As you can imagine, there are going to be a lot of tracks released now that this Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman verdict is out. You’ll not only hear song titles but probably a lot of metaphors referencing the case also. Young Jeezy didn’t waste any time with this one. Here’s his new song “It’s a Cold World”.
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer who became the focus of national attention after he shot Trayvon Martin in February, returned to the Seminole County jail today. He will remain there without bond until a judge decides whether he should be freed before his second-degree murder trial.
Early Sunday morning, Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, wrote on the Zimmerman legal defense blog that his client had returned to Central Florida late Saturday and was preparing to turn himself in today by 2:30. He did so just before 1:45 p.m. today._ Source
Moments before his encounter with George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin was caught on camera inside of a 7-11 making a purchase and the footage was just now released. Here it is…
One of the most anticipated verdicts ever is finally out and George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida,has been charged with murder in the second degree, special prosecutor Angela Corey told reporters Wednesday.” _ Source
Spike Lee has always been known for his over-the-top ways and this time he lived up to that. He recently tweeted the address of an older couple thinking it was the address of Trayvon Martin’s shooter. He later apologized and all is well now, guess Lee was trying to get people to go to George Zimmerman’s house and take justice into their own hands.
Now we’re not suggesting anything here, just stating the facts.
The separatist New Black Panther Party, described as a hate group by a civil rights organization, is standing by its $10,000 bounty offer for the capture of the man who shot Trayvon Martin, despite vehement opposition from, among others, Martin’s family.
“We’re here to make them do their job,” organizer Mikhail Muhammad said on Monday. “We will support Trayvon’s family, but we are military.”
Martin was shot February 26 by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, while walking back from a Sanford, Florida, convenience store. Zimmerman, according to friends and his attorney, Craig Sonner, said he killed Martin, 17, in self-defense.
The fact he hasn’t been charged in Martin’s killing has outraged many in the United States, including people who believe Martin was considered “suspicious” because he was black. Zimmerman is a white Hispanic.
Yet no one has gone as far as the New Black Panther Party, which on its website advocates a revolution for African-Americans. The group — which is distinct from the better known Black Panther Party, founded in the late 1960s — is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group and a “virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization.”
On Saturday, the party put out a wanted poster offering money in return for a “legal citizen’s arrest” of Zimmerman. Muhammad said that same day that his group believed in “a life for a life,” an assertion that he reiterated on Monday.
Martin family attorney Daryl Parks echoed comments by others associated with the family, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, condemning the apparent bounty offer. “We don’t condone those people whatsoever,” Parks said.
Speaking earlier Monday to city officials in a packed Sanford Civic Center, Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, said his family wanted to work through the legal system and spur changes in Sanford’s police department and Florida law.
“We’re not asking for an eye for an eye,” Tracy Martin said. “We’re asking for justice, justice, justice.”
Mohammad said the U.S. Constitution grants people the right to make a citizen’s arrest, although he also said, a short time later, that he doesn’t “obey the white man’s law, I don’t follow the American law.”
“According to the street people’s law, (George Zimmerman) has been charged with murder — according to street law, according to God’s law,” Muhammad said.
The city of Sanford earlier responded to the bounty offer, and the New Black Panther Party’s push to have 5,000 men work together to go after Zimmerman, by calling for “calm heads and no vigilante justice.”
“Attempts by civilians to take any person into custody may result in criminal charges or unnecessary violence,” the department said.
Joe Oliver, a friend of Zimmerman’s, said such threats are weighing heavily on his friend, even if authorities and the Martin family are denouncing them. Zimmerman hasn’t been seen or heard from in public since the shooting,
“That’s why no one knows where he’s at,” Oliver said. “He should be concerned for his safety.”
Oliver, a CNN anchor in the 1990s, said he’s worried himself because he has spoken on several media outlets about the case.
“I now have to be concerned for my safety, not just for myself but for my friends and family as well,” he said. “Yet I wasn’t there, I didn’t pull the trigger. All I’m doing is standing up for a friend.” _Source
The latest update in the Trayvon Martin case is that George Zimmerman could walk away free when all is said and done. This is what state attorney Angela Corey had to say about the matter. For more information click here.
“The stand-your-ground law is one portion of justifiable use of deadly force,” veteran State Attorney Angela Corey said. “And what that means is that the state must go forward and be able to prove it’s case beyond a reasonable doubt… So it makes the case in general more difficult than a normal criminal case.”
As most of you already know, 17 year-old Trayvon Martin was recently gunned down in his Florida neighborhood by a man that was set free the next day. Martin was unarmed and there was no reason for him to get shot. In memory of Trayvon Martin a lot of people have started the “hood” movement wearing a hood on their heads to resemble what Martin was wearing that day. Ludacris just recently Tweeted this picture showing support for the movement. Hopefully this all sends a message and justice will be served.
As you may have heard already, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was visiting family in Sanford, Florida and was gunned down by a man by the name of George Zimmerman that thought he was “suspicious” in the neighborhood. The police told the man that they would handle the situation after they were called but he decided to take matters into his own hands and killed the boy. The man was later released and claimed that he was acting in self-defense. Now there’s no way the FBI or the Department of Justice is going to just let this slide and move on so they’ve decided to do a full on investigation.
“The department will conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence and take appropriate action at the conclusion of the investigation. The department also is providing assistance to and cooperating with the state officials in their investigation into the incident. With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids — the highest level of intent in criminal law.” _ Source