Nearly seven months after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman, whose shooting of an unarmed black teenager made him synonymous with Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law, the state’s latest drama involving a fatal burst of gunfire and a claim of self-defense began to play out Thursday in a Florida courtroom.
February 7, 2014
When Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., black Americans were particularly suspicious of police officers and with good reason. Fifty years later, I suspect that many are now just as suspicious of us. That's a failure within the law enforcement community that demands a remedy.
September 5, 2013
How do you know when your case is going to put you on the national stage? When it does, will you be prepared to defend what you did or didn't do in front of a national audience?
August 3, 2013
George Zimmerman informed a north Texas police officer that he was carrying a gun in his glove box after he was pulled over for speeding on Sunday.
August 1, 2013
We have seen this type of tragedy before and will doubtlessly see it again. It gave rise to the whole Tawana Brawley outrage; it led to the outrageous persecutions and prosecutions of Duke Lacrosse players Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans.
July 26, 2013
A veteran Brevard County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy has received a written reprimand after bringing a bag of Skittles and Arizona ice tea to the county jail.
July 22, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police Department reversed its plan to return George Zimmerman's handgun following a directive from the FBI.
July 19, 2013
The Department of Justice is considering bringing a federal civil rights prosecution of George Zimmerman following a jury's acquittal of him for murder charges.
July 16, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 14 people late Monday in South Los Angeles, when members of a George Zimmerman protest began breaking windows and stomping on cars, reports the Los Angeles Times.
July 16, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department called a citywide tactical alert Sunday, after protesters of the George Zimmerman verdict blocked the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.
July 15, 2013
Former Sanford (Fla.) Police Chief Bill Lee told CNN Wednesday he refused to arrest George Zimmerman to appease city officials, who fired him as retribution.
July 11, 2013
Chris Serino had pursued manslaughter charges for George Zimmerman but the investigator's bosses rejected his recommendation. Serino later said he was pressured by black officers into filing charges.
July 1, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police sergeant who attempted to save Trayvon Martin as he lay on wet grass with a gunshot wound to the chest testified Tuesday during the second day of George Zimmerman's murder trial.
June 26, 2013
Port Canaveral Police Sgt. Ron King, a two-year veteran of the force, attempted to defend his actions in a YouTube video posted Saturday. In the video, King said he wanted "to use a bad situation as a learning tool."
April 15, 2013
The Florida police chief who failed to arrest George Zimmerman immediately after the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin has been fired by Sanford's city manager.
June 21, 2012