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Local NAACP Pres: "It's a sad day for race relations"

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Shortly after a jury found George Zimmerman "not guilty" in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the President of the Charleston chapter of the NAACP spoke to News 2 about her reaction.

"It's a sad day for race relations and the justice system of America," Dot Scott said.

She said she was emotional as she listened to the verdict on television. Scott said she plans to  reach out to Reverend Joe Darby to discuss how the local chapter will respond to this verdict.

Scott also added that the jury has spoken, and it's something, "They will have to live with."

Here is Scott's full statement:

"I don't see this as being a just verdict, but it is a verdict. I wish there would be at least a manslaughter charge. If the jurors believe what they heard whether it  was true, based in fact or contradictory, I think it's very tragic...

"And I think we will find out that I am not the only person who feels the same. I am really lost for words, and I don't know how this is going to play out. I am sure there are some people in Florida who are just really, really disappointed."

 

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