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Trayvon Martin Case: Media Take On Police-Like Role

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By CURT ANDERSON MIAMI — The news media are taking on an increasingly police-like role in the Trayvon Martin slaying by using modern forensic techniques to analyze evidence, an approach some legal experts say can lead to a distorted view of the case because a lot of the key evidence is still under wraps. The… Read more »

Trayvon Martin Resolution Introduced By Congressional Black Caucus

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Jennifer Bendery jen.bendery@huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a resolution on Wednesday that honors the life of Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” gun laws in every state that has one, including Florida, where Martin was killed. “Florida’s misguided ‘Stand Your Ground’ law does not make our streets… Read more »

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George Zimmerman’s new attorney, Hal Ulrig, went on the defensive last night as he spoke with CNN’s Pierce Morgan. Ulrig claimed that Trayvon Martin was responsible for his own death and his client had every right to defend himself. Yes, he actually said that.

Op-ed: To Help the Trayvons of the World, We Need Intentional Allies

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by Sharon Lettman “We are Trayvon Martin,” hoodie-clad crowds of brown and white faces have been chanting at rallies across the country. As we grieve the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American who was gunned down by Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman, I cannot help but reflect on how black and brown… Read more »