LOS ANGELES — In reaction to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder case, the Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles and the Black Women Lawyers Association held an event in the heart of south Los Angeles last week to offer legal, tactical, and moral insights into racial profiling of young black men by private citizens and law enforcement. Abstract notions of what panelists framed as "common sense versus common decency" got very real when a 14-year-old resident of Studio City tearfully told his story about being stopped by police.
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