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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…

Attorney: Zimmerman used ‘term of endearment’ before killing Trayvon Martin

A friend of the self-appointed neighborhood watch leader who killed an unarmed black Florida teen says that reports that his pal uttered a racial slur before the slaying are simply wrong. After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before gunning down Trayvon Martin, many believe they hear the shooter…

Harris-Perry: For black men’s safety, dress like Urkel or Skip Gates

Not pleased over Geraldo Rivera citing Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie as a reason for his death, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry sarcastically came up with her own clothes restrictions for the safety of minority kids and young adults. The Tulane professor suggested that attire resembling beloved TV sitcom character Steve Urkel…

Plouffe says GOP primary a ‘clown show’ for Trayvon Martin comments

White House senior advisor David Plouffe on Sunday blasted several Republican presidential candidates after they claimed President Barack Obama was trying to divide America by speaking about an unarmed African American teen in Florida who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch enthusiast. Responding to a reporter on Friday, Obama…

Zimmerman’s lawyer: Trayvon Martin broke my client’s nose

Craig Sonner, the attorney for George Zimmerman, revealed a new allegation into the Trayvon Martin case Friday evening that, claiming his client suffered injuries at the hands of the slain 17-year-old. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sonner was asked if he could identify any injuries Zimmerman suffered on…

DNC chair: Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

Democratic National Committee chairperson and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has called publicly for the repeal of the so-called “Stand Your Ground” law, according to a post at Talking Points Memo’s Livewire blog. The controversial law broadened the definition of what is considered acceptable force for private citizens to use when…

Thousands march in Philadelphia to protest Trayvon Martin killing

Thousands of people marched in Philadelphia to protest the shooting in Florida of an unarmed black teenager, joining a growing national storm over racism. The unusually large demonstration for Philadelphia, which was comprised mostly of African Americans, followed protests in Florida and New York. The protests are dubbed “Million Hoodie…

Newt Gingrich calls Obama comment on Trayvon Martin ‘disgraceful’

Most observers took President Obama’s comment that the killing of Trayvon Martin hit him particularly hard because “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” as a very normal human reaction. However, at least one person — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich — found it “disgraceful” and “appalling” that…

Miami Heat players support Trayvon Martin’s family with ‘hoodie’ photo

The star player of one of the most popular basketball teams in the nation published a photo Friday showing he and teammates wearing “hoodies,” apparently to support the family of Trayvon Martin, a Florida youth murdered last month by a neighborhood watchman, who remains a free man despite the unprovoked…

Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’

President Barack Obama on Friday carefully weighed in on the case of a 17-year-old unarmed African American boy who was gunned down in February by a neighborhood watch leader. At a White House event announcing the nomination of Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, NBC’s…

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