Al Sharpton was a little late in arriving in Sanford, Fla., last year to do what he could to blow up the Travyon Martin shooting into a national issue, but it took only minutes for him to appear tonight to comment on the jury’s not guilty verdict. Sharpton began making noise about a civil trial, but Fox News’ Brit Hume’s not hearing it.

Sharpton called the verdict an atrocity and “a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this country.”