Trayvon Martin‘s shooting death last year in Florida sparked a number of nationwide debates surrounding racial profiling. Over the weekend, the NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic was challenged by Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, who stated the practice unfairly targets people of color.
A Florida police officer was fired for using Trayvon Martin’s likeness as target practice during a training session in early April. Sgt. Ron King was let go Friday (April 12) after an internal investigation revealed that he gave the image to other officers to practice their aim.
Today marks an important day in the Zimmerman family history book. On April 11, 2012 George Zimmerman was arrested for the murder of Trayon Martin. In honor of the anniversary, the accused killer’s mother penned an open letter commemorating the day that the “justice system failed us as Americans.”
Lawyers for George Zimmerman filed a motion to delay the start of his second-degree murder trial Wednesday (Jan. 30), on grounds that they need more time to prepare. Zimmerman’s legal team claims that prosecutors haven’t been expedicious with the evidence needed to build a defense in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
A Florida judge gave George Zimmerman’s lawyers access to Trayvon Martin’s personal information, including school and social media records, Friday (Oct. 19). Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that Zimmerman’s defense team needs access to the information to determine whether or not the teen had a history of violence. “I think you’re entitled to those records,” […]
Lawyers for George Zimmerman are scheduled to appear in court Friday (Oct. 19), in hopes of seeking access to Trayvon Martin’s social media accounts, and school records. The purpose of viewing the teen’s personal information is unclear, but may be used to paint him as more of an aggressor than a victim.
George Zimmerman’s lawyer wants the public to know that when it comes to race, it was not a factor in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Mike O’Mara has tried his hardest to make it clear that, despite public opinion, his client did not shoot and kill the unarmed teen based on the color of his […]
The family of Trayvon Martin filed paperwork against the Retreat at Twin Lakes homeowners association, claiming monetary damages for the shooting death of the teenager, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, is named on the court documents filed last week by Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. The high school student was […]
George Zimmerman doesn’t want to be painted as a racist, so he has decided to play up his Hispanic side. The accused killer is biracial (half-Peruvian and half-White), and noted during his first television interview that he learned English as a second language. Clearly under the impression that a person must be white to be […]
The Sanford, Fla. police chief who was criticized for his handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting has been fired. In March, Police Chief Bill Lee stepped down from his position until things in the area “cooled off,” but the city just decided to go forward with his termination. “After much thoughtful discussion and deep consideration for the issues facing […]
George Zimmerman’s relationship with the Sanford Police Department predates the night that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was taken into custody after committing the murder but was released without so much as a slap on the wrist, and according to newly released video, the 28-year-old was treated like anything but a criminal.
George Zimmerman’s Myspace page proves what we already knew: he’s a racist. The accused killer’s page was unearthed by the Miami Herald, and has been authenticated by his lawyer, Mark O’Mara. Not surprisingly, the 28-year-old went on the site to spew his racist thoughts, back in 2005. Among his issues included disparaging feelings towards Mexicans.
George Zimmerman’s lawyer has some explaining to do. One week after the 28-year-old posted $150,000 bail comes word that he may have used contributions from his website to help pay the debt. The now defunct site received upwards of $200,000 in donations, a number which the accused killer’s lawyer, Mike O’Mara, says he was not […]
It’s been less than a month since Sanford, Fla. Police Chief Bill Lee decided to step down, but the city commissioner officially denied his request Monday (April 23). Lee announced in late March that he would be taking a leave of absence in light of the controversial shooting death of Trayvon Martin, however after the […]