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George Zimmerman Case

Yes, It Is About Race

Lisa Bloom | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime
Lisa Bloom

We're in the midst of a series of high-profile trials of white Americans who fatally shot unarmed African Americans, which we are constantly told are not about race. Not only is this a losing strategy for the prosecution, but it's dishonest.

How Many Guns Does George Zimmerman Need?

Posted 02.26.2014 | Crime

Does George Zimmerman need this many guns? Photos released by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office show the gun collection found by authorities d...

PHOTOS: Here's What Zimmerman's Paintings Should Actually Look Like

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman is back in the news with more of his poorly thought-out and rather distasteful paintings. The Associated Press is now threatening leg...

Holder Promises Decision Soon In Zimmerman Case

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will soon announce a decision on whether to file civil rights charges aga...

Enough Already? How George Zimmerman Keeps Resetting His 15 Minutes Of Fame

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

LAKE MARY, Fla. — Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch v...

Zimmerman Goes Shopping... For A Tactical Shotgun?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

George Zimmerman may be in the market for a shotgun. TMZ reported Zimmerman was inquiring about a Kel-Tec KSG shotgun -- a weapon typically used f...

A Closer Look At The Federal Government's Role In Civil Rights Cases

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was pronounced "not guilty" in a Florida courtroom, the cry went up. The U.S. government must g...

David Lohr

Zimmerman's Brother: Civil Lawsuit 'Might Not Be Very Flattering' To Martin's Family | David Lohr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Crime

If Trayvon Martin's family decides to file a wrongful-death suit against George Zimmerman, they could be opening a Pandora's box, according to Zimmerm...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Trayvon Martin Tragedy Sparks Congressional Call For Action | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emotions ran high at the inaugural meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys on Wednesday, as participants discussed way...

Song of the Martyrs: America's #1 With a Bullet

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Barry Michael Cooper

Listen closer: his song plays on the lower frequencies of our collective unconscious; white noise filtered in the black light of colorless distortion. His song is loud. America has lowered the volume. But his song plays even louder.

Senate Subcommittee Will Debate Stand Your Ground

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, announced Friday that he will chair a hearing on "stand your ground" laws in the wake of ...

Petition Demands Florida Revoke George Zimmerman's Concealed Carry License

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on Florida officials to revoke the concealed carry permit of George Zimmerman, the man recently...

Is Our Legal System the Best in the World?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Nancy K. Humphreys

The discussion of the Trayvon Martin case, oops, I meant to say the George Zimmerman case, is currently focusing on the jurors. I can't help but think...

A Million Sign Petition Calling For Civil Charges Against Zimmerman

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

More than one million people have signed a petition calling for the Justice Department to file a civil rights suit against George Zimmerman, the Flori...

Sharpton To Rally In 100 Cities Over Zimmerman's Acquittal

AP | SHAQUILLE BREWSTER | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national "Justice for Trayvon" day in 100 cities this weekend to press f...

Obama Shifts Tone On Martin Killing

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a so...

David Lohr

The World May Still Yet See George Zimmerman Squirm On The Witness Stand | David Lohr | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

George Zimmerman just walked away a free man, but the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old he killed, may still yet see Zimmerman on a witness st...

The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

Ryan Grim | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

It's impossible to know whether it was Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman who threw the first punch in the confrontation that ended Martin’s life. T...

CBC Chair On Zimmerman Verdict: 'They Put A Young Black Boy On Trial'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) issued harsh words over the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, arguing that a "young bl...

PHOTOS: Protesters March For Trayvon Martin In New York

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

A march for Trayvon Martin drew big crowds in New York City on Sunday. Protesters marched south on Broadway from Union Square, many carrying signs ...

WATCH: George Zimmerman's Lawyer Makes Jaw-Dropping Claim

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

In the hours after the George Zimmerman trial verdict was released, both the defense and prosecuting attorneys answered questions about the trial and ...

Twitter Reacts To Zimmerman Verdict

Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

As the world waited with bated breath for the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, social media users remained actively commenting on the trial and ...

Zimmerman Trial Jurors Ask For Clarification

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices

From the AP: Jurors in the George Zimmerman trial have a question about the charge of manslaughter. The jurors sent the judge a note asking for ...

Zimmerman Trial Jury To Begin Second Day Of Deliberations

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed...

Watch: The George Zimmerman's Entire Defense In Less Than Five Minutes

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices

The George Zimmerman trial is now with the jury and, with it, the case against the Neighborhood Watchman currently facing second-degree murder charges...