After deliberating for 2 days, an all-white, all female Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, 29, breathed a sigh of relief as the verdict was read in a Florida courtroom on Saturday.
The self-appointed neighborhood watchman claimed self-defense when he shot the unarmed teen to death in February 2012 in a gated Sanford, Florida subdivision. Martin was returning to his father's friend's home after a trip to a convenience store to buy a pack of Skittles for his stepbrother and a beverage for himself.
A White House official tells CNN President Obama will not issue a statement on the Zimmerman not guilty verdict.
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Rap troll lil wayne has gone too far. The 30-year-old convicted gremlin drew angry reactions to his latest remix track by including a vulgar reference to Emmet till.
Till's family expressed their disappointment in wayne's lyrics -- as did R&B legend Stevie Wonder.
"You can't equate that to Emmett Till," Wonder said. "You just cannot do that... I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, 'Yo, that's not happening. Don't do that,'" said Wonder who was 5 when 14-year-old Till was tortured and killed by racists in Mississippi in the 1950s.
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