Marissa Alexander had been facing 60 years in prison for a firing a “warning shot” at her abusive husband, but will receive a much shorter sentence after pleading guilty.
People in the local community aren’t really sure what to make of it.
The man who was found not guilty of murder in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin will fight the rapper who promised to “f**k him right up,” according to TMZ. The fight promoter backtracked from announcing the fight on Trayvon’s birthday. Update: The fight has been canceled.
The AP has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the new artist. It’s been almost two years since Zimmerman shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman confirmed the account on his eBay listing for his original painting. His brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. also confirmed the account.
TheRealGeorgeZ on eBay, Zimmerman says he has found a “creative way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences.”
UPDATE: Zimmerman has been released from jail after posting a $9,000 bond. Just last week, the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin was cleared of domestic violence charges against his estranged wife. Now he’s accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
The film director is being taken to court by an elderly couple for tweeting their home address and claiming it was Zimmerman’s.
Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is changing its rules to state that volunteers may not carry firearms or pursue someone they think is suspicious.
Is this the most offensive Halloween costume ever?
Carrick High School decided to cancel the Trayvon Martin Day it had scheduled during homecoming. It has been replaced with Pirate Baseball Day.
“I think anyone would doubt that innocence because I don’t know the person that I’ve been married to,” his estranged wife, who is filing for divorce, said.
The conversation between a concerned citizen and Florida police chief took place in a series of emails, according to Think Progress. “Your reference to Sandy Hook…I agree.”
UPDATE: His wife decided not to press charges and he will not be arrested. In the 911 call, Shellie Zimmerman says George was threatening to shoot her and her father. Police said they didn’t find a gun at the scene.
Shellie Zimmerman says her husband felt invincible and was selfish and verbally abusive after he was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.
In an interview with Good Morning America last week, Shellie Zimmerman said their marriage was strained.
She said she wasn’t home the night of the shooting of Trayvon Martin because she’d had a fight with her husband.
Adding to the $902,000 that public agencies already spent on his murder trial.
The episode features Cybill Shepherd and actors from The Wire and Arrested Development and will reportedly be called “American Tragedy.”
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence video is titled “Stand Up to ‘Stand Your Ground.’” The Coalition took some creative liberty with their reenactment.
Many see it as powerful and effective, while others think it goes too far.
“The unfortunate reality is that there is a description, there is a profile out there of what a criminal is, and you fit the description,” said attorney Jamal Hicks.
Ebony magazine got a dig in at the Tea Party and Twitter did the rest.
“Little black boy wonders, vanish every day. But there seems not enough copper in our field to vanish that away.”
“I hope you enjoy this brief tribute to the ways that Black men see themselves and each other.”
The police report lists him as a white male.
Maddy, juror B29, says she was almost the juror to send the trial to a hung jury. But in the end, the evidence and Florida law did not favor a guilty verdict.
He also gave details about the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which seeks to advocate against senseless crime and gun violence, mentor boys and educate about Florida laws.
After reports that Zimmerman saved a family from an overturned car, Twitter users imagined his other feats. “Zimmerman was able to save both Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes #ThanksGeorge.”