Stories tagged: George Zimmerman
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: For some, Trayvon had to be guilty
Many Americans made Trayvon Martin a blank screen upon which they projected their racialized stereotypes and fears. They could not allow him to be a harmless child walking home.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
George Zimmerman punched after ‘bragging’ about Trayvon Martin case, records say
George Zimmerman says he was punched in the face after talking about the Trayvon Martin case at a Sanford-area restaurant over the weekend, officials said.
UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2015, 1:51 p.m.
Latest Zimmerman dust-up linked to prior road rage incident
ORLANDO, Fla. — Police officers in Florida say George Zimmerman has been involved in a shooting.
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013, 2:47 p.m.
George Zimmerman charged with assault, battery
APOPKA, Fla. — George Zimmerman was charged Monday with assault after deputies were called to the home where he lived with his girlfriend, who claimed he pointed a shotgun at …
Fri., July 19, 2013, 11:08 a.m.
Obama asks for ’soul searching’ after Martin shooting
WASHINGTON — Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said Friday the nation needs to do some “soul-searching,” look for ways …
Mon., July 15, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
Zimmerman trial protesters aim to keep up momentum
NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the …
Mon., June 24, 2013, 8:12 a.m.
George Zimmerman’s murder trial begins
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys said in opening statements that the neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Defense attorney Don West told jurors Monday that …
Fri., April 20, 2012, 10:06 a.m.
Zimmerman speaks at bail hearing
SANFORD, Fla. — Telling Trayvon Martin’s parents and a national TV audience “I am sorry for the loss of your son,” neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witness stand …
Fri., April 13, 2012
Prosecutors outline case in teen’s shooting
SANFORD, Fla. – After weeks in hiding, George Zimmerman made his first courtroom appearance Thursday in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and prosecutors outlined their murder case in court …
Thu., April 12, 2012, 11:28 a.m.
Zimmerman makes first court appearance
SANFORD, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2012, 3:08 p.m.
Zimmerman charged with murder
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, will be charged in the 17-year-old’s death, a law enforcement official …
Tue., March 27, 2012
Self-defense laws in Washington, Idaho differ from Florida’s
OLYMPIA – In Washington and Idaho, there is no statute that gives anyone the right to “stand your ground” and use deadly force in public when faced with a perceived …
Sat., March 24, 2012
Q&A on shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin
Editor’s note: This article contains explicit language. SANFORD, Fla. – The fatal shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain who then went free has led to nationwide …
Fri., March 23, 2012, 12:10 p.m.
Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke in unusually personal terms today about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, a case that has roiled civil rights activists …