No blacks on Zimmerman jury

 

When considering the history of murder cases with racial overtones in Florida, the acquittal of George Zimmerman is not surprising. It could have been predicted when the makeup of the jury was determined.

As in the past, the absence of African Americans on the jury of such cases all but guarantees an acquittal when the killer is white and the victim is black. I am reminded of the beating death of Arthur McDuffie, another black victim, and subsequent acquittal of the white police officers by an all-white jury in Tampa.

Floyd Jordan, Miami Gardens

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