Understanding George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting of Trayvon Martin: Further reading

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Trayvon-Martin-2Like so many people in the United States, we were shocked by George Zimmerman’s acquittal this weekend in the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, above. And, like so many others, we can’t stop reading about it, to try to understand the complexities of this verdict — wrapped around issues of race, gender, gun ownership and violence. Below, further reading on this tragic case.

Articles on other recent “Stand Your Ground” cases and their outcomes:

And TED Talks about some of the many issues surrounding this case: