"We know our system of justice is not perfect. It has made many mistakes in the past. But the President's call is to honor the verdict of this jury and this court and to work toward more justice in the future. We know examples of people who should have gone to prison that didn't [and] people who didn't go to prison that should, people that went that shouldn't have. And we just have to keep working on a better system." — Sen. Mary Landrieu, reacting to a Florida jury that acquitted George Zimmerman on a charge of second-degree murder stemming from the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The verdict sparked protests around the country, most of them peaceful, including a gathering of several hundred people in Washington Square Park.