Quotes, reaction, day after Zimmerman verdict

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm •  Published: July 14, 2013

— President Barack Obama.

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"He killed a human being and he walked away from that courthouse scot free. It's just terrible."

— Tara Banks, a 46-year-old black woman from Gainesville, Fla., who said the verdict was causing her to lose faith in the courts.

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"We're going to raise our voices against the root causes of this kind of tragedy. We'll aim our fight for justice against the ease with which people can get firearms in this country."

— Excerpt of a sermon by the Rev. Jacqueline Lewis at Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan.