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Five years after Trayvon Martin’s death, myths and lies about case live on

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/26/2017 at 6:30pm

Today is the 5th Anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead by George Zimmerman.

I don’t think any other website has covered the case as extensively as we have. We have hundreds of posts under the tags Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and George Zimmerman trial. We covered the...

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Ken Bone told the truth about Trayvon Martin, and for that media must destroy him

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/14/2016 at 7:00pm
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I mostly missed the Ken Bone phenomenon. I either wasn’t watching or wasn’t listening when he asked a question at the last presidential debate.

He then became a media darling, though I’m not really sure why. Something to do with his red sweater, apparently. And the fact that after the debate he...

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Florida Senate Eases Threshold for Self-Defense Immunity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:30am 2/27/2016 at 10:30am

Yesterday, on the 4th anniversary of the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin, we wrote about Florida’s just enacted changes to its “10-20-Life” mandatory minimum sentencing law in the context of aggravated assault and self-defense.

There is also another substantive change to the state’s self-defense law that is advancing through the Florida legislature:...

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Florida Removes Aggravated Assault from “10-20-Life”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:30am 2/26/2016 at 11:30am

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the fateful day on which Trayvon Martin made the imprudent and quickly fatal decision to viciously beat (as testified to by eye witnesses) an armed George Zimmerman.

Presumably coincidentally timed with anniversary, Florida has made or is making a couple of substantive changes in its laws covering some...

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Lies About Zimmerman Trial Just Keep Coming

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:30am 2/26/2016 at 8:30am

Today the South Florida Times posted on their web site a piece entitled “FILM USES VIRTUAL REALITY TO REENACT TRAYVON’S MURDER.”

In that piece they describe a piece of fabricated (“virtual reality”) cinema that purports to tell the “true story” about the interaction between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that resulted in...

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Zimmerman Trial Redux: Busting the Myths Again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/26/2015 at 4:00pm

I suppose it’s to be expected that on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad victim selection day we would get to enjoy a resurgence of the many false narratives surrounding Martin’s attack on George Zimmerman, Zimmerman’s self-defense, the circus of Sharpton-led protests, the politically-driven prosecution, and the...

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DOJ To Announce No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman (Update: Announced)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:50pm 2/24/2015 at 1:50pm

The Department of Justice will reportedly announce that it will not bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman over Zimmerman’s self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin, reports ABC News.

This decision comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the actual facts of the case. Zimmerman’s claim of lawful self-defense was overwhelmingly...

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Hoodie Ban: Coming to a neighborhood near you

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm 1/9/2015 at 4:30pm

There’s no eloquent way to introduce a story about a group of elected officials who want to ban wearing hoods in public—so let’s just jump in.

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that could make it a fineable offense to wear any kind of identity-concealing garment in a public place. Don’t...

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DOJ Flails Again in Efforts to Charge George Zimmerman

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00pm 11/12/2014 at 7:00pm

Earlier this month we posted news that Frank Taafe, a self-proclaimed “friend” of George Zimmerman, was going to testify before a Grand Jury that he now believed Zimmerman had a racist motivation for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  This news came just days before the hotly contested November 4 election in which...

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We interrupt post-election gloating for news about the DOJ Zimmerman Grand Jury

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:40pm 11/5/2014 at 7:40pm

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper is reporting that it appears as if no actual witnesses showed up for today’s Federal Grand Jury convened to determine if civil rights charges should be brought against George Zimmerman for his self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The DOJ had subpoenaed Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend” of Zimmerman’s,...

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Key Witness for Zimmerman Grand Jury Changes Story

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm 11/1/2014 at 2:00pm

We wrote yesterday about the “October Surprise/Get Out the Vote” announcement by a flailing Obama administration that the Department of Justice will be holding a Grand Jury hearing next Wednesday regarding possible federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

The only named witness...

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DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:15pm 10/30/2014 at 5:15pm

Note: Title has been updated.

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today...

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How Zimmerman Myth Became Academic Truth

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:35pm 10/12/2014 at 5:35pm

Well, this is interesting.

I came across the University of Miami Law School Summer 2014 edition of their law review, and noted that it had a particular focus on Stand-Your-Ground.

Awesome! I dug right into the Foreword, “Stand Your Ground” in Context: Race, Gender, and Politics,” by University of Miami School of Law Professor Donna Coker.

As...

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George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:15am 10/2/2014 at 11:15am

The Washington Post reported yesterday that “The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.”

The reasons why appear in the 10th paragraph of the story:

Mark O’Mara, the lawyer who represented Zimmerman, said that approximately 40 witness statements collected...

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Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm 9/19/2014 at 4:30pm

A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a...

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Misleading Initial Narrative of Zimmerman-Martin Case Applied in Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:30pm 8/19/2014 at 12:30pm
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The fatal shooting of the Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson has raised a hue and cry about a wide variety of social issues, among them the increasingly vitriolic nature of American race relations, the astonishing militarization of the police (or, perhaps more accurately, their equipment), and the curious (to...

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Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Thrown Out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm 6/30/2014 at 12:30pm

How can we miss her, when she won’t go away?

Judge Debra Nelson, who presided over the murder trial of George Zimmerman, today issued a ruling dismissing his libel suit against NBC (a copy of that ruling can be found at the bottom of this post).

Those of us who followed the Zimmerman...

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