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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…

Rep. Bobby Rush: A hoodie doesn’t make you a hoodlum

After being cut off on House floor for defiantly wearing a hooded sweatshirt, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) appeared on CNN to discuss how the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin hit close to home. “Trayvon Martin lies dead, partially because he was a black man wearing a hoodie in a…

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…

A Translation Exercise

This is an open letter to my conservative brethren. Many of you have decided to approach the Trayvon Martin case from the calm, measured perspective that black people are unhinged savages who want to find a white person to kill for murdering a hoodie-wearing drug-dealer. You may find such examples…

Geraldo Rivera sorry for ‘life-saving campaign’ against hoodies

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Tuesday offered what may be one of the worst apologies ever for suggesting that Trayvon Martin had been partially responsible for his own death because he was wearing a hoodie. “I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very…

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:…

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…

Professor notes similarities between Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi cases

Brown University professor Tricia Rose said Monday that there were important similarities between the cases of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi. “There are some really important similarities,” she told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. “There are college campuses where young Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and African Americans are joining…

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