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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Don’t riot over George Zimmerman verdict

jacksonProtestors called for George Zimmerman’s conviction in Daley Plaza Friday.

Jurors will resume deliberations Saturday morning, to decide if Zimmerman is guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February, or if he acted in self-defense.

Protestors claim Martin was killed because he was black and wore a hoodie.

At an anti-violence rally, the Reverend Jesse Jackson issued a call for peace and asked that people accept the jury’s verdict – regardless of the outcome.

Jackson says if people were to riot, it would send the wrong message. He said people should fight for justice in other ways, like rallying for better education and healthcare.

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4 Comments to “Rev. Jesse Jackson: Don’t riot over George Zimmerman verdict”

    Carl said:
    July 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Those crybabies will just destroy the cities again. Hopefully the good citizens and national guard are ready to stand their ground against these barbarians.

    randy said:
    July 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    I hope they riot.

    Roy said:
    July 14, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Just proves that so called whites believe their always right…….if black better watch your back. these comments are inherently racist. poor white people how dare minoritys get upset over a kids senseless murder. if it were a caucasion kid and
    he was shot by a black or Hispanic would these comments be as heartless?

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