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Photo of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body Televised [GRAPHIC]

George Zimmerman Not Guilty: 30 Photos You Need to See

Smiles, tears and shouts of protest — poignant images from a historic verdict.

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America is abuzz as Trayvon Martin‘s case reaches a conclusion. The televised murder trial has been injected with sociopolitical significance as issues of race and gun control orbit around the witness stand. While the jury deliberates and as lawyers continue to call on witnesses, the mundane images of courtroom bureaucracy plaster themselves on televisions around the country, inviting people to watch along as if it were an episode of Law & Order: SUV.

While MSNBC covered the case, the last photo taken of Trayvon Martin was aired on live television. His black hoodie, his white sneakers, his lifeless body were on display for all to see. For those of you who stand against the publication of this image, I understand.  After all, this photo is deeply disturbing. But if we — as a nation — have decided to tune in and engage in formulating opinions as well as sweeping declaration about this case, then we must also look beyond the censors and the suited men and the mahogany courtroom.

Perhaps more than any witness account, more than any 911 recording more than any “objection” more than any courtroom jargon, this photo shows us what this is all about: an unarmed, 17-year-old high school kid who lost his life.


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TRIAL IN DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN

Watch as the jury sees images of Trayvon’s body during a police officers testimony:

George Zimmerman Not Guilty: 30 Photos You Need to See

Smiles, tears and shouts of protest — poignant images from a historic verdict.

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The 30 Best Photos from the George Zimmerman Trial

With George Zimmerman's verdict imminent, here are the best photos from his trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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