Trayvon Martin 7-Eleven Surveillance Video Shows Slain Teen Shortly Before He Was Killed. Trayvon Martin walked into a Sanford, Fla., 7-Eleven on Feb. 26, purchased a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea, and before he was able to return to his father's fiancée's home, he was killed.
Surveillance footage from the convenience store that evening is among the evidence prosecutors released Thursday, ABC News reports. A short time later, Martin encountered 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, who called a 911 dispatcher to report "a real suspicious guy. " When Zimmerman told the dispatcher he was going to follow the suspicious person, he was told, "We don't need you to do that," but did so nonetheless. What happened next remains in dispute. Zimmerman maintains he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Experts say Zimmerman attorney made smart move. SANFORD, Fla.
(AP) — By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmerman's defense attorney showed some of the weaknesses in prosecutors' claims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say. George Zimmerman Photo Shows Bloody Head After Trayvon Martin Shooting. A new picture of George Zimmerman, aired publicly for the first time today by ABC News, appears to show blood dripping down the back of his head minutes after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Zimmerman stands charged with second-degree murder, but claims he acted in self-defense after Martin slammed his head into the concrete during a scuffle. The original police report from that night noted that Zimmerman was bleeding from the head and nose, but grainy surveillance footage from the police station soon after the shooting was much less conclusive than today's new evidence. The photo was reportedly taken with an iPhone by an unnamed person who said they heard the fight, but did not see it. Zimmerman told the photographer to call his wife, and when asked what to say, responded, "Man, just tell her I shot someone. " George Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family, could be released from jail soon. Click photo to view more images.
(Reuters, Pool) Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET. Judge quits Trayvon Martin case, cites conflict. ORLANDO, Fla.
(AP) — The Florida judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case removed herself Wednesday after the attorney for defendant George Zimmerman argued she had a possible conflict of interest relating to her husband. Judge Kenneth M. Lester Jr. will preside over the case, including the Friday bail hearing for the neighborhood watch volunteer, according to a news release from the court. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 shooting of the unarmed Martin, 17. Nancy Grace Ignores Trayvon Martin Case. Trayvon Martin Cartoonist: Texas Students Petition To Reinstate Stephanie Eisner At Campus Newspaper. The cartoon by Stephanie Eisner which was published in The Daily Texan.
A group of students at the University of Texas believe their campus newspaper went too far when they fired a cartoonist responsible for a controversial illustration about the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting. Stephanie Eisner, a sophomore at UT, caused an uproar for a cartoon which attempted to critique the media coverage of Martin's death and the investigation of shooter George Zimmerman.
The editors initially defended their publishing of it, but eventually removed it from their website and announced Eisner was no longer on staff. The dismissal of Eisner and backlash from students spurred UT student Samian Quazi to start an online petition asking The Daily Texan editors to reinstate Eisner. Quazi used to be an opinion columnist for the paper, although he says he doesn't personally know Eisner. "I'm outraged at the whole reaction," Quazi said.
Quazi further explained his position in a local blog. Who are the Zimmermans? Now playing Who is Gov.
Susana Martinez? Up next Gov. Hannity Defends George Zimmerman on Fox News. Hannity Panel: Obama’s ‘Involvement With The Black Panther Movement’ Merits A Look. On tonight’s Hannity, host Sean Hannity and his guests took a look at something of a seedy underbelly of the Trayvon Martin story– the calls for violence from fringe groups that have attached themselves to the story to make noise, namely the New Black Panther Party. Their “hate speech” unaccounted for, the panel expressed concern about the ties between the President and this group.
RELATED: Limbaugh Is ‘Literally In A State Of Disbelief’ Obama Hasn’t Commented On New Black Panthers ‘Bounty’ Hannity began the segment by playing guests David Webb and Deneen Borelli clips from the New Black Panther Party radio, and quoting them using words like “honkeys, crackers, pigs.” “They are getting away with this hate speech and inciting violence,” Borelli argued, noting that “Obama spoke with the Black Panthers during the election,” and that his “involvement with the Black Panther movement” was something to look into. The segment via Fox News below: Attorney General Accused of Racism By Zimmerman Family. NBC: George Zimmerman to be charged in Trayvon Martin case. Hours after Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey announced that George Zimmerman had been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Martin's parents told NBC's Brian Williams that Zimmerman's arrest helps fulfill their goal of bringing their son's shooter to justice.
