CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013
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(Los Angeles: Carter Evans) The reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin reviewed; scenes shown of a rally in Los Angeles that turned into mayhem, a KCBS cameraman being attacked, protestors blocking traffic on Interstate 880 in Oakland, California. [Los Angeles police Chief Charlie BECK- says if you come here again tonight you will go to jail.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Map shown of states with Stand Your Ground laws.
(Orlando, Florida: Michelle Miller) Attorney General Eric Holder’s public criticism of Stand Your Ground laws reviewed. [At NAACP convention, HOLDER - says these laws try to fix something that was never broken; recounts his conversation with his son about how a black man should act in public or in the presence of police.] The request from the president of the NAACP for Holder to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The views of the jurors on the issue of race in the Zimmerman trial noted. [With CNN’s Anderson Cooper, JUROR – explains why she thinks Zimmerman found Trayvon suspicious; recounts the initial vote; says Zimmerman had a right to defend himself.]
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