Like the rest of the nation, Indianapolis expressed outrage, calm anger and a desire to figure out where the African-American goes from here in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. During AM1310 the Light’s Afternoons with Amos, Indianapolis residents had their say about the verdict that found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Listeners expressed their views about the breakdown in the judicial system and its effect on the overall Black community; especially Black youth. During the conversation, Rep. Andre Carson, who represents most of the City of Indianapolis in Congress and is a key member of the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus talked about what the CBC and other national Black leaders were doing to increase pressure on the Justice Department to act. But Rep. Carson and several callers indicated that the Black community must do more in Indianapolis to reduce Black-on-Black violence and provide meaningful opportunities – educational, employment, recreation – for Black youth, teens and young adults. Click the Arrow to hear How Indianapolis reacted to the Zimmerman verdict and the Trayvon Martin Trial. Runs 44 Minutes ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.
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