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Zimmerman verdict protests not so peaceful, DOJ looking into civil rights suit

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Several people have been arrested in Los Angeles during protests against the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. City Mayor Eric Garcetti asked protesters to "practice peace." But some groups broke off from a peaceful protest and walked onto Interstate 10, shutting the busy freeway for 30 minutes. And some people at a nearby street corner began throwing rocks and flashlight batteries at officers. Protesters also sat at a major intersection in Oakland, blocking traffic.

The Justice Department is again reviewing whether there's enough evidence for a criminal civil rights case in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The department opened an investigation into Martin's death last year but stepped aside to allow for the state to prosecute its case.

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