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Tag Results for "Trayvon Martin"

Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

If George Zimmerman wants to downplay his Latino side, so be it. We wouldn’t know about it if not for his notoriety. We wouldn’t care if he were George “who?” If he were just another random son of a Peruvian immigrant we’d grant him the option to self-identify as a Latino, or not, or Peruvian-American, or Hispanic, or whatever suited his personal point of view. continue reading »

Geraldo Rivera Says All Six Jurors Would Have Also Killed Trayvon Martin

On Friday morning, as George Zimmerman’s defense team prepared to deliver its closing statement in the 3-week trial, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera told Fox & Friends that the all-female jury would have also killed Trayvon Martin if they had encountered him on that fateful night: continue reading »

STUDY: For Hispanics and Black George Zimmerman Shows Criminal Injustice

Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to believe that George Zimmerman would have been arrested immediately had he shot a white person, according to a newly published study. continue reading »

How George Zimmerman Could Be Acquitted Of Murder

On June 10, the murder trial of George Zimmerman will begin, 470 days after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin on a rainy evening in Sanford, Florida. Since that night, Martin’s death has already had a profound impact on Sanford and the nation continue reading »

George Zimmerman’s Mother Rips Media, Says Arrest was ‘Solely to Placate the Masses’

The mother of George Zimmerman, the man being charged with the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, has written a letter to the public on the anniversary of her son’s arrest. In the letter, Gladys Zimmerman slams the media and says that Zimmerman’s arrest was “solely to placate the masses.” continue reading »

George Zimmerman Suing NBC Over Edited 911 Call, Brother Defends Him on Univision

George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has filed a lawsuit against NBC for airing continue reading »

Judge Grants Zimmerman the Right to Trayvon Martin’s School, Social Media Records

On Friday, attorneys for George Zimmerman were granted rights to the school records of Trayvon Martin, whom Zimmerman is on trial for murdering. Zimmerman is being charged for shooting and killing Martin Feb. 26 near their gated Florida community. continue reading »

Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman Mislead Court, Has 48 Hours to Surrender

The judge in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial revoked his bond and ordered him to surrender within 48 hours because he misled the court about his finances. continue reading »

Zimmerman’s Release Strikes a Chord Wth Many- Twitter Erupts with “Kill that Mexican” Posts

It would appear that some on Twitter have not read one rather important rule: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others. continue reading »

Latinos Call for Justice for the Martin Family and Demand Arrest of George Zimmerman

We the members of Latinos for Trayvon Martin, a coalition of Hostos professors, administrators, and students are gathered in this plaza today because the history of this Latino institution demands we speak out. Hostos Community College is a college born out of the struggle of Latinos for educational equality and against American racism. continue reading »

On Trayvon: Is the Issue of Race Distracting Us From the Real Issue? Scared, Angry People with Guns

Wading through a disturbing morass of arguments about whether George Zimmerman is white or Hispanic, whether Trayvon Martin attacked Zimmerman before Zimmerman killed the unarmed 17-year-old, and, stupidest of all, continue reading »

Zimmerman’s Brother Defends his Actions, Claims Kill-or-Be-Killed Scenario

George Zimmerman’s brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. explained to Piers Morgan that his brother was confronted with a kill-or-be-killed scenario the night he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. continue reading »