Boston Youth React to Zimmerman Verdict - NECN

Boston Youth React to Zimmerman Verdict



    Boston youth react to Zimmerman verdict

    George Zimmerman was found not guilty in 2nd degree murder case of Trayvon Martin (Published Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014)

    (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.