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City of Sanford Prepares for Public Reaction to Zimmerman Decision

Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in February and a grand jury is soon set to decide whether Zimmerman will be prosecuted in the case. This pending decision has the city of Sanford preparing for all possible outcomes, including riots and other forms of disobedience.

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett said that his office’s emergency management team has met with the Justice Department to develop a plan for such contingencies.

“You always prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” Triplett said. “We’re planning for the ‘what-if’ case scenario, and that would be to make sure that all of our citizens get the protection they pay their taxes for.”

Triplett does note that all previous protests have been non-violent, but remains cautious.

“Those that would like to make this a defining moment for the city of Sanford are wrong, and we just have to make sure that we do a good job of making sure that that’s not our lasting image,” Triplett said.

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  1. So, does he anticipate that Zimmerman will not be arrested?

  2. Please don’t give the nice peolpe in SAnford reason to kill even more of us.They would like nothing more.one black two blacks three black more

    • Seems to me they should be preparing for a celebration if justice is to prevail. Rioting should not even be contemplated if justice is to prevail. If the decision is anything other than justice then it seems that they are asking for a riot. And an out-cry for justice is what I believe they will receive if the decision does not call for the arrest of Zimmerman.

  3. Zimmerman is cooked goose either way it goes, in jail or not. There’s a bounty out on his so called banged up head. He should stack up on skittles and cans of ice tea and skip to the Lou all the way to Iraq or Iran. I’m just sayin!

  4. They are ready to kill them some black folk…believe that

    • I really hope it doesn’t come to such violence. You would think that rather than prepare for a riot that they would go ahead and do the right thing and arrest Zimmerman. #realtalk

  5. Looks like they already know what we know!

    Not a damn thing is going to happen to Zimmerman ,at least not in the Florida.

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