Updates in the Trayvon Martin Case

By: Friday March 30, 2012 12:33 pm

Here are a few updates in the Trayvon Martin case: • You may know by now about the new surveillance video showing George Zimmerman, the assailant, after the incident. Contrary to the reports of his lawyer and his close friend, Zimmerman shows no sign of a struggle, no blood, no bruises. There is a scar [...]

Trayvon Martin Case Reflects Institutional Deficiencies with Race, Gun Laws

By: Friday March 23, 2012 9:35 am

Thousands rallied in Sanford, Florida yesterday, seeking justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by a neighborhood watch patrolman in late February. And the public outcry has made an impact. In addition to Sanford Police chief Bill Lee stepping aside (temporarily), Governor Rick Scott appointed a new special prosecutor for the case. [...]

Trayvon Martin Case: Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Takes “Leave of Absence”

By: Thursday March 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Bill Lee, the chief of the Sanford Police Department, which has still failed to make an arrest in the killing of Trayvon Martin, has taken a temporary leave of absence. This came a day after a no-confidence vote from the city commissioners. Lee, stressing his credentials as a former homicide investigator, said that he stands [...]

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