Eleven lives that were cut short for no good reason.
Benjamin Crump has been representing young black victims of alleged police violence, and their families, for years. “These families want a fighter. It’s hard for them to fight because they’re in the middle of grieving.”
Jeff Triplett, the part-time mayor of the town where Trayvon Martin was shot, says the Justice Department saved the day in Sanford.
People in the local community aren’t really sure what to make of it.
“At 19, everything seemed possible and life seemed infinite. It was like just being born.”
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.
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.”
“It’s time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it,” the rapper said at the American Music Awards.
Theodore P. Wafer, 54, faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.
“This is another teenager who should be living their life and pursuing their dreams and aspirations and instead there are grieving parents who are left empty because of another senseless act of gun violence.”
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.
The episode dove into the issues of race, profiling, fear, and self-defense, while throwing in stop-and-frisk for good measure.
“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.
“I truly forgive him. I pray for him. And I pray that he gets off the police force,” Georgia Ferrell said of the police officer who shot and killed her son. “You took a piece of my heart that I can never get back.”
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.”
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.
“Trayvon Martin was likelier to have been one of those kids who killed Delbert Belton than to have been an innocent victim like him.”
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.”