*Al Sharpton, who has been in the forefront of calling attention to the Trayvon Martin case, has released a statement about the special prosecutor’s decision today to forego bringing the case before a grand jury.
It “vindicates the position that we have taken all along—that is you do not need a grand jury to make an arrest of George Zimmerman on probable cause,” he says. “It does not necessarily mean that this arrest will be made immediately. Therefore, we intend to keep the pressure on as we remain cautiously optimistic that this will lead to an arrest.
“We will announce a collective strategy at NAN’s Convention this week in Washington as we deal with several sessions and will be joined at some point by the parents of Trayvon Martin who will meet for the first time with the families of Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell as we talk about what we are going to do to correct these inequalities.”