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Thousands of protesters attend rally in Sanford, Florida

Thousands of protesters, including civil rights leaders, media figures, activists and ordinary citizens gathered on Saturday at a rally in Sanford, Florida, site of the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  According to MSNBC.com, the protest began on the campus of a local high school, wound through a predominantly…

Funeral director: Trayvon Martin’s body showed no signs of scuffle

The funeral director who handled the body of Trayvon Martin in preparation for his burial has said that the young man showed no signs of the physical struggle alleged by George Zimmerman, who claims he shot the teenager in self defense. In an interview with CBS News, Florida funeral director…

Maher: No doubt Zimmerman is a ‘big fat f**king liar’

On Friday night’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher tore into George Zimmerman’s story about being assaulted by Trayvon Martin on the day that he killed the teenager. Maher played the police video that has surfaced of Zimmerman after the incident in which the neighborhood watchman appears to…

Martin Luther King’s niece calls Trayvon Martin’s death ‘a late abortion’

Anti-abortion activist Alveda King told a Fox News audience on Thursday that the death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin could be considered “a late abortion.” King was reacting to a clip of Reverend Al Sharpton, who recently called at a rally for the arrest of alleged shooter George Zimmerman. “I’m…

City of Sanford backs off threat to arrest reporters

The city of Sanford, Florida, site of the controversial shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, announced Thursday that it would not follow through with a threat to arrest reporters who attempt to interview off-duty city employees. According to a blog post by media analyst Jim Romenesko, the city announced the…

Former co-worker: Zimmerman lost security guard job after he ‘snapped’

The neighborhood watchman who in February shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was once fired from his job as a security guard for “being too aggressive,” according to a new report. An unnamed former co-worker told the New York Daily News that George Zimmerman was paid under-the-table for providing security for illegal…

Protestors call on ALEC to disavow ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws after Trayvon Martin’s murder

Just before noon on a sunny D.C. day, close to 100 students, office workers and activists quietly converged outside a nondescript office building for a rally to shine light on the role that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) played in pushing legislatures to pass “Stand Your Ground” or “Shoot…

Zimmerman’s father says ‘so much hate’ coming from Obama

The father of a neighborhood watch enthusiast who gunned down an African-American teen in Florida last month is calling on President Barack Obama and other black leaders to “go beyond the hate that they have.” In an interview with WOFL on Wednesday, George Zimmerman’s father, who did not wish to…

Surveillance video shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman

Police surveillance video obtained by ABC News shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, who allegedly shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The video puts Zimmerman’s account of events into question. The video shows Zimmerman arriving at the Sanford Police Department in a police cruiser. Zimmerman told police…

Who’s asleep at the wheel at The Daily Texan?

Update: For some reason, the link to Doug Warren’s scolding of people who protested this cartoon doesn’t work. I don’t know why that is, but I promise that it was up until just a few minutes ago. Luckily, someone on Twitter gave me this link, so you can see it…

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