Rest In Peace Trayvon Martin.
Via BBC News George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watchman who shot dead an unarmed black 17-year-old male last year, has been found not guilty. Lawyers for Mr Zimmerman, 29, argued he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force in the death of Trayvon Martin. The jury retired on Friday to consider its verdict on charges of either second-degree murder or manslaughter. The case sparked a fierce debate about racial profiling in the US. Continue Reading… I felt sick to […]
Via The New York Times The Florida special prosecutor announced a second-degree murder charge on Wednesday against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Angela B. Corey, the prosecutor, said Mr. Zimmerman, 28, a crime watch volunteer, will appear before a magistrate within the next 24 hours. He is accused of fatally shooting Mr. Martin, an unarmed teenager, in a case that has captivated the country and brought to the fore issues of race, violence and precisely what constitutes self-defense. […]
It is thanks to the protests throughout the state of Florida, an online campaign and growing pressure that has FORCED the US Justice Department to look in to this tragic incident. Via The Guardian The US justice department has begun an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida by a neighbourhood watch captain. The announcement came after a day of protests calling for the arrest of the Florida volunteer, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, 28, claims he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month […]