Since the not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman was read out on live television earlier this month, discussions about race relations, gun laws and the justice system have been constant. Protests have sprung up across the country and prominent celebrities have publicly denounced the verdict. [Read more…] about 10 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out Against Zimmerman Verdict
The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial may be the most controversial since OJ Simpson was acquitted of double murder in 1995. Having received an extraordinary amount of press coverage from the outset, the question put before six female jurors on July 13th in Sanford, Florida seemed simple: Was George Zimmerman guilty of second degree murder, manslaughter, or nothing at all?
The incident in question — the fatal shooting of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin — occurred on February 26, 2012, when Zimmerman, 28, who was working as a neighborhood watchman for a gated community, fired his gun during an alleged scuffle. As the case unfolded and the press discovered stranger and more incredible details, the country quickly began taking sides. [Read more…] about What Celebrities Think About Zimmerman