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Entries by Trymaine Lee from 05/2012

Richard Myers Named New Sanford Police Chief Amid Discord Between Officials, Cops

Posted 05.01.2012 | Black Voices

Sanford officials have selected a new interim police chief following several shakeups in the department in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shootin...

Marissa Alexander, Florida Mom, Faces Mandatory 20 Years In Prison After Failed Stand-Your-Ground Defense (UPDATE)

Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE: A judge denied Marissa Alexander a new trial Thursday morning for the 2010 shooting, The Florida-Times Union reports. EARLIER: It took near...

Marissa Alexander, Mom Facing 20 Years, Shot At Abusive Husband In Anger, Prosecutor Says

Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices

Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three facing 20 years in prison for firing what her family said was a warning shot at her abusive husband, is...

Marissa Alexander Sentenced: Florida Mom Who Shot At Abusive Husband Gets 20 Years In Prison

Posted 05.11.2012 | Black Voices

Marissa Alexander, the 31-year-old Florida woman who fired what her family calls a warning shot at her abusive husband, was sentenced Friday morning t...

Juvenile Offenders Sentenced To Life Can Face Harsher Treatment Than Adults: Report

Posted 05.15.2012 | Black Voices

Bobby Hines was fresh out of eighth grade when he and two older boys confronted a suspected drug dealer in Detroit whom they believed had stolen a fri...

George Zimmerman's 'Cozy' Relationship With Sanford Police Questioned (WATCH)

Posted 05.23.2012 | Black Voices

Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman had a relationship with members of the police department in Sanford, Fla., long before he shot unarmed teenager...

Amazon Drops ALEC Under Pressure From Advocacy Group

Posted 05.24.2012 | Black Voices

The giant Internet retailer Amazon.com Thursday said it will withdraw its membership from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative ...