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KIMT News 3 - It’s a trial many payed close attention to and although the verdict is out on George Zimmerman some say getting back to normal life will be a challenge in itself.
Protestors around the country continue rallies against Zimmerman’s acquittal and while he remains under seclusion for the moment, lawyers say life must go on for the 29 year-old.
Many across social media are already anticipating what they call “social justice” to be taken once Zimmerman returns to his home town in Florida, but attorneys say it’s something they do prepare for.
“Now the decision point has already been reached, they made that decision to take whatever action it was that placed them under scrutiny of the criminal justice system and now they have to cope and the best for them to cope is to not create any further problems for themselves,” said Sarah Reindl, Attorney with Reindl Law Firm in Mason City.
She notes the best thing to do is to keep opinions away from the media and social media outlets, although attorneys in this case have already taken to twitter to share their thoughts.
“At this point he is in survival mode. He doesn’t know what his life is going to be but he definitely knows it’s not gonna be as it was before. He may have been exonerated within that forum, but the consequences are yet to be seen,” said Reindl.
Vigils are continuing to be held in churches and around the country to mourn the loss of Trayvon Martin as well as bring light to what they believe is a racial injustice being done.