Tag Archives: George Zimmerman

Al Sharpton stresses non violence in quest for arrest

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm

By Matthew Pettie – WMFE-FM The Reverend Al Sharpton said neither Trayvon Martin’s family nor his supporters condone any acts or language of violence in their quest for justice.  Sharpton says he is not quote “anti- Zimmerman” in his quest for […]

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Attorneys for George Zimmerman drop his case

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Lawyers for the man suspected of shooting and killing a teenager in Sanford have stepped down.  George Zimmerman’s attorneys have withdrawn as his counsel today saying they haven’t heard from him since Sunday. Zimmerman is at the center of an […]

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No grand jury for Trayvon Martin case

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Authorities say gunfire knocked out a window on a police cruiser parked near the town home community where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. This comes a day after special prosecutor to the case, […]

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Ongoing attention with Martin case has one Sanford resident speaking about the divided community

By on March 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

With new information on the Trayvon Martin case, many are quick to draw their own conclusions before George Zimmerman even makes it to a grand jury. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the media impact this case has had […]

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The proper role of a community’s neighborhood watch program

By on March 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Nearly one month following the death of Trayvon Martin, his killer George Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested after claiming self defense. Zimmerman was a self proclaimed member of his Sanford community’s neighborhood watch, a body designed to prevent crime. Florida’s 89.1, […]

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Florida legal experts weigh in on the state’s “stand your ground” law

By on March 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

The shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in the  surburban neighborhood of Sanford right outside Orlando continues to receive national attention. The teen was shot and killed by a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman who says the case is a matter […]

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Sanford shooter not connected with police crime watch program

By and on March 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

As petitions for George Zimmerman’s arrest continue to spring up on social media websites such as Facebook, so is the growing interest in what his motivation for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon could have been. Zimmerman has previously been referred to as “Neighborhood Watch […]

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How Trayvon Martin’s high school reacted to his public death

By on March 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

By Sarah Gonzalez – WLRN It’s been almost a month since self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin — an unarmed black teenager.  Martin’s death has inspired a national debate about race and justice.  But at […]

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