SANFORD, Fla. -- A lot of residents are offended by the idea that people across the country think they're going to riot or be violent when the verdict comes down in the George Zimmerman trial, so they tried to prove a point Friday by keeping the peace.
A ragtag choir gathered downtown and sang to anyone who passed by. While a lot of them carried pictures of Trayvon Martin, they said their message was love today.
But there was a lot of frustration peppered in, many of them watching the trial all day, and they wanted a conclusion.
"I was hoping that it would end today," said Tellie Campbell.
Campbell doesn't know what to make of the jury going home at 6 p.m.
"I don't know, I'm kind of nervous about that," she said.
She brought her three sons to the courthouse on Friday expecting a verdict, but she said it's a waiting game now.
"I know they're tired, they've been there for 2 weeks now, I was hoping," she said.
She said it's important that her kids understand what's happening in their town.
"This is a crazy world. Anything could happen. You're not safe."
First Coast News