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Trayvon Martin

Oct 31, 2013 — Police in the city where the shooting death of Trayvon Martin ignited a national debate want to reinforce a rule that neighborhood watch volunteers like George Zimmerman should not be armed.
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Aug 28, 2013 — Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to statements she made about her family's finances. Her husband was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin.
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Jul 25, 2013 — The only minority juror said she expected to be one to cause a hung jury, but when they were handed instructions, the law was clear.
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Jul 20, 2013 — The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network says it's organized rallies in 100 cities across the country to press for civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
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Jul 19, 2013 — President Obama did something no other holder of his office has ever had the life experience to do: As the first African-American president, he used the bully pulpit to explain black America to white America.
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Jul 19, 2013 — With a very personal message about the Trayvon Martin case and race relations, the president "connected with so many African-American men," says Detroit radio host Angelo Henderson. He's among many commenting on the president's remarks.
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Jul 19, 2013 — In extensive and personal comments about the Florida teen's death and the trial that just concluded with a not guilty verdict for the man who fired the fatal shot, the president urged Americans to consider why African-Americans have reacted so strongly.
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Jul 18, 2013 — Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton said they were "devastated" by the verdict. "How can you let the killer of an unarmed teen go free?" Tracy asked of the jury.
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Jul 17, 2013 — The jurors said the death of a teenager "weighed heavily on our hearts." But they did what the "law required."
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Jul 16, 2013 — "It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," the attorney general said Tuesday. Such a law hovered over the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin.
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