Police issue PSA ahead of verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin

Before a ruling is rendered in the racially charged murder trial, Florida law enforcement officials are taking measures they hope will head off riots.

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Whatever the verdict in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, there is bound to be anger. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to “Raise your voice, not your hands,” in this video posted to its website:

After the Los Angeles riots in 1992 following the Rodney King trial, any high-profile court case in which race is a central issue, law enforcement will be on alert.

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