the National Bar Association are set to meet with reporters Monday morning. They are expected to discuss their plans to address what they say are inequalities in the U.S. justice system.

The National Bar Association is a group composed primarily of African-American lawyers.

George Zimmerman was acquitted this month of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Martin’s 2012 death. Zimmerman said he shot at the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense.

The verdict sparked protests and calls for federal officials to charge Zimmerman with violating Martin’s civil rights. Federal officials are reviewing the case.

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