A jury of six women found neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty of all charges on Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Here are some quotes from key figures involved in the case. From the AP:
"We're ecstatic with the results. George Zimmerman was never guilty of anything except protecting himself in self-defense."
— Mark O'Mara, one of George Zimmerman's attorneys, said at a news conference after the verdict.
"Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY"
— Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, via Twitter
"The acquittal of George Zimmerman is a slap in the face to the American people but it is only the first round in the pursuit of justice. We intend to ask the Department of Justice to move forward as they did in the Rodney King case and we will closely monitor the civil case against Mr. Zimmerman. I will convene an emergency call with preachers tonight to discuss next steps and I intend to head to Florida in the next few days."
— the Rev. Al Sharpton
"Message from Dad: "Our whole family is relieved". Today... I'm proud to be an American. God Bless America! Thank you for your prayers!
— George Zimmerman's brother, Robert, said in Twitter
"I don't think this is a time for high-fiving."
— Robert Zimmerman Jr., George's brother, on CNN after the verdict.
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And then there is this:
CHICAGO POLICE RESPONDING TO DALEY PIZZA FOR A LARGE AND VIOLENT CROWD GATHERING AFTER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT. #911BUFF— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) July 14, 2013
MULTIPLE REPORTS OF COPS STORMING THE STREETS IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW AFTER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT. #911BUFF— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) July 14, 2013
NBC REPORTS ANTI WAR AND ANTI RACISM ACTIVIST GROUPS CALLS FOR EMERGENCY RALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO TONIGHT TO PROTEST GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT.— 911 Operator (@911BUFF) July 14, 2013