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BREAKING NEWS: George Zimmerman Found NOT GUILTY In The Killing Of Trayvon Martin

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In less than 24 hours (but two actual days), the jury of six women return with the verdict in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial.  Details inside...

George Zimmerman's murder trial, in Sanford, FL, involving 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has now come to a close.  Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY of second degree murder, as well as NOT GUILTY of Manslaughter.

If you've been following the case, it was an intense and almost overwhelmingly emotional trial as it seemed to be a slam dunk case of a young black man walking in his own neighborhood and being followed, then killed, by a White/Hispanic man who believed he was "a threat".

The Defense essentially won their self-defense argument, and the non-diverse jury of six women, made up of at least 5 white women, came back with a completely Not Guilty verdict.  While it was shocking, it wasn't as shocking to many people with legal expertise and those who have been watching the case and hoping that the jury heard what was really important.

Legal experts believe there were several misses by the Prosecution that would have caused Zimmerman to be found guilty, based on the evidence that was indeed there--but not used properly.  Including the facets of racism that were ignored, yet strategically was still used by the defense (as the judge mandated "RACIAL profiling" was not brought into this.)

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Trayvon's mother & father, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, as well as Trayvon's family, as TheYBF.com supports the Justice For Trayvon movement and justice for anyone who is wrongfully killed.

*UPDATE* Trayvon's parents posted these statements on Twitter Saturday evening after the verdict was read:

SF: Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in control. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I will love you forever Trayvon!!! In the name of Jesus!!!

TM: Thanks to everyone who are with us and who will be with us si we together can make sure that this doesn't happen again. Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY

Photo: Houston Chronicle, Source: MSNBC News (TV)

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jack3442's picture

Michael Vick went to a

Michael Vick went to a federal prison for killing dogs. Trayvon Martin was un-armed and simply walking home and he's dead and NO ONE is going to jail. SMH.
Keep_It_100's picture

he is going to live in fear

he is going to live in fear so it ok
badchick22's picture

I don't think anyone is

I don't think anyone is surprised considering the makeup of the jury and the WEAK Prosecution!!!!
BigJohn's picture

So broken hearted for the

So broken hearted for the Trayvon's family. However George Zimmerman has just been handed a fate worst than death. Where's he gonna go unnoticed? Welcome to the race...you get to be followed, people will cross the street when they see you, they'll call you names and want you to completely disappear. You hit the jackpot Brotha!
Denise2007's picture

Weshallovercome. This is a

Weshallovercome. This is a great idea I am in let's get this out to as many social media outlets because black people are on all of them. Save our kids by any means necessary.
Vgc's picture

THE STUPID DUMB GIRL HE WAS

THE STUPID DUMB GIRL HE WAS ON THE PHONE BEFORE HE DIED , WAS SO MIXED-AND CONFUSED, RACHEL WHATEVER THERE LAST NAME IS SHOULD BE RETARD BECAUSE SHE CHANGED HERE STORY SO MANY TIMES IT WAS JUST A SAD SITUATION, I FEEL FOR TRAYVON PARENTS AND MY THOUGHTS AND PREYS GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY
miSSyCatsss's picture

WE ALL NEED TO BOYCOTT ORANGE

WE ALL NEED TO BOYCOTT ORANGE JUICE AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT COMES OUT OF FLORIDA THEY THINK OUR CHILDREN HAVE NO VALUE!! WHAT HAPPENED TO TRAYVON "STANDING HIS GROUND" ??? I'M REALLY ANGRY ABOUT THIS. BUT THE BOYCOTT WOULD MAKE IT REAL!!!!

thats a good idea regardless

thats a good idea regardless b/c its all illegal immigrant Mexicans working there and working for slave wages.........
PegLeg®©'s picture

We need to stand up and

We need to stand up and become leaders for our community. If we don't care about us, who will?! If your interested in starting an organization aimed at educating and better our community, please email me and let's begin this journey together. WESHALLOVERCOME2013@YAHOO.COM
WESHALLOVERCOME's picture

I don't believe it's the

I don't believe it's the prosecution's fault at all. No matter ow limited their facts was the only reason it went to trial was because of the public's reaction. Zimmerman is half white half hispanic either way his race is not the issue Trayvon's was. For them to make prosecution settle for having "fcking punks" in court instead of "fcking coons" like he actually said on that tape then that there should have been a signal of what the verdict will be. Zimmerman was petty. He will have to answer to his actions though and not by force.

