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  • Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother, Mulling Run for Office

    06/14/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Afro ^ | Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO
    Months after campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Trayvon Martin’s mother is considering running for office herself, Miami news sources reported. “The only thing I can do is try,” Sybrina Fulton told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG. “And, I am not afraid to try.” Fulton spent part of 2016 campaigning for Clinton. In an op-ed she penned for CNN, Fulton explained she endorsed the former first lady because Clinton emphasized the Black Lives Matter movement and backed gun control efforts. George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watchman, killed Martin, Fulton’s 17-year-old son, five years ago in Sanford, Fla. A Florida jury later acquitted Zimmerman,...
  • Florida Expands Legal Protections for Those Who Fire a Gun in Self-Defense

    06/13/2017 12:57:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    NRA says law 'restores the right of the presumption of innocence and the right of self-defense'! On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law new legal protections for individuals who defend themselves with firearms. Senate Bill 128 shifts the burden of proof requirement from the accused to state prosecutors during certain legal proceedings when someone claims he fired a gun in self-defense. The law, which goes into effect immediately, requires that state prosecutors present evidence to overcome a defendant's claim that they employed a justifiable use of force. If the prosecutors can't show "clear and convincing evidence" that...
  • Missy Elliot's sample of Rachel Jeantel was a nod to Trayvon Martin

    05/24/2017 10:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mic ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jamilah King, senior staff writer
    Missy Elliot gave a subtle nod to Trayvon Martin with a sample in 2015's "WTF (Where They From)."(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The fact that was recently unearthed in a stunning profile for Elle by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones pointed out the excerpt from the profile out on Twitter on Thursday. The sample was the voice of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's teenage friend who was also the last person to speak to him just moments before he was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of criminal charges related to Martin's death, but it...
  • 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.
  • George Zimmerman of Humboldt County

    23-year old Kyle Zoellner, the man accused of stabbing Humboldt State University student David Lawson to death at an off campus party Easter weekend, was released from Eureka’s jail last Friday May 5th. Humboldt County judge Dale Reinholsten ruled that due to a lack of physical evidence, there was no need to require a trial. All charges against Zoellner were dropped.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram Leads United States into WW I

    04/06/2017 9:54:07 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 16 replies
    self | April 6 2017 | Self
    The Zimmerman Telegram finally prompted the decision Great Britain had been wishing for since the sinking of the Lusitania in May 1915. The text asked the Mexican government to enter the war on the side of Germany, if the U.S. declared war when Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare in February 1917. The German ambassador offered for them to make war and peace together, offered generous financial support, and to sustain an understanding Mexico was to reconquer the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The British were monitoring messages neutrals such as the U.S. and Sweden were improperly forwarding...
  • New play flips tragedy of Trayvon Martin on its head

    04/04/2017 9:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | April 4, 2017 | Colin Dabkowski
    In his new play "The Trial of Trayvon Martin," set to open April 6 in the Manny Fried Playhouse, Buffalo playwright Gary Earl Ross poses a simple question with a damning answer: What would have happened on Feb. 26, 2012 if the roles of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, whose deadly confrontation that evening helped to fuel a new movement for racial justice in America, had been switched? "Would Martin have been released because there was nothing to contradict his story?" Ross asked. "Or would he have been held until they found something to contradict his story?" Given what we...
  • 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...
  • Zimmerman's Attempted Assassin Sentenced to 20 Years for Attack

    10/23/2016 4:27:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Matthew Apperson has been convicted of attempted murder of George Zimmerman, firing a gun into a vehicle, and aggravated assault. The trial occurred in the same courtroom where Zimmerman was found not guilty by reason of self defense, in the killing of Trayvon Martin.  The sentence was handed down yesterday, on October 17th.  It is for a minimum of 20 years in prison. Apperson claimed self defense.  He said that as he was driving, Zimmerman accelerated, and that as he approached Zimmerman's vehicle from behind and to the right, he accessed his firearm, because he feared Zimmerman.  Then, as...
  • Matthew Apperson, the man who shot at George Zimmerman, gets 20 years in prison

    10/18/2016 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 11 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD-The Seminole County man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison. A Seminole County jury found Matthew Apperson, 37, guilty last month of attempted second-degree murder, armed aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson handed down the state-mandated minimum: 20 years for shooting at another person with a gun.
  • Matthew Apperson, the man who shot at George Zimmerman, sentenced to 20 years

