The Verdict

Readers weigh in on the Zimmerman case

"Time Decided At The Last Minute To Make This The Cover--Why?" That was Bob Schieffer's question for Time Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer, co-author of the July 29 cover story "After Trayvon," during a Face the Nation panel discussion on the George Zimmerman trial. Our answer: because it's driving the national conversation. Maya Angelou and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter both contributed to our cover package, and many readers weighed in as well. Jeff Hanna of Fresno, Calif., praised Nutter's piece on urban violence, "Stopping the Slaughter," calling him "the only commentator ... NOT to sidestep the uncomfortable fact that thousands of...

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