Whether George Zimmerman is found innocent or guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Florida authorities are urging all possible protesters to remain peaceful and “raise your voice, not your hands.”
In a new YouTube PSA, a group of police officers, teenagers and athletes encourage all citizens to “give violence a rest” and refrain from rioting.
“We need to stand together as one – no cuffs no guns,” a young Latino woman says in the 36-second clip. “Let’s give violence a rest because we can easily end up arrested … Don’t lack composure because in one instance it could be over so let’s make the choice and raise your voice and not your hands.”
At the end of the video, a man says “I’m Sheriff Scott Israel…
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