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City of Sanford Prepares for Public Reaction to Zimmerman Decision


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. Mattie Roberts

    April 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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


    April 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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

    • Mattie Roberts

      April 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      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. Goosebumps

    April 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    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. Jo ann

    April 8, 2012 at 4:32 am

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

    • Mattie Roberts

      April 8, 2012 at 4:44 am

      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. Phionix

    April 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    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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