Posted on Jun 27, 2012

New Evidence: Police Initially Doubted George Zimmerman’s Version of Events

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From the Huff Post: A new trove of evidence released by the Florida state attorney prosecuting George Zimmerman for second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin reveals the extent to which law enforcement doubted Zimmerman’s early claims of self-defense. “His actions are inconsistent with those of a person who has stated he was in fear of another subject,” an investigator wrote in an early report on the Feb....

Posted on Apr 21, 2012

George Zimmerman to be Released on $150,000 Bond

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The neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in central Florida, could soon be released from custody after a judge set a $150,000 bond that will let him get out of jail while he awaits trial. George Zimmerman apologized in court Friday to Martin’s family for shooting the 17-year-old boy in a confrontation that has riveted the nation and sparked intense discussions about race...

Posted on Apr 11, 2012

George Zimmerman to be Charged for Shooting Trayvon Martin

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CBS News has confirmed that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be charged in the February shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. State Attorney Angela Corey is scheduled to hold a news conference at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the state attorney’s office in Jacksonville, Florida related to the Martin investigation. According to a senior law enforcement official, Corey is expected to announce that Zimmerman will...

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

Spike Lee the Idiot

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By Ben Cohen: I like Spike Lee’s movies, and I generally respect Spike Lee. He sometimes wades in on sensitive race issues with thoughtless and questionable comments, but his intelligence, talent and willingness to challenge conventional stereotypes with art has, I believe, had a positive impact on debate in America. His contribution to the film industry and American culture is immense and he is rightfully regarded as an icon....

Posted on Mar 20, 2012

Department of Justice Opens Probe into Killing of Teenager Trayvon Martin

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The US Department of Justice has announced an investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida in February. Trayvon Martin, 17, was killed by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, while walking through a gated community in a suburb of Orlando. Mr Zimmerman says he was acting in self-defence. Rallies were held on Monday to demand his arrest, and an online petition has more than 500,000...