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Obama Talks About Disappointment At George Zimmerman Verdict In Trayvon Martin Murder

July 19. 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama held a press conference to discuss the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, regarding the neighborhood watchman, who killed an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The verdict shocked and offended many across the nation and around the world, freeing the child killer.

Obama stated during the press conference, "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." Indeed. The ruling set a precedent that has endangered many in society. The President further stated, "Those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida and itís inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear."

The most troubling thing about the verdict is it has paved the way for anyone to stalk and kill another person deeming them suspicious. As such, the Stand Your Ground law needs to be repealed. It is being misapplied anyway. It should have applied to Martin, a victim of stalking and racial profiling, not Zimmerman the aggressor who disobey authorities.

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