Zimmerman – NCLR & Latinos Speak Out

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“We also believe it is critical to see this case as a teachable moment; we must continue to educate our fellow Americans on what racial profiling really is and the toll it takes on all communities of color in this country,” Murguía concluded.

According to NBC Latino, Martin and Zimmerman supporters took to Twitter and Facebook to voice their reaction to Saturday's decision.

“Sad, angry, WTF? Rest in peace kiddo. Moms hold your babies tight. Any idiot can just kill them for no reason,” tweeted Martin supporter and founder of Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) founder Ana Roca-Castro.

Salsa musician Willie Colón shared the opinion of many protestors, tweeting, “Zimmerman literally got away with murder.”

One Zimmerman supporter wrote, "It’s pretty sick how the Latino community abandoned GZ because of his last name. He’s clearly Latino.”

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