http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/03/stand-your-ground-and-trayvon-martin/254444/ I missed this in the last few days, and only had a chance to catch up with the case this morning, but it's appalling. A 26 year old man, named Zimmerman, calls 911 from his car, reporting a young black man wearing a hoodie and walking home in the rain as "suspicious," complaing to the dispatcher that "these assholes always get away." Ignoring repeated commands from 911 to stay in his car, he follows the kid. He's about 100 pounds heavier and is armed with a pistol. A bloody nose and a gunshot later, Trayvon Martin is dead. Trayvon had a bag of skittles and an ice tea in his pockets. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/03/more-on-the-killing-of-trayvon-martin/254486/ The local Sanford police do nothing, essentially, treating Zimmerman's claim of self-defense as beyond question. The NAACP has asked AG Eric Holder to step in. I was hoping to frame the thread as a local-federal discussion. Isn't there a strong case to be made that local authorities require oversight?