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Jay-Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys Reportedly Join Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida

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Reported By Britt L Right after the jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, legendary Grammy winning artist Stevie Wonder decided to to boycott any state with the “Stand Your Ground” laws. Zimmerman did not stand by the “Stand Your Ground”  law during his trial, but the law played a part in the police’s decisions to not initially arrest Zimmerman after the slaying of…

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

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 By: Madam Prezident This video had me buck eyed. The George Zimmerman case which left Trayvon Martin dead has been the talk of the entire United States. This elderly man decided to weigh in on the case and lets just say, “he’s very passionate about how he feels zimmerman should not have had a gun.”

Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin Surveillance Tape Shows He Was Dressed Like a ‘Thug’

Geraldo Rivera: Trayvon Martin Surveillance Tape Shows He Was Dressed Like a ‘Thug’

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Geraldo Rivera, who wormed his way into the media coverage of Trayvon Martin by saying that the hoodie was ultimately responsible for his death, is back it. In the wake of the release of the 7-11 video surveillance, he claims that he was right in his initial statement: Trayvon was “dressed in thug wear,” reports the Huffington Post. “I think what’s far more significant is what Trayvon Martin looked like…

Police: Encounter Between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin Was ‘Avoidable’

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Sanford police believed the confrontation between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman could’ve been avoided had Zimmerman just remained in his car, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  Evidence released by Special Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office  includes a police report which states that the encounter between Martin and Zimmerman was “ultimately avoidable” if Zimmerman had “remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement.” “There is no indication that Trayvon Martin…

Evidence Released: 15 Things You Don’t Already Know About the Trayvon Martin Case

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According to the Miami Herald, a treasure trove of information about the Trayvon Martin case was released tonight at 5pm. New witness statements, police statements, and other evidence are adding new light to the case. Here are some of the new revelations as reported by Frances Robles of the Miami Herald: Among the first words Zimmerman uttered after the shooting: “Am I bleeding?” one witness said. Police record shows officers…

Defacing of Trayvon Martin Mural Under Investigation By NJ Police [VIDEO]

Defacing of Trayvon Martin Mural Under Investigation By NJ Police [VIDEO]

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View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com. Police in New Jersey are investigating after a mural of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin was defaced with paint. The mural was created several weeks ago on the side of Messina Deli in Elmwood, with the words “Trayvon, we got you,” over a man in a hoodie, a symbol that became part of Martin’s story, which captured attention nationwide. Martin, 17, was wearing a hoodie…

“Made You Die”: Official Trayvon Martin Tribute Featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Dead Prez, and Mikeflo [Video]

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While most rappers are sporting diamond encrusted jewels, or penning verses pretending that they’re the first N*ggas in Paris, conscious rappers are being real to the spirit of hip-hop, and using their music to discuss issues that actually matter. Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), dead.prez and Mikeflo recently came together recently to discuss Trayvon Martin’s murder and record a tribute track which addresses the issue of what happened to Trayvon…

Money Raised On George Zimmerman’s Website Is Paying For His Hiding And Security

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The lawyer for the neighbourhood watch captain charged with killing Trayvon Martin in February has waived his right to a quick trial while he prepares his defence. Attorney Mark O’Mara, who is representing George Zimmerman, filed the motion in a Florida court today, saying that he needs more time to ready his case. Meanwhile, O’Mara said that some of the money raised by Zimmerman’s legal defence fund website is paying…

Zimmerman is Taking Donations Again

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George Zimmerman raised over $200,000 to pay for his legal defense and other miscellaneous expenses from his original website, but his attorney advised him to shut it down and he did. Late Thursday evening, however, Zimmerman began taking donations again. After learning that Zimmerman had raised so much money from the site, Zimmerman’s attorney revamped the site and allowed Zimmerman to bring it back online. A notification on the site…

Zimmerman Changes His Story – Again; Says Trayvon Martin Was Circling His Car

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A new version of the events that transpired on the night Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman has emerged. According to the Orlando Sentinal, Zimmerman now says that Trayvon Martin was circling his car on foot. This, however, is not the only additional piece of information in Zimmerman’s *new* story. From the Orlando Sentinal: The details revealed by the source provide new insight into what Zimmerman said happened…

Zimmerman’s Attorney: Trayvon Martin’s Social Media Tweets Are Fair Game

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Although George Zimmerman’s attorney says he will not comment on his client’s MySpace page which paints him as “less than favorable”, he did intimate that if Zimmerman’s postings are fair game, then so are Martin’s, according to the Miami Herald.  On Zimmerman’s MySpace account, he insulted Mexicans, saying that every Mexican he ran into called pulled a knife on him, called his ex-girlfriend a “hoe”, and discussed how he beat…

Judge Rejects Prosecution’s Request for a Gag Order in Zimmerman Case

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(CNN) — The judge in the murder case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has denied a prosecution’s motion for a gag order, but noted the court could reconsider if attorneys in the case write or say anything considered prejudicial. “At this time, there is no demonstrated need to restrict free speech,” Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester wrote. The decision — which was made public Tuesday — rejects, among other things,…

Zimmerman’s Attorney Defends His Client’s $200,000 Omission [Video]

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During George Zimmerman’s initial bond hearing, he failed to disclose $200,000 he’d received in PayPal donations via his website. In an interview with Orlando’s Fox 35, Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, discusses the implications of not disclosing the sum of Zimmerman’s money at the bond hearing, concerns for his own security, and his first meeting with George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in February and is currently out…

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Confident that State Charges Are Forthcoming

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Confident that State Charges Are Forthcoming

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    An attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin said Saturday he expects that state charges will be filed against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot dead the unarmed black teenager. Attorney Daryl Parks, in an interview by Skype with the board of the National Association of Black Journalists, said the family and its attorneys met Thursday with officials from the U.S. Justice Department. “I think the focus is not…

Republican Frontrunners, Romney & Santorum, join call for Trayvon Martin Investigation

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Republicans joined the call for an investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Friday, adding rare, bipartisan support in the racially-charged case. The main Republican presidential contenders each decried the shooting of Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, allegedly by a neighborhood watch member, and joined with President Obama and other Democrats in supporting a Department of Justice investigation into the incident. “What happened to Trayvon Martin is a tragedy….