Boston youth react to Zimmerman verdict

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July 15, 2013, 6:00 pm
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(NECN: Greg Wayland) - There's more than just temperature joining New England to Florida Monday in the days after the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.

At the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, 13-year-old Devin says George Zimmerman being found not guilty is justice gone awry.

"It's basically race because it's a white guy basically following a black teenager with a guy," he says.

For Brian in South Boston, it is headlines and the media raising the heat.

"I mean, I understand why people are mad about it, but I think they blew it out of proportion," he says.

Down on Dorchester Avenue, Mike says "The verdict is not even a verdict 'cause in America we thought justice is for the people, but we just realized not for the black people."

Was race an issue? There's a divide.

"Not like they're trying to find the person who shot Trayvon Martin, they know who shot him," a man says.

Greg Wayland has the complete story in the attached video.

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