Rallying for justice

Across the U.S., people gather in honor of Trayvon Martin
Associated Press
Jul 20, 2013

One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.

The Florida case has become a flashpoint in separate but converging national debates over self-defense, guns, and race relations. Zimmerman, who successfully claimed that he was protecting himself when he shot Martin, identifies himself as Hispanic. Martin was black.

"It's personal," said Cincinnati resident Chris Donegan, whose 11-year-old son wore a black hoodie to the rally, as Martin did when he died. "Anybody who is black with kids, Trayvon Martin became our son."

The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network organized the "Justice for Trayvon" rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities: from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., and Atlanta, where people stood in the rain at the base of the federal courthouse, with traffic blocked on surrounding downtown streets.

Chants rang out across the rallies. "Justice! Justice! Justice! ... Now! Now! Now!" ''We won't forget." ''No justice! No peace!" Many also sang hymns, prayed and held hands.

And plenty of participants carried signs: "Who's next?" "I am Trayvon Martin." ''Enough Is Enough."

Most rallies began at noontime. In New York, hundreds of people — including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, as well as Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton — gathered in the heat.

Fulton told the crowd she was determined to fight for societal and legal changes needed to ensure that black youths are no longer viewed with suspicion because of their skin color.

"I promise you I'm going to work for your children as well," she said to the rally crowd.

At a morning appearance at Sharpton's headquarters in Harlem, she implored people to understand that the tragedy involved more than Martin alone. "Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours," she said.

In addition to pushing the Justice Department to investigate civil rights charges against Zimmerman, Sharpton told supporters he wants to see a rollback of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

"We are trying to change laws so that this never, ever happens again," Sharpton said.

Stand-your-ground laws are on the books in more than 20 states, and they go beyond many older, traditional self-defense statutes. In general, the laws eliminate a person's duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat.

Zimmerman relied on a traditional self-defense argument and didn't invoke stand-your-ground, though the judge included a provision about it in instructions allowing jurors to consider it as a legitimate defense. And race wasn't discussed in front of the jury. But the two topics have dominated public discourse about the case, and came up throughout Saturday's rallies.

Part of Sharpton's comments echoed those made by President Barack Obama on the case Friday. "Racial profiling is not as bad as segregation, but you don't know the humiliation of being followed in a department store," Sharpton said.

In Indianapolis, the Rev. Jeffrey Johnson told about 200 attendees that the nationwide effort is about making life safer for young black men. Johnson said young black men still are endangered by racial profiling, and he compared Zimmerman's acquittal to that of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King in 1992.

"The verdict freed George Zimmerman, but it condemned America more," said Johnson, pastor of the Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis and a member of the board of directors of the National Action Network.

In Miami, Tracy Martin spoke about his son.

"This could be any one of our children," he said. "Our mission now is to make sure that this doesn't happen to your child."

He recalled how he vowed to Trayvon as he lay in his casket that he would seek justice.

"I will continue to fight for Trayvon until the day I die," he said.

Shantescia Hill held a sign in Miami that read: "Every person deserves a safe walk home." The 31-year-old mother, who is black, said, "I'm here because our children can't even walk on the streets without fearing for their lives."

In his remarks Friday, Obama said it's a reality for black men in American to "be followed in a department store" while shopping or to walk down the street and "hear the car doors lock." The nation's first black president said he had both experiences before he rose to social and political prominence.

At the New Orleans rally, La'Monte Johnson shared some of the same experiences.

The California native said he's been stopped multiple times by police and handcuffed "because I fit the description of someone they were looking for," though he noted charges were never filed against him.

"You can be the greatest black guy around, but you can't get away from it," he said. "You're not equal."

Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that his department would investigate whether Zimmerman could be charged under federal civil rights laws. Such a case would require evidence that Zimmerman harbored racial animosity against Martin. Most legal experts say that would be a difficult charge to bring. Zimmerman's lawyers have said their client wasn't driven by race, but by desire to protect his neighborhood.

Holder said the shooting demonstrates the need to re-examine stand-your-ground laws.

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Associated Press writers Verena Dobnik in New York, Christine Armario in Miami, Stacey Plaisance in New Orleans, Amanda Lee Myers in Cincinnati and Charles Wilson in Indianapolis contributed to this report.

 

Comments

The Big Dog's back

Justice for Trayvon.

rezzy

Troll

brassman

Justice was already served

JudgeMeNot

Was clearing George Zimmerman an injustice?

