‘Justice for Trayvon’ Rallies Set for 100 Cities
One week after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, rallies are scheduled in 100 cities to press for civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.
Zimmerman claimed self-defense after shooting Martin during an altercation. The case has become a flashpoint in national debates over guns, race relations and self-defense laws. Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic. Martin was black. Continue reading
–Regarding the Zimmerman trial, Cosby said that he did not think the state of Florida was able to prove its case against him. “I found that the prosecution did not tell the story well. And they lost,” Cosby said.
-The veteran comedian also seemed to think the charge of second-degree murder against Zimmerman was unprovable based on the evidence.
“This racial stuff goes into a whole bunch of discussion which has stuff that you can’t prove,” Cosby said. “You can’t prove somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act and is found to be that.” Continue reading
Trayvon Martin‘s parents ‘shocked and disgusted’ by not guilty verdict
Trayvon Martin’s parents said they are shocked and disgusted the jury in George Zimmerman’s trial found him not guilty of murdering their son. Continue reading
Caught on Tape: Pro-Trayvon Martin ‘Protesters’ Attack Houston Grandmother and Refuse to Let Family Take Child to Hospital
The Turmoil Continues: Police Arrest 17 Pro-Trayvon Martin ‘Protesters’ in Calif. After Mob Tries to Storm Mall
The majority of the arrests were for unlawful assembly and eight who were arrested were under the age of 18, according to a law enforcement spokesperson. Continue reading
by Evan McMurry | 1:21 pm, July 17th Mediaite
Comedian Bob Thompson and Atlanta radio host Mo Ivory exploded at each other on CNN Wednesday, loudly disagreeing over the provenance of the term “White Hispanic” and the role of race in the George Zimmerman trial and beyond.
Thompson objected to the racial lens he said the media used in covering the Trayvon Martin shooting, though he struggled to reframe the case in non-racial terms. “We keep categorizing this as a black/white issue, and that’s the problem,” Thompson said. “A term was invented for this case—’White Hispanic.’ That never existed before this case.” Continue reading
David Letterman‘s audience hurls BOOS at liberal comedian Bill Maher after he cracks George Zimmerman jokes
By David Martosko Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 17 July 2013
HBO’s resident left-wing comic Bill Maher drew disapproval from late night host David Letterman’s audience on Tuesday after he told a pair of jokes mocking George Zimmerman in the wake of his acquittal for the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. Continue reading
Now you have t-shirts in streets of L.A. advocating murder of someone acquitted because the defense proved to the jury that what happened was not murder by racial profiling but a self-defense of Zimmerman against Trayvon Martin who tried to attack him and do him harm. Continue reading
(MEDIAITE) — In the third part of Piers Morgan‘s extensive, exclusive interview with Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel about her testimony in the George Zimmerman trial, the host asked his guest if there was anything she wished she’d said on the stand. Jeantel answered with one word: “Nigga.”
Jeantel explained to Morgan that “the whole world say it’s a racist word” but the version of the word that she testified Martin had used in reference to Zimmerman, spelled “n-i-g-g-a” doesn’t mean what most people think it means. It doesn’t mean a “black male” as Morgan assumed, she said, but rather any kind of man, including “Chinese” for example. Morgan helpfully pointed out that that’s the version rappers use in their music. Continue reading