Yearly Archives:: 2012

Five ‘Stand Your Ground’ Cases You Should Know About

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By Suevon Lee ProPublica The Stand Your Ground law is most widely associated with the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old killed in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who claimed he was acting in self-defense. But as a recent Tampa Bay Times investigation indicates, the Martin incident is… Read more »

‘Stand Your Ground’ law task force will hear from law enforcement, attorneys and public on Tuesday

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By Dara Kam Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau Tallahassee — The stage is set for a possible showdown Tuesday over Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law in Central Florida, not far from the Sanford community where neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February. Gov. Rick Scott’s Task Force on… Read more »

Get ‘Em! Ben Crump Blasts Geraldo For Trayvon Comments! (VIDEO)

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After Trayvon Martin’s last moments were captured on a 7-Eleven surveillance video last week, it didn’t take long for Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera to put his foot in his mouth and say something stupid. On Friday, Rivera appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s O’Reilly Factor and proclaimed that in Trayvon’s 7-Eleven tape, taken moments before he was… Read more »

Lawyer says Zimmerman medical report leaked to boost case

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By Marisol Bello, USA TODAY The attorney representing Trayvon Martin’s parents said Wednesday a medical report detailing injuries sustained by the man who said he shot Trayvon was leaked to bolster his claims of self-defense. Lawyer Benjamin Crump said he has not seen the medical report but questions who leaked the information and why. “It… Read more »