Tool Box

DOJ to drop investigation after this. http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpi...

The Answer Person

How about JUSTICE FOR O.J. SIMPSON's slaughtered victims? No one seems to care about them. Wonder WHY??? Who will speak the unspeakable?

deertracker

O.J., like Zimmerman went through the American justice system! We all agree the system is flawed! Right?

bearcat

ONLY IN OBAMA'S AMERCIA CAN A BROWN MAN KILL A BLACK MAN AND THE WHITE MAN GETS THE BLAME

herbie_hancock

haha

deertracker

Only in your America can child killers go FREE!!!!!

JudgeMeNot

Its disgusting that people say they will riot, always a handful of scumbags looking for an excuse to pull some bull****. I say press that ****ing trigger and don't stop until there's nothing but a river of blood flowing down your street.

Darwin's choice

Trials over, case closed.

This man makes more sense than many, but will not be as "sensational" as martin, but watch and learn.....

http://theblacksphere.net/2013/0...

EZOB

Get over it just like the past election. Justice was served. Don't do drugs and act stupid, could get you in serious trouble.

The Big Dog's back

How do we know if zim was on drugs or not? Oh, that's right, we don't know because they didn't do a drug and alcohol test on the shooter.

JudgeMeNot

No need to. Zimmer came out of this as a hero.

deertracker

Justice was not served. How about don't pick fights you can't win and you won't need to kill anyone!

brassman

Justice was served. How about you don't assault a man with a gun then you won't need to be killed!

getit right be4...

I keep hearing this could of been my son. Then your son would of deserved to be shot dead.

You can not commit a violent crime on another and not expect them to defend themselves with lethal force.

As far as SYG goes no one should have to turn there back to retreat from there attacker.We have a god given right to protect ourselves. That right is not granted to us by the government but by god.

deertracker

Trayvon had that same God given right!

grumpy

Never a good idea to attack someone you don't know. You might end up with a bag of Skittles and a watermelon tea, when the guy you are straddling whaling on him, might just have a 9mm gun... and the law of the land allows him to use it. It is called self-defense. The jury found him not guilty, the judge declared him not guilty and he is, currently a free man. Justice has been served.

herbie_hancock

He lost that right as soon as HE attacked Zimmerman. You can't attack someone for "following you" and expect it to be ok.

thinkagain

Jesus carried a cross and asked us to take up ours, not a gun.

The Big Dog's back

So you pick a fight with someone, start getting your arse kicked, and then pull out a gun and shoot them. Only in right wingnut America.

grumpy

Other than the gunshot what were the injuries on Martin? What evidence do you have that Martin was attacked? Or are you trying to say Zimmerman started a fight but did no damage to Martin? Or what IS it you are trying to say? Does the evidence back up your premise?

The Big Dog's back

Trayvon had a 1/4" x 1/8" on his left hand. Gee that's all? I thought zim said he was pummeling him.

grumpy

So Zimmerman hit Martin with his nose when Zimmerman attacked Martin? Are you saying the only injuries on Martin was the bullet hole and a cut on cut on his left hand? If so then what was all those screams on the tape about? I suggest you stop digging that hole.

herbie_hancock

Pick a fight? Which case are you refering to? Do you know what an aggressor is?

deertracker

The guy with the gun! DUH!

grumpy

The guy who attacked is the aggressor, since the jury found the guy with the gun not guilty, the judge declared him not guilty. Justice has been served. That is called the rule of law. You seem to be having trouble with that, is rule of law a foreign concept for you?

herbie_hancock

Think you need to check on the definition of that. Following someone is not an act of aggression, beating someone is.

getit right be4...

Dumb dog must not know the definition of defend yourself

JudgeMeNot

All big dog knows is how to sniff out the next fire hydrant.

Huron_1969

As this drags on, the only thing being accomplished is to make racism worse and divide America even more

grumpy

Then the race baiters are thus succeeding in their endeavor. They will get more contributions to their organization for the cause of making money, for the few head race baiters.

The Big Dog's back

Like the new century foundation, arayan nation, american nazi party, kkk.

herbie_hancock

reach much?

The Big Dog's back

Why would it make racism worse?

Darwin's choice

Big Dog, why are you such a race baiter? 19 posts here, and you have 6 of them! You do nothing but fan the flames, no matter what the subject. Were you at the incident with zimmerman? You act like you were! All your comments are, at best, 4th or 5th hand, yet you speak as if you were present! Let it go. Obama is doing a much better job of dividing the country, like no other president in history, you can stop being a cheerleader.