If you observed the final

If you observed the final decision of the verdict the jurors questioned manslaughter charges be clarified this was a CODE to decide the case. Genocide is Hate.
ADozenroses's picture

Don't move to Florida. Only

Don't move to Florida. Only move there if you wanna commit murder and get away with it.
ACTS's picture

Angry just a bit, but I'm

Angry just a bit, but I'm sure God is up there calmly sitting at his desk with a cup of java computing up his plans for this fool. (stocks cabinet with popcorn and preorders a brand new recliner, preparing to watch as it all goes down)
Twinkles's picture

I am disgusted, angry, mad,

I am disgusted, angry, mad, sad & hopeless. While this verdict is not a shock, its clearly wrong. I don't know what kind of 'women' made up that jury--their races don't matter. But we women-folk are usually more sensitive to kids, because we have a nurturing spirit. I cannot fathom how six WOMEN found it ok for Zimmerman to kill an unarmed teenager!! I don't CARE if Trayvon was a bully, a weed-head, a jerk-whatever...At the time this happened all Zimmerman knew was that Trayvon was black--so he was automatically 'suspicious'. Anything and everything that happened AFTER the police told his fat ass not to follow Trayvon is Zimmerman's fault!!! MURDERER!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to mention that the prosecutor did a piss-poor job, the defense lied & made a FOOL out of the state's witnesses...plus Zimmerman's dad is a judge & we all know that Florida is right up there with Texas when it comes to racial tension. All I say is RIP Trayvon-you will NEVER be forgotten. God bless the Martin family: I hope they sue Zimmerman, the state, the police force--any & everybody they can...and I want to urge US as black people to start respecting each other more so that other people--like the court system--learn to respect us too!!! Its hard to ask the system to care about us when we kill each other over NONSENSE everyday: disrespect each other in public and at work...cuss each other out & fight over nothing...when our men marry non-black women as soon as they get $10...WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH US????? Until we clean our OWN houses, stop populating graveyards & prisons with our OWN people things will never change. RIP Trayvon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im sure the prosecution was

Im sure the prosecution was PAID hansomely to fukk that up. This is state of florida. The same state that had to cheat to get George Bush Jr. Re elected. And in regards to zimmerman, i mean come on, the police were helping zimmerman cover it up from the beginning. With the fake and minor cuts and bruises...lol. I dont put it past them bribing the prosecution and jury for that matter.
Supermodel01's picture

This goes to show that racism

This goes to show that racism is alive and well. And it's sad that somebody has to lose their life for us to accept that. White people are not going to do SHIT for us. We have to do it ourselves as black people. We live in a capitalist society, you have to compete and play by their rules or sit the fukk down. We have to truly educate ourselves and build for ourselves so that we can COMPETE in this society. Money talks and commands respect. Knowledge/education is POWER. I believe this Travoyn Martin case is a true wake up call for the black/African-American community. WE have to look within our own community for support, growth, and respect because we are not going to get it from white america! And we are not owed it. W are entitled to their respect. they do not have to give a crap about travoyn martin being racially profiled, and killed. their excuse is, "well black people kill themselves all the time." We are responsible for our own lives and well being. We are responsible for our own place in society. If we want to be a respected EQUAL part of society we are going to have to demand it and get it for ourselves. Yes. we had an UNFAIR advantage due to slavery. But we have to rise up from that, still in this day and age. Let your voice be heard. Speak out on injustices. Be confidant in your voice and lets do something about this! Michael Jackson sang"man in the mirror"...change starts within! Let's do it for Travoyn! :(
Supermodel01's picture

Thank you Vic: My heart goes

Thank you Vic: My heart goes out to the Martin family. This should be one of many wake up calls to Black America. Be proactive it takes a village make your voices heard sign the petition to the Justice Dept. get involved with the black community, use Internet to connect with what is going on in our communities. Mentor our kids. Help a single parent again it takes a village. Our organizations are important join and participate. Wake up and speak up. It is our future
Supermodel01's picture

Why do they always say "The

Why do they always say "The jury of six Women..." NO, the jury of six WHITE women. There was not ONE black person on that jury. smh
Supermodel01's picture

WTF is in the water of

WTF is in the water of Florida besides pythons, crocodiles, and alligators? How can one state be at the epicenter of so much controversy: a miscount of a Presidential election, a woman can party and lie about the whereabouts of her toddler-daughter, a wakadoo eating the face of a homeless man, a woman gets 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot (not killing or injuring anyone but still 'Stand Your Ground' mind you), and now a man can get away with murdering a kid armed with a bag of Skittles and Arizona tea? I mean really just what the eFF?¿? SMH
Peace Silas's picture

U can thank Jeb Bush & the

U can thank Jeb Bush & the NRA for the Stand Your Ground Law. Florida isn't really the problem. It's every BUM and Outcast from other states who move here.......criminals & misfits move here!!!!!!! I'm outta this State as soon as i can sell my house.........
PegLeg®©'s picture

Thou. Ain't. Never. Lied.

