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Trayvon Martin Tag

The hoodie has become the symbol of protests regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. From images of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm wearing a hoodie, to the "million hoodie march," to Havard law students wearing hoodies with a sign "Do we look suspicious?," to Congressman Bobby Rush appearing on the...

How sad is it for us as a society that Al Sharpton, of the Tawana Brawley hoax and Crown Heights/Freddy's Fashion Mart riots, is leading protests calling for civil disobediance if George Zimmerman is not arrested immediately (and then will call for civil disobedience if the...

Israel Matzav is having a fundraiser.  Carl in Jerusalem is a blogger who is a great source on things going on in the Middle East, consider supporting him. Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt running presidential candidate, despite have said it wouldn't. Buy Israeli Goods month just started. Richard Lugar...

There is something seriously disturbed with Lawrence O'Donnell.  Who ever thought we would long for the days of Keith Olbermann. A lawyer representing an accused has no obligation to present defense evidence on television.  O'Donnell knows that, his outrage is feigned and phony.  O'Donnell is not...

This is getting ridiculous. The police report prepared the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, long before it was expected that this case would get national attention, recited that the police observed Zimmerman with a bloody nose and rear head bleeding, and that Zimmerman was treated...

Perhaps readers can help me with this.  There are two points which have been universally accepted as true in the media, but I have not been able to find evidence in the police and other records released by the City of Sanford. 1.  Skittles and Ice...

This has been a really bad day for eliminationist narratives of a rising right-wing terror. First, it turns out that George Zimmerman, rather than being a product of Republican / Tea Party / right-wing talk radio, was a registered Democrat. Now, a federal judge has dismissed all...

Via The Crawdad Hole, a very interesting chart of FBI crime statistics for 2009. What it shows is that whites kill whites, and blacks kill blacks.  And interestingly, "other" kills "other." It's not the narrative heard much in the media, because it does not play into stereotypes...

I predicted Saturday night that the Trayvon Martin case was being set up for an explosive outcome in which expectations of a conviction faced the reality of the rights of an accused and evidence which cast "reasonable doubt" on what happened. Two developments today make the facts supporting...

Off the road, finally. I'm catching up on what was going on today.  What did I miss? Okay, here's what I'm finding: Rick Santorum on Face the Nation prejudges the Zimmerman-Martin case, and attributes malicious motives to Zimmerman (emphasis mine): NORAH O'DONNELL: Senator, the President did not use the word...

There have been numerous threats made against George Zimmerman, the shooter of Trayvon Martin.  It is unclear whether a crime was committed, and Zimmerman has not been charged. Spike Lee's most famous film was Do the Right Thing, about racial tensions which spill into violence: Yet Lee...

I advocated yesterday for letting the facts come out in the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.  And that's still my position. The case began to get attention when the Martins had to file a civil suit for release of the 911 tapes.  I don't blame...

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, that much is certain.  It is a tragedy for the Martin family. It's not worth opining on the facts, as so many are doing, because we don't have enough facts, much less all the facts. Was Zimmerman, who is...