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Conversations about race take center stage after Zimmerman’s acquittal

  In the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, NAACP president Ben Jealous said his organization’s website has been flooded with petitioners urging federal intervention. An all-woman jury acquitted Zimmerman, who said he killed teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense. NBC’s Ron Mott repor

Jury begins deliberations in George Zimmerman trial

  In closing arguments Friday, the defense urged the jury not to make assumptions about George Zimmerman, insisting he wasn’t a “neighborhood watch cop wannabe,” while prosecutor John Guy asked the jurors to imagine an alternate scenario: what if Zimmerman had been walking home and it was Trayvon Mart

Defense to deliver closing arguments in Zimmerman trial

  Top Talkers: The defense is set to deliver closing arguments before a jury of six women in the trial of George Zimmerman on Friday, July 12. The jury is to decide if Zimmerman is guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter or if he acted in self-defense. NBC News' Ron Mott reports.

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  Jury may consider lesser charge for Zimmerman

On Thursday the judge ruled the jury in the George Zimmerman trial may consider the lesser charge of manslaughter in lieu of second-degree murder, to which Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty. The prosecution made their closing arguments, and the defense will present its closing arguments on Friday. NB

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