Jul 15, 2014

Two Florida police tied to KKK

A city official says two police officers in Florida are no longer with the department after a law enforcement report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan. Fruitland Park City Manager Gary La Venia said Monday that Deputy Chief David Borst resigned and Officer ...

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

Jul 21, 2013

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

In most places it was too hot for hooded sweat shirts. So they came with T-shirts. In Washington, Elaine Morris showed up in one bearing a picture of slain teenager Trayvon Martin alongside members of the Ku Klux Klan, with the slogan, “Which hoodie ...

Starkly different outcomes in Florida gun cases

Jul 16, 2013

Starkly different outcomes in Florida gun cases

by Billy Kenber

Two Florida towns, 200 km apart. Two people firing weapons at unarmed aggressors, purportedly in self-defense. George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old neighborhood watch commander, fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin but was acquitted by a jury that apparently concluded he was in fear for his life. ...

Jul 6, 2013

Moms duel as Trayvon trial nears conclusion

The anguished screams on a 911 call echoed through a Florida courtroom Friday as prosecutors wrapped up their case in the Trayvon Martin trial. The mother of the slain 17-year-old Martin testified to prosecutors that the cries on the recording were her son’s, who ...

Trayvon's dad leaves as images of body shown

Jun 27, 2013

Trayvon's dad leaves as images of body shown

The father of a black teenager shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer walked out of a Florida court Tuesday as photos of his son’s lifeless body were shown. During a dramatic second day in the racially charged trial, Tracy Martin left the courtroom ...