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Civil rights convention seeks federal charges in Trayvon case

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July 16, 2013 AT 2:07 PM
The not guilty verdict in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has reshaped a black civil rights convention in Orlando, Florida where delegates are calling for federal charges following a trial they say failed to serve justice. The civil rights activists were gathering for the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) just 30 minutes drive from where the murder trial took place when the jury issued its decision on Saturday night. Speeches were hastily re-written, agendas altered and conversation in the halls re-focused.