While the Trayvon Martin ruling has outraged many, some say we should not blame the U.S. justice system for doing what it's been designed to do -- and that the issues raised by the case go far deeper than one jury's verdict.
Trayvon Martin was shot dead while walking through a gated townhouse community by a neighbourhood watch volunteer. George Zimmerman's lawyer calls it a classic case of self-defence. Protesters across the United States believe it's nothing of the sort.Arthur Jackson - Pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens
The pastor at the church where Trayvon Martin's family attend preached last Sunday that the community should accept the case's verdict. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't fight to change the system and the law that made it possible. Pastor Arthur Jackson of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
of Miami Gardens spoke to us from Fort Lauderdale. David Anderson Hooker - Mediator, Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Many Americans are appalled at the verdict, a finding they consider to be a miscarriage of justice. Other voices such as David Anderson Hooker's
are being raised to make the point that the kind of justice people sought in the case of Trayvon Martin was never going to be served through U.S. courts. Hooker spoke to us from Atlanta.
This segment was produced by The Current's
Idella Sturino, Karin Marley, and Leif
The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case infuriates many people, but so far at least, protesters have respected U-S President Barack Obama's appeal for calm. Music inspired by the case -- and there are many, many songs -- are full of rage and explosive with anger.
However, there's at least one that stands out for its gentle tone and cautionary lyrics. Three young sisters from Baltimore who sing as Watoto from the Nile
recorded the song "Warning." They received today's Last Word.
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