Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

Crowd Gathers at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville to Protest Zimmerman Verdict

By on July 16th, 2013 | Last updated: July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Rain didn’t stop more than 100 protesters from showing up at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville to march against the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict.

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Explaining the Role of the News Media in George Zimmerman case

By on July 15th, 2013 | Last updated: July 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Experts at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies are explaining their thoughts on why the George Zimmerman case in Sanford became such a high-profile case, and what or who was responsible.

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The Many Questions Left as Zimmerman Trial Closes

By on July 11th, 2013 | Last updated: July 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman on second degree murder charges have raised many questions and stirred debates about race and civil rights across the country.

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In the News: new Gainesville jobs, ricin suspect investigated, state questions Zimmerman, MIT officer mourned

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Mobile app developer Mobiquity to expand to Gainesville, create 260 jobs – The Boston-area mobile app developer announced Wednesday that it chose Gainesville for its expansion plans. The jobs will pay an average salary of $49,000, and candidates will include college [...]

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Afternoon News in 90: April 15, 2013

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Gainesville police are investigating an armed burglary and sexual battery at a home in the 400 block of Southwest 10th Street that occurred around 4 a.m. Monday. After sexually assaulting the female resident, the burglar took two MacBook Pros, an [...]

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In the News: Venezuela’s new president, Climate change risks, ‘Trayvon Martin’ targets, FCAT begins, High Springs surveillance

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

Nicolas Maduro narrowly wins presidential election in Venezuela – Nicolas Maduro won a slim victory for the Venezuelan presidency. During his campaign, Maduro pledged to continue the socialist transformation former President Hugo Chavez began. Maduro served under Chavez for 20 years. [...]

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In the News: Maya Angelou to speak at UF, pope’s address, Trayvon Martin’s memorial, drinking water risks

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Maya Angelou will speak Wednesday – Maya Angelou will talk to students and local residents Wednesday night at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. The free event is sponsored by Accent Speaker’s Bureau, Black History Month and Women’s History Month. [...]

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Feb. 26, 2013: Afternoon News In 90

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: GED testing, Trayvon Martin, spending cuts, Gaza rocket, Pope Benedict XVI.

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Trayvon Martin and Florida, one year later: Protests, ‘stand your ground’ law, neighborhood watches

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

A year ago Tuesday, Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, in Sanford. Martin died, and a national conversation shifted to self-defense policy, neighborhood watches and racial tensions.

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Citizen Safety Task Force supports ‘stand your ground’ law

By on February 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:15 am

The “stand your ground” law will not be overturned, but Gov. Rick Scott’s Citizen Safety Task Force made recommendations for change in a report released Friday.

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