Many Questions In Shooting Of Trayvon Martin

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain who then went free has led to nationwide protests calling for the shooter's arrest. Trayvon Martin's parents, civil rights leaders and social media users alike are portraying the case as racially motivated, saying the shooter would have been arrested had he been black and the victim white....

Senh: A good summary article listing the facts, the two sides of the story from both George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin's family and friends, and the possible outcomes.

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  • Trayvon Martin's death raises questions about the risks of being young and black in America
    Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who has been bitterly criticized because officers didn’t arrest Zimmerman, announced yesterday that he’s temporarily stepping down, while the shooting is investigated. “This is not a black and white thing,” Trayvon ...
    04/27/2018 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • Alton Sterling shooting: Key questions to answer as AG weighs charges against officers
    After the U.S. Justice Department decided not to prosecute the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, his family members ... closing the 10-month investigation into the shooting without charges, Corey Amundson, the acting ...
    05/27/2017 - 3:45 pm | View Link
  • George Zimmerman Calls Black Lives Matter 'Terrorists' Amid Trayvon Martin Questions During Road Rage Trial
    Zimmerman had written as much in a May post promoting the sale of the gun he used to kill Trayvon. The ad, as quoted by the Washington Post, read: On this day, 5/11/2016 exactly one year after the shooting attempt to end my life by BLM sympathizer Matthew ...
    09/14/2016 - 2:19 am | View Link
  • White people who kill black people in 'Stand Your Ground' states are 354% more likely to be cleared of murder
    On Saturday George Zimmerman, 29, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of 17-year old-Trayvon Benjamin Martin. But he was not arrested for 44 days after the February 26, 2012, shooting as police in Sanford insisted ...
    07/14/2013 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Judge: Crump need not answer questions from George Zimmerman's lawyers
    Zimmerman is the 29-year-old former Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, in Sanford Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman says he acted in self-defense. His attorneys wanted to ...
    03/28/2013 - 12:59 am | View Link
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  • Events Leading to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin ...
    What may have happened on the night George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
    05/23/2018 - 3:31 am | View Website
  • Shooting of Trayvon Martin
    Trayvon Benjamin Martin was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who were divorced in 1999. He was a junior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School and lived with his mother and older brother in Miami Gardens, Florida.
    05/22/2018 - 12:54 am | View Website
  • Trayvon Martin
    Martin was born in 1995 Miami, Florida, to Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who divorced in 1999. At the time of the shooting, Fulton was a program coordinator for the Miami Dade Housing Authority, and Tracy was a truck driver; they lived near each other in Miami Gardens.
    05/21/2018 - 8:55 am | View Website
  • Trayvon Martin Shooting Prompts a Review of Ideals
    The fatal encounter between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has polarized the nation, shining an unforgiving light on issues such as race relations and gun control.
    10/26/2017 - 2:52 am | View Website
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother Fights NRA's 'Murder Insurance'
    An NRA-backed insurance policy to cover shooters who act in self-defense is being slammed as "murder insurance" for people too quick on the trigger. The new insurance, which the gun lobby is calling “Carry Guard,” covers civil and criminal costs associated with self-defense shootings ...
    10/19/2017 - 11:00 am | View Website
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