Stories tagged: Trayvon Martin
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.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘I had forgotten that I am black’
I had forgotten that we’ve been here before, that our history is a litany of people pushing us back after every forward step.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Challenged by the hope of my elders
You get tired of being disappointed, you know? You get sick of being let down. Yet I am challenged by the hope of my elders.
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.
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Goodman: Beyoncé stole Superbowl 50
Her performance encapsulated black experience
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.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2013
Bill curbing self-defense pulled back
OLYMPIA – A Washington state lawmaker withdrew a bill to limit self-defense rights after saying she received threats by telephone and email that have made her fear for her life. …
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., April 3, 2012
Mona Charen: Broken homes lead to crime
When he was first sworn in as attorney general, Eric Holder made one of the more obtuse comments in political history. When it comes to issues of race, Holder declared, …
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 …