A Florida jury has found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — controversially concluding the most high-profile race trial since OJ Simpson.
Twitter immediately exploded with the news, and the trending hashtags say it all:
#nojustice … #NotGuilty … #RipTrayvonMartin … and the ominous #IfIEverSeeZimmerman
Here are some of the most poignant, scary and notable tweets coming out in the wake of the historic verdict.
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman I'd have somebody stall him, have Trayvon's parents come, tell them bring a gun, and tell them to put a bullet in him
— Chad (@Chad_Mcphee1) July 14, 2013
— Iman Crosson (@Alphacat) July 14, 2013
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman I'll run in the opposite direction. He has the right to kill me and get away with it
— Love On T.O.P (@DeniseHuxxtable) July 14, 2013
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman I'm the last person he gon see.
— ™T.N.T Duckyy $$$$$™ (@ItsDuckyyBihh) July 14, 2013
So you're all against Zimmerman being found not guilty for "murder", yet you're tweeting about murdering him? You. Are. Ignorant.
— Morgan Wontorski (@Moorgaasm) July 14, 2013
OJ WAS BLACK, KILLED A WHITE WOMAN, & WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY. YALL WILL NEVER PROSPER IF YOU KEEP THROWING RACE AROUND.
— Cami Castagnero (@ayeitsCami) July 14, 2013
George Zimmerman was found not guilty by what has to be the dumbest jury in history.
— 2Chainz (Tity Boi) (@2ChainzLyrics) July 14, 2013
How can we be shocked that white mothers found Zimmerman not guilty? White mothers used to bring their children to lynchings.
— JETBLAACK (@JETBLAACK) July 14, 2013
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman BANG, BANG! I'll pop a cap in that asss.
— T. Dolla ✨ (@_boojiebooty) July 14, 2013
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman ; I'm gonnna kill himmm !
— #Lo'Ashley! ♡ (@JetaimeDej628) July 14, 2013
With the court reaching a decision in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Florida police release a PSA trying to discourage rioting if he is acquitted.Click here to read more
Dispatcher: Are you following him? Zimmerman: Yeah. Dispatcher: Ok, we don't need you to do that. #NotGuilty?
— Brian Griess (@chefbriangriess) July 14, 2013
— Billy Garrity (@billy_garrity) July 14, 2013
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman Ima make that Mf SUFFER .
— RIP Maisha (@YesImKat) July 14, 2013
There's a difference between being found not guilty and being innocent. Zimmerman was acquitted of murder but he'll always be a killer.
— Paisano® (@Paisano) July 14, 2013
Casey Anthony killed her kid = Not Guilty George Zimmerman kills a teenager = Not Guilty! Michael Vick killed a dog = GUILTY? IM SO LOST!
— LifeIsHard™ (@JBoxJohnson) July 14, 2013
#IfIEverSeeZimmerman Ima Fight him then Kill him
— Jonesboro (@Adrian_Lee23) July 14, 2013
Protesters were chanting outside the courthouse within seconds of the verdict. One of Zimmerman's lawyers said if Zimmerman were black, he wouldn't have been charged.Click here to read more