“The beauty of our country is that we have several tiers of government, several aspects of laws, and at different times, different laws in different places apply,” Parks said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Parks did not say whether he or Martin’s family wanted Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderDNC chairman: Trump’s tax cuts and budget plans are 'morally bankrupt' Holder: Trump's election fraud claims are laying foundation for voter suppression Dem rep: Jim Crow's 'nieces and nephews' are in the White House MORE to bring a federal civil rights case against Zimmerman for the shooting death of Martin. Civil rights groups have started making that case.

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Parks also urged protesters to stay calm, even as he expressed disbelief at the jury’s Saturday night verdict. Parks added that Martin’s parents were also shocked at the verdict.

“This decision is really unbelievable,” Parks said. “How can you not hold an armed man who kills an unarmed kid responsible for the death? And so, it’s just ideologically not right for that to happen.”