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South Mississippi reactions to Zimmerman not guilty verdict

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Reactions to the Zimmerman verdict ranged from joy to outrage. No matter what viewers of the case thought about the verdict, almost everyone has an opinion

"I wasn't there to see it from the beginning, but I think it was wrong on both ends," said Kevin French. 

Few people would discuss their reactions on camera, however, there was no shortage of opinion on social media.

Hundreds of thousands of people took to Twitter and Facebook expressing their thoughts on the verdict. Comments poured into the WLOX-TV Facebook page once the verdict was posted.  

Jill Allen of Biloxi writes, "Why is it okay to approach a kid walking home from going to a store and stalk him? If somebody was stalking me to a point I felt threatened I would fight back. There's nothing right about this."

Even today, after Obama released a statement, the comments continued.  

President Obama's statement asked that the nation honor Trayvon Martin by battling gun violence. For some south Mississippians, that's the next battle to be fought.  

"This needs to stop. It's not the first case that's happened, but luckily it was a high profile case, but this is not the first time. But it needs to stop," said Savitra George. 

Click to view President Obama's statement.  

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