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Local reaction to Zimmerman trial

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Strong opinions continue to flow and in some cases boil over after George Zimmerman is found not guilty. In Third Ward, Houstonians rallied at Byrd Funeral Home. Organizers of the rally and march say they chose to meet there because it's time to bury racial profiling and injustice.

Gray skies weren't all that was looming. 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's killer walking away a free man was on the minds and tongues of just about everyone. "I think it's not fair," said one woman in Southwest Houston. "It's an injustice because a young man is dead for simply trying to walk home. He was not armed. He was not doing anything wrong," said another woman. "If we weren't there and we didn't see the evidence ourselves we shouldn't be passing judgement," added another woman.

On my Facebook page James Williamson says "Only in America can you go to court, be found not guilty and still be slammed in the public eye". Charity Vidock says "They will both stand before God on judgement day. Then and only then will the truth be known". Robert Hoskins says "Court is over. What would a rally do now?" Organizers of the Third Ward rally say it was petitions, rallies and marches that got Zimmerman charged. They say they hope the same will happen to encourage the U.S. Department of Justice to indict Zimmerman on federal civil rights violations.

"It became battles between two different ethnicities in our nation and not between this man who did something that he should or should not have done," says a Houston woman. Maikale McDonald on my Facebook page says, "It doesn't matter if Zimmerman was white, blue or black he murdered Martin and got away with it. No one should be able to kill the next person without consequences".

There was also an NAACP petition circulating at the rally which will later be passed on to the justice department.

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