5 Things That Haven’t Changed Since Trayvon Martin’s Death [PHOTOS]
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On Feb. 26, 2012, the high schooler was gunned down by George Zimmerman who was at the time a volunteer neighborhood watch captain.
Stand Your Ground Cemetery Editorial Cartoon [PHOTO]
This powerful and thought provoking editorial cartoon is courtesy of the Miami Herald‘s Jim Morin. It originally ran on February 13, 2014 and shows the deadly consequences of the stand-your-ground law in Florida.
Jury Unable To Convict Michael Dunn Of Murdering Unarmed Teen
A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty on four out of five charges Saturday (Feb. 15), stemming from the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Dunn was found guilty on three counts of attempted murder and a single count of firing a gun into a vehicle, but the jury could not come to a conclusion on whether […]
Black Woman Jailed For Firing Warning Shot Free On Bond For Thanksgiving
Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman jailed after reportedly firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, has been freed from prison on bond based on certain conditions. Alexander is still awaiting trial in the “stand your ground” case, but she was able to spend the holidays with her children for the first time in three […]
Retrial Ordered For Jailed Black Woman In Florida “Stand Your Ground” Case
Marissa Alexander, a jailed Florida woman who argued the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law as defense after firing a shot at her abusive husband, will now receive a new trial. An appeals court judge has decided to grant Alexander a new trial based on findings that the jury instructions on what stands as self-defense may […]
Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Checks NYPD’s Stop & Frisk [VIDEO]
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.
Zimmerman Verdict Brightens Light On Florida Woman Sentenced To 20 Years Over Warning Shot [VIDEO]
The world’s mixed reaction to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict has shone a light on Marrissa Alexander, a Florida mom sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, Rico Gray. During a CNN interview Alexander spoke on the abuse she endured. “He choked me, he pushed me fully into the tub. He pushed […]
Stevie Wonder To Boycott Performing In Florida & Any State With ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
Even Stevie Wonder can see that the justice system let Trayvon Martin down. On Sunday (July 14), the renowned singer announced during a performance that he plans to boycott Florida or any other state that has “Stand Your Ground” laws.
Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty
A Florida jury has found George Zimmerman not guilty. The group deliberated for several hours before coming to a conclusion Saturday (July 13).
George Zimmerman Trial, Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies [LIVE STREAM]
George Zimmerman is on day three of his second-degree murder trial in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s attorney kicked off the trial at the top of the week, stumbling during opening statements by making a “knock-knock joke.”
George Zimmerman Waves Right To “Stand Your Ground” Hearing [VIDEO]
When George Zimmerman goes to trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a key component will no longer be at the forefront of his defense. Zimmerman appeared in a Florida courtroom Tuesday (April 30), where he waved his right to a “stand your ground” hearing.
George Zimmerman Drops Bid For “Stand Your Ground” Hearing
George Zimmerman has abandoned his quest to have a “stand your ground” hearing. Lawyers for the accused killer surprised the court today by announcing the decision to bypass the hearing which could have absolved him of second degree murder charges.
Trayvon Martin: A Retrospective Look At The Case 1 Year Later [PHOTOS]
The tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of volunteer night watchman George Zimmerman occurred exactly a year ago today in a Florida suburb. Over the last 365 days, details surrounding the case have slowly been trickling to the public. As new developments continue to arise, there are still a host of unanswered […]
Trayvon Martin’s Mother Joins Democratic Lawmakers In Fight To End “Stand Your Ground”
Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin is not giving up on her fight to end Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Fulton, Sen. Dwight Bullard, and Rep. Al Williams appeared at a press conference at the state capitol yesterday, calling for the law to be repealed.
Hearing Date In George Zimmerman Case Set For Trayvon Martin’s 18th Birthday
February 5 will be a bitter–sweet day for the parents of Trayvon Martin. The day is scheduled for accused killer George Zimmerman’s next court hearing, but it also marks what would’ve been the teen’s 18th birthday.
10 Things To Know About The “Stand Your Ground” Law [PHOTOS]
Florida has been launched into the international spotlight thanks to its controversial “stand your ground” law following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. In February, the teen was shot by George Zimmerman who used the defense to explain taking the teen’s life.