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Leonard Pitts: White fear trumps black life

“You can get killed just for living in your American skin.”

February 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Guns offer the illusion of protection

A mass shooting — another mass shooting — hit the news this week, and any sense of shock is gone. Such rampant killing is no longer an anomaly. The disbelief has given way to inevitability. There is no sense of what the hell is happening to our world, no outrage that we have allowed a societ…

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

AZ legislators willing to revisit 'stand your ground'

PHOENIX - Some Arizona lawmakers are willing to take another look at the state's "stand your ground" law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and trial in Florida. But they are deeply divided about whether the statute needs revision.

July 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

George Zimmerman helped 4 out of wrecked SUV, officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle in central Florida last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, officials said Monday.

July 22, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

Guest Column: We all must learn from Zimmerman case

The Zimmerman case is a tragic situation. But it has nothing to do with the concept of "stand your ground."

July 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Where was the race bias? Nowhere. The jury has spoken

"No justice, no peace" chants the telegenic mob. In a civilized society, however, where the mob doesn't rule, justice is defined by the verdict that follows a fair trial. It's the best that humans can do.

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

As passions cool after Zimmerman verdict, it's time to ask tough questions

It is easy to understand how everyone in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case feels.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer: Fla. case doesn't change her mind on 'stand your ground'

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday nothing in the death of Trayvon Martin or the acquittal of George Zimmerman of murder charges gives her second thoughts about having signed Arizona's own "stand your ground" law.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

It's clear what stalked Trayvon down that night

Let us give the jury the benefit of the doubt. Let us assume that, within the narrow constraints of the evidence at hand and Florida's bizarre gun laws, six good women rendered the only verdict they could Saturday night in acquitting George Zimmerman of murder and manslaughter in the killing…

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Jury did its job, but same can't be said of police

Jury did its job, but same can't be said of police

George Zimmerman was acquitted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Jury did its job, but same can't be said of police

Jury did its job, but same can't be said of police

The following editorial appeared Monday in the Chicago Tribune :

July 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

For N-word vs. cracker debate, here's a refresher course

The trial of George Zimmerman, accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, inevitably and quickly devolved into a contest of who is more racist - the victim or the accused?

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Real joke is a lawyer trying funny at a murder trial

When it comes to knock-knock jokes, it helps to be 5 years old: You can slap your head, roll your eyes, and run outside and play.

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Stand Your Ground laws a shaky basis for justice

The Trayvon Martin murder case will boil down to one claim known by mothers everywhere.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Two 'Project Hoodie' events set for next week in Tucson

Two "Project Hoodie" forums will be held in Tucson next week.

June 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Zimmerman must surrender; bond revoked in Trayvon Martin case

SANFORD, Fla. — A judge on Friday revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours, saying George Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set a…

June 01, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Zimmerman’s bond revoked, must surrender

SANFORD, Fla. — A judge on Friday revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours, saying George Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set a…

June 01, 2012 12:32 pmLoading…

George Zimmerman’s bail set at $150K

SANFORD, Florida — George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a judge ruled Friday during a hearing that saw Zimmerman apologize to Martin’s parents for the teenager’s death.

April 20, 2012 8:54 amLoading…

Arizona adopted 'stand your ground' law in '10 with little dissent (with poll)

PHOENIX - A little-noticed change in state law two years ago could leave Arizona vulnerable to the same kind of incident that resulted in the death of a Florida teen.

April 17, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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