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  • George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks

    07/21/2017 8:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Hal Boedeker
    Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict — one that sparked protests across the country — and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. “People don’t understand you have to follow the law,” juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. “They give directions to the jury, and you follow that.” Rivera (known as juror B-29 during the trial), Amy Tronolone (D-40) and Christine Barry (B-51) appear in “The Jury Speaks: George Zimmerman” at 9 p.m. Monday on Oxygen. The series also talks to jurors in the trials of...
  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous Aeronautical Science Degree

    05/14/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2017 | WSVN
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids

    01/29/2017 12:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    USA Today | January 29, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/29/trayvon-martins-parents-five-years-after-his-shooting-weigh-political-bids-trump-race-justice/97185846/
  • People Are Honoring Trayvon Martin's Birthday On Social Media

    02/05/2017 8:53:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | February 5, 2017 | De Elizabeth
    Almost five years ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a "neighborhood watch" member as he walked home from a convenience store where he had purchased a juice drink and a package of Skittles. George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon, believed him to be "possibly dangerous" because of his race and the fact that he was wearing a hoodie. Trayvon's murder – and Zimmerman's eventual acquittal – incited nation-wide outrage and was part of launching the powerful Black Lives Matter movement. To this day, Trayvon's name serves as a reminder of the progress that is necessary in...
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Sign Book Deal (Exclusive)

    09/29/2016 8:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Andy Lewis
    Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killing sparked a national firestorm about white violence against African-Americans, are writing a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the multicultural imprint being rebooted by editor Christopher Jackson, who announced the project in an interview with THR.
  • George Zimmerman punched in face for allegedly bragging about killing Trayvon Martin

    08/04/2016 8:57:10 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 48 replies
    WFTV9-ABC ^ | 4 August
    The man who said he shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense said he was punched in the face while he was talking to people at a restaurant in Sanford over the weekend. George Zimmerman and a friend called 911 after a man accusing him of bragging about the fatal shooting punched him in the face, authorities said. Channel 9 obtained the calls made by George Zimmerman and his friend. 911 dispatcher: “What started the argument?” Zimmerman: “He recognized me. He told me he was going to kill me he told me he'd (expletive) shoot me and he punched me...
  • George Zimmerman punched for bragging about Trayvon Martin’s death: cops

    08/04/2016 4:02:45 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jackie Salo
    George Zimmerman — who was acquitted of killing an unarmed black teen — said he was punched in the face for allegedly bragging about the fatal shooting. Zimmerman called 911 to report that he was assaulted by a man at a restaurant in Sanford, Florida, over the weekend where he was discussing the 2012 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, 32, told authorities the man approached his table and said: “You’re bragging about that?” and punched him.
  • Bill Clinton and Trayvon Martin's mother headline DNC speakers

    07/15/2016 12:10:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Bill Clinton and Trayvon Martin's mother headline DNC speakers Ivan Levingston | @IvanLevingston 1 Hour Ago CNBC.com Hillary Clinton hugs Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, as she attends the third annual Circle of Mothers conference on May 21, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Getty Images Hillary Clinton hugs Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, as she attends the third annual Circle of Mothers conference on May 21, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When Democrats gather...
  • Trayvon Martin Murder Is What’s Wrong With Criminal Justice System!

    06/30/2016 1:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Matters US ^ | June 30, 2016
    An activist, writer, and investigative researcher, Gina McGill, tells the truth about Trayvon Martin’s murder Everyone has heard about Trayvon Martin and his dreadful death at the hands of George Zimmerman. However, the murder cover-up and what Zimmerman actually did has not been told in any mainstream media. Gina McGill researched it all and wrote a strong book titled “State of Florida v. Trayvon Martin (A Murder Cover-Up & Obtaining Justice).” Today we are talking about the book and the murder itself....
  • Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $120k

    05/18/2016 11:18:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | David K. Li
    The gun used by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to kill unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has sold at auction for over $120,000, according to reports. The last bid on the auction site United Gun Group was for $138,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel. TMZ reported its sources saying the last bid was phony, but that the weapon did sell for over $120,000. Zimmerman’s efforts to hawk the infamous weapon have been hampered by fake bids submitted by those offended by crass sale.
  • User Named ‘Racist McShootFace’ Hijacks Zimmerman Gun Auction, Hikes Up Price to $65 Million