By M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com, and NBC News. George Zimmerman launches website for donations via PayPal for legal, living expenses. Zimmerman in police custody. Trayvon Martin shooting: no grand jury for Zimmerman. Zimmerman in police custody. (Sanford Police Dept.) Florida state attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed to investigate the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, said on Monday that the case will not go to a grand jury. The decision does not rule out the possibility that George Zimmerman, Martin's shooter, could be arrested. The grand jury had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, Fla., where the Feb. 26 shooting occurred. "From the moment she was assigned, Ms. According to the Associated Press, Corey has "a reputation for not presenting cases before grand juries if it wasn't required.
" George Zimmerman charged with 2nd-degree murder: Trayvon Martin shooter to remain in jail (LIVE coverage) George Zimmerman, center, stands with a Seminole County deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing … [ EDITOR'S NOTE: This story will be updated throughout the day.
Refresh this page for updates. ] UPDATE, 3:45 p.m. ET: The affadavit filed Wednesday by prosecutors to establish probable cause of second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case has been released by the court. In it, prosecutors claim that George Zimmerman profiled Martin on Feb. 26, and during his call to the police dispatcher "made reference to people he felt had committed and gotten away with break-ins in his neighborhood.
" More from the four-page court filing: Later while talking about Martin, Zimmerman stated "these ---holes, they always get away" and also said "these ----ing punks. " Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin: ‘He Would Look Like My Son’ Trayvon Williams While introducing his pick for the new head of the World Bank, President Obama commented on the Trayvon Martin case.
And he made it personal. “I can only imagine what these parents are going through,” he said, “and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. And you know, I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this.” Little Green Footballs.
Geraldo Rivera on the Dangers of Clothing. Fox News Commenters Spew Another Deluge of Racist Hatred at Trayvon Martin and President Obama. Perhaps Obama, Sharpton and Louis Eugene Wolcott (aka Louis Farrakhan) can hold a “Malt Liquour Summit.”
Also, have you noticed the femininity of both Farrakhan and Rev. Wright? A natural attraction for B.O.[…]Trayvon = Like most Bl acks he’s illegitimate. Where’s his father? […]A new low for obama.CNN ,its blaque anchor and blaque guest,has airtime to denounce this event.the killing is a tragedy,and our blaque president does not need to highlight it..enjoy your time in the spotlite all you minorities…I do not think america will ever elect a blaque,mexican,or any other ,,,thanx to this president,,,he has shown the world, favoritism to his race,,which was not supposed to exist..[…]Yes, his panic on Ne gro crime is an epidemic…sorry this did not fit the template you were soooo hoping for.[…]Obamanure should start wearing a hoodie so as to more closely identify with his kind.[…]Did the white side of him just use a racist joke saying all b l a c k s look alike?
Unbelievable: Newt Gingrich Calls Obama's Comments on Trayvon Martin 'Disgraceful' Speaking today on the Sean Hannity radio show, Newt Gingrich found a way to picture President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin as “disgraceful.” What’s disgraceful is Gingrich’s bizarre criticism; believe it or not, he’s saying that Obama would have been just fine “if it had been a white who had been shot.” What the hell is wrong with Newt Gingrich? Newt Gingrich Attacks Obama for Trayvon Martin Comments. The Trayvon Martin case reveals a vigilante spirit in the US justice system. George Zimmerman's Friend! "All He Had To Respond With Is I'm Visiting My Mother. What's The Problem?" + Trayvon Martin's Girlfriend Responds.
Geraldo Rivera finds real culprit in Trayvon Martin slaying: The hoodie. Geraldo Rivera (Joe Burbank, Pool/AP) Geraldo Rivera Blames Trayvon Martin And His Parents For Wearing Hoodie! What Everyone Should Know About Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) 1. All Major News Outlets Cover Trayvon Martin Tragedy, Except Fox News. By Judd Legum on March 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm. Department Of Justice Opens Investigation Into Case Of Black Teenager Killed By Neighborhood Watch Captain. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the shooting death of a black Florida teenager by a neighborhood watch captain last month. In a statement released Monday, the DOJ said the investigation would be a joint operation between its Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the FBI. The Blaze, Site Founded By Glenn Beck, Insinuates That Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Was Troublemaker.
An ugly story may be getting uglier. Sharpton Calls for Arrest of George Zimmerman After Shooting of Trayvon Martin in ‘Self-Defense’ Check update below. Trayvon Martin Tragedy: College Students Hold Rallies Across The Nation.
Shooting of Trayvon Martin. On the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States, George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American high school student. Msnbc.com - Breaking news, science and tech news, world news, US news, local news. Did Trayvon Shooter Abuse 911? Trayvon Martin Case: Does Florida Law Protect Shooter?