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Just Saying

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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 12:39 PM Jun 2013

Impact of Zimmerman verdict [View all]

As the trial of George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin gets underway, I've been wondering what the impact of the verdict will be on the law and attitudes across the country.

If he's found not guilty, will it promote vigilantes? Or will the laws in Florida (and elsewhere) be examined to discourage it happening again?

How do you feel about your neighbors being armed and playing cop? Would you feel more or less safe if this was happening in your neighborhood?

If he's found guilty, what impact (if any) would that have on "Stand Your Ground" or gun laws in Florida?

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