George Zimmerman was arrested Monday, accused of pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend and pushing her out of her home during a domestic disturbance. He was charged with felony aggravated assault with a weapon, misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief. The incident is but the latest in a string of gun-related run-ins with the law since Zimmerman was acquitted in July of second degree murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Some Zimmerman defenders have drawn back their support in light of recent events. Many others are doubling down.
In Harlem, a historic church turns to their faith for solace and direction in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal.
The sermon was delivered by Assistant Minister Nicholas S. Richards who, after the choir sang the hymn “We’ve Come this Far By Faith,” encouraged the church to pray for the Martin family and for the community to “respond to this tragedy in a way that pleases God.”
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