Sunday, July 14, 2013

Roundup of commentary on the George Zimmerman 'not guilty' verdict

George Zimmerman was found 'not guilty' tonight in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

I've collected some of the opinion writing that appeared online within the first three hours after the announcement of the jury's verdict:

New Yorker: George Zimmerman, not guilty: Blood on the leaves
Gawker: The Zimmerman jury told young black men what we already knew
Orlando Sentinel: George Zimmerman jury reached right verdict
The Atlantic: Law and justice and George Zimmerman
Black America Web: Zimmerman's attorney: 'My client will never be safe'
Red State: There is only tragedy here
The Root: Zimmerman walks: Black life not valued
L.A. Times: Struggling to see justice in verdict
Chicago Sun-Times: Zimmerman trial forced us all to confront our biases
Tampa Bay Times: Verdict does not mask greater truths
The Nation: White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman
Dallas Morning News: Shocking Verdict in Zimmerman trial
Lawyers Guns & Money: Florida Justice
Salon: Zimmerman saga was all about race
Colorlines: Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A first look at reactions to the Zimmerman verdict
National Review: A morality tale that failed
Washington Post: George Zimmerman gets to go home
Slate: Zimmerman's Not Guilty. But Florida Sure Is.

UPDATE: Read the second part of the list.
RELATED: Read my initial Moms At Work post about Trayvon Martin's death.

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