America's Emotional Response to the Zimmerman Verdict
Arts & Culture
The country has been waiting. When the trial started it had been a year and a half since George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. Then there was a month of jury selection, legal arguments, and testimony. And finally, after 16 hours of jury deliberation, the not-guilty verdict crashed down. Disbelief, anger, and a little hope have filled the nation's streets, from Times Square to the Los Angeles freeway show Trayvon Martin protests show that the fight for justice is not over.
Buckling under the mass exodus of local industry, high unemployment and crime rates, and what many call a long-standing mismanagement of funds, Detroit is said to be as much as $20 billion in debt.
Detroit's bankruptcy itself is controversial. Some believe a federal bailout is in order, and others are concerned about the bankruptcy's long-term effects. The right move, if there is one, just isn't clear yet. But the city's remaining residents deserve an answer.
The following photos, taken over recent years, show what Detroit's decline looks like on the ground. With many of its neighborhoods emptied, the city still stands, defiant, waiting to be rebuilt.