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Topic - J.D. Patterson
As a jury weighs the fate of accused murderer George Zimmerman, leaders in Sanford, Fla., and beyond are pleading for calm but also preparing for violence as one of the most racially charged trials in recent U.S. history draws to a close.
"Riots are not acceptable, and riots are not expected," said Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson said earlier this week, speaking from the pulpit of Miami's Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church, according to Miami's CBS-4 TV.