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Winner of Trayvon Martin Look-Alike Contest to Receive Prize

Winner of Trayvon Martin Look-Alike Contest to Receive Prize

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2012, 1:47PM

A Topeka teenager is scheduled to receive an award on Friday for winning a Trayvon Martin Look-Alike contest.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Trayvon Martin's Parents Launch Fund to Fight Stand Your Ground Laws

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Launch Fund to Fight Stand Your Ground Laws

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 5:22PM

The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin have launched a new fund and political committee to “Stand Your Ground” laws across the country.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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.

Topics: /NOW, Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin's Dad has a Moving Message for Father's Day

Trayvon Martin’s Dad has a Moving Message for Father’s Day

by Jorge Rivas on June 14 2012, 1:56PM

This Father’s Day, join Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, and add your name to this national petition demanding that all “Stand Your Ground” laws be repealed.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Infographic: How Quickly 'Stand Your Ground' Spread Nationwide

Infographic: How Quickly ‘Stand Your Ground’ Spread Nationwide

by Jorge Rivas on June 8 2012, 1:17PM

MotherJones looks at how years before Trayvon Martin was killed, gun lobbyists conspired to give Stand Your Ground shooters immunity everywhere.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Florida: 73 Percent Who Shoot Blacks and Use 'Stand Your Ground' Walk

Florida: 73 Percent Who Shoot Blacks and Use ‘Stand Your Ground’ Walk

by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 2:26PM

The state law that gained the spotlight in the Trayvon Martin case has seen a higher percentage of people go free after a black person is killed than after the victim is white.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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

Is ALEC on the Ropes? As Companies Flee, Critics Target IRS

Is ALEC on the Ropes? As Companies Flee, Critics Target IRS

by Kai Wright on April 23 2012, 11:37AM

Another bad day for the secretive conservative group that’s spread pro-corporate and Tea Party-style legislation around the country. Common Cause challenges its tax exempt status.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

ALEC Scraps Voter ID and 'Kill at Will' Task Force

ALEC Scraps Voter ID and ‘Kill at Will’ Task Force

by Brentin Mock on April 17 2012, 1:06AM

ALEC finally cuts loose its task force responsible for popularizing legislation that obstructs voting rights and allows gun owners to kill at will.

Topics: ALEC, Voting Rights, Politics

Activist Challenges Georgia 'Kill at Will' Law in Federal Suit

Activist Challenges Georgia ‘Kill at Will’ Law in Federal Suit

by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 3:49PM

Lawsuit says African Americans have disproportionate chance to be killed under kill at will laws.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

As Millions Fight for Trayvon Martin, Kill at Will Laws Flourish

As Millions Fight for Trayvon Martin, Kill at Will Laws Flourish

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2012, 10:37AM

Zimmerman is invoking Florida’s “kill at will” laws. Can the criminal justice system, which has failed communities of color, deliver for Trayvon Martin’s family?

Topics: Trayvon Martin

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

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