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  • Trayvon Martin case: Are police helping George Zimmerman defense?

    Trayvon Martin case: Are police helping George Zimmerman defense?
    Watching the George Zimmerman murder trial on TV is like being caught in a match of emotional ping pong as you try to anticipate what the jury is thinking: If the detective says Zimmerman never changed his story, does that make his claim of self-defense...
  • Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford

    Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford
    Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
  • Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust

    Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust
    In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
  • George Zimmerman: Defense stages a comeback

    George Zimmerman: Defense stages a comeback
    George Zimmerman's defense team was earning positive reviews Tuesday after being clobbered with brickbats Monday for a sprawling opening statement. Legal analysts generally admired defense attorney Mark O'Mara's questioning of Selena Bahadoor, the...
  • Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice

    Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice
    From celebrity tweets to a "Million Hoodies March," social media is once again playing a key role in spreading a message — the latest being the ever-growing chorus of people calling for justice in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. A...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: Screams, shots heard on 911 call

    Trayvon Martin shooting: Screams, shots heard on 911 call
    Gunfire and screaming can be heard in dramatic 911 calls released late Friday from the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In one call, placed by the shooter George Zimmerman, he actively pursues the teen before the deadly shooting. "Are you following him,"...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: Statement from State Attorney Norm Wolfinger

    Trayvon Martin shooting: Statement from State Attorney Norm Wolfinger
    Statement from State Attorney Norm Wolfinger: I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. That is why I directed the expeditious review of the...
  • Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest. Shot in the chest'

    Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest. Shot in the chest'
    SANFORD — The feet of marchers pounded the cracked pavement of Sanford's 13th Street — a road that runs through the heart of one of the oldest black communities in Florida — to reiterate that apathy won't be an option for those moved and...
  • Trayvon Martin: Thousands in Sanford park join Rev. Al Sharpton calling for 'justice'

    Trayvon Martin: Thousands in Sanford park join Rev. Al Sharpton calling for 'justice'
    They came by the busload from Atlanta. They came by the carload from throughout Central Florida and the rest of the state. They came wearing hoodies. They carried signs. And Skittles. They came seeking justice for Trayvon Martin. An estimated 8,000...
  • Al Sharpton: Civil disobedience will escalate if Zimmerman remains free

    Al Sharpton: Civil disobedience will escalate if Zimmerman remains free
    If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of...
  • Trayvon Martin: Enhanced Zimmerman video shows possible head wound

    Trayvon Martin: Enhanced Zimmerman video shows possible head wound
    In the twisting and turning controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting, even evidence that appeared to support one side last week can tell a different story this week. A newly enhanced version of surveillance video from the night the teenager...
  • Trayvon Martin: ‘Thank God for the media’

     
    "We were just telling the truth," said the other witness, Sela Mora Lamilla. She said the two witnesses didn't know Martin's family....