George Zimmerman, the self-declared head of a neighbourhood watch in a gated Florida community who stalked, confronted and then killed African American teenager Trayvon Martin, walked out of a Sanford, Florida, courtroom on July 13 a free man.
He was acquitted of all charges in Martin's death in February last year -- both the initial indictment for second-degree murder and the prosecutors' "compromise" charge of manslaughter -- by a jury without any Black person on it.
The decision has sparked widespread anger and protests across the United States. People took to the streets in New York on July 14 to protest Zimmerman's acquittal. Photos of the protest below are by Edward Leavy.