George Zimmerman cleared in Trayvon Martin shooting; attorney says safety remains a concern

  • Article by: KYLE HIGHTOWER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 14, 2013 - 5:23 PM

SANFORD, Fla. — After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all charges in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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johneramone4Jul. 14, 13 7:59 AM

Hopefully Mr. Zimmerman will earn enough from his defamation lawsuit against NBC and book and movie deals that he will be able to protect himself from the disgruntled racists and race baiters who wish him harm.

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itsmyboatJul. 14, 13 8:09 AM

Zimmerman's acquittal is a disgrace. He now deserves to be charged for violating Martin's civil rights and I hope the Justice Department takes that up and I trust that the Martin family will pursue every possible civil action against him.

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guessagainJul. 14, 13 8:10 AM

Zimmerman will get nothing from any defamation suit. No attorney would risk sanctions for filing such a frivolous suit. Zimmerman was a public figure and could never meet the proof standard for such a claim. Maybe living in fear will make him understand how Martin felt before he was shot by Zimmerman.

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guessagainJul. 14, 13 8:13 AM

johnramone === Zimmerman was the race baiter in this case. I guess now it's open season on unarmed teenagers out after dark in Florida.

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g5thistimeJul. 14, 13 8:13 AM

So happy to see the legal process worked.

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archyopterxJul. 14, 13 8:19 AM

justice is served

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unionbossmanJul. 14, 13 8:21 AM

Sad sad sad that multiple (some prominent) Zimmerman detractors are making veiled threats against him publicly via social media , print, and television.

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calicocamJul. 14, 13 8:22 AM

If the races were reversed in this situation, and a black man had been the shooter, you can bet there would have been a conviction.

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ffedericoJul. 14, 13 8:23 AM

He should change his name to George Dylan. It worked for Bob Zimmerman.

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unionbossmanJul. 14, 13 8:23 AM

I guess now it's open season on unarmed teenagers out after dark in Florida.---- if they are pummeling someone in the face with no sign of letting up? Maybe.....

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