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At Miami's Trayvon Protests, Confusion Over Verdict and A Plea For Justice (Photos)

Dozens of news vans surrounded Arthur Jackson III's church on Sunday, but the TV crews didn't stick around long when the pastor announced that Trayvon Martin's mother wasn't coming. Sybrina Fulton didn't show up at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church's services because she was still processing George Zimmerman's acquittal.

The church was filled to capacity and its main stage undulated under a filter of waving, cardboard fans. Jackson III lectured in his Kobe Bryant tee, comparing himself to Job, Christianity's patron saint of unanswered questions. "To be honest, Church, I don't have an answer," he said. "We can't trust lawyers, but we can still trust the Lord."

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Allie Conti was a fellow at Miami New Times and a staff writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach, where her writing won awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. She's now the senior staff writer at Vice and a contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic.