Created: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:42:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:10:49 EST
The debate on the jury's verdict in the Zimmerman trial rages on with several demonstrations planned or in the planning stages across the country. The verdict was the hot topic of discussion in Harrell's and Son Barbershop in Macon.
"No other race can speak on being profiled as a black young African American male because you don't know what it is to be in our shoes," says Brandon Harris.
Harris is a barber in Macon. He says he believes the black outcry can only be understood by blacks.
"I think a lot of African Americans are really upset because they know the profiling we go through," he said.
A self proclaimed victim of profiling, Harris believes Zimmerman profiled Martin and Saturday's not guilty verdict was an eye opener.
"It's really hard not to play the race card," said Harris. "You don't always want to play the race card but what other motive was it behind it."
Fellow barber Dual Harrell agrees and says the prosecution dropped the ball.
"I felt like they didn't do their best," he said.
"They didn't present enough evidence to get a plea for the second degree murder," said customer Javerus Hogan. "I don't feel like they pressed the issues on all his flaws."
The verdict is in and Zimmerman is a free man. Talk is now on how to prevent another Trayvon Martin. Harris, who is also a young father says he doesn't have the answer.
"It's hard to say what can you teach your children because I don't feel like he was doing nothing wrong," said Harris. "The boy was coming home from going to the store at a decent time of the hour."
Robert Zimmerman says his brother George will have to live the rest of his life looking over his shoulder. Harris says he will now have to live in Trayvon's shoes.
"The whole America is about to pass judgement on him."