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Speaking of race through the Trayvon Martin trial

In the wake of Florida versus George Zimmerman, the public outcry both in favor and against the verdict and the public discourse as peddled by the 24-hour news cycle reflect racial division and tension. Even now, rallies across more than one hundred cities demand justice for Trayvon Martin. And while those who support George Zimmerman do not hold the same level of volume, they are nonetheless adding to the noise.

Regardless of which side of the debate you fall, one thing is certain: the criminal justice system played itself out for what it is, an imperfect system molded by flawed hands. Our system is anchored by simple principles: the presumption of innocence, the burden of proof, the right to counsel and the right to confront the prosecution

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