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Man Set to Stand Trial for Murder of 13-Year Old Darius Simmons

76-year old John Henry Spooner will finally stand trial for the murder of 13-year old Darius Simmons. Spooner shot Simmons in front of his mother because he suspected him of stealing his guns.

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Zimmerman Juror Book Deal Squashed After Online Backlash

Yesterday, we told you about a planned tell-all book by B37; one of the six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder. Well, those plans have been squashed, thanks to an immediate and relentless backlash from social media users.

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Stevie Wonder, Others Vow to Boycott Florida Until Stand Your Ground is Repealed

Stevie Wonder spoke out on the George Zimmerman verdict at a concert in Quebec, announcing that he will NOT play in Florida until the Stand Your Ground law is repealed.

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Zimmerman Trial Juror Set to Write Tell-all Book

Members of the jury that served on the George Zimmerman trial have chosen not to speak to media or reveal their identities, but one juror has already started writing a tell-all book about the experience. Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial has signed (along with her attorney husband) with literary agent and Martin Literary […]

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Zimmerman’s Brother Worried About Vigilantes; Wonders if Trayvon Wanted Guns and Weed

In interviews with CNN, Robert Zimmerman Jr. discussed his brother’s fear of vigilantes. He then had the audacity to continue his family’s crusade against Trayvon Martin’s character, suggesting that Martin was trying to procure a gun, and grow marijuana.

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Trayvon Martin’s Father Speaks Out on Verdict

Tracy Martin – father of the late Trayvon Martin – released a series of heartfelt tweets in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict: “Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY”

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President Obama Responds to Zimmerman Verdict: “We Are a Nation of Laws, and A Jury Has Spoken”

President Obama’s official statement on the George Zimmerman verdict maintains that the legal process has run its course, and that it is now time for peaceful reflection.

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MUST WATCH: 100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman Verdict

BYP Group Shot close up

Watch a passionate and deeply moving video of the entire BYP100 reading their collective response to the George Zimmerman verdict: “We continue to call out Black Love, Black Power and Black is Beautiful in the face of continued devaluation of Black life. We affirm a love of ALL Black life, no matter if we are in hoodies or business suits, incarcerated or in boardrooms, on welfare or in the WNBA, on the corner or in the White House.”

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Judge: George Zimmerman Will Also Face Manslaughter Charges

Judge Debra Nelson has granted the prosecution’s request that in addition to second degree murder,  George Zimmerman also face manslaughter charges in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. She has not decided if Zimmerman will face other lesser charges, such as third degree murder.

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Florida Police Fear Rioting After George Zimmerman Verdict

The Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. has released a PSA urging community members not to riot after the George Zimmerman verdict is announced.

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