CNN plans to run an interview with George Zimmerman next week, and many, many people are not happy about it. Zimmerman talked to CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview the station plans to air on Tuesday. In the preview video, Cuomo explains they talk about “the shooting, the trial and life after the acquittal.” A young boy is dead, his murderer walks free and now gets to reminisce about his luck on CNN? No thanks. I’ll pass. More
Topic: Trayvon Martin
Martin isn’t turning 19 today because Zimmerman was a racist with a gun. He walks free because the State of Florida has proven that they are a-ok with racial profiling and vigilantism. And I didn’t want this piece to be about George Zimmerman – but since Trayvon is gone, the only gift I have is to let his parents know
I believed you. I always believed you. Your son was murdered and his murderer walks free. I am so sorry. More
I should take a page out of her book. Some days I am so exhausted by the horrible news that I see and read – I can hardly function. Apparently there is a way to remain completely untouched by current events. I’m not sure how, but Farrah has managed it. More
I have a black son that I am raising in a state that thinks his life isn’t worth shit. I have friends so used to this type of news that they weren’t even surprised by the verdict. I don’t want my friends to live in a world like this, I don’t want my husband to live in a world like this, and I damn sure don’t want my kids to. I have no idea what to do about any of this. The only thing I’ve been able to do so far is open my mouth and say,
This is wrong.
This is racist.
This is fucked up. More
A child is dead. His killer is free. I’m sick, but I’m not shocked. Ultimately, I’m just really scared to be raising a black son in Florida – because Florida has made it really clear what they think his life is worth. More
Geraldo Rivera obviously doesn’t understand why people were so angry about his victim-blaming logic in the Trayvon Martin killing, because he’s at it again. More
A new video has surfaced in the Trayvon Martin case in which the accused, George Zimmerman, walks the police through his account of the February events. Filmed the day after the fatal shooting, a bandaged Zimmerman reenacts the confrontation complete with dialogue, mimed punches, and the exact placement of his gun. More
Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who announced George Zimmerman‘s second degree murder charges, released some documents and new details in the death of young Trayvon Martin. The 184-page gallery contains redacted documents in which you too reader can discern just how shoddy a job the Sanford police department actually did. Other reports back up Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense as he perhaps suffered a broken nose and a bloody head. Other witnesses claim that they saw the 17-year-old on top of Zimmerman, attacking him in a “mixed martial arts style.” But among The New York Times‘ reporting is a small tidbit about a mystery woman who tipped the police off about Zimmerman’s racist disposition — and long before his name became nationally synonymous with racism. More
The court documents reveal that — contrary to the opinion that the police are charging Zimmerman in the court of “the public” — there is evidence to this scenario. More
On the Today show this morning, we heard from Trayvon Martin‘s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, for the first time since the announcement of George Zimmerman‘s second degree murder charges. Sybrina didn’t seem at all shy in stating that she thinks that her son’s death was an accident. But in response to the speculation that Zimmerman is being tried in the court of public opinion, Martin wagged a very firm finger at the police who fumbled the original investigation. More