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George Zimmerman’s lawyer quits after client is accused of threatening Shellie Zimmerman

Mark O’Mara, the attorney who successfully defended George Zimmerman against charges that he murdered Trayvon Martin, said Tuesday that he would no longer represent the former neighborhood watch captain. Lake Mary Police on Monday detained and then released Zimmerman after oficers responded to a 911 call from his wife, Shellie,…

Zimmerman questioned by police for allegedly threatening wife with gun

Police in Lake Mary, Florida, questioned George Zimmerman Monday afternoon after being notified by his wife that he was allegedly threatening her and her father with a gun. WKMG-TV reported that police were called to the home of Shellie Zimmerman’s parents, David and Machelle Dean, and were investigating the incident.…

George Zimmerman’s wife to file for divorce

Shellie Zimmerman seeks divorce from Florida neighbourhood watch leader acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin The wife of George Zimmerman, a Florida neighbourhood watch leader acquitted in July of murdering the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is filing for divorce, her lawyer said on Thursday. Shellie Zimmerman, 26, will present documents to…

Tea party talk host: Trayvon ‘deserves to be dead’ — and ‘that f*ggot’ Dan Savage too

Fringe conservative talk show host Stan Solomon ranted this week that slain teen Trayvon Martin “deserves to be dead,” and then added that gay author Dan Savage, who he called “that f*ggot,” should die of “every disease known.” Solomon took the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights…

George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie pleads guilty to perjury charges

Shellie Zimmerman — wife of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin — pleaded guilty to charges of perjury Wednesday for misleading a judge about the state of her family’s finances. According to CNN, Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced…

Black singer says white woman assaulted him over Trayvon Martin song

By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An African American performer who was shoved after he dedicated a song to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin at a California music festival filed a lawsuit on Monday against the white woman who he said assaulted him onstage. Prosecutors have charged Dinalynn Andrews-Potter,…

Ray Kelly: ‘No question’ people will die if stop-and-frisk is ended

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday asserted that people would die if the city’s controversial policy of stopping and frisking suspects without a warrant was halted. In a July New York Times column, Charles Blow had connected the stop-and-frisk policy to neighborhood watch programs like the one…

Lawrence O’Donnell destroys O’Reilly’s racist rants with actual science

Citing decades of scholastic research, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell rebuffed his Fox News counterpart Bill O’Reilly’s attempts to play “amateur sociologist” regarding the circumstances that led to the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. “Never mind that Trayvon Martin was the son of a very involved and…

Zimmerman prosecution staffer files whistleblower suit over testimony on unreleased evidence

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – A former employee of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s office is suing the prosecutor, claiming he was illegally fired after he testified on behalf of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. Ben Kruidbos, the former director…

Majority of white Americans support ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws used in Zimmerman defense

(Reuters) – Most U.S. voters support the “Stand Your Ground” laws, although the question of whether to retreat or use deadly force in self defense divides Americans along gender, racial and political lines, a national poll found on Friday. The February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager,…

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