One Week and Two Tragedies
I am of course referring to the Travyon Martin decision and the untimely death of Cory Monteith. Now, it could be because I have been under the weather but both have me emotional today. First the case of George Zimmerman. Why did the "stand your ground" law apply to him and ...read more
How is Mark Sanford a Serious Candidate for Anything?
In about a week, South Carolina will pick between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch. As we all know, when Mark Sanford was governor of South Carolina, he vanished for a week -- after telling staff he was off hiking the Appalachian Trail, a lie they repeated to the press. ...read more
Oh, South Carolina, Won't You Ever Learn?
My mother has told me a joke she heard from someone when she went to South Carolina. The SC resident and native told her, "South Carolina; too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental institution." I have spent some time in the Palmetto State and like it a lot but ...read more
New Evidence: Police Initially Doubted George Zimmerman's Version of Events
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 ...read more
George Zimmerman to be Released on $150,000 Bond
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 ...read more
George Zimmerman to be Charged for Shooting Trayvon Martin
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 ...read more
Mayor Says Police Resisted Release of Trayvon Martin 911 Tapes
The mayor of the city where Trayvon Martin was killed says he overruled police and prosecutors who opposed the release of tapes of 911 calls, telling them: “We're not here to hide anything.” Jeff Triplett, who is a senior vice president at United Legacy Bank and part-time ...read more
Department of Justice Opens Probe into Killing of Teenager Trayvon Martin
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 ...read more