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After George Zimmerman was acquitted for the death of Trayvon Martin, my Facebook feed blew up with opinions about the trail from the ignorant and otherwise. As someone that lost interest in the trial as soon as celebrities got involved, I found the outburst a little obnoxious quite frankly.

But while sifting through the most ignorantly racist and annoying posts from the trial voyeurs and even reading a few aloud to my brother on the way back home from a wedding (in ironically, Florida), I decided I wasn't giving my rabid Facebook friends with an opinion a fair chance and became slighted with how initially annoyed with them I really was.  So instead of writing it off to another stupid, high-profile trial cult-like following, I decided to ask a few of my most avid yet more intelligent Facebook  Trayvon Martin supporters why they were so passionate about the verdict to figure out what the anger was really all about.  I am not including their name in order to protect their privacy. I wanted them to have the opportunity to vent more publicly. .

  1.  The Nurse  

Where are you from?

Rome, GA  

What race do you identify yourself with?

Black  

Have you followed the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Case? If so, are you surprised by the verdict? Why or why not?

I have followed the trial and I was surprised by the verdict. While I thought the state failed to prove without a reasonable doubt Zimmerman was guilty of second degree murder, I did think that the jury would find him convicted of manslaughter simply because he deliberately disobeyed the instructions given to him by the non emergency dispatch and placed himself in a situation that he ended up losing control of. I felt that the story he told was very inconsistent and being a nurse, the injuries he sustained were not consistent with his statement on how he sustained them. I think that had Zimmerman identified himself as the neighborhood watch leader, the outcome of the situation would have been different. In my opinion, this verdict tells people that it is ok to profile and stalk someone take matters ,into your own hands and if things don't go like you think they will, you can kill the person you think may be doing something with no evidence of wrong doing on their part.  

Did you know Trayvon Martin or do you know George Zimmerman personally? Do you have any ties to the case? If not, do you follow other high profile trials?  Why was this particular trail something you found interesting?

I do not know anybody that was involved in the trial and I usually don't follow trials at all, but I found this one interesting because I am a mother with four children, one of them being a boy. I have six nephews and many friends with children as well.

Will you volunteer your time to raise awareness over what you feel is an injustice in relation to the outcome of this trial? 

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Virtually everyone said that Zimmerman did not rac... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 7:20:22 PM
I actually agree with you.  I tried to be com... by Mary Lynn Ritch on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:24:23 PM
and didn't find it until the comment section. Sear... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 11:32:50 AM
Another Racist incident!  Oh I am with you Ma... by Bobs Your Uncle on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 8:25:18 PM
You're not with me on what? I barely inserted my ... by Mary Lynn Ritch on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:20:34 PM
i dont necessarily believe it has anything to do w... by Mary Lynn on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:19:27 PM
none of your passionate friends explained logicall... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:01:34 AM
Because it most likely IS about race. Another reas... by Shireen Parsons on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:22:55 AM
Thanks Shireen! I feel a bit alone here with the ... by Mary Lynn Ritch on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:16:46 PM
It was Trayvon who instead of just walking into hi... by Bill Johnson on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:46:28 PM
I fear that no one's minds are going to be changed... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 2:21:28 AM
You oughta get out of the house more often Old Man... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 12:54:28 PM
Everything you say regarding how and what TM and G... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 2:11:57 PM
So, in other words, you believe the murderer's sto... by Magginkat on Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 11:57:09 AM
ur own racism.  Who have you voted for in pas... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:05:47 AM
I dont think I am blinded by own racisim and I thi... by Mary Lynn Ritch on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:19:22 PM
It is obvious you do not know a racist remark when... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:07:55 PM
"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 1:12:02 PM
I have no follow up, just thought it odd.... by Adam Smith on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 4:04:59 PM
... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:08:49 PM
to  consider that  this one  is not... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 1:05:31 PM
Absolutely. After observing the strange behavior o... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 4:39:46 AM