Zimmerman, Martin families react on Twitter following Not Guilty Verdict

(AP) — The families of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin are reacting on Twitter after the former neighborhood watch volunteer was cleared of all charges in twitterthe fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen.

Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., says his family is relieved that the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. He tweeted: “Today … I’m proud to be an American.”

Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, were reserved but expressed their disappointment. Fulton expressed her faith in God, saying “Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you.” Tracy Martin tweeted that he was broken-hearted, but that his faith is “unshattered.”

The teen’s brother, Jahvaris Fulton, said simply: “Et tu America?” — a reference to the Latin phrase “Et tu, Brute?” known as an expression of betrayal.


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  • the truth

    Yes ! Go Zimmermaan

  • Ruserious

    The press made this a race issue. If Trayvon had been white you never even would have heard of this case.

  • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

    The people who don’t like this verdict don’t like logic.

  • Here’s a thought

    The verdict was as it should be. From what we were told, he was justified in shooting Trayvon.
    However, I just read that the DOJ is going after him next. What happened to double jeopardy?
    Zimmerman needs to be in witness protection due to every black radical will be gunning for him.
    I’m really surprised the black panthers and other radical idiots have started any major riots.
    Had there been some, and neighbors defended themselves es, it would have been a perdfect situation for Obama to use against gun owners- remember never waste a opportunity!

    • Frank

      The Feds case would be a civil rights case, not a murder case. Does not constitute double jeopardy.

  • Uncle Thomas

    Are Jackson & Sharpton involved yet?

    • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

      Oh yeah. Rev. Jesse Jackson has called for protests to continue, and to remain peaceful. He is quoted on CNN’s “New Day”. The other race baiters won’t be far behind.

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  • hmmmmm

    The teen’s brother, Jahvaris Fulton, said simply: “Et tu America?” — a reference to the Latin phrase “Et tu, Brute?” known as an expression of betrayal.

    Well if you feel betrayed, go ahead and move on to another counrty, and see how much publicity you get for your family. The media, and this family have made this a race thing, trying to get publicity for their family.

    • Ruserious

      What I found humorous is the rapper that tweeted “black life has no value in this country”. Well take your black life to Africa and you’ll find out quickly that black life has no value whatsoever there. Your fortunate to live here. So quit your b*tchen. Our society bends over backwards for minorities, and when that is questioned we are all “racists”. I don’t get extra points on a college entrance application cause I’m caucasian. Explain that to me. I don’t get hired at some jobs simply cause they don’t have enough black or hispanic people working there.

      What a joke.

  • thetruth

    Maybe you get what is coming to you when you play gangbanger tough guy. Or does this just apply to other races. They raised hell and marched and complained till they appointed a special prosecuting attorney and don’t like the results.

    • Frank

      Do you believe OJ and Casey Anthony are innocent? They were acquitted so that means they’re innocent, right?

      • Lance Sauer

        In our system yes

  • hmmmmm

    This is not a race issue, look at just a few groups listed below at one of our colleges here in Kansas. NOTE there is not one group at this college for only caucasians.

    HALO (Hispanic American Leadership Organization’s)
    United Negro College Fund
    Black Student Union

    • Ruserious

      A whites only group would be racism. If there was a “united white college fund” all the black “civic” leaders would call it racist. Simple as that.

      • hmmmmm

        I AGREE 100% that is the point I was making above.

      • !

        And if whites were denied the right to attend publicly funded colleges, then fought for and won that right, they might find it necessary to form similar institutions in order to protect and preserve that right.

        And yes, at some point that need will wane and become less necessary, and will seem antiquated and illogical to the fortunate blacks who never had to fight for that right.

  • MurderIsCool

    I’m glad my country is finally a place where only those with guns are allowed to defend themselves. It is high time random armed vigilantes roamed the streets initiating violent altercations.
    That kid was ‘no angel’ and its well past time we legalize the public executions of those who fit that profile.
    I’m glad my kids will live in a world where they are required to acquiesce to the whims of of any stranger who pulls a gun on them.
    I will teach them that beating the crap out of any child molester who attempts to detain and threaten them with a firearm is NOT self defense. Only child molesters with guns can defend themselves.
    The way God intended.

    • hmmmmm

      I may be the only one, BUT YOUR POST CONFUSES ME.

      • !

        No doubt!