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Two injured, nine arrested during third night of Trayvon protests in Oakland

Nine people were arrested and at least two people injured in Oakland, California on Monday, during the third night of demonstrations criticizing the acquittal of Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, Bay Area News Group reported. One of the victims, a waiter at a local restaurant, was reportedly attacked with…

Watch live: Senate debates Obama cabinet nominees and filibuster reform

Senate lawmakers discuss Obama cabinet nominees and address filibusters. Watch live, broadcast on July 16 via NBC News.…

George Zimmerman’s brother thinks Obama ‘tapped’ his phones

Robert Zimmerman says that his family has not spoken to his brother, George Zimmerman, since he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin because President Barack Obama’s administration may be listening to their phone calls. In an Tuesday interview on Fox News, Robert Zimmerman said that George Zimmerman’s parents…

Bachmann aide busted for stealing ‘birthday money’ from Capitol Hill

An aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is out of a job and facing second-degree misdemeanor theft charges after a sting operation caught him allegedly stealing cash from the congresswoman’s office. WRC reported that U.S. Capitol Police arrested 37-year-old Javier Sanchez on July 11 for two thefts in February and…

Jeremy Scahill warns Stephen Colbert: You might be on drone hit-list

Even Stephen Colbert paused for a second on Monday after journalist and documentarian Jeremy Scahill suggested even he might not be exempt from President Barack Obama’s policy on unmanned drone strikes. “It doesn’t trouble you that the President of the United States is asserting the right to kill American citizens…

Fruitvale Station: Film based on 2008 Oscar Grant killing echoes Trayvon Martin case

Film about shooting of Oscar Grant opens at same time as not guilty verdict in trial of George Zimmerman for killing of unarmed 17-year-old Martin A Sundance prize-winning film about the real-life shooting of a black man by a white policeman has opened on the same weekend as neighbourhood watch…

John Oliver highlights blatant racial double standard in Florida’s self-defense laws

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into the “fucking crazy” state of Florida over George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict. He noted the state’s self-defense laws were not only “incredibly stupid,” they also were not applied equally. Zimmerman was considered innocent after killing an unarmed teen in…

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly: Those upset by Zimmerman verdict ‘simply hate America’

Think the U.S. justice system treats African Americans unfairly? Then you “simply hate America” or suffer a “victim mentality,” according to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. After highlighting some of the violence that occurred after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder, the Fox News host said Monday…

Juror B37: George Zimmerman guilty of using bad judgment

Juror B37 spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday night, insisting that George Zimmerman had good intentions but used poor judgment. “I think George Zimmerman is a man whose heart is in the right place but just got displaced by the vandalism in the neighborhoods and wanting to catch these…

Another trial involving a Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black teen

CNN’s Ryan Smith on Monday highlighted an upcoming trial in Florida that is eerily similar to the Trayvon Martin case. In both cases, an unarmed 17-year-old black male was left dead. “I’m not an eye for an eye type person where I think he should be killed,” Ron Davis, the…

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