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Zimmerman lawyer closes by showing jury shirtless Trayvon photo

Mark O’Mara, an attorney for former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, concluded his defense on Friday by showing a photo of a shirtless Trayvon Martin. In his closing remarks, O’Mara presented the mostly-white, all-female jury with a life-sized silhouette to demonstrate Martin’s height over Zimmerman, which he noted included a hoodie…

Geraldo Rivera: Jury would have shot Trayvon ‘a lot sooner than George Zimmerman’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday asserted that prosecutors in Florida had been pressured by MSNBC host Al Sharpton and “race politics” to bring a weak case against former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. As the the defense was preparing to present its…

Zimmerman lawyer flips out after prosecution requests ‘child abuse’ charge

Defense attorney Don West slammed prosecutors on Thursday for what he said was an “outrageous” proposal that the jury be allowed to consider third-degree murder because it would mean that George Zimmerman committed “child abuse” when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “Oh, my God!” West exclaimed at the…

Republican bill would defund schools that ban ‘imaginary’ and ‘pastry’ guns

A Republican congressman from Texas has introduced a bill that would defund schools that ban any type of pastries in the shape of guns, small toy guns and other types of “imaginary” firearms. In response to reports that students had been punished for wearing an NRA T-shirt and suspended for…

Arizona man shoots father and two kids after vomiting on his dog

Police in Phoenix are searching for a man who is accused of vomiting on a dog and then shooting the owner and two children. KTVK reported that a 41-year-old man was walking his dog in the courtyard at the Casa Mia Apartments at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday when a…

Activist who loaded shotgun in D.C. arrested on gun and drugs charges

A Libertarian activist who posted a July Fourth video of himself loading live ammunition into a shotgun in downtown Washington, D.C. was reportedly arrested late Tuesday. Adam Kokesh’s producer and roommate Darrell Young told WRC that the gun activist’s home was searched by U.S. Park Police in connection with the…

Zimmerman’s mixed-martial arts trainer testifies he was ‘physically soft’

A mixed-martial arts (MMA) trainer testified for the defense on Monday that George Zimmerman “didn’t know how to really effectively punch” even though he had trained the former neighborhood watchmen for over a year. “He was just physically soft,” Adam Pollock told the court. “He was an overweight, large man…

Zimmerman lawyer urges Trayvon’s mom to admit her son ’caused his own death’

Mark O’Mara, the criminal defense attorney representing former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, on Friday urged the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin to admit that her son may have “caused his own death.” O’Mara began his cross-examination of Sabrina Fulton by apologizing for her loss. “You need to ask a…

Man arrested in stolen truck with guns, explosives, body armor

Law enforcement officials in Seattle announced on Thursday that they had arrested a Nevada resident carrying a cache of weapons, explosives and body armor in a stolen truck. University of Washington police first noticed 21-year-old Justin Miles Jasper sleeping in the truck on Tuesday night near campus, according to KIRO.…

Fourth of July parade rerouted as man fires ‘dozens’ of shots in downtown Bangor

Officials in Bangor were forced to reroute a Fourth of July parade on Thursday as police and emergency crews responded to a man reportedly firing “dozens” of shots in the area where the event was scheduled to end. A statement from Bangor police on Thursday ordered spectators to stay out…

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