George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin

After hours of deliberation and a last-minute request to clarify the instructions regarding a manslaughter charge, the jury (comprised of six women) has found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Officials in Miami-Dade County, where Martin grew up, have warned residents not to riot against the decision. A local pastor and community leader: "It's alright to be vocal, but not to be violent. We've already lost one soul, and we don't want to lose any more."

[ABC News, USA Today]

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HermioneStranger

Hey, fellow white ladies of Jezebel: Let's remember that a black kid is still dead, and his killer is still free. It's not about our feelings tonight, or about what black people say about us. It's about the fact that black lives do not, according to the state of Florida, and in American society at large, matter.