Jealous noted that even if Zimmerman is acquitted, "there are still additional legal avenues. He could still be charged with federal civil rights charges. He could still be held account through the civil process no matter what happens."

The Zimmerman jury in Sanford, Fla., is in its second day of deliberations.

Last year, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were outspoken on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. President Obama, meanwhile, said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

But this year, both the CBC and Obama have been silent on the high-profile Zimmerman trial.