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Tampa Bay, we are getting news that despite most people probably believing that Martin Luther King Jr. would've opposed the George Zimmerman verdict and sided with Trayvon Martin, MLK's niece, Dr. Alveda King, doesn't believe that would've been so. She spoke to News One about her uncle and how he wouldn't have dressed like Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie and sagging pants in the first place.
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would very likely not wear a hoodie. I can assure you he would not wear sagging pants."
She also commented on the actual "not-guilty" verdict and how there was enough "reasonable doubt" within the case to make the jury acquit Zimmerman. Alveda also believes that the media has been trying to stir up racial tension with the way they've portrayed the story to the public.
"There was a reasonable doubt in that case," she said. "So the case went the ways of the laws of this land, but now we need to go further and look at the human heart."
"As far as trying to fit the Caucasians against African-Americans, Mr. Zimmerman is a Hispanic. Although we are one blood, one human family, one human race, there's a lot of deception and emotion in these things that are being spurred [...] Mr. Zimmerman is not a Caucasian. He's not."