Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

Public has opportunity to comment on Florida’s “stand your ground” law

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

The task force set up by Governor Rick Scott to evaluate Florida’s ”stand your ground” law held its first public hearing today. The law says that a person does not have to retreat in the face of a threat and can use [...]

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Task Force On Citizens Safety to hold first public meeting today

By on June 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

Republican State Representative from Ocala, Dennis Baxley, will be traveling to Seminole County today for the first public meeting of the Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection.  The panel was created by Florida Governor Rick Scott after neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman [...]

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George Zimmerman posts bail

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

George Zimmerman, the Sanford Neighborhood Watch Volunteer charged with second degree murder of Trayvon Marin, walked out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility early this morning after posting bail. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says Zimmerman was fitted with a GPS [...]

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State representative Dennis Baxley outlines his goals for governor’s new task force

By on April 20th, 2012 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

While the judge in the Trayvon Martin case has set a 150-thousand dollar bail with some guidelines for George Zimmerman, Governor Rick Scott’s task force will be focusing on a different aspect of the case, the “stand your ground” law. [...]

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George Zimmerman offered bail

By on April 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

George Zimmerman faced Trayvon Martin’s parents this morning for the first time since killing the Sanford teen almost two months ago. A 150-thousand dollar bond was set for Zimmerman in the televised court hearing. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke [...]

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Area leaders tapped for governor’s taskforce to study Florida’s “stand your ground” law

By on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Florida’s “stand your ground” law has been called into question, leading the Florida government to convene a special task force to review the law. Among those selected are Ocala Republican State Representative and [...]

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Social media’s role in the Trayvon Martin case

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Many residents around the nation have utilizing social media to express their opinions on the Trayvon Martin case. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Tampa Bay’s WTSP-TV Digital Director Theresa Collington about how social media has shaped the case.

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Sanford teen’s killer in jail as Florida picks up the pieces from national scruitiny

By on April 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

George Zimmerman will remain in jail after his first court appearance earlier today where he pled not guilty to charges for the death of 17-year old Sanford teen, Trayvon Martin. The nation went into a frenzy after the 28-year old was not arrested for [...]

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Reported Trayvon-related beating stirs local pastor

By and on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

A Gainesville man says he was jumped this past Saturday by four other men while they shouted,  ”Justice for Trayvon.”  In light of this reported beating, a local pastor and activist is speaking out against violence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports.

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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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