Quotes, reaction, day after Zimmerman verdict

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm •  Published: July 14, 2013
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The acquittal of George Zimmerman on all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin spurred protest rallies across the country and once again sparked a nationwide debate over the U.S. justice system and race relations in America.

Here are some key quotes from Sunday:

"There is a difference between the law and what people think is fundamentally justice."

— Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a Washington-based civil rights group.

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"I'm sure jurors did what they felt was right in accordance with the law but maybe the law is wrong, maybe society is wrong. There's a lot that needs fixing."

— Jessica Nacinovich, congregant of the Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan.

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"I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son."