Even before a verdict has been rendered, some supporters of Trayvon Martin are vowing violence if Zimmerman is acquitted of second-degree murder in the February 2012 shooting.
Here are some of the more tame tweets we found:
Either way, George Zimmerman is dead, guilty or not. He either gonna get killed in prison or someone is gonna kill him on the streets.
— Dee (@Dee_180) July 2, 2013
I wanna kill Zimmerman myself after watching 10 minutes of this trial 😤
— european pezzy (@noassistance) July 2, 2013
So should Zimmerman be concerned for his safety, or are these largely empty threats?
OutFront tonight: David Mattingly and CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem.