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Posted July 15, 2013 by Marie-D in ThatsEnuff
 
 

President Obama Reacts To George Zimmerman Verdict, Urges Americans to ‘Honor Trayvon Martin’

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The verdict is in and George Zimmerman is found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. Our President has stepped up today issuing a statement in reaction to the verdict.

He is what he had to say while addressing the citizens around the world:

“The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy, not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws and a jury has spoken.

I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if  we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in out own communities.

We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we cam to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin”

Trayvon Martin supporters across America rally after George Zimmerman verdict. Photos below:
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Photos courtesy of: CNN/ New York Post