Milwaukee holds community forum in response to the George Zimmerman verdict

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by Tiffany Tarpley
by Jesse Tovar

MILWAUKEE -- Community forums are becoming increasingly popular in response to the George Zimmerman verdict, and now Milwaukee has held one of it's own.

A community forum allows citizens to have an open dialogue about the death of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman's acquittal. The panel today consisted of teenage African-American males. Organizers say this also served as a way for the boys to mentor younger children.

"Every time somebody brings this case up it irritates me and makes me upset. I feel that if I go to the store, I can get shot at any moment and the person can get off...I fear for ya'll and I'm 17," said a panelist.

Many of the young panelists mentioned how it is important for them to get involved and work to prevent a similar situation here in Milwaukee.

 

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