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What do you think? What is your reaction to the Zimmerman verdict?

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From page A13 | July 21, 2013 | 5 Comments

David Reifer

retired, Davis:

“There’s way too much hostility out there.”

Ashley Mac

counselor, Sacramento:

“I’m starting to lose trust in the judicial system, just because the kid was unarmed and (Zimmerman) made the choice to follow him. And there are a lot of kids of color who are getting gunned down in self-defense, even though they’re unarmed, and there’s no justice for it. And it’s just sad.”

Sonny Kniep

student, Davis:

“Someone threw rice at Kim Kardashian and got arrested on the spot. But killing someone is a crime, and they should not get off.”

Desmond Jolly

retired professor, Davis:

“I think it’s payback for the O.J. Simpson verdict. He was freed. Zimmerman is free.”

Edward Secades

technologist, Jersey City, N.J.:

“It was justice. It was due process.”

Diana Alvarez

unemployed, Davis:

“I’m not surprised at all. I think the judicial system is corrupt.”

Asked in downtown Davis

Compiled and photographed by Anna Sturla

 

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  • Fred HarveyJuly 18, 2013 - 7:37 pm

    The verdict was predicated upon race, pure and simple.

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  • ConservativetrappedinDavisJuly 21, 2013 - 10:43 am

    You can always tell who didn't watch or read anything about the actual facts of the trail by their responses. If anyone had actually followed the trail they would know that the only just verdict was "not guilty".

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  • greg johnsonJuly 21, 2013 - 2:12 pm

    No reason to conclude race had any effect on the verdict. I personally have issues with the concealed weapon and the stand your ground laws, but they are, at least for the time being, the laws. No reasonable jury could have dismissed Zimmerman's version beyond a reasonable doubt. Although we don't know if race impacted the jury, we can clearly see that race was the main reason this story got such a huge amount or attention.

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  • ConservativetrappedinDavisJuly 21, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    Stand you ground laws had nothing to do with this case. The ruling was that Zimmerman had the right to self defense once he was attacked.

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  • Andy SullivanJuly 21, 2013 - 11:31 am

    So even assuming a racist intent, if a guy follows you, you are entitled to beat him to death for profiling you? I would be terrified of any of the clients that Ms. Mac councils.

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