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George Zimmerman trial

George Zimmerman is on trial for the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Hoping to provide “context” to the Travyon Martin controversy, President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Friday. He said black Americans feel pain after the verdict because of a “history that doesn’t go away.”


Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor of Reason Magazine, joins Mike in discussing the Zimmerman Trial and the irrelevance that the Stand Your Ground law holds in said case. Read his recent article here.


Reverend Jesse Jackson joins Mike on air to share his thoughts on the outcome of the recent Zimmerman trial.


Rev. Jesse Jackson (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Brian Noonan chats with WGN Radio’s legal expert Karen Conti about the George Zimmerman case. Karen tells Brian what she thinks the prosecutors did well…and not so well during the trial.


Dave Plier talks to Criminal Attorney John Patrick Dolan, legal analyst for MSNBC, TruTV, and Fox News, about the George Zimmerman verdict.


The Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn joined Dean to discuss all the details of the case, and give his opinions on how the trial went down.


Eric Zorn (Bill Hogan / Chicago Tribune)

Dean talks with WGN-TV’s legal analyst Larry Sullivan about the George Zimmerman case, and fields questions from listeners.


Dean gets listener’s reactions to George Zimmerman being found not guilty.


A Florida jury on Saturday found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in a case that sparked a national debate on race and guns.

The jury of six women returned the verdict after more than 16 hours of deliberation over two days. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder, but the jury had the option of finding him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Zimmerman stood stone-faced as the verdict was read. He flashed a smile when the jurors left the courtroom. His parents embraced each other and his wife was tearful. If he had been convicted, the 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, who claimed he acted in self-defense, could have been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder or up to 30 years for manslaughter.

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Attorney Karen Conti joins Mike on air with an outlook on the Zimmerman trial as it stands.