Thou. Ain't. Never. Lied.
buttons's picture

Maybe but FL has more snakes

Maybe but FL has more snakes in their governing offices and courtrooms than in their canals.
Peace Silas's picture

My heart goes out to the

My heart goes out to the Martin family. This should be one of many wake up calls to Black America. Be proactive it takes a village make your voices heard sign the petition to the Justice Dept. get involved with the black community, use Internet to connect with what is going on in our communities. Mentor our kids. Help a single parent again it takes a village. Our organizations are important join and participate. Wake up and speak up. It is our future
Vgc's picture

Not Guilty! and they wonder

Not Guilty! and they wonder why we don't believe in to the justice system -_-
REdSKin's picture

Listen here..they let OJ go

Listen here..they let OJ go and y'all knooooooow....ok. We can't win em all. God is in complete control and when do what he sees fit. #rip#prayforparents
SkeeWee's picture

We don't all know anything

We don't all know anything about what happened to OJ!! That's an assumption and a perception ! We do know that Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed boy!! We "KNOW" that!!!!

OJ's case if a weak

OJ's case if a weak counteract if the OJ case never existed Zimmerman will still be not guilty.

I am not the least bit

I am not the least bit surprised at the verdict or most of the reactions I have heard so far. When will we realize that the American Justice system was not set up for us it's a FAIR system look up the word then google Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and let her school you. We can sit and pray we can be peaceful we can march but until we stand up for ourselves and come together as a people nothing will change. Action is the key here people and I'm not talking about sensless rioting I'm talking about real action. Emit Till's death sparked a movement of the people even though the specifics are different here Trayvon's death should trigger a shift in thought and a change in what we expect from our captors. Break out of the stockholm syndrome and revolt.
Mouse's picture

There is a greater judgement

There is a greater judgement to come, and hell on earth can be a way worst thing than death, human judgement is never the final one, nor is it the one that will matter in the end. Karma is often swift.
kayla1010's picture

Profiling is racial. Whites

Profiling is racial. Whites are in denial with their own feelings or just evil...........
PegLeg®©'s picture

People keep comparing this to

People keep comparing this to oj Simpson case, that is one win how many years have white people been getting away with this kind if stuff
Jan's picture

This is wrong before man and

This is wrong before man and God. May Karma be unkind to this child killer.
Empress's picture

Life will catch up with

Life will catch up with Zimmerman and those jurors they will never have peace of mind , that's why I'm not worried, Karma will come to collect it's debt!
Babyjane's picture

Lets be real....The man

Lets be real....The man defended himself. Trayvon should've just walked away and go home. Instead he sized up the man and thought he could beat him. He chose his destiny. Unfortunately.
KiaCam's picture

You're right. Following

You're right. Following somebody as a neighborhood watch person is not against the law. If Trayvon felt threatened he should have called 911 like Zimmerman did. But instead he attacked Zimmerman and obviously started beating Zimmerman's ass. Zimmerman, as any man, has a right to shoot if he feels someone is capable of causing him bodily harm or killing him. Zimmerman shot him in self defense. The state had no case to begin with and the media trumped up one lie after another about Zimmerman. All this attention should be on the travesty of murders taking place in Chicago every week. That shit going on in the Chi is unbelievable and nobody is even raising an eyebrow about it.
jgraves58's picture

Yes you are VERY slow! How

Yes you are VERY slow! How about GZ should have NEVER gotten out of his car!!! if GZ REALL REALLY REALLY feared for his life... a normal, reasonable person in a car would have fled and left the scene!!!! but nooooooooooooooo, GZ decided to go AGAINST 911 operator's call, FOLLOW Trayvon, got out of his car, and picked a fight with Trayvon. HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR. that's it.
sayitlikeyoumeanit's picture

Lets be real...you're slow.

