George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in 2013, was arrested Friday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.
In other news Wednesday, lawyers for George Zimmerman wrapped up their defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder after shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Separately, lawyers representing Pfc. Bradley Manning — under court-martial for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks — also concluded their arguments. Continue reading
Prosecutors released this week more than 200 pages of photos, eyewitness accounts and investigative reports in the case of Trayvon Martin’s killing in Florida. The Washington Post’s Sari Horwitz tells Margaret Warner that the documents bolster neither the prosecution nor the defense’s case. Continue reading
In other news Friday, a Florida judge set bail at $150,000 for George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman apologized to Martin’s parents at a court hearing in Sanford, Fla. Also, a commercial airliner crashed in Pakistan and all 127 people on board are feared dead. Continue reading
A special prosecutor in Florida said Wednesday that she was charging George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a confrontation in late February, with second-degree murder. Jeffrey Brown discusses the legal reasoning behind the charge with Florida attorney Jeffrey Weiner. Continue reading
A grand jury will not investigate the death of Trayvon Martin — the unarmed black teenager shot in a gated community in February, a special prosecutor said Monday. Gwen Ifill and Daniel Webster of Johns Hopkins’ Center for Gun Policy and Research discuss the case’s potential effects on other states’ “stand your ground” laws. Continue reading
Thousands of people rallied Thursday in Florida, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot last month in a gated community. Jeffrey Brown explores the many issues raised by the case with The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Daily’s Reihan Salam, author Donna Britt and Florida state Rep. Dennis Baxley. Continue reading