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Officers Escape Charges Again: Martin Lee Anderson Saga Continues

April 16th, 2010 by flanews

Florida civil rights leaders are livid tonight over a decision by the federal government not to pursue civil rights charges against officers who beat a 14 year old to death.

Martin Lee Anderson was killed in 2007, after seven officers at a panhandle boot camp took turns beating the teen for more than 30 minutes. The officers escaped criminal charges; civil rights leaders, including the familys attorney Ben Crump, were hoping the Federal government would hold the officers accountable.

All of us watched the federal government around the same time this was going on and they charged Mike Vick and sent him to prison for killing a dog and you dont even bring any charges for killing this child, said Crump.

A representative from the NAACP told reporters after the decision was announced that the organization will be asking the US Attorney General to investigate the case. The NAACP is planning to march on Washington if their cries for justice continue to be ignored. .

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