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Sanford Police In Hot Water AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices

Police in Sanford, Fla., may be in hot water again -- this time for a controversial stop where a politically active black man with a clean record was ...

Casey Anthony's Lawyer To Represent Detective In Trayvon Martin Case

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.21.2012 | Black Voices

The same attorney who defended Casey Anthony is now involved in the trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain facing second degree mur...

Lead Detective In Trayvon Martin Case Reassigned

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sanford police say the lead detective in the Trayvon Martin case has been reassigned to the patrol division at his request. Christop...

Martin Family Responds to Firing of Police Chief

NABJ | Kelcie C. McCrae and Matthew Vann | Posted 06.22.2012 | Black Voices

This story originally appeared on NABJconvention.org. Trayvon Martin’s family is satisfied with Wednesday’s firing of Sanford (Fla.) Police Chi...

WATCH: Zimmerman Reenacts Shooting In Unseen Footage

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 08.21.2012 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman appears believable when he re-enacts for police what he says led to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, but s...

Trymaine Lee

WATCH: George Zimmerman 'Comfortable' In Police Station After Trayvon Martin Killing

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.24.2012 | Black Voices

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

Trymaine Lee

Sanford Completes Search For New Top Cop

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | 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...

Sanford Commission Explains Decision To Deny Police Chief's Resignation

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — While George Zimmerman is free on bail, the police chief criticized for not charging him after Trayvon Martin's slaying remains ...

Sanford Commission Votes Against Police Chief's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices

The Sanford City Commission has voted to deny the resignation of Police Chief Bill Lee Jr., who temporarily stepped down amidst the investigation of t...

Police Car Shot Near Trayvon Martin Shooting Scene In Sanford, Fla.

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 06.10.2012 | Black Voices

A police car was shot through several times with bullets last night near the gated community where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla....

John Rudolf

Trayvon Martin Case Spotlights Florida Town's History Of 'Sloppy' Police Work

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- In the summer of 2010, a masked man gunned down Ikeem Ruffin, 17, in an apartment complex on this city's north side. When police arri...

Justice Through Social Media: The Internet Can Be More Important Than Your Lawyer, the Government, and the Police

David Fagin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Crime
David Fagin

If what had happened to Trayvon Martin happened in the 1960's or 70's, odds are you wouldn't even know who he is. There'd be no marches, no rallies, n...

Posthumous Profiling? Puzzling Pieces Abound in the Trayvon Martin Case

Deborah Ramirez | Posted 05.29.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Ramirez

We sadly cannot change Trayvon Martin's death, but we can take steps to ensure he did not die in vain. If the Department of Justice establishes homicide investigation protocols for state and local police departments, this will be part of an enduring memorial to Trayvon Martin's legacy.

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Case: Florida Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Police Chief Bill Lee And His Family

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- A 68-year-old man was arrested on Friday a day after threatening to kill beleaguered Sanford police Chief Bill Lee Jr. The threat was...

Friend Of George Zimmerman: Trayvon Should've Been 'Upfront And Honest'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices

As the spotlight shines brighter on the Trayvon Martin killing, more and more questions have been asked about George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch...

Trymaine Lee

'No Confidence' In Trayvon Martin Case Police Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.22.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- The city commission on Wednesday gave a vote of “no confidence” to beleaguered police Chief Bill Lee Jr., under fire for his depa...

Trymaine Lee

For Local Activist, Trayvon Martin Case Recasts Century-Old Battle Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.19.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla.-- As the sky turned orange behind a row of cotton-ball clouds a few evenings ago, Francis Oliver fastened a photograph of Trayvon Martin...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Killing's Youngest Witness, 13, Still Can Hear The Screams

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.19.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. -- Austin McLendon hasn't been the same since that night three Sundays ago when Trayvon Martin was killed. His mother says he's been ...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Case Salts Old Wounds, Raises Racial Ire

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

When Bill Lee Jr. took over as police chief in Sanford, Fla., last May, he promised to polish the force’s image and clean up an agency that had lost...

Trymaine Lee

Family Demands Justice For Unarmed Black Teen Allegedly Killed By White Neighborhood Watchman (UPDATE)

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager, was shot and killed in a gated community in Florida late last month by a white neighborhood watc...