The jury in the Zimmerman case reached a not guilty verdict this evening. Legal Insurrection is following the reactions online as well as from demonstrators who have been outside the courthouse since deliberations first began. This post contains press conference videos of key people connected to the trial, photos of demonstrators outside the Florida courthouse, tweets/photos/videos related to current and scheduled “Justice for Trayvon” marches, verdict reactions from Twitter and embedded feeds for key Twitter hashtags.
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George Zimmerman’s reaction as the verdict was read:
Press conference with Zimmerman attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West.
Press conference with prosecutors.
Florida State Attorney Angela Corey punts on a question about her office’s firing of IT Director Ben Kruidbos on Friday, after his testimony last month that he had concerns prosecutors may not have turned over information to the Zimmerman defense team.
Press conference with Trayvon Martin family.
Press conference with Martin family attorney Ben Crump.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara also did an exclusive lengthy interview Friday with CNN’s Martin Savidge, just after the jury first began deliberations. You can catch key highlights and video of that interview at Defense Attorney Mark O’Mara Opens Up About Influence of Race & Politics in Zimmerman Case.
Verdict reactions from Twitter:
Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY
— Tracy Martin (@BTraymartin9) July 14, 2013
Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death… DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 14, 2013
The Feds & local police departments will be closely monitoring social media. Your tweets can be used as evidence. Be careful #ZimmermanTrial
— #GeneralStrike (@OccupyWallStNYC) July 14, 2013
— Erica ?????? (@EricaRN4USA) July 14, 2013
They might as well keep Zimmerman’s tracking device on him in case he goes missing in a few days.
— ? (@Souke) July 14, 2013
Zimmerman better keep security with em at all times or it's over for em.
— potatoes nigga (@It_KillsMe) July 14, 2013
If I was Zimmerman I rather went to jail
Zimmerman not found guilty is going to destroy this world. Unbelievable.
— LeCrnFlockaJames (@SliqBaq) July 14, 2013
All I know is that the jury and Zimmerman may have to move out of USA seriously
— Norvell Martin (@norvfit) July 14, 2013
If you followed the trial, and saw the facts. Anyone can see Zimmerman was not guilty.
— Agustin ? (@Auhstin) July 14, 2013
Photos of demonstrators outside the courthouse before the verdict was announced – will be updated with additional photos from after the verdict announcement. (Photos from Lee Stranahan unless otherwise noted).
Marches for Trayvon occurring and scheduled in multiple cities.
FAMU Students, meet at the Eternal Flame ASAP in your hoodies in regards to the Zimmerman verdict #FAMU
— Student Government (@FAMU_SGA) July 14, 2013
Protests in DC: Trayvon Martin March on move again. People leaving the clubs to join in. Easily over 300 people now pic.twitter.com/wa0wjAwfRr”
— Occupy the Port ??? (@occupytheport) July 14, 2013
— Cam Thompson (@CamThompsonCBS6) July 14, 2013
Peaceful 2-hour Trayvon Martin march through Mission. pic.twitter.com/yu4BlrXmhk
— Karl Mondon (@karlmondon) July 14, 2013
— Patti Katter (@pattikatter) July 14, 2013
March for Trayvon in Seattle Tomorrow!!!! Click the link for info Wear your Hoodies!!! http://t.co/653ZRepK5A
— Kel (@TheGoodSin) July 14, 2013
Trayvon March in Chicago at Daily Center tomorrow. (live at http://t.co/9JA6OKkLtW)
— Cliff Potts (@cliffpotts) July 14, 2013
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