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Elderly couple terrorized as fake George Zimmerman address circulates on social media

An elderly couple have fled to a hotel room after their Sanford-area address was mistakenly linked to George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin last month. Director Spike Lee retweeted the false address to his more than 240,000 followers last week and the address has continued to…

O’Donnell panel to Joe Oliver: ‘You don’t know’ Zimmerman

Joe Oliver, the man who has publicly defended Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, endured a contentious interview on MSNBC’s The Last Word Tuesday evening, admitting that his role in the story “doesn’t make sense.” Host Lawrence O’Donnell and New York Times columnist Charles Blow criticized Oliver by questioning how close…

Trayvon Martin’s father tells Congress: We’ll continue to fight for justice

WASHINGTON — The parents of an unarmed black Florida teenager killed a month ago by a neighborhood watch guard on Tuesday vowed to fight for justice for their son as they took their case to Capitol Hill. The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — who was fatally shot by a…

ACLU: Trayvon Martin case shows need for federal anti-racial profiling law

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday told a House panel that local law enforcement’s response to the death of Trayvon Martin showed why it was necessary to have federal laws against racial profiling. “The killing of Trayvon Martin has once again laid bare the reality that, too often in…

Investigator wanted manslaughter charges against Zimmerman

The lead homicide investigator on the Trayvon Martin case recommended that George Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter only to be denied, according to ABC News. Chris Serino, the Sanford, Florida investigator, filed an affidavit on the night of crime saying he was unconvinced of Zimmerman’s account. However, the state attorney’s…

Martin family lawyer: Police are attacking Trayvon’s character

Ben Crump, the lawyer for the parents of Trayvon Martin, slammed the Sanford Police Department Tuesday morning for leaking information that could be favorable to George Zimmerman and damaging to the late 17-year-old’s image. Appearing on CBS’ This Morning, Crump echoed his clients’ criticism over reports leaked from police Monday:…

O’Donnell questions empty chair after Zimmerman’s lawyer bails on interview

An enraged Lawrence O’Donnell decided to ask an empty chair questions Monday evening after the lawyer for George Zimmerman pulled out of a scheduled interview moments before the show’s airing. The MSNBC host produced a stinging indictment of Craig Sonner, the attorney representing Zimmerman in the wake of his client…

Zimmerman friend: ‘People proudly call themselves coonasses’

A friend of a Florida neighborhood watch leader who gunned down an unarmed teen last month says that people shouldn’t judge his pal for using a racial epithet because in some parts of the U.S., “people proudly call themselves coonasses.” After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before killing…

Police: Zimmerman said Martin attacked him

Police released Monday neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman’s account of on why he shot Trayvon Martin one month ago, claiming that the slain 17-year-old punched him in the face and slammed his head into the sidewalk. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman said he was walking toward his SUV on February…

Zimmerman’s friend: No trial is needed for Martin shooting

Joe Oliver, a friend of George Zimmerman, who has become the subject of protests for shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, said he felt Monday morning that the controversial incident did not require a trial. Appearing on NBC’s Today with Zimmerman’s lawyer Craig Sonner, Oliver was asked by co-host…

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