The Good Doctor

The Big Dog is a race batter?!!! Hmmmm. Look in the mirror before you type.

deertracker

Race batter? Does he use a Louisville slugger for that? Both of you need to look the word up. You sound like that guy in detox aka pooh!

There you go again

And our president is leading that march to bring racism into this non-racist verdict.

deertracker

there you go again......SMDH!!!!!!!!!!

bearcat

big dog could be OBAMA'S dog don't you know

deertracker

What would you be? His cat?

Gardenman

I am an Obama supporter and have been since he first ran for President. But must admit my patience is running thin these days. I think a jury has looked at the case and deliberated and the decision is not guilty. I see no purpose to Obama fanning the flames. Lets move on !!

I take issue with Obama saying this was he 35 years ago. Sorry Mr President you were never a Trayvon Martin. You lived a very nice well funded life with private schools and many other perks the majority of Blacks never have.

As said I have been a devout Obama supporter but for the first time in 6+ years that is wearing thin with some of the things being done here.

deertracker

He is not fanning any flames. His last speech was not even about the trial. You are WRONG! He was a Trayvon Martin. Private school or not, his face was always black. That is how he identifies with Martin. Do you know what it is like to be black? If you don't you are commenting on things you have NO CLUE about!

herbie_hancock

Ahhh so black people have a monopoly on being victims of prejudice? ANYONE walking through the east side of Cleveland, Chicago or LA knows what that feeling is like. Or anyone who's traveled to other countries where being an American is no longer cool. I have been rejected from bars, clubs and restaurants for being white, I’ve had someone start a fight with me for no reason other than my skin color, I’ve been cussed at on a subway for being white and in the "wrong side of town", I’ve been pulled over by more black cops then white, and do you see me whining about it and pulling the race card? You don't have a monopoly on that feeling just because of YOUR skin color. The majority of people no longer see skin color as a separating factor. The only ones that use it as either an excuse or handicap are the ones that want race to no longer be an issue. The reason this is such a big deal right now is because everyone is fed up with hearing from the people who don't want race to be a factor, yet THEY are the ones that make it a factor. YOU ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOURSELF Stop using your race as the cause of your hardships, because it’s no longer an acceptable excuse.

JudgeMeNot

Trayvons supporters have proven time and time again that they have low IQ's.

starryeyes83

Oh yeah, let us honor all wannabe gangbanging thugs..

After all, the little criminals deserve our respect and admiration.

Yeah, riiight!

[Insert sarcasm and eyeroll here ]

deertracker

Star, who was or is a wannabe gangbangin' thug? Seriously, no eye roll here!

JudgeMeNot

Trayvons supporters have proven time and time again that they have low IQ's.

starryeyes83

Deerest,,

You and I don't agree on this at all. So you know who I mean. It sure wasn't Zimmerman.... Trayvon was where he should not have been and copped an attitude. Because Punk kids (no matter what their color or shade) just think they can go wherever they want. If the kid was in fear of his life, why didn't he call the cops? why call that Gf of his?

Obama needs to keep his piehole shut he's just fanning the flames and frankly, with so many black kids getting killed in His town of Chicago, And yet, not ONE peep out of him about that. Doesn't make sense.

Trial's over. Moving on, now.

herbie_hancock

the wannabe most certainly wasn't the kid dressed up like a thug sporting a gun and growing/smoking/selling weed...

Nor'easter

The autopsy of Travon reported that there were drugs in his system. What effect did this have on the outcome?

deertracker

Trace amounts of marijuana. He could have smoked that weeks ago!

rezzy

The horse is dead, quit kicking it. Nothing is going to happen and you're wasting your time trying to seek revenge on Zimmerman. Sore losers

deertracker

The horse is not dead a 17 year old kid is dead and it's called justice not revenge. The same thing you would want if little rezzy got gunned down. There are no winners in this case.

grumpy

Justice was delivered by the jury verdict and finding by a court of law. Zimmerman was found and declared by the court to be not guilty. Next. What part of the court finding is beyond your understanding? The NOT or the GUILTY, or the meaning of that term?

deertracker

I don't understand how anyone can kill an unarmed kid and go free. I get the rest. It's just justice! All of you that advocate murder or killing probably has never killed a bug. You get on here and boast about your CCW permits and how brave you are but if you feel the need to carry while pumping gas, how brave are you?

grumpy

You are the one yesterday bragged he was not a wuss and would not walk away from a confrontation. I said I would and have taught my son to do the same. What happened overnight to change your tune? Have you now seen that you are a wuss, or that walking away from a confrontation is the intelligent thing to do? Just curious. I really don't expect you to answer why, then you would be explaining why you went 180 degrees the other way.

