George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, igniting a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights, was found not guilty on Saturday of the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. He also was acquitted of manslaughter, a lesser charge.
So in other words Trayvon Martin was found guilty of being a black man. — W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) July 14, 2013
Verdicts like this explain precisely verdicts like the O.J. Simpson case. — Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) July 14, 2013
If Trayvon Martin had been a fetus Fox News viewers would be pretty upset right now. — Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) July 14, 2013
"Justice? — You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law." — William Gaddis — Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) July 14, 2013
Faith in the American justice system is reset to zero. — Monica Potts (@MonicaBPotts) July 14, 2013
Unfortunately there is a feeling riots are about to erupt due to the Zimmerman verdict . — Anonymous Press (@AnonymousPress) July 14, 2013
@thelindywest What year is this that I still have to worry that my brother or sons can be gunned down for being black in public?