Civil rights, gun control, race ….. all in question here.
Travesty or Truth?
Tragedy, travesty or truth?
What happens next?
Police chief removed.
Protests erupting across the States,
Civil rights, gun control
14th July 2013
Notes: “America erupts as Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman is cleared of murder.” Mr Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer, killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon on the evening of 26 February 2012 at The Retreat, a gated community on the outskirts of Sanford. The jury of six women heard testimony from more than 50 witnesses during the five-week trial; and returned a not-guilty verdict late on Saturday, following 16 hours of deliberations. The verdict implies that Mr Zimmerman acted in self-defence, and was justified under Florida law in using deadly force “to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm” to himself. Protests broke out across the US after the verdict was released. Meanwhile, outside the courthouse in Florida, about 100 protesters punched the air defiantly as they heard the verdict, chanting “No justice, no peace!” But an hour or so later, the dejected crowd began to disperse.
- George Zimmerman found not guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin (independent.co.uk)