NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 15, 2013
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(Sanford, Florida: Ron Mott) The fallout from the acquittal of George Zimmerman of murder & manslaughter charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin reviewed; scenes shown of protests across the country; statement from President Obama quoted. [WOMAN – reacts.] [Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’MARA- says Zimmerman was never guilty of anything except protecting himself in self-defense.] [NBC legal analyst Lisa BLOOM- assesses the verdict.] [NAACP president Ben JEALOUS- comments on the justice system.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – notes the Justice Department is concerned.]
(Washington: Brian Williams, Pete Williams) The potential for federal charges against Zimmerman discussed; details given about how hate crimes are hard to prove.
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