    10/17/2016 10:27:46 AM PDT · by Godebert · 24 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    The Seminole County man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman as the two drove down Lake Mary Boulevard in separate vehicles was sentenced today to 20 years in prison. A Seminole County jury found 38-year-old Matthew Apperson guilty last month of attempted second-degree murder, armed aggravated assault and shooting into a vehicle.
  • Judge sentences George Zimmerman shooter to 20 years in prison

    10/17/2016 10:26:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. The man convicted of trying to kill George Zimmerman was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a judge Monday, despite arguments from his mother and wife that his trial was unfair. Lisa Apperson, Matthew Apperson's wife, complained that the media painted her husband as a monster. She also accused many witnesses of lying during her husband's trial, saying it was "disturbing" to see the "amount of perjury." Zimmerman told the court that jurors would see a different picture of Matthew Apperson, "if you were to ask his neighbors, if you were to ask the pool man."...
  • Chinese vigilantes step up patrols in face of crime wave targeting Asians

    10/01/2016 7:03:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 1, 2016 | Richard Chang
    When night falls, Chinese restaurant chef A-Shun heads out in his SUV with a box of Red Bull in tow. A-Shun patrols various south Sacramento neighborhoods from 9 p.m. until the early hours of the morning, waiting to respond to potential crimes targeting Asians. He is part of a self-organized volunteer patrol group of at least a dozen Chinese immigrants. Their ranks include waitresses and construction workers, store owners and massage therapists.
  • The Lie That Launched Black Lives Matter

    09/23/2016 3:43:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag in July 2013 immediately after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Although the movement would be reinforced along the way by any number of lies -- “Hands up don’t shoot” comes quickly to mind -- not enough attention has been paid to the original lie, one that may eventually launch a thousand riots before it burns itself out, namely that Trayvon Martin was an innocent little boy. On the night of February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman shot and killed the seventeen-year-old Martin. For a week...
  • Jury finds George Zimmerman shooter guilty on all counts

    09/16/2016 6:57:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9-16-2016 | Elyssa Cherney
    A Seminole County jury deliberated for nearly four hours Friday before finding a man guilty of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm for shooting at George Zimmerman's truck in May. The jury also convicted Matthew Apperson, 27, of shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. The Winter Springs man faces a minimum of 20 years in prison because the crimes involved a gun. His wife and mother, who attended the five-day trial, walked out crying and would not comment. Apperson, a paralegal, sought to convince jurors he acted in self defense when he shot a single...
  • Black Lives Matter movement made up of ‘terrorist cowards,' George Zimmerman testifies

    09/14/2016 3:04:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9-14-16 | WFTV
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - An attempted murder trial in Seminole County took an unexpected turn Wednesday when witness George Zimmerman testified that members of the Black Lives Matter movement are “terrorist cowards.” Zimmerman is well known for his arrest and ultimate acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old African-American teen Trayvon Martin in 2012. He was in court Wednesday testifying for the second day in the attempted murder trial of Matthew Apperson, who Zimmerman claims shot at him during a 2015 road-rage incident.
  • Angela Corey, Zimmerman Prosecutor, Loses Primary, 26% to 64%

    09/03/2016 6:36:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Jacksonville.com When both the NRA and the local president of the NAACP want you out of office, you are in trouble.  Angela Corey found herself in that position after ham-handling a number of cases that she chose to prosecute, including George Zimmerman in the Trevon Martin self defense case. From usatoday.com: Melissa Nelson, a corporate lawyer and former prosecutor, claimed 64% of the vote over Corey’s 26% in the fourth circuit, which oversees Jacksonville, Fla. Nelson will face Kenny Leigh, a write-in candidate who runs a men’s only law firm, in the general election. (Fun fact: no write-in...
  • FL: NRA and Jacksonville NAACP President Join Forces to Defeat Zimmerman Prosecutor

    08/30/2016 5:49:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Angel Corey, Kenny Leigh, Melissa Nelson Image from Jacksonville.com Angela Corey knew that she was in the hot seat when she was assigned as prosecutor of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Treyvon Martin.  Governor Rick Scott assigned the hot potato to her.  Everyone understood that it was a highly political case.    There was virtually no evidence to prosecute Zimmerman with. That is why the county prosecutors and police did not charge him with any offense initially.  It is probably why Angela Corey refused to use a grand jury. Instead, she indicted Zimmerman directly. A grand jury would...
  • 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.