Zimmerman verdict may bring civil unrest

While people are waiting for the Zimmerman verdict to be rendered, there is an intense feeling that people might succumb to inflicting riots, news said.
Pastors, community leaders and the police forces prepare for possible civil unrest that may arise. However, calmness and patience are being called for by the authorities. Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith and Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger said in a press con:
This is a trying time for all of us..
I'd like to remind everyone that the city of Sanford is a peaceful location and it has been since that time 17 months ago
We will not tolerate anyone who uses this verdict as an excuse to violate the law.
Sometime in February 2012, George Zimmerman shot an unarmed teenager named Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford. Zimmerman claimed an act of self-defense from the tragedy. Ever since the trial started, signs of demonstrations have lingered around the justice center, as a lot of them think, Zimmerman should not walk away as a free man. Justice should be served, as they say it.

Police departments even embarked on the use of social media tools to monitor possible causes of trouble. They are encouraging people to be expressive and not resort to violence while the verdict on Zimmerman is being drafted upon. Reverends also speak of the same thought. Said a Miami-Dade County's Community Relations Board chairman Rev. Walter Richardson:
It's all right to be vocal, but we don't want to be violent
As part of the preparations for the possible unwanted events after the Zimmerman verdict, about 20 area pastors have met with Sanford police already, to discuss possible preventive measures and perhaps, solutions. (Photo: www.news4jax.com)

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