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Trayvon Martin

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  • Are 'stand your ground' laws and guns too deadly a mixture?

    Are 'stand your ground' laws and guns too deadly a mixture?
    A young man mouths off from the back of an SUV in a Florida convenience store parking lot — and Michael Dunn, sitting in the next vehicle, pulls a gun out of his glove compartment and opens fire, later claiming he felt threatened by a shotgun that...
  • What did Michael Dunn 'loud music' jurors believe? Fact vs. myth

    What did Michael Dunn 'loud music' jurors believe? Fact vs. myth
    What should have been an easy pit stop for two separate cars over the Thanksgiving Day holiday in 2012 has turned into the latest national debate over race, guns and whether self-defense laws protect anyone or are just licenses to kill. That debate was...
  • Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

    Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case
    A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered...
  • Michael Dunn's fate with jurors in loud-music murder trial

    Michael Dunn's fate with jurors in loud-music murder trial
    Jurors on Wednesday received the murder case of Michael Dunn, the Florida man accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager during a dispute over loudly played music. The sequestered jury began its work by choosing a foreperson before beginning to...
  • Obama steps up efforts to help young men of color

    Obama steps up efforts to help young men of color
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will launch an initiative aimed at improving the lives of young black and Latino men by bringing businesses and foundations together with government agencies to change what an administration official called the "school-...
  • Promoter calls off DMX-George Zimmerman boxing match

    Promoter calls off DMX-George Zimmerman boxing match
    A publicity-stunt boxing match is no more. The much-hyped and even more divisive bout between DMX and acquitted Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman has been called off, according to the promoter. "This was the wrong person to put in the ring and...
  • DMX, George Zimmerman 'celebrity' boxing match not done deal

    DMX, George Zimmerman 'celebrity' boxing match not done deal
    When news broke that DMX would take on George Zimmerman in a “celebrity” boxing match -- on what would have been┬áTrayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, no less – the reaction was largely negative. The thought of a man acquitted of...
  • Activists urge peace for evening Trayvon Martin prayer vigil

    Activists urge peace for evening Trayvon Martin prayer vigil
    Community leaders gathered in Leimert Park on Monday, urging protesters to be peaceful at an evening vigil honoring Trayvon Martin. About 10 representatives from local activist organizations gathered with law enforcement and political officials to...
  • AP accuses George Zimmerman of using its photo in his artwork

    AP accuses George Zimmerman of using its photo in his artwork
    George Zimmerman's latest artistic endeavor may land him in a legal battle with the Associated Press. AP officials contend that Zimmerman's painting, titled "Angie," directly copies an AP photo, taken by freelance photographer Rick Wilson, of Florida...
  • Ten questions for DMX as he considers fighting George Zimmerman

    Ten questions for DMX as he considers fighting George Zimmerman
    On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, news surfaced that the man acquitted of murdering the unarmed teenager would go toe-to-toe in a “celebrity” boxing match with DMX. The rapper was reportedly picked out of more...
  • Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?

    Killed for texting in Florida: What in the wired world is going on?
    Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida. That may be as good an explanation as any to explain the fatal shooting of a (texting) man at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Monday. But is it really that simple, that random, that inane? Details are...