The ACLU’s mixed signals on Zimmerman retrial

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Michael McGough (Los Angeles Times) | July 22, 2013 Conservatives have argued for years that the American Civil Liberties Union is willing to subordinate its core mission to liberal politics. It’s an overstated indictment and there are lots of counter-examples, such as the ACLU’s opposition on free-speech grounds to limitations on political spending. But it’s […]

George Zimmerman support website raised $200K; Trayvon’s family wants bail revoked

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KABC | April 27, 2012 ORLANDO, Fla. — The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Florida, is set to reveal in court Friday that a website has raised $200,000 for his client’s defense. His attorney, Mark O’Mara, said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that he […]

Pro Zimmerman advocates complain about media bias

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Streetgangs.com Staff March 30, 2012 | 8:10 p.m. PST Many conservative news outlets have complained about the way the shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, shooting has been represented in the media for the last two weeks. Last month, neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, 28, shot and killed Martin in the gated community where the two had […]

Hip-Hop Rallies Behind the Injustice of Trayvon Martin’s Death

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 28, 2012 The shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by an overzealous neighborhood watchman has moved many people to song and protest. On February 26, Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman called 911 when he saw the young man who he deemed suspicious coming out of a store. […]

Leimert Park Rally Held for Slain Florida Teen Trayvon Martin

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Jonathan Lloyd and Beverly White | March 22, 2012 Citizens poured in Leimert Park Thursday evening to call for justice in the case of an unarmed teen gunned down in a gated Florida community by a volunteer captain of a neighborhood watch group. “The meaning of what this moment is, for the young African American […]

Trayvon Martin Family Seeks FBI Investigation of Killing by Neighborhood Watchman

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MATT GUTMAN, OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN and SENI TIENABESO (ABC) | March 18, 2012 The family of Trayvon Martin is asking the FBI to get involved in the investigation of the killing of the unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student, who was shot last month by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman outside his stepmother’s home. Martin, a black […]