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Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

Mark Your Calendars: Trial Date Set for George Zimmerman

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:15PM

The journey to bring Zimmerman to justice has been a long one.

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George Zimmerman's Lawyers Expected to Ask for New Bond Hearing

George Zimmerman’s Lawyers Expected to Ask for New Bond Hearing

by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 11:10AM

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting teenager Trayvon Martin returned to jail over the weekend after a judge revoked his bond on Friday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Judge Revokes Bail for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Case

Judge Revokes Bail for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Case

by Jorge Rivas on June 1 2012, 3:04PM

Zimmerman is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Martin, 17, in February.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Why Didn't Florida's Stand-Your-Ground Ethics Apply to Marissa Alexander? [Reader Forum]

Why Didn’t Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground Ethics Apply to Marissa Alexander? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 21 2012, 8:57AM

Readers discuss the race politics of Alexander’s 20-year sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin Autopsy Said He Had Weed in His System -- So What?

Trayvon Martin Autopsy Said He Had Weed in His System — So What?

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 10:40AM

Police determined that Martin’s death was ultimately “avoidable” if Zimmerman had obeyed a dispatcher’s instructions.

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Zimmerman's Medical Report Shows Broken Nose After Shooting

Zimmerman’s Medical Report Shows Broken Nose After Shooting

by Jorge Rivas on May 16 2012, 10:48AM

The three page document compiled by Zimmerman’s family physician could be used as evidence by his defense team.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Won't Have to Turn Over $200K He Raised in Donations

George Zimmerman Won’t Have to Turn Over $200K He Raised in Donations

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2012, 12:05PM

Zimmerman said he couldn’t afford his $150,000 bond. But it turns out he was sitting on a pile of money.

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Sanford Stands by Disgraced Police Chief in Trayvon Martin Case

by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 12:46PM

City commission rejects Bill Lee’s Monday resignation.

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Sanford Police Chief Resigns Amid Criticism of Trayvon Martin Case

Sanford Police Chief Resigns Amid Criticism of Trayvon Martin Case

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2012, 2:35PM

Bill Lee Jr., the embattled chief of the Sanford Police Department, has resigned his position

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman's Bail Set at $150K, Apologizes to Martin Family

George Zimmerman’s Bail Set at $150K, Apologizes to Martin Family

by Jorge Rivas on April 20 2012, 12:01PM

“I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son,” Zimmerman told the parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, who were in the Sanford, Florida, court.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Michelle Obama Calls Trayvon Martin Death 'Tremendous Loss' [Audio]

Michelle Obama Calls Trayvon Martin Death ‘Tremendous Loss’ [Audio]

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2012, 4:24PM

First lady Michelle Obama says the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida is a “tremendous loss” and that all Americans “have to rally around that piece of it.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

National Poll Shows U.S. Divided by Race in Trayvon Martin Case

National Poll Shows U.S. Divided by Race in Trayvon Martin Case

by Jorge Rivas on April 13 2012, 12:57PM

Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African-Americans saying he was unjustly killed, while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Five Myths About Crime in Black America--and the Statistical Truths Infographic

Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

by Hatty Lee, Shani O. Hilton on April 13 2012, 8:47AM

Trayvon Martin’s killing stirred many debates about crime surrounding black men. It also kicked up many familiar misconceptions, like the idea that black-on-black crime is uniquely bad. Hatty Lee’s infographic breaks down the realities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Court Affidavit: 'Zimmerman Confronted Martin'

George Zimmerman Court Affidavit: ‘Zimmerman Confronted Martin’

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 3:40PM

At the hearing Judge Herr said “Zimmerman confronted Martin,” an action that’s been widely debated by lawyers on both sides.

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Trayvon's Mom on Zimmerman Shooting: 'I Believe it was an Accident'

Trayvon’s Mom on Zimmerman Shooting: ‘I Believe it was an Accident’

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2012, 11:53AM

When the host asked what she would tell Zimmerman if she came face to face with him, Fulton said she thought a person should apologize if they are remorseful. Then she said she believed it was an accident and things got out of control.

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Lawyer Says Zimmerman Can't Go To 7-11 Safely. The 7-11 Where Trayvon Bought Skittles? [Video]

Lawyer Says Zimmerman Can’t Go To 7-11 Safely. The 7-11 Where Trayvon Bought Skittles? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 8:07PM

George Zimmerman’s new attorney Mark O’Mara just said he can’t imagine what it’s like to hated like his client and not be able to do things like go to 7-11.

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Trayvon's Mother: 'I Want to Say Thank You From My Heart to Your Heart'

Trayvon’s Mother: ‘I Want to Say Thank You From My Heart to Your Heart’

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 6:56PM

“I want to thank God. We simply wanted an arrests, we wanted nothing more and nothing less, and we got it. And I say Thank You,” Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton said at a press conference.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Trayvon Martin Shooting

Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder in Trayvon Martin Shooting

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 6:06PM

George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin is being charged with murder in the 2nd Degree, Angela B. Corey, the special prosecutor, said on Wednesday at a press conference held in Jacksonville, Florida. Corey also noted Zimmerman is in custody.

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Zimmerman to be Charged in Trayvon Martin Shooting, Official Says

Zimmerman to be Charged in Trayvon Martin Shooting, Official Says

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 2:24PM

Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a law enforcement official close to the investigation tells the Washington Post.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman Losing Weight and 'Over the Edge,' Martin Family Afraid He's a Flight Risk

Zimmerman Losing Weight and ‘Over the Edge,’ Martin Family Afraid He’s a Flight Risk

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2012, 1:54PM

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Martin’s family, says his legal team had always warned that George Zimmerman may “become a flight risk,” but that they are specially concerned now that nobody knows where Zimmerman is.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin