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Attorney General Holder to address NAACP in Orlando


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ORLANDO - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today is scheduled to address the NAACP's national convention at the Orange County Convention Center, not far from the courthouse where jurors acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Holder is expected to speak about the case, a day after saying the 17-year-old Martin was the victim of an "unnecessary shooting."

His address is slated for about 3 p.m.

The NAACP is demanding that the Justice Department bring federal charges against Zimmerman, and there have been numerous protests around the country about the outcome of the trial.

The Justice Department is examining evidence in the case and testimony from the state trial to determine whether criminal civil rights charges would be brought.

The convention is being held this week about 20 miles from Sanford, where the jury of six women found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter on Saturday night.

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