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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was […]

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Dream Defenders launch bulletproof vest campaign for kids in protest of Stand Your Ground laws

The Florida-based activist group Dream Defenders has launched a bulletproof vest campaign for children in protest of Stand Your Ground legislation in the state. The group, which formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, has taken on causes largely related to gun violence. 

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Officials: civil rights charges against George Zimmerman unlikely

It is unlikely that the Justice Department will bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The news comes in response to allegations that the killing was racially motivated. 

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Man says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him

Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman. According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. 

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Rachel Jeantel blames self for Zimmerman verdict

A little over a year ago, the world met Rachel Jeantel. The friend of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took the stand during the George Zimmerman trial, and her testimony became more famous than her facts. Now, the 20-year-old is speaking out, and blames herself for the way the verdict went down. 

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Update: Dwyane Wade responds to Kobe Bryant’s comments about Trayvon Martin

Last week, Kobe Bryant sparked criticism for his comments about the Miami Heat’s “rushed” support of Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered in February 2012 when returning home from a convenience store. He was found to be unarmed, and was wearing a hoodie. The Miami Heat wore hoodies in support of Martin.  During an […]

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Update: Kobe Bryant responds to criticism of Trayvon Martin comments

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NBA star Kobe Bryant has responded to criticism that followed comments he made about the Miami Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin. In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone.  […]

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Kobe Bryant catches heat for Trayvon Martin comment

Kobe Bryant is catching heat on Twitter for his comments during a New Yorker interview. In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

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George Zimmerman signs autographs at gun show in Orlando

It appears that George Zimmerman isn’t quite ready to give up his “fame” yet. Despite a highly successful campaign to put a halt to a celebrity fight earlier last month, the former neighborhood watch captain still believes that he is worthy of the spotlight. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner to lead Stand Your Ground protest

The Rev. Al Sharpton, radio personality Tom Joyner and the parents of slain teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will lead a march and rally against Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The rally is set to take place in Tallahassee on Monday. 

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