I know this was buried and not wanted to he heard but its clear there will be no federal charges..OBAMA:'MARTIN COULD HAVE BEEN ME'
Speaks out on Zimmerman case, race relations
Obama says Americans are better at changing attitudes on race, but "we have to be vigilant and work on these issues." FULL STORY
"At the same time, Obama responded to calls by civil rights groups for federal hate crimes charges to be filed against Zimmerman by saying the Florida legal process had reached a verdict.
"Once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works," the president said, later adding that while Attorney General Eric Holder was looking further at the case, those calling for federal charges must "have some clear expectations here."
In America, law enforcement and the criminal code are "traditionally done at the state and local levels, not at the federal level," he said."