Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

May 22, 2016

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $250,000

A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said. United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, confirmed Saturday the amount of the sale of the Kel-Tec PF-9, a 9-mm ...

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015

George Zimmerman arrested for assaulting girlfriend

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was ...

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to find his role

Aug 20, 2014

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to find his role

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years ...

Zimmerman arrested after girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her

Nov 19, 2013

Zimmerman arrested after girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her

A former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager earlier this year was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, ...

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 ...

Holder decries self-defense laws

Jul 17, 2013

Holder decries self-defense laws

Attorney General Eric Holder strongly condemned “stand your ground” laws Tuesday, saying the measures “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense” and may encourage “violent situations to escalate.” On the books in more than 30 states, the statutes have become a focal point of a ...