Lets be real...you're slow. Because he never had to defend himself, if he siiiiiimply just follwed the 911 operator's instruction, and do not follow Trayvon around in the firstplace. Zimmerman was looking for trouble, he got it. ZIMMERMAN CHOSE his destiny and he got it. He'll get street justice as well. I can predict that.
IOENOU's picture

Slow, far from it. Stop being

Slow, far from it. Stop being ignorant. He defended himself, point blank period and there you go with the street justice bs, that's why the boy is dead now cause black people always want to intimidate somebody. Smfh
KiaCam's picture

I'm sick and tired of folk

I'm sick and tired of folk saying Trayvon should have just went home. How about GZ should have stayed in his car. I would more so aspect the adult to do the more responsible thing than a teenager. If GZ felt Trayvon was a threat why would he get out of his car? You know why he got out of his car, because he knew he had a gun. So if he could handle the fucking punk as he called him, he'd just shoot him. GZ manipulated the situation. Like I said before KARMA IS A BITCH>>> Just ask O.J. Simpson.
KL's picture

Yep. Absolutely!!! Zimmerman

Yep. Absolutely!!! Zimmerman is the root cause of this entire situation & he should have been held accountable. Period. White people forget: they do not have the RIGHT to question someone who is minding their own business. And when they do, whoever they approach has the right to whip their ass. Whatever beatdown Trayvon gave to Zimmerman was given out of FEAR--though I don't believe the hype on that cuz Trayvon's iced tea can wasn't even DENTED! None of Zimmerman's DNA was under Trayvon's fingernails! So ZImmerman is the one who should have taken the loss & took his happy ass home. But no--he pulled a gun & shot that boy. He's a murderer & anyone who thinks otherwise is a STUPID, RACIST IDIOT.

I meant couldn't handle the

I meant couldn't handle the fucking punk, etc.
KL's picture

Are you fucking serious?¿? So

Are you fucking serious?¿? So disrespectful.
Peace Silas's picture

He may not be going to

He may not be going to prison, but he will be forever in fear for his life. I mean a juror of white southern women. Excuse me one was black and hispanic. The prosecution was not productive either. KARMA'S A BITCH....Just ask O.J. Simpson.
KL's picture

As a proud canadian watching

As a proud canadian watching this horrible trial, I am so glad i am not american because there is nothing to be proud of. With this stupid culture of owning guns, people think that it gives the right to kill anyone that doesn't look like you. What the hell??? everybody around the world is watching and think that Americans who still think that they rule the world actually stink. Only in America, you set free a murderer based with stupid laws of Stand Your Ground from the 18th century...Cmom America!! wake up!! A neighbor watch??? what??? wanna be cop with a gun...so stupid. How many children will be killed before America get it?? By the way Prosecution did a LOUSY job to defend Trayvon's memory and one did not need a law degree to see this. They barely cared. It is a sad day for our young black men who do not stand a chance if they are in the wrong place at the wrong time....there is a black president elected twice and Oprah who is the most powerful woman in America and yet nothing has really changed. It is actually worse. Racism has taken a new form and it is even worse then before. My heart goes to the Martin Family who lost twice....poor Trayvon. Where is the justice for the dead??
zoewebb's picture

I cant agree with you more.

I cant agree with you more. It's because America was built on racism and hate and founded on the blood of blacks and browns. And America's laws still operate under that same hatered and racism (particularly in the South). Whites in the South are still harboring hundreds of years of passed down anger that they cant own black slaves anymore. I mean they basically denied the voting rights act in the South. The law that was put in place in like the 1960's to stop law makers in the South from enabling restrictions on the voting rights of blacks. So denying this allows them, white people, to require (blacks only), to have a special id, have a good credit score, or anything else they want to require, which in turn makes it difficult and tedious for blacks to vote. I mean in the majority african american, populated part of america, they still have laws that are blantantly unjust and racist. Smh
Supermodel01's picture

so true

so true
IslandGyal's picture

I'd suggest you stay in

I'd suggest you stay in Canada. There are a lot of outdated laws here in America that was designed for the white man to hunt down and kill minorities. At one point I wanted to move to FL. Not anymore. It's sad when you as a black person need to research the laws of a state to decide if it's safe for you as a black person to live in.
KL's picture

he was not supposed to follow

he was not supposed to follow him. This is bullshit. The 911 operator told him to remain in his car. But he had to follow him and challenge him. Who knows what he told that poor child?? Most Latinos do not like Black people and always think that we are superior to us even though they eat rice and beans like us. It is a fact. This Taco guy had to be a wanna be cop. I agree...what goes around turns around. God acts in mysterious ways.
zoewebb's picture

George Zimmerman is NOT a

George Zimmerman is NOT a Latino. Dont fall for that shit. Have you seen his father?? A white man with blonde hair and blue eyes. Listen to his last name? Does that sound like a hispanic last name? They literally researched his family tree history from like 10 generations ago and found a DROP of less than 1% hispanic blood. Not to discredit your observation about latinos basically not giving two fukks about blacks, but dont fall for that zimmerman being a latino GIMMICK, hes a WHITE man.
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