Online auction abruptly pulls gun Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

May 13, 2016

Online auction abruptly pulls gun Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin

An online auction was halted without explanation Thursday for the pistol that former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. The weapon was removed from the GunBroker.com website, minutes after the auction was to begin. It was not ...

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 arrested ...

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 looks ...

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 complicated ...

Starkly different outcomes in Florida gun cases

/ Jul 16, 2013

Starkly different outcomes in Florida gun cases

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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. ...

Zimmerman verdict unlikely to end Martin saga

/ | Jul 15, 2013

Zimmerman verdict unlikely to end Martin saga

It's over. But it's not really done. The not-guilty verdict that sounded so final, so utterly unequivocal, in Courtroom 5D of the Seminole County courthouse Saturday night has quickly given way to a kaleidoscope of demonstrations across the country, debate about wrongful-death lawsuits and website-crashing ...

Anger flows over Zimmerman acquittal

/ Jul 15, 2013

Anger flows over Zimmerman acquittal

George Zimmerman's acquittal Saturday night on all charges in the killing of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, sparked deep emotional reactions across the country Sunday, resurrecting an intense national debate about the role of race and racism in American life. President Barack Obama declared Martin's ...