U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder came to Nashville and met privately with six black Nashville ministers Tuesday, discussing the Trayvon Martin case, voting rights and incarceration rates.
Holder, the nation’s top law enforcement official, spent about 30 minutes with the group after speaking to the National Association of Police Organizations’ convention at the Millennium Maxwell House Nashville, said the Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church. The ministers, including two Metro Police Department volunteer chaplains, were eager to talk about the killing of Martin, an unarmed, African-American teenager in Florida whose shooter was acquitted on July 13.
“Did we talk about Florida? We talked about Florida,” Fuzz said.
Though Holder didn’t get into specifics of the Justice Department’s investigation of the incident or discuss Florida’s “stand your ground law,” he said that state was “rich and full of targets of injustice,” giving his agency plenty to do there, according to Fuzz.