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Trayvon Martin

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Escalating from words to bullets

In a time of instant communication — much of it reaction to what someone else did or said — deadly force is the most potent instant communication of all.

February 20, 2014 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…

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…
Florida jury finds Zimmerman not guilty

Florida jury finds Zimmerman not guilty

SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.

July 13, 2013 7:01 pm Related Loading…

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…

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…
Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

Second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after months of mounting tensions and protests across the country.

April 11, 2012 11:41 amLoading…

Some Hispanics want to tell more about background

WASHINGTON — A majority of Hispanics prefer to identify themselves according to their families’ countries of origin, rather than by the government’s suggested terms “Hispanic” or “Latino,” Pew Hispanic Center reported Wednesday.

April 04, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…
Trayvon Martin rally draws thousands

Trayvon Martin rally draws thousands

MIAMI — Political leaders, sport stars and entertainers were among several thousand people who gathered Sunday at a Miami rally to call for an arrest in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

April 01, 2012 5:55 pmLoading…

911 caller arrested in deadly police shooting

PASADENA, Calif. — Oscar Carrillo’s 911 call was clear: Two young men just robbed him of his computer and backpack. At least one of them had a gun and it was pointed in Carrillo’s face.

March 29, 2012 4:01 pmLoading…

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