Source: Erin Donaghue / CBS News George Zimmerman told a judge in court Tuesday morning that he will not seek a “stand your ground” immunity hearing before his trial on charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, is accused of shooting Martin in a gated Sanford, [...]
Stand Your Ground Law
Source: Scott Hiaasen / Miami Herald Lawyers for George Zimmerman on Tuesday canceled an expected hearing to try to have his murder charge dismissed under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law — all but ensuring that Zimmerman will go to trial in June for the shooting death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, the neighborhood [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Jamie Foxx Discusses Trayvon Martin, Gun Violence; Ben Crump On Upcoming Stand Your Ground Hearing (VIDEO)
In Florida last weekend, a peace march was held to remember Trayvon Martin, the high school student shot to death by a man claiming a “stand your ground” defense almost a year ago. Superstar Jamie Foxx went to Miami to support the family and gave this exclusive interview to “Washington Watch.”
Roland Martin talks with Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp about his new TV series on the I.D. Channel called “Injustice Files” which follows cold cases from the FBI’s “Civil Rights Initiative” including a look at how self-defense laws discriminate against African-Americans.
Source: CNN A photo posted online Monday shows George Zimmerman with blood on his nose and lips. His attorneys say it was taken the night unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin’s attorneys say he was shot and killed “in cold blood.” Prosecutors have charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder [...]
LISTEN: Roland Martin, Ben Crump Discuss The Stand Your Ground Laws On The Ballot In 21 States In November
Roland Martin talks with Ben Crump, the attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, about the Stand Your Ground Laws on the ballot in 21 states in November. Subscribe to the Roland S. Martin Daily Podcast via iTunes.
Source: Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, are out of work, living in hiding in Seminole County, and spending a great deal of money on security because they fear for their lives, O’Mara said. “Seminole County is unquestionably the most dangerous county, most expensive county for him to be in,” O’Mara said. [...]
Source: Elizabeth Hewitt / Slate It looks like George Zimmerman won’t use the much-debated “stand your ground” defense after all. Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, said Monday that he will instead likely try to use a traditional self-defense argument to have the second-degree murder charge against his client dismissed, the Associated Press reports. Last week, the defense [...]
LISTEN: The Role Of Race In Florida Stand Your Ground Cases, 73% Of People Who Kill A Black Person Walk Free
Roland Martin talks with Ben Montgomery about Tampa Bay Times’ study of “stand your ground” cases in Florida. From the Tampa Bay Times: A Tampa Bay Times analysis of nearly 200 cases — the first to examine the role of race in “stand your ground” — found that people who killed a black person walked free 73 percent of [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Marissa Alexander’s Father Raoul Jenkins And First Husband Lincoln Alexander Speak Out (VIDEO)
Roland Martin talks with Raoul Jenkins and Lincoln Alexander, father and first husband, respectively of Marissa Alexander. Marissa Alexander was sentenced last week to a 20- year prison term for firing a warning shot at her abusive second husband.