(CNN) - Protests and outrage continue after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, with some calling for federal charges.
The Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer had been accused of wrongly killing 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin in a highly charged case that inflamed impassioned debate over race relations.
As the Justice Department weighs whether to file federal charges against George Zimmerman, Attorney General Eric Holder repeated his pledge for a full investigation into Trayvon Martin's death.
However, he was careful to avoid any promise or hint of federal action; instead calling for an end to the so-called "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws.
"These laws try to fix something that was never broken. By allowing, and perhaps encouraging violent situations to escalate in public, such laws undermine public safety," said Holder.
Holder's comments to the NAACP come as protests, some violent, have played out across the nation over the past three days.
While civil rights leaders and Trayvon Martin's family have asked for peaceful demonstrations; not everyone has heeded that call. More than a dozen people were arrested in Los Angels Monday, after police say they jumped on cars, broke windows and set off fireworks.
Meanwhile, Reverend Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that his organization, the National Action Network, is putting together peaceful rallies in 100 cities this Saturday to protest the verdict and push federal authorities to check for civil rights violations.
"I think the president has made a statement of consolation. We don't need consolation. We need legislation and we need some federal prosecution," said Sharpton.
The NAACP says a million people have signed their on-line petition supporting an investigation by the Justice Department. Hundreds of thousands of people have turned to social media and online protests to voice their opinions.