Posts Categorized: Updates

Carol City High School Students Hold Trayvon Martin Walk Out

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Hundreds of students leave Miami school for march By Brian Hamacher and Ari Odzer | Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 | Updated 1:24 PM EDT Students at Miami’s Carol City High School held a massive walk out Thursday afternoon to protest the Trayvon Martin shooting. Hundreds of students were seen pouring into the streets outside the… Read more »

Pressure mounts for police chief to resign over teen’s shooting

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By the CNN Wire Staff updated 10:34 AM EDT, Thu March 22, 2012 Sanford, Florida (CNN) — After a no-confidence vote and demands for his resignation, pressure mounted Thursday on the police chief of the Florida city where unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was killed. Sanford city commissioners voted 3-2 Wednesday night in favor of a… Read more »

Trayvon Martin Case Reignites Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

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The Trayvon Martin tragedy is shining a national spotlight on “stand your ground” laws in at least 21 states. The laws – in places such as Texas, Idaho and Alaska – allow everyday citizens to use deadly force against someone else if they fear for their life. They also say people do not have to… Read more »

After killing of Fla. teen Trayvon Martin, experts say neighborhood watches shouldn’t police

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By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, March 22, 7:16 AM ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Neighborhood watch groups were designed to be the eyes and ears of police — passively observing what they see and reporting back to law enforcement — not to enforce the law themselves. Most neighborhood watches follow the rules, and confrontations are rare. But… Read more »