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Sanford police urge peace after Zimmerman verdict

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Updated: 7/12/2013 6:39 pm
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials are asking residents of Sanford and surrounding areas to remain peaceful after a verdict is announced in the George Zimmerman trial.

The Sanford police chief and Seminole County Sheriff made their appeal Friday shortly after jurors began deliberating in Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial.

Zimmerman says he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Prosecutors say Zimmerman was a wannabe cop who took the law into his own hands after a rash of break-ins in his Sanford neighborhood.

Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith says the city has evolved since tens of thousands protested last year after Martin was killed. Civil rights leaders came to Sanford to demonstrate when Zimmerman wasn't immediately arrested.

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nativejax - 7/13/2013 1:13 AM
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Murphette wasn't it you that stated on here that Thomas Jefferson was an Atheist the other day? If so,I wanted to correct your on your lack of knowledge. NOT ONE SIGNER OF THE Constitution/Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence, was Atheist. Get your facts straight. Not all were Christain's either, but at least all believed in 'a God'. Your Atheism is a 'non prophet organization'. so sad. Also MLK had a dream all men are equal...It was not 'not all black can run around with guns killing to the point all other races have to carry weapons just to defend themselves against them, and live in fear'. And don't tell me the blacks arn't doing just that, they have been killing each other DAILY since I moved here in 2008, and they rob and kill other races as they go, they don't care. Martin tried to kill Zimmerman that night and everyone knows it. Now if the system would stop kissing the thugs asses and all the thug parents asses that have raised their kid wrong...we wouldn't feel the need to ccw.

nativejax - 7/12/2013 9:30 PM
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Let the idiots riot...then arrest them all.

murphette88 - 7/12/2013 8:01 PM
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This is not spam : )

murphette88 - 7/12/2013 8:00 PM
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