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The Trayvon Martin Controversy

The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Opinion Brief
TheRealGeorgeZimmerman.com was created by the Florida neighborhood watchman who shot Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin's shooter goes public: Is George Zimmerman's website a mistake?

The neighborhood watch volunteer requests donations... and shows no remorse for killing an unarmed 17-year-old

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Instant Guide
Florida demonstrators demand George Zimmerman's arrest in the Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman won't face a grand jury, meaning it's up to a single prosecutor to decide if criminal charges will be filed.

No grand jury for George Zimmerman: What does it mean?

The Florida prosecutor investigating Trayvon Martin's shooting death sets the nation abuzz by nixing a grand jury hearing the day before it was to convene

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Controversy
Demonstrators march to commemorate the death of Trayvon Martin: 30 percent of surveyed Americans say the teen's controversial shooting is still the nation's most important news story.

The Trayvon Martin controversy: Has the media gone overboard?

A majority of Republicans say reckless journalists are focusing too closely on the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. Are they right?

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Fact Sheet
Intentionally or not, several media outlets have misled the public with exaggerated and sometimes inaccurate information about the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The Trayvon Martin case: 4 things the media got wrong

The unarmed 17-year-old was actually several inches taller than the 28-year-old man who shot him — and more head-turning revelations

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Burning Question
Demonstrators march in front of the Sanford Police Department in Florida: New analysis from voice experts pokes holes in George Zimmerman's claims that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense.

911 tape analysis: Is George Zimmerman's story falling apart?

Two forensics experts tell the Orlando Sentinel that Trayvon Martin, not his shooter, is the one who screamed before the fatal gunshot

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Analysis
Trayvon Martin was killed by a half-Latino shooter, but the vast majority of black shooting victims are killed by other blacks, in incidents largely ignored by the media.

Trayvon Martin: Why do Americans often ignore black shooting victims?

While the media eats up crimes against young white women like Natalee Holloway, it's rare for a black victim like Martin to dominate the national news

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : The List
Acting Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Darren Scott answers questions about the Trayvon Martin controversy: Critics charge that some local cops attempted to cover up the shooting.

7 people to blame for the Trayvon Martin hysteria

With the killing of the unarmed black teen in legal limbo, and the actual shooter never in doubt, people are pointing fingers in both odd and predictable directions

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Best Video
In a screen shot of police surveillance footage, George Zimmerman appears largely blood and scratch free, despite his claim of a violent tussle.

Trayvon Martin: Does newly released police video undermine George Zimmerman's case?

Footage captured shortly after Trayvon Martin's death raises new doubts about the shooter's claim that he fired in self defense

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Instant Guide
Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has filed trademark applications for two phrases relating to her son, to prevent others from using her son's name in a negative way.

Why is Trayvon Martin's mother trademarking his name?

Sybrina Fulton is attempting to trademark "I Am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon," leading some to wonder whether she's honoring her son or trying to cash in

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Opinion Brief
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) took the House floor wearing a hooded sweatshirt on Wednesday, trying to make the point that Trayvon Martin shouldn't be judged on his wardrobe.

The Trayvon Martin uproar: Should a congressman be silenced for wearing a hoodie?

Democrat Bobby Rush tries to make a point by donning a sweatshirt like the one the slain Florida teen was wearing, and gets booted off the House floor

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Fact Sheet
A woman holds a sign calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman during a protest in Los Angeles: More details about Trayvon Martin's shooter are emerging.

George Zimmerman: What we know about Trayvon Martin's killer

Martin's death has sparked a heated debate on the role of race, guns, and law enforcement in America. But what about the man who pulled the trigger?

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Opinion Brief
Protesters, some carrying petitions in support of slain teen Trayvon Martin, protest in D.C.: Shooter George Zimmerman claims that it was Trayvon who attacked him.

Trayvon Martin: Does George Zimmerman's side of the story change anything?

The neighborhood watch volunteer says he shot Martin because the teenager was beating him up. If that's true, should Zimmerman be in the clear?

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Burning Question
George Zimmerman in a 2005 booking photo: Police say Zimmerman claims he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin only after the unarmed teen attacked him.

Trayvon Martin vs. George Zimmerman: What really happened?

Local police muddy the water by suggesting that the young black teen may have been the aggressor in the controversial Florida shooting that left him dead

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Analysis
"I'll bet you money," Geraldo Rivera said of Trayvon Martin, that "if he didn't have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn't have responded in that violent and aggressive way."

Trayvon Martin: Should Geraldo be fired for his 'mind-boggling' hoodie theory?

Geraldo Rivera sparks an outcry by suggesting that the black Florida teen's clothes were as responsible for his death as the shooter was

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Controversy
On Friday, President Obama spoke quite personally about Trayvon Martin: "When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids.... If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

The Trayvon Martin killing: Is Obama soothing tensions or stirring up trouble?

The president promises the dead black teen's parents a full investigation and, as usual, partisan ears hear Obama's words quite differently

 
The Trayvon Martin Controversy : Opinion Brief
The shooting death of Trayvon Martin has consumed the nation this week, but Mitt Romney has stayed mum on the controversial subject.

Why are Mitt Romney and his GOP rivals dodging Trayvon Martin?

President Obama has weighed in, but his chief GOP rivals aren't exactly leaping at the opportunity to discuss the high-profile, high-octane shooting case

 
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