Trayvon Martin

This image taken from a video released by attorney Howard Iken on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, shows George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, during an interview in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, March 7, 2014. The video was made by Iken who is representing Zimmerman in his divorce. In the video, Zimmerman says he’s trying to be a good person and he thinks he can help others after what he has gone through. (AP Photo/Howard Iken)

George Zimmerman’s divorce attorneys release video

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, said in an interview released Wednesday that he’s trying to be a good person […]

03/12/2014

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Senators bicker over state stand your ground laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats are debating the merits of state stand your ground laws, with Democrats urging a review and Republicans saying the policy is a matter of self-defense. Under the gaze […]

10/29/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Calif. cities join national day of Martin protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Carrying signs and chanting for justice, demonstrators walked in a series of rallies underway Saturday across California – and the nation – a week after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in […]

07/20/2013

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$33,000 spent on sequestered jurors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — About $33,000 was spent to sequester the six female jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of any crime for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, according to details released Wednesday by the Seminole County […]

07/17/2013

In this May 3, 2013 file photo, U.S. singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen performs with the E-Street Band at a concert in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery)

Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to Trayvon Martin

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen dedicated his protest song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland. In a video posted online, the 63-year-old singer told the crowd […]

07/17/2013

Community activist Earl Ofari Hutchinson speaks at the scene of Monday night's disturbance at a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 16,  2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

National discussion on race relations urged

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked a passionate response from people in Los Angeles and across the country. Allegations of racial injustice have been the theme of much of those responses, which […]

07/17/2013

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Hollywood robberies said to be related to Trayvon Martin protests

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – At least eight people were behind bars this morning after they and dozens of others marauded through Hollywood, taking purses, phones, jewelry and other items from pedestrians in a crime spree that […]

07/17/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Protests in LA over Zimmerman acquittal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With a “prayer rally” planned for tonight in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, local civil rights activists and other leaders urged […]

07/15/2013

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (AP Photo)

Due to Martin protests, Garcetti returns early to LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In the aftermath of Southland protests over the acquittal of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Mayor Eric Garcetti cut short an East Coast trip and planned […]

07/15/2013

George Zimmerman (AP Photo)

Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial […]

07/13/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with his attorney Mark O'Mara (l-r), during O'Mara's closing arguments in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida. (AP Photo)

Jurors: Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – George Zimmerman blinked and barely smiled as a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Supporters of Martin’s family who had gathered outside […]

07/13/2013

George Zimmerman

Jurors in Zimmerman trial have question

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – After deliberating for almost eight hours Saturday, jurors deciding whether George Zimmerman committed a crime when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin stopped their work to ask the judge a question about […]

07/13/2013

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