Why People Should Be Outraged at Zimmerman’s ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict

“George Zimmerman, the Floridaneighborhood watch‘ volunteer armed with a gun, has been acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager, Trayvon Martin.

This verdict is at once so shocking and so expected to me that without a doubt it exposes the lie at the heart of the American ‘criminal justice‘ system. We do not have, especially where African Americans are concerned, a “justice” system. It is often an injustice system that results in unequal treatment.”*

George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But is this right? Is this justice? There were many, many times after the moment of Martin’s death that were not handled properly, and now we as a people must deal with the implications the “not guilty” verdict sets forth.

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