Civil Liberties

Jesse Jackson Suggests Boycotting Florida

Due to "Stand Your Ground" law


Jackson says his Rainbow PUSH Coalition will consider pressuring groups to isolate Florida after the Zimmerman trial.

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday that his Rainbow PUSH Coalition would consider boycotting Florida as "a kind of apartheid state" in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict last weekend.

"No doubt, the inclination is to boycott Florida, to stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole 'Stand Your Ground' law," Jackson told CNN. "Homicides against blacks have tripled since this law has been in existence."