According to reports the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not file charges against George Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

The case that sparked a national debate on race and gun laws was a “a devastating tragedy,” says ongoing Attorney General Eric Holder:

[quote_box_center]”It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country,” Holder said. “Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface. We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.”[/quote_box_center]