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George Zimmerman was just kicked off another dating app

George Zimmerman, the former volunteer neighborhood watchman who was acquitted of killing unarmed Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, was kicked off popular hookup app Tinder last week. That’s been …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …