Tag Archives: George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Will Not Face Federal Charges in Death of Trayvon Martin

25 Feb

Justice Department officials met with Martin’s family today, and were told that they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/george-zimmerman-will-not-face-federal.html

Eric Holder Comments on George Zimmerman Verdict

16 Jul

Attorney General Eric Holder made remarks about George Zimmerman’s acquittal during a speech to the predominantly African-American Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Howard University. Watch the video of that speech here: http://aareports.com/2013/07/eric-holder-comments-on-george.html

Judge denies trial delay and bars some evidence in Zimmerman trial

29 May

Judge denies trial delay and bars some evidence in Zimmerman trial

A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that George Zimmerman’s defense team cannot mention Trayvon Martin’s suspension from school, prior marijuana use, text messages or past fighting during opening statements at next month’s trial.

Read more here: http://aareports.com/2013/05/judge-denies-trial-delay-and-bars-some.html

Special prosecutor: I’ll use Hannity’s interview with George Zimmerman against him

20 Jul

Special prosecutor: I’ll use Hannity’s interview with George Zimmerman against him

Okay here’s one from the “Why you don’t do television interview before your trial on second degree murder charges file”. The special prosecutor on the Trayvon Martin case has already filed notice <a href="that she intends to use Sean Hannity kid glove interview with George Zimmerman against him. Read more here: Special prosecutor: I’ll use Hannity’s interview with George Zimmerman against him

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George Zimmerman vs Trayvon Martin. The mugshots

5 Jun

Let’s look at the number of mugshots Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman both have.

Marissa Alexander a black Florida woman stands her ground, now she stands in jail

19 Apr

Black woman stands her ground, now she stands in jail

 Marissa Alexander faces 20 years in prison for Standing Her Ground. Her husband beat her while she was pregnant. After yet another beating, Alexander fired a warning shot into the ceiling. That shot saved her life. Prosecutor Angela Corey did not take into <a href="account that Marissa Alexander: Had a court injunction against her crazed husband,Had Given Birth 9 Days Earlier,Was trained to use a weapon and earned a concealed weapons permit. 

 Read more here: Marissa Alexander

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Would boycotting Orlando help to change “Stand Your Ground” Law?

4 Apr

Would boycotting Orlando help to change “Stand Your Ground” Law?

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In the weeks since the tragic and unnecessary death of Trayvon Martin there have been suggestions to simply boycott Florida. I don’t know if boycotting an entire state is possible but boycotting Orlando ( Disney World, Universal Studios, etc. ) has been another suggestion that has been floated out there. This would definitely hurt Florida’s economy. The question is would it hurt it enough to make state law makers change the stand your ground law and would people actually support the boycott?

Vote here: Would boycotting Orlando help to change Stand Your Ground Law

Congressman Bobby Rush removed from House floor for wearing hoodie in protest

29 Mar

Congressman Bobby Rush removed from House floor for wearing hoodie in protest

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois was removed from the House floor Wednesday after giving a speech about Trayvon Martin while wearing a hoodie.

Watch that speech here: Bobby Rush protest death of Trayvon Martin during House sesion

Listen to the 911 tapes in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.

18 Mar

Listen to the 911 tapes in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.

The 911 tapes in the Trayvon Martin shooting have been released by the Sanford Police and we now know that there were two shots and not one. According to the family Trayvon can be heard pleading for his life on the tapes. Listen to the tapes here: Listen to the 911 Tapes in the Trayvon Martin shooting death

Trayvon Martin, black boy shot in gated community by Neighborhood Watch and no one is arrested?

10 Mar

Black boy shot in gated community by Neighborhood Watch and no one is arrested?

The family of a 17-year-old African-American boy ( Trayvon Martin ) shot to death last month in his gated Florida community by a white Neighborhood Watch captain wants to know why the captain has not been arrested. The shooting took place after police told the watch captain to let them handle the situation after he called in about the young black man being in the community. Watch the story here: Black boy shot in gated community by Neighborhood Watch and no one is arrested?