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Trayvon's Parents Accept Geraldo's Hoodie Apology, Still Must Defend Son

Trayvon’s Parents Accept Geraldo’s Hoodie Apology, Still Must Defend Son

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 2:14PM

The apology was reminiscent to an apology made last week by Rivera which apologized for causing offense but not for his initial statements.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Forensic Experts Say Screams on 911 Call Are Not George Zimmerman's

Forensic Experts Say Screams on 911 Call Are Not George Zimmerman’s

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2012, 9:31AM

Two of the nations leading forensic voice identification experts say it was not George Zimmerman who was heard crying for help in the 911 call recordings in the moments before Trayvon Martin was killed.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Shooting Becomes First Story to Surpass Election Coverage in Media

Trayvon Shooting Becomes First Story to Surpass Election Coverage in Media

by Jorge Rivas on March 30 2012, 2:44PM

While all three sectors of media were suddenly focused on the same event their focus varied. Blogs had a lot to with the role of race being part of the story.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Despite New Video, Zimmerman's Father Still Blames Trayvon Martin

Despite New Video, Zimmerman’s Father Still Blames Trayvon Martin

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2012, 11:20AM

Police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Worried About NYPD Spying? Go FOIL Yourself!

Worried About NYPD Spying? Go FOIL Yourself!

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 5:13PM

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund can help you file a Freedom of Information Law request to find out if the NYPD has been spying on you.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Spying

Sanford City Manager Asks Justice Department to Investigate Entire Police Department

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 2:32PM

The Trayvon Martin case is bringing more scrutiny on the Sanford Police Department.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Some Ask if Trayvon's Shooter Was Protected by Father, a Retired Judge

Some Ask if Trayvon’s Shooter Was Protected by Father, a Retired Judge

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2012, 9:55AM

The lead investigator in the Trayvon Martin case recommended his killer, George Zimmerman, be arrested. But he’s still a free man.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year Infographic

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year

by Hatty Lee on March 28 2012, 9:00AM

For all the talk of hoodies and school suspensions and who punched whom first, one thing stands above the rest in Trayvon Martin’s death: There was a gun involved, and that’s a terribly common feature in the deaths of young black men.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s Family Files Papers to Trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 3:26PM

Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton filed applications last week with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark two slogans associated with the 17-year-old: “I Am Trayvon,” and “Justice for Trayvon.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Howard University Men in Hoodies School You on Racial Profiling [Video]

Howard University Men in Hoodies School You on Racial Profiling [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 1:57PM

The Howard University men that are part of the Howard Students For Justice group created the video above that asks viewers to check their biases.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Trayvon Martin

For the First Time Ever, LAPD Probe Finds Officer Guilty of Racial Profiling

For the First Time Ever, LAPD Probe Finds Officer Guilty of Racial Profiling

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2012, 11:47AM

A white Los Angeles Police Department officer stopped Latino drivers because of their ethnicity, an internal Los Angeles Police Department investigation has found.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

You Got a Problem? Well, Now You Do

You Got a Problem? Well, Now You Do

by Kai Wright on March 27 2012, 10:11AM

Trayvon Martin was just 17, and maybe he hadn’t yet put together his strategy for dealing with life as the object of America’s nightmares. So he improvised and got killed. But he had it coming; he was born black and male in the U.S.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Kai Wright, Trayvon Martin

FBI Joins Investigation of Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death with Tire Iron in San Diego

FBI Joins Investigation of Iraqi Woman Beaten to Death with Tire Iron in San Diego

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2012, 6:21PM

El Cajon, CA police have not been able to identify a suspect in the gruesome murder that took the life of Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi mother of five who was beaten to death in her home.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Members of New York Legislature Wear Hoodies to Legislative Session [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2012, 5:20PM

New York State Senator Eric Adams and his colleagues honored Trayvon Martin on Monday by wearing hoodies to the March 26, 2012 Senate legislative session in Albany.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Police: Zimmerman Says Trayvon Martin Knocked Him Down, 'Slammed His Head Into Sidewalk'

Police: Zimmerman Says Trayvon Martin Knocked Him Down, ‘Slammed His Head Into Sidewalk’

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2012, 1:52PM

The Orlando Sentinel on Monday morning published the most detailed report to date of what authorities say happened one month ago today when George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Trayvon Martin's Classmates Continue to Demonstrate One Month After His Death [Video]

Trayvon Martin’s Classmates Continue to Demonstrate One Month After His Death [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on March 26 2012, 11:12AM

Students at the high school that Trayvon Martin attended continue to protest.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

'My First Thought Was, Run!' Share Your I Could Be Trayvon Story

‘My First Thought Was, Run!’ Share Your I Could Be Trayvon Story

by Dom Apollon on March 26 2012, 9:50AM

Trayvon Martin’s story triggered horrific memories for many black men in particular. Dom Apollon was moved to share his own frightening experience with being considered threatening, and created a Tumblr inviting others to do the same.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

What Does Real Justice For Trayvon Martin Look Like?

What Does Real Justice For Trayvon Martin Look Like?

by Channing Kennedy on March 26 2012, 8:51AM

Colorlines.com readers come together to discuss the path forward from the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, and the long history that brought us here.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Trayvon Martin

People of Color Go On Tumblr To Tell Their 'I Could Be Trayvon' Stories

People of Color Go On Tumblr To Tell Their ‘I Could Be Trayvon’ Stories

by Jorge Rivas on March 23 2012, 5:43PM

IcouldBeTrayvon.com asks visitors to share stories and pictures about being racially profiled and how that incident made them feel.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Miami Heat Tweets Team Pic of Hoodies To Support Trayvon Martin

Miami Heat Tweets Team Pic of Hoodies To Support Trayvon Martin

by Jorge Rivas on March 23 2012, 1:59PM

LeBron James tweeted the picture Friday morning.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW