As the world waited with bated breath for the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, social media users remained actively commenting on the trial and the case that has consumed the country's attention for over a year.
Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watchman charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty on all counts by the jury.
Viewers immediately tweeted their response to the decision.
Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in (cont) http://t.co/enQjZ3bZk2
— Sybrina Fulton (@SybrinaFulton) July 14, 2013
Thanks to everyone who are with us and who will be with us si we together can make sure that this doesn't happen again
— Tracy Martin (@BTraymartin9) July 14, 2013
We must mourn the unnecessary & unjust death of a child, but to honor him we must rededicate ourselves to the very ideals that were violated
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) July 14, 2013
Prayers for the Martin family. ... Only God knows what was on Zimmerman mind but the gun laws and stand your ground laws must change.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 14, 2013
Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death... DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 14, 2013
The Trayvon Martin verdict doesn't surprise me. Stanford, FL never wanted Zimmerman arrested. Now he's free to kill another child.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 14, 2013
Praying for the Martin family and every family who has been affected by senseless violence RT ... http://t.co/FaGrfjhcYZ
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 14, 2013