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George Zimmerman armed with gun during traffic stop in Texas

George Zimmerman was stopped in Forney, Texas over the weekend for speeding and told police he was armed, according to CBS 11 News. Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted after killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, was pulled over on July 28 around noon. He said he was heading “nowhere in particular.”…

What Is And Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory About George Zimmerman

This man’s death was also a bona fide conspiracy and not a conspiracy theory. Conservatives are generally more prone to falling for conspiracy theories than liberals, but that doesn’t mean liberals are immune, especially when the conspiracy theory addresses a psychological need on the left. (Thought interestingly, I’ve noticed that…

Family rescued by George Zimmerman afraid of making him a hero

A family in Florida that was reportedly rescued by George Zimmerman cancelled a planned news conference on Wednesday, apparently over concerns about being associated with the neighborhood watchman. Attorney Mark O’Mara on CNN denied rumors that the car wreck was staged in order to rehabilitate Zimmerman’s image. “The same people…

Colbert says Obama deals with race: Even as president, cops follow him everywhere

Stephen Colbert volunteered to represent white people in a conversation about race on Tuesday, saying he was inspired by President Barack Obama’s remarks conveying his own experiences with racial profiling. “I believe it’s my turn to be honest about the white experience: Black people are scary,” Colbert said. “And, folks,…

Trayvon Martin’s parents lead protests in New York and Miami over Zimmerman verdict

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) – Trayvon Martin’s parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager. The protests, outside federal court buildings…

The world is aghast over Trayvon Martin. The U.S. needs to look at itself

The jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman say they acted in strict accordance with U.S. law. That in itself speaks volumes “O, wad some Power the giftie gie us / To see oursels as others see us! / It wad frae monie a blunder free us, / An’ foolish notion.” – Robert Burns…

Justice Department to Florida police: Hold Zimmerman’s gun until our investigation ends

The FBI has ordered the Sanford, Florida Police Department not to return George Zimmerman’s gun to him while a federal civil case against him is still pending. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the request is a clear indication that the U.S. Department of Justice is moving forward with its investigation…

George Zimmerman Is Not Unique

Like George Zimmerman, Michael David Dunn is a vile racist whose boiling fear and hatred—plus his almighty gun—all came together to take the life randomly of a young black man whose only crime was existing in a way that Dunn disapproved of. Dunn encountered a group of teenagers being teenagers,…

Trayvon Martin’s mom: Jurors didn’t see my son as human

Trayvon Martin’s mother said Thursday night that she didn’t believe the six women jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman were able to imagine her son as their own son. Sybrina Fulton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper she was shocked when she heard the verdict. “The reason I say that is because I…

Student activists holding sit-in at Florida Gov. Scott’s office over Zimmerman verdict

Members of a student activist group remained inside the Florida state Capitol Wednesday afternoon, determined to wait until they can ask Gov. Rick Scott (R) in person to revisit several state laws they say endanger youth of color around the state. Ciara Taylor, political director for the Dream Defenders, told…

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