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Fmr. detective: Illegal to kill dogs but not black kids in Florida

A former homicide detective says that with the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Florida has made it legal to kill black kids like Trayvon Martin but not dogs. Former Washington, D.C. Police Department homicide investigator Rod Wheeler, now a Fox News contributor, explained on Tuesday that the “Stand Your Ground”…

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend recalls final conversation before shooting

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend told ABC News late Monday night her final phone conversation with him before he was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The girl, whose parents requested not to make her name public, was questioned by the Martin family’s attorney Benjamin Crump and described that her…

Trayvon Martin’s parents call on FBI to take over case as anger grows

Karen McVeigh, guardian.co.uk Neighbourhood volunteer George Zimmerman has admitted the killing, claiming self-defence – but police have made no arrests The parents of an unarmed African American teenager who was shot dead in Sanford, Florida, last month are formally calling on the FBI to take over the investigation as they…

Trayvon Martin’s mother: Shooter ‘responding to the color of his skin’

The mother of a black Florida teen who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante in February blames the incident on racial profiling. Sabrina Fulton told NBC’s Matt Lauer on Monday that her son, Trayvon Martin, was only shot and killed by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman because he…

Teen killed after neighborhood watch mistakes Skittles for weapon

The parents of Florida teen are demanding that a neighborhood watch captain be arrested after their 17-year-old son was gunned down in February, possibly because his bag of Skittles was mistaken for a weapon. The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman had called police to report Trayvon…

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