Yesterday, in what have been an intense and overwhelmingly emotional trial, came to an end leaving many Trayvon Martin supporters and his family with a very bitter taste in their mouths as Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman was cleared from all charges.
In Zimmerman’s defense, “he was only protecting his neighborhood after he believed 17 year-old Martin was a threat and pursued him on foot with a armed shot gun.”
The neighborhood-watchman was advised by police personnel to NOT go after the teen who was dressed in a hoodie carrying candy and a Arizona drink.”
Even though the jury of six women found Zimmerman NOT GUILTY for shooting and killing the Florida teen, legal experts believe that there were several misses by the Prosecution that could have cause Zimmerman to be found guilty.
And after hearing the news, many celebs took to their Twitter accounts to weigh in on Zimmerman walking away scot-free. Here’s what they had to say:
@ashanti This has got to stop!!!! We are slowly but surely going backwards!!!! #JusticeForTrayvon ��
@rihanna This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily
@TamarBraxtonHer Florida?…we have a problem! #ZimmermanTrial
@lala Speechless…All I can do is pray and weep for @SybrinaFulton and the Martin Family…walk by Faith not by sight. #GodisinControl #sosad
@TreySongz Can’t even gather words to express my hurt for Trayvon’s family. Devastated
@terrijvaughn WOW…my heart breaks for us. Zimmerman NOT GUILTY but Vick was GUILTY?? speaks volumes! GOD be with us! Prayers for Trayvon’s mom goin up!
@CedEntertainer: Not Guilty? Zimmerman Profiled, Pursued and then Persecuted a unarmed – teenager Come on American Justice. Who’s gonna believe you now?
Gabrielle Union But Trayvon wasn’t committing ANY crime, sooo why was Zimmerman suspicious? Praying for the Martin family and every family who has been affected by senseless violence.
THE-DREAM One Day we will stop tearing each other Down and face Reality. Beyond Entertainment a Life of Color holds no Weight. Wake the Fuck Up!
Wendy R. Robinson My heart is aching with disappointment. #TravonMartin
Hosea Chanchez Man oh man, absolutely unbelievable! This man will walk home after killing a unarmed kid in 2013. its unbelievable!
Jay R Ellis Injustice #HoodiesUp
@ThaRealMommaDee: Guards Guards off with his dam head!!!!!!!!”
Nicki Minaj WOW…. And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica…. May God console the Martins at this time; as well as every other family that’s gone through this type of injustice.
@BarackObama We’re allowed to disregard 911 operators, pursue and kill ppl now? But send lauryn hill to jail 4 TAXES.
@IAMBENZINO Trayvon & thousand’s of young men around the country have been killed by guns since the 80s, we need to come together & find a SOLUTION.
Diggy Simmons Can’t even believe it… We cared so his name doesn’t go in vain.#RipTrayvonMartin
P. Diddy: MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO TRAYVON’S FAMILY!!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!! This is not “only” about race. This is about laws that allow racist acts to go unpunished. We must change laws that promote injustice.
Insiders who have been following the case says, “Whether it’s 1955 (Emmett Till) or 2013 (Trayvon Martin) the same rules apply; it’s okay to kill a black child. We aren’t living in a post racial America and people are fools to say this has nothing to do with race.”
There was no justice for 14 year old Emmett back in 1955, none for Stinney and now in 2013, there has been no justice for Trayvon Martin. Race relations aren’t getting any better. They seem to be getting worse lately if you ask me.