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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict 'Questionable'

Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict 'Questionable'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case in which George Zimmerman was found not guilty on all charges was “questionable.” 

Powell reportedly made his comments on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday. According to the Associated Press, he also said cases like Martin’s “blaze across the midnight sky” and are forgotten while acknowledging the country has progressed considerably since Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago, recalling an incident in which he was refused service when trying to buy a hamburger before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed.

Powell was the country’s first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and first black secretary of state.

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