Florida Police Fear Rioting After George Zimmerman Verdict
The Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. has released a PSA urging community members not to riot after the George Zimmerman verdict is announced.
The video features two teenagers – one black, and one Hispanic – standing in front of a group of officers and community members.
The boy says,”Let’s give violence a rest, because we can easily end up arrested.”
The girl chimes in, “Let it roll off your shoulders. It’s water off your back, don’t lack composure. Because in one instant it could be over.”
The video was made in anticipation of possible violence steaming from the verdict the jury will find in Zimmerman’s murder trial. The former neighborhood watchman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February of 2012 as he was walking towards his home. The racially charged trial has authorities worried that violence may ensue, no matter the verdict.
Check out the PSA below: