3Qs: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and social justice

Last weekend, a jury acquitted neigh­bor­hood watch vol­un­teer George Zim­merman of all charges in the shooting death of 17-​​year-​​old Trayvon Martin. The case has sparked a national dis­cus­sion about race and gun laws since inci­dent occurred last year, and protests have broken out since the ver­dict was read. We asked law pro­fessor Mar­garet Burnham, founder of the School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, which con­ducts research on anti-​​civil rights vio­lence in the United States and other mis­car­riages of jus­tice of that era, to examine the out­come and the case’s broader impact…Read More

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