INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A leader in Indianapolis released a statement shortly after George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
The President of the City-County Council, Maggie Lewis released a statement late Saturday night in response to the verdict:
Tonight, I along with a lot of you are absolutely shocked and totally disappointed about the verdict of not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. As a mother of a young son this decision hurts my soul. My prayers are with Trayvon's family who will have to live with this verdict as a constant reminder of this tragedy. I ask the City of Indianapolis to stay peaceful and deter from violence and rioting. We must use words rather than weapons to show the world our disappointment in this decision and make every effort to protect our youth.
Zimmerman stood trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S.
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