Faith leaders react to Zimmerman verdict

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The Reverend Jesse Jackson responded to the verdict on Twitter.

jackson“In my view the American legal system has once again failed justice.”

Jackson also re-iterated the concerns of many of Chicago’s faith leaders.

“Avoid violence, it will lead to more tragedies. Find a way for self construction not deconstruction in this time of despair.”

Various Chicago clergy have urged people to remain calm in the wake of the verdict, hoping to avoid rioting and violence.

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8 comments

  • Ismael

    They are not animals, the animals are a lot smarter than these two. Funny there is no word about the black on black violence in Chicago. Nobody cares about black on black violence. If the Black Messiah don't care why should I. The cameras are on so Jesse is there.

  • Fedup1967

    This was an unfortunate situation that resulted in a young MAN's death. It is not a black & white issue. This is a gun issue and if people do not acknowledge this, then it is a sad sad day for humanity. Perhaps if all the negative energy was put into trying to find a way to stop violence perhaps all the hatred and fear would go away!
    Come on folks Chicago is the most violent city in the US at this point! Perhaps if Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton used their voices to address the daily violence in Chicago which is resulting in the death of so many innocent lives it would be a better place to live. But then, the media does not focus on that,. No cameras = No JJ & AS…

  • Able

    So you get into the most unfortunate situation where someone is sitting on you, beating on you and says 'Your' going to die tonight'. You will die if you do not do something. Whatever methode used will most probably not have a good ending. it did not and it could not. Time to move on and avoid conflict if possible treat each other better. Not easy to get over this for any one but time will and prayer will help calm the tortured spirits of the surviviors not retoric. This from my personal expierence from the streets of Chicago. Three guys with a gun on me, I got away but was scared for weeks and that was lucky.

  • Donald

    This is a gun issue…period. Illinois has done nothing about this now especially with conceal and carry! Shame on Illinois law makers

  • DC123

    Quote: “Avoid violence, it will lead to more tragedies. Find a way for self construction not deconstruction in this time of despair.” In other words, don't break the law and you wont get shot!