Today's source material: George Zimmerman is drowning in $2.5 million in debt and is said to be showing signs of a severe psychological condition following the beleaguered Neighborhood Watch volunteer’s acquittal for the murder of Trayvon...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media At a bond hearing on Tuesday, prosecutors in Seminole County alleged that former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman had choked his girlfriend just days before she called 911 to say he was threatening...Show More Summary
When it comes to the matter of George Zimmerman, the “neighborhood watch” volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin who finds himself behind bars this morning charged with felony assault and battery of his girlfriend, the NY Daily News isn’t shy about putting an editorial point of view on the front page:
On Friday, a couple from Sanford, Florida renewed their lawsuit against director Spike Lee over the fact that Lee mistakenly tweeted their home address as the home address of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary
On November 5, Sanford, Florida Police Chief Cecil Smith told a crowd gathered at City Hall that the police department recommends that no neighborhood watch volunteers be armed from this point forward. The change is in response to the February 2012 incident in which neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary
Although it had been widely reported (including right here at Legal Insurrection) that the Sanford, FL police department had banned Neighborhood Watch volunteers from being lawfully armed, Police Chief Cecil Smith now says that this policy was miscommunicated to the
Sanford, Florida -- the city where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman -- has changed its Neighborhood Watch rules, and will now perform background checks and all volunteers will have to undergo a six-week training program. Show More Summary
Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Who did they get to fix the Obamacare website?: George Zimmerman's hometown bans guns for Neighborhood Watch. The main manuals for Neighborhood Watch make it clear that members should not carry weapons or pursue suspects. Show More Summary
The new neighborhood watch rules will be rolled out on November 5th. The post George Zimmerman’s Hometown Bans Guns For Neighborhood Watches appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The city where the Trayvon Martin killing took place plans to ban guns used by neighborhood watches. The ban on guns in Sanford, Fla. comes amid other changes, including formal training and volunteer registration, which will be announced in full at a meeting Nov. 5 at City Hall. Residents acting in a neighborhood watch role […]
Reuters reports that Sanford, Florida — the town where George Zimmerman successfully and lawfully defended his life by shooting and killing a vicious attacker, Trayvon Martin — has passed new rules for how neighborhood watch volunteers may conduct themselves. In
Neighborhood watches -- but not the George Zimmerman kind -- might be a step in the right direction.
Another excuse to watch sports at the bar, if you needed one. The post To Help The Environment, Watch Sports At Your Neighborhood Bar appeared first on ThinkProgress.
With friends like these… In April 2012, two days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he huddled with a fellow neighborhood watch volunteer, Frank Taaffe. According to Taaffe, who disclosed the meeting on Fox News, Zimmerman asked him to share “several talking points” with the media. Taaffe obliged. […]
Tonight is the 30th National Night Out, an evening where neighborhood watch groups celebrate crime prevention throughout the country. Some volunteers in such groups are concerned that George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin has cast their efforts in a bad light. Show More Summary
The Ku Klux Klan is recruiting new members for “neighborhood watch programs” in Springfield, Missouri. The hate group handed out invitations this weekend. They included their phone number on the leaflets. The Klan handed out similar fliers earlier this month … Continue reading ?
According to all reports, Juror B29, the sole nonwhite juror on the George Zimmerman trial, said the neighborhood watch volunteer got away with murder. But Slate's William Saletan says not so fast, and accused the network on Friday of...Show More Summary
In Springfield, Mo., some residents received an "invitation" in their yards to use the "neighborhood watch" provided by the Ku Klux Klan. "I found the note in the front yard. And it was from the Klan," said Steven Burchett. "I was furious. Show More Summary
They’re just good citizens who want to do right by their communities–far right. KY3 News…called the ‘Klanline’ phone number provided on [a flier]. We talked a representative, Frank Ancona, who told us his group has a nationwide flyer campaign. Their goal is to get people to form or join Klan-sponsored neighborhood watch groups to help [...]
And Trayvon Martin is still dead, although not because of a black person. Note that “neighbor watch” activities are a good thing. Who could possibly find fault with neighbors helping neighborhoods making things safer? George Zimmerman was doing good, nothing wrong or illegal. Quit lying otherwise to yourselves. We all know that Trayvon was minding [...]