George Zimmerman's verdict in the Trayvon Martin case over the weekend had people across the country reacting on Twitter, including one Grey's Anatomy star who was very upset about the court's final ruling.
Actress Ellen Pompeo had strong words for those who ruled that Zimmerman is not guilty regarding the death of the 17-year-old. He was cleared of second-degree murder and manslaughter on July 13 for an incident that took place in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. The jury of six women, after deliberating for more than 15 hours over two days, found that Zimmerman justifiably used deadly force in killing Martin.
The same day that the verdict was announced, the TV star tweeted a message to the jurors in the case.
"To the jurors on the trayvon case SHAME ON YOU," Pompeo wrote. "May you never feel the heartbreak Trayvons family feels. How can you live with yourselves?"
To the jurors on the trayvon case SHAME ON YOU. May you never feel the heartbreak Trayvons family feels. How can you live with yourselves?
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) July 14, 2013
"At the end of this day at least we have free speech and everyone is entitled to their opinions. This is another example of gun violence," she continued on to say. "He did...I don't think anyone is disputing that. He got away with murder. I think we're on the same page here."
Pompeo not only expressed her own feelings on the matter, but also re-tweeted messages from others who shared her viewpoint. She re-tweeted a message by political commentator and television host Bill Maher, who said the ruling was expecting considering the legal system in America. He poked fun at the situation and wrote, "This is America waddya expect? The only thing u aren't allowed to kill in an instant is a fetus. Hey Zim, find another hobby now that u won."
This is America waddya expect? The only thing u aren't allowed to kill in an instant is a fetus. Hey Zim, find another hobby now that u won — Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 14, 2013
On Sunday, Pompeo re-tweeted a photo of the thousands of people that filled the streets of Times Square, N.Y. to protest the Zimmerman trial verdict. In the respective image, one person is seen holding up a picket sign that reads "Stop Racial Profiling."
Season 10 of Grey's Anatomy airs in the fall on ABC, Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET.