- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Just five days after the city of Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman.

The resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, sparked a discussion over the need the curb black-on-black violence in Detroit.

“The message I think we also need to be sending at the same time that we pursue this, is that in the same way that we are outraged over the verdict in this case, we need to have that same level of outrage with respect to the black-on-black crime that takes place in our community every single day,” Councilman Ken Cockrel, Jr., told MLive.com.

“… If you are a young black male, you stand a far greater chance of being shot and killed not by some overzealous, white neighborhood watch worker, but by somebody who looks just like you and probably lives in your same neighborhood. And we don’t always raise our voices with the same level of outrage when that happens,” he added.

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