Posts tagged "George Zimmerman"

George Zimmerman and his parents in hiding after death threats

How’s that Kumbaya, lets-get-together-and-love-one-another-now thing going?

Do we really want an 'honest conversation about race?'

Because if we do, you may not like what I have to say. This is a conversation that was inspired by the acquittal of George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin and will continue, I assume, for a long time to come. When some whites hear Attorney General Eric Holder call for an “honest... Read more »

UPDATE: The biggest idiot on the Zimmerman trial: John Oliver on the Daily Show

UPDATE: Skip below to the video To paraphrase Rodney King: Can’t we all just respect the verdict. Unfortunately, the acquittal  of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder trial has sparked too much disrespect. Whether you agree or disagree with the verdict, I’m with President Barack Obama who said the verdict should be respected because... Read more »
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Examiner.com: Obama's Justice Dept. helped organize Trayvon Martin protests against George Zimmerman

Reports Examiner.com As the defense in the trial of George Zimmerman rested on Wednesday, a public-interest group acquired government documents that revealed the Department of Justice’s complicity in turning the shooting and killing of a young man into a racial incident that warranted protests and demonstrations by the nation’s African Americans, according to a statement released on Wednesday and... Read more »

Trayvon Martin, NBA brutality and a Catholic bishop's words distorted

I tuned in to CNN on Friday to get the news. Saw Rodney King being interviewed. The host asked: Do you think that race figured into the Trayvon Martin shooting? I turned off CNN. There’s King, the guy beaten by Los Angeles cops two decades ago, dragged out of obscurity (except for an arrest last... Read more »

Why do media describe George Zimmerman as a "white Hispanic?"

George Zimmerman the guy accused by the media, activists–but not the police or prosecutors–who shot and killed Trayvon Martin is being described in much of the media as a “white Hispanic.” In the decades that I’ve labored as a newsman and columnist, I’ve never see a suspect in a crime described as a “white Hispanic.”... Read more »
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Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head

According to an Orlando Sentinel exclusive: With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk, leaving him bloody and battered, law-enforcement authorities told the Orlando Sentinel. That is the account Zimmerman gave... Read more »

Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for capture of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin homicide

And what do the New Black Panthers plan to do when someone captures him? Who elected the Black Panthers sheriff? It’s a mystery to me why George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin last month hasn’t at least been the subject of a grand jury probe for a possible indictment. The ease with which... Read more »
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