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Zimmerman Not Guilty, Nation in Outrage
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 12, 2013

Acquittal of George Zimmerman sparks nationwide outrage, petitions and deeper investigations.

On Friday, July 12, deliberations began on the sentencing of George Zimmerman in the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. On Saturday, July 13, the jury arrived with a verdict of not guilty on all charges.

The racially charged case has garnered a petition by the NAACP, which is gaining much support nationwide. The Department of Justice opened a civil rights investigation after Martin’s death. The investigation is still open and is currently looking for more evidence to pursue the case.

Zimmerman’s acquittal ignited outrage as many took to the streets in protest here in California and across the nation. President Obama addressed the nation asking for everyone to be calm about the situation.

Zimmerman shot Martin last year in the gated Sanford, Florida community. Despite being told by law enforcement not to engage Martin, Zimmerman took it upon himself to address the situation. 

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