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  • Atty. Gen. Eric Holder slams 'stand your ground' laws

    Atty. Gen. Eric Holder slams 'stand your ground' laws
    WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., speaking about the George Zimmerman acquittal at the NAACP annual convention in Orlando, Fla., urged that laws like Florida’s “stand your ground” statute allowing people to use licensed...
  • Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line

    The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...
  • Holder, Carney offer thoughts, but no specifics, on Zimmerman case

    WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the White House will not play a role in any decision by the Justice Department on whether to file further charges against George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty by a Florida jury...
  • Trayvon Martin's father addresses congressional caucus on race

    Trayvon Martin's father addresses congressional caucus on race
    WASHINGTON -- Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, urged Congress on Wednesday to improve the educational and employment opportunities of African American boys and men, who are disproportionately imprisoned and unemployed....
  • Obama reflects on race, says 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

    WASHINGTON – “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” President Obama said Friday, discussing the death of a black teenager and the acquittal of his shooter as he offered some of his most personal and extensive remarks on race...
  • Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter
    Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week. But somewhere between the opening...
  • For police, the goal is vigilance, not vigilantes

    For police, the goal is vigilance, not vigilantes
    The bold, broad daylight burglaries in and around Cheviot Hills started in May and have come in clusters since then. About a dozen homes were hit in one day alone, and roughly 50 in a month. "They were breaking windows, coming through doors," said...
  • 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...
  • Brian Crowley, principal, ImMEDIAcy Public Relations; former political journalist

    Brian Crowley, principal, ImMEDIAcy Public Relations; former political journalist
    Last week: The death Tuesday of Congressman E. Clay Shaw was an important reminder that an individual can hold strong beliefs yet still be willing to work with those who have different views. Congressman Shaw accomplished a great deal by being willing...
  • Sheriff: We will not 'tolerate' violence after Zimmerman verdict

    Sheriff: We will not 'tolerate' violence after Zimmerman verdict
    Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger gathered with Sanford's police chief shortly after jurors began deliberating George Zimmerman's fate, and issued a stern warning to the public: "We will not tolerate anyone who uses this verdict to violate the law."...
  • Protesters outside Zimmerman trial are ready ... and waiting

    Protesters outside Zimmerman trial are ready ... and waiting
    SANFORD, Fla.--As the six-member jury in the George Zimmerman murder case began deliberating at the courthouse here on Friday, about 20 protesters gathered outside the building, using bullhorns and carrying handmade signs reading “Justice 4 Trayvon&...
  • Will the jury convict George Zimmerman?

    Will the jury convict George Zimmerman?
    Jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman began deliberations Friday but did not reach a verdict. They return Saturday.  The jury could convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder or manslaughter for shooting Travyon Martin, or acquit him of both charges....