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    Too easy for us to act as armchair jurors

    Before everyone complains about the George Zimmerman trial, let us just remember this. In the American justice system a man must be convicted by a jury of his peers, NOT the media. Not only does one have to be convicted, but one has to be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

    While I do not know whether Zimmerman acted in self-
    defense or went out to kill Trayvon Martin, none of us armchair jurors does either. Only Zimmerman knows.

    Vance Gates

    Melrose