There has been a lot of public commentary – on the streets, in the media, at the pulpit – following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. But private, family discussions were also spurred by the jury’s decision. What did you tell your kids – about personal safety, racial profiling, gun control – in the wake of the not guilty ruling?
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Here is a look at what some of our readers are saying in the wake of the Zimmerman trial:
“The problem is not the jury, it’s the law in question that is the problem…” – Peter Pagano (via Facebook)
“ . . .The law allowing this type of situation is what is at fault, not the jury.” – Randall Wolf (via Lohud)
“The jury got it right according to the law, but there is something seriously wrong with a law that leaves an unarmed man dead…” – Alvin Funcoot (via Lohud)