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  • My Word: Father of black and white sons wants answers in Trayvon's death

    My Word: Father of black and white sons wants answers in Trayvon's death
    The tragic case of Trayvon Martin begs for answers. The 17-year-old black youth was fatally shot last month by a Hispanic crime-watch volunteer in a gated Sanford community. I have four sons raised in Seminole County: two white, by natural birth, 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...
  • Wristbands, petition: Bring back Sanford PD Chief Bill Lee

    Wristbands, petition: Bring back Sanford PD Chief Bill Lee
    People who back Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. are handing out blue and black wristbands that say "I support Chief Billy Lee" and have begun a campaign to return him to office. Lee, 52, temporarily stepped down March 22 after a firestorm of...
  • Timeline: The Trayvon Martin shooting

    <b>Timeline: </b>The Trayvon Martin shooting
    Feb. 26 Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...
  • Trayvon Martin events in Florida

    Trayvon Martin events in Florida
    Here is a list of events related to the Trayvon Martin case scheduled to take place in Florida in the upcoming days and weeks. Keep checking back, the Orlando Sentinel will update and more information becomes available. Thursday, March 22 •1 p.m.:...
  • 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 facts vs. rumors

    Trayvon Martin facts vs. rumors
    The Trayvon Martin case has generated hundreds of news accounts, scores of speeches, millions of online messages, discussions and tweets — and a good bit of misinformation. Here are some of the recurring items: Trayvon was trying to defend himself...
  • Trayvon Martin: ABC enhances George Zimmerman video

    Trayvon Martin: ABC enhances George Zimmerman video
    ABC News has re-digitized video of George Zimmerman taken shortly after Trayvon Martin's shooting. The video was unveiled as an exclusive this morning on "Good Morning America." ABC was the first news organization to show the original tape. Reporter...
  • 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 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...
  • Report: Zimmerman's family wrote letter saying he criticized Sanford police over homeless man's beating

    Report: Zimmerman's family wrote letter saying he criticized Sanford police over homeless man's beating
    George Zimmerman's family has written a letter saying he questioned the Sanford Police Department's handling of the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a police officer, wftv.com reports. The letter said Zimmerman is not a racist and, in fact,...
  • 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...