You can shoot a kid in Florida and get away with it.
George Zimmerman has been ruled not guilty in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. As Martin walked home from a 7-Eleven store with Skittles and iced tea, Zimmerman decided that the black youngster looked threatening. He followed Martin in his car, got out with a gun, and few moments later Martin was dead.
The jury apparently believed the argument of defense lawyers that Martin laid in wait for Zimmerman and then attacked him with a deadly weapon: the sidewalk.
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