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Springfield NAACP Co-Chairman Mark Baymon Speaks to WGGB

Reverend Mark Baymon of Springfield NAACP

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– Abc40 spoke to Greater Springfield NAACP Co-Chairman Reverend Mark Baymon about George Zimmerman being found not guilty by the jury over Zimmerman shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last year.

He said that they are very disappointed and although the jury did their job, he feels the trial wasn’t portrayed appropriately.

“We want to move forward to see if we can bring justice for Trayvon Martin. A young man is dead and the man that killed him is walking free.”

Baymon said he doesn’t think ‘not guilty’ was the verdict that should have been given but “based on the evidence given, they (they jury) came to the decision they had to come to” although he doesn’t feel the all-women jury was the deciding factor.

Talbert Swan, President of the Greater Springfield NAACP, was out of town but said in a statement, they are “outraged, heart broken over today’s verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman and we stand with Trayvon Martin’s family as they continue to grieve. We feel that injustice has been done and we take seriously the task that has been given to us at this point to continue to strive to see that justice is done.”


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