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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsImagine you were a space alien who just landed on earth. And imagine there was no such thing as race or ethnicity, that all humans were simply human. Which situation would be more shocking and outrageous to you? a) A......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsSpecial prosecutor Angela Corey threw the book at Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, bringing the maximum possible charge of second-degree murder. Corey said she went where the facts led her. Cynics might say she went with the path that would......
Tags: Witnesses, Prosecution, Murder, Judges, Lawyers
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsAs I wrote in my Sunday print column, the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has the potential to expose racial fault lines in this country like nothing since the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. The latest evidence of that: the flap......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsWe've seen it before in Florida, and we'll see it again. A confrontation turns deadly, with shots fired under questionable circumstances. People wonder whether the shooter overreacted, and whether the response was disproportionate to the threat. In the...
Tags: Judges, Lawyers, Justice System, Laws, Florida Legislature
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsThirty-nine yeas, zero nays. Hard to believe that such a bad bill could have been approved unanimously, but it was. When the so-called Stand Your Ground bill went to a vote in the Florida Senate on March 25, 2005, the......
Tags: Democratic Party, Prosecution, Lawyers, Judges, Politics
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsPolo magnate and air-conditioning heir John Goodman took the stand in his own defense at his DUI manslaughter trial in West Palm Beach on Wednesday. The fact he testified is indication that his defense, headed by superstar lawyer Roy Black,......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsThere's a right way and a wrong way to express outrage over Trayvon Martin's tragic shooting death by Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The wrong way: Offering a $10,000 bounty for Zimmerman's capture. That's what a group called the.....
Chicago Parking Meters LLC rolled us once. In 2008, the company struck a deal with Mayor Richard Daley and a compliant City Council that gave it control of meter revenue for 75 years in exchange for what's now universally recognized as an astonishingly...
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson — No. 42 stitched on his back — trotted out of the Brooklyn Dodgers dugout and broke baseball's color barrier. On Friday, the movie "42" opened across the nation, recounting how Jackie Robinson, through...
One hundred years ago this month, Seminole County shook off the reins of Orange County and took charge of its own destiny. To mark its centennial, I asked you all to help me come up with a list of 100 things people love about Seminole County. Thanks...
Today marks the start of the George Zimmerman trial — and the beginning of the end for Sanford. At least that's the apocalyptic prophecy in wide circulation from brilliant Internet social commentators with such colorful aliases as Tray von...
So, how does Florida commemorate the anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin, whose death following a confrontation with an armed and overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer prompted national outrage over one of our more...
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