2013-07-12 20:57:49

Zimmerman trial raises issues of gun laws, racial profiling, violence against youth of color

Today at a packed courthouse in Sanford, Florida, the jury began deliberations in the trial of George Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, in February 2012. As we go to broadcast, no verdict has been determined, but it could be announced at anytime. Second-degree murder convictions can result in life in prison. Earlier this week, the judge also said jurors could consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. For more, we’re joined by Mychal Denzel Smith, Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute.

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