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George Zimmerman Won't Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

The DOJ will not move forward with federal hate crimes charges. George Zimmerman won’t face civil rights charges for killing unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin three years ago, the New York Times reports. The Department of JusticeShow More Summary

From Trayvon Martin to ‘black lives matter’

If the grand jury decisions to not indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner gave birth to the “black lives matter” movement, then it was conceived in the early evening of Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. That was the night George Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon […]

Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Hey you guys: I know we've been having great fun arguing about the dress and all, but just a quick reminder that yesterday was the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death and tomorrow's the last day of Black History...Show More Summary

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down three years ago this week in Sanford, Florida, his tragic death breathed life into a dormant civil rights movement. While many associate the Blacks Lives Matter movement most closely with the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in...

Eric Holder says it’s too hard to prosecute federal civil rights cases

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Eric Holder, the outgoing U.S. attorney general, said it’s too hard to prosecute federal civil rights cases amid protests suggesting that the rights of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and other black youths across the nation have been violated. In the remaining few weeks of his more than six-year...

Three Years After Trayvon Martin Killing, Two Women's Lives Intersect

When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In special circumstances, they may find their destiny, and seek to heal the world and make...Show More Summary

DOJ Will Not File Charges Against George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Justice Department has announced that they will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin. More » The post DOJ Will Not File Charges Against George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin Shooting appeared first on EveryJoe.

Obama Meets With Trayvon Martin’s Parents on Third Anniversary of His Death

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin – the parents of Trayvon Martin – paid a visit to the White House to honor the third anniversary of their son’s shooting. They joined President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for a special reception in recognition of African American History Month on Thursday, during which the President thanked…

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.

Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground'

WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. The Nevada legislation includes a provision that...Show More Summary

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Two days before the third anniversary of the killing of Travvon Martin by rogue, one-time, self-styled neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman, the Justice Department said in a terse announcement that it would not file federal civil-rights charges against Zimmerman in connection with the Martin slaying. Show More Summary

3 Years Since Trayvon Martin's Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive And Well In America

On the night of February 26, 2012 — three years ago today — police responded to several 911 calls from The Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. They arrived on the scene two minutes after George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary

Three Years Since Trayvon Martin’s Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive and Well in America

3 days agoNews : Vice News

The self-defense law that led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal remains on the books in Florida and 22 other states despite multiple controversies and the best efforts of gun control advocates.

Trayvon Martin's mother: George Zimmerman got away with murder

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

"He took a life, carelessly and recklessly, and he shouldn't deserve to have his entire life walking around on the street free," Sybrina Fulton tells AP

Mother In Mourning: Sabrina Fulton Still Disgusted That Feds Didn’t Charge Zimmerman In Trayon Martin’s Murder [Video]

Sabrina Fulton Voices Continued Displeasure With Prosecutors Failed Zimmerman Indictment Via ABCNews The mother of Trayvon Martin says she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three

"America's Foremost Public Intellectual" Melissa-Harris Perry: I Hope Trayvon Martin "Whooped the Sh" Out of George Zimmerman

On top of him, pounding his head MMA style, bouncing his head off the concrete? He did, Missy. He did "whoop the sh" out of him. And I think you've long known that, as every witness said he did, and...

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Hopes Trayvon Martin 'Whooped The Sh-t Out Of George Zimmerman'

On Tuesday, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice would not bring charges against George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Though Attorney General Eric Holder called Martin's death a "devastatingShow More Summary

Sybrina Fulton Says George Zimmerman Got Away With Murdering Trayvon Martin

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press...Show More Summary

MSNBC Host: I Hope Trayvon Martin 'Whooped the St Out of George Zimmerman'

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry remembered Martin Luther King, Jr. the best way she knew how during a commemorative speech at Cornell, saying she hoped Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman” during their 2012 encounter...Show More Summary

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