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George Zimmerman tells pro-gun radio show: Get insurance before you kill someone in self-defense

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

George Zimmerman called the Armed American Radio on Sunday and held a pity party for himself. He told host Mark Walters and his guest, self-defense expert Massad Ayoob, that his life has changed so much since he fatally shot Trayvon Martin that he could scarcely remember what things were like...

Shaking my head…

How many mistakes can the AP make in one short story? "Stand your ground" was not an issue in the Montana shooting. Nor in the George Zimmerman case. I'm sure Montana law, prior to the amendment, allowed self-defense in cases...

More Diversity In Politics Puts Police Killings In The Spotlight

President Barack Obama famously said in 2012 that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen who was killed in Florida by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February of that year. This week, after a white New York City police officer wasn’t indicted in the death of Eric [...]Show More Summary

My George Zimmerman Rant

#TrayvonMartin UPDATE Surveillance footage appears to indicate that Zimmerman didn’t suffer any visible injuries. UPDATEThe rant below was recorded before I saw the video that shows Zimmerman being led in handcuffs for questioning. It doesn’t look like Zimmerman sustained any serious injuries. These thoughts are my own, and forgive me for speculating or for providing [...]

Marissa Alexander Update

[Content Note: Domestic violence; guns; misogynoir.]Marissa Alexander, the black woman from Florida (the same state in which George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, under the same prosecutor) who, despite the state's...Show More Summary

Dream Defenders' Phillip Agnew Arrested During Ferguson Solidarity Protest in Miami 

For the last couple of years, Phillip Agnew has been the voice of a generation when it comes to his activism and social awareness. After Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, Agnew became a powerful voice in Florida against the “Stand Your Ground” laws. Show More Summary

Brown, Trayvon, Race and Parents' Responses to these Verdicts

3 weeks agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

After the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case when his killer George Zimmerman was set free, I witnessed my online and social media world split into two. All of my friends of color, black, Hispanic and Asian, including those who wereShow More Summary

Vegan Mom Gets George Zimmerman’s Attorney

A Florida mom’s strict vegan diet allegedly left her newborn grossly underweight, and now her story is the target intense scrutiny. Huffington Post reports that Sarah Markham faces criminal charges associated with the neglect of herShow More Summary

Pal Who Defended George Zimmerman Changes Tune

"I'm going to go on camera and say George is not a racist" are words that Frank Taaffe now regrets saying about former pal George Zimmerman. Just two years ago, when the media frenzy was at a fever pitch following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Taaffe made an aggressive...

Man claiming to be Zimmerman made racist call to confidant

A man claiming to be George Zimmerman made racist comments during a phone call with a confidant a few days before his arrest in 2012.

No Isht Sherlock: Vehement George Zimmerman Supporter Frank Taaffe Finally Admits Trayvon Killing Was Racially Motivated

Duh, azzhole. SMH. Via RawStory One of George Zimmerman’s most outspoken supporters has apparently changed his story. Frank Taaffe testified Wednesday before a grand jury that Zimmerman may have called him and made racially charged comments in a phone call

George Zimmerman friend tells court he now thinks Trayvon Martin was targeted for his race

last monthNews : The Raw Story

One of George Zimmerman’s most outspoken supporters has apparently changed his story. Frank Taaffe testified Wednesday before a grand jury that Zimmerman may have called him and made racially charged comments in a phone call shortly after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February...

DOJ Flails Again in Efforts to Charge George Zimmerman

Taaffe to testify to Grand Jury that he couldn't be sure "racist call" was from Zimmerman

Marina Marraco Joins WTTG

WTTG FOX 5 announced the hire of Marina Marraco as a reporter, contributing across broadcasts and online. Marraco was most recently with WESH, Orlando’s NBC affiliate, where she covered Hurricane Sandy and the George Zimmerman trial....Show More Summary

What Hollaback’s Viral Video, George Zimmerman’s Trial & Twilight Have in Common

What Hollaback’s Viral Video, George Zimmerman’s Trial, and Twilight Have in Common by Kimberly B. George | @kimberlybgeorge | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) By now you, like 27 million people, have probably seen the video : a woman walking around for 10 hours in New York. Show More Summary

Feds Convene Grand Jury in George Zimmerman Case

Cowards. Andrew Branca on Thursday: The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today reported that the Department of Justice has assembled a Federal Grand jury to meet next week to hear testimony about whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights on the night that Zimmerman ultimately killed Martin in self-defense. When you have a case you can’t […]

Harry Reid Radio Ad Ties GOP Candidate to Trayvon Martin’s Death (Audio)

Trayvon Marin was shot dead in February 2012 after jumping a neighborhood watchman. The shooter, George Zimmerman, suffered a fractured nose and lacerations on the back of her head. Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder but was found not … Continue reading ?

South Carolina: Swell for fetuses, less so for victims of domestic violence

In Florida, Stand Your Ground was used as the foundation of George Zimmerman's defense after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. In South Carolina, it was used to defend a man who walked out of the house with a gun to confront "women thugs" who had threatened his daughter; he ended up shooting a teenage boy in his car instead. Show More Summary

Were George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson ‘Killing Barack Obama’ When They Shot Black Youths?

Was Barack Obama the real target when George Zimmerman shot African-American teenager Trayvon Martin, and when Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Daren Wilson opened fire on another unarmed black youth, Michael Brown? Writer Greil Marcus,...Show More Summary

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