(The Wrap) MSNBC host Al Sharpton called the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict “an atrocity,” echoing the opinions of many who said Saturday’s verdict devalued the lives of young black men.

“This is an atrocity,” Sharpton said. “This is probably one of the worst situations I have ever seen.”

Sharpton went on to call the verdict a “a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this country,” and called it “a sad day in the country.”

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