    05/13/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    George Zimmerman‘s gun sale attempt isn’t going very well. After having to move his online auction to a new site once already, the bidding on the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin seems to have been taken over by trolls determined to remind Zimmerman of his infamy. Despite his not-guilty verdict for the death of Martin four years ago, Zimmerman is a pariah to many for his apparent non-regret for the incident, and a myriad of controversial statements from him since then. Zimmerman posted the gun to be sold on United Gun Group, but the auction seems to have been taken...
  • Auction for gun that killed Trayvon Martin possibly hijacked

    05/13/2016 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 7:36 AM EDT | Frieda Frisaro
    Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin appeared to have been hijacked by fake accounts posting astronomically high bids. At one point early Friday, the bidding surpassed $65 million with the leading bidder using the screen name “Racist McShootFace.” The site later showed that account had been deleted. Other screen names of bidders on the site included “Donald Trump,” “shaniqua bonifa” and “Tamir Rice,” the name of a black 12-year-old who was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014 while playing with a pellet gun. The website...
  • Online auction halted for gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

    05/12/2016 1:34:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/12/16 | ap
    An online auction appears to have been halted for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. ADVERTISEMENT The weapon was removed from the GunBroker.com website Thursday, minutes after the auction was to begin. It was not immediately clear why the website took down the listing. Zimmerman had told Orlando, Florida, TV station WOFL that the pistol was returned to him by the U.S. Justice Department, which took it after he was acquitted in Martin's 2012 shooting death. The auction for the 9 mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol was to begin...
  • 'Ballad of Trayvon Martin' opening at Philly theater

    05/12/2016 12:52:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    AP ^ | May 11, 2016 | Associated Press
    Trayvon Martin has often been in the thoughts of playwright and activist Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj in the four years since the 17-year-old unarmed black boy was shot and killed after a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. He has wondered about Martin's dreams, his life and the moments before he died.
  • George Zimmerman gun up for auction

    05/12/2016 3:42:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 5/12/16 | Valerie Boey
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auctio
  • Old questions resurface as Attorney General Pam Bondi endorses Trump

    03/19/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 52 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | Mar 14. 2016 | By Michael Auslen
    TALLAHASSEE Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday became the first big-name Republican official in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president. At a rally in her hometown of Tampa, the state’s top legal officer — the woman Trump called “the most popular person in Florida, by far” — praised the Republican front runner as an outsider who will keep Americans safe. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article65995972.html#storylink=cpy
  • Debating the Zimmerman Verdict: Gawker's Tom Scocca vs Slate's Will Saletan

    07/16/2013 5:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate's The Slatest ^ | July 16, 2013 | Josh Voorhees
    In the red corner we have Gawker's Tom Scocca, who argues that regardless of the not-guilty verdict reached by a Florida jury this past weekend, George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin. To believe otherwise, he wrote shortly before the trial ended, more or less makes you a racist: "This is what the real dispute is: do you believe that a 17-year-old black person counts the same as any other human being? The local cops did not, which is why the case turned into a national scandal to begin with. George Zimmerman did not. Trayvon Martin was walking along, heading home from...
  • Rick Scott officially being floated as a potential VP choice for Donald Trump

    02/23/2016 3:38:09 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 85 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2-23-2016 | Mitch Perry
    On Monday, Rick Scott said he wasn’t ready to endorse in the Florida Presidential Primary election on March 15, but there are those who believe he might be leaning towards Donald Trump. That speculation was sparked last month, when Scott penned an op-ed in USA Today, a column in which he wrote very favorably about the New York City business mogul. I know Donald Trump personally, and while I currently have no plans to endorse a candidate before Florida’s March presidential primary, there is no doubt that Donald is a man who speaks and tweets his mind freely. But I...
  • Man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman denied bond

    12/12/2015 7:34:09 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 20 replies
    News96.5 WDBO ^ | December 10, 2015 | Unknown
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Seminole County judge denied a bond request Thursday afternoon for a man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman. During the hearing, Matthew Apperson's attorney argued his client should be granted bond, because Apperson has high blood pressure and back pain. Apperson was arrested in May for an attempted second-degree murder charge. He's accused of shooting at Zimmerman as the two drove in separate vehicles along Lake Mary Boulevard. In October, Apperson was found guilty in an unrelated public urination case, for which he served 60 days in jail. "He was on bond for a very...
  • George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

    09/28/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/28/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man who shot and killed Martin three years ago also gave out an apparent stranger's phone number, referring "all media inquiries" to the unsuspecting man.