I have never claimed to be brave, but you have claimed loudly and repeatedly that you are not a wuss and would not walk away from a confrontation. I have been taught from a young age to walk away. That was reinforced when I started martial arts, and again when I started shooting guns, and yet again when I first got a permit to carry a gun and one more time when the CCW came around and I had to take a class again for carrying concealed. I am a wuss and walk away.

007

Watch the video of Travon the night he was shot. Not the same stature as the 12 year old grade school picture the media would want you to believe was him the night of the shooting. http://www.reagancoalition.com/a...

deertracker

He deserved to get killed for looking 17 now?

007

I never said that, just curious as to why the media would use a photo continually of him at 12 yrs old. Of course we all know the answer to that.

deertracker

Well, we all know there will be no pictures of him @ 18 years old!

grumpy

That is what is possible when he attacks someone. There is always a possibility that the attacker chooses the wrong person to attack. But that is only if you follow the evidence shown at trial, You know the trial that found Zimmerman not guilty, for killing someone who attacked him.

deertracker

It is also possible to shoot and kill an innocent person because you are SCARED. Calm down, that's your shadow following you!

grumpy

I suppose it is also possible for pigs to fly, but when they get out of the airple you will realize they don't fly on their own.

Just as it is possible for someone to shoot an innocent, it is more likely someone with a CCW and not carrying would be killed or someone he is with will be killed because he isn't carrying.

Many things a "possible". How many "possible" things do you want to fantasize about DT? How much you are not a wuss and don't have to walk away from a confrontation? You have already done that yesterday.

deertracker

Why do I have to be the one to walk away when I AM JUST MINDING MY BUSINESS? You don't have the right to treat me like a criminal if I am not breaking the law! Why can't you get that? It's elementary!

grumpy

You don't have to walk away. You don't have a right to attack someone who is following you on public property. But then that has been pointed out to you time after time and you always let it sit there and don't say why you think you have a right to attack someone who is following you on public property. I don't expect anything different this time either. You will just let it sit. If you can come up with a good reason for the attack we can keep going.

deertracker

Public property? Say no more!

J Cooper

Its called the rule of law, no other nation in the world has a better justice system than the United States, If you think they do you are free to move.

Tool Box

Go find jobs and be REAL taxpayers!

deertracker

You mean REAL like Joe Yost?

JudgeMeNot

Lame.

The New World Czar

The bad side of all this? Nobody held rallies for the dozens of other youths killed recently in street violence in major cities across the nation.

The good news about this? Outside the usual race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson crowing on, that rally leaders are appealing for peaceful solutions.

deertracker

Look up the word "race baiter" then repost.

007

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stayfit

The sensationalizing of this story is sickening to this point. I'm tired of people like Al Sharpton trying to take the rights of everyone away to appease the death of a 17-year-old who would have been convicted of a laundry list of felonies for attacking Zimmerman had he survived.

There was no racial profiling in this case. As far as the "we are Trayvon," do your marches and pep rallies for a kid that acted no different on that night from any other thug in America.

deertracker

If you are so SICK, take two aspirins and go back to bed! Your knowledge of thug behavior speaks volumes about you! You sound like you may have some pretty good public defender skills too!

JudgeMeNot

When will liberals learn.... ah, never mind, dumb question.

brassman

What are they rallying for? Justice has already been served. Maybe they should be more concerned with teaching young men not to assault people?

grandmasgirl

Both the prosecution and defense agreed to these jury members. Trayvon's attorney had the right to reject them.

Mommy25

Justice for Christopher Cervini

http://www.theminorityreportblog...

Perkins2060

George Zimmerman!

deertracker

Can he hide out at your place?

huronres1

This sums it up: PISS ON TRAYVON!!!

deertracker

You will have to exhume him to do that!

JudgeMeNot

No sh$t sherlock.

queenjhb

Al Sharpton is a wealthy African American that can't see beyond color, he does not represent truth in the black community, he lives for controversy ,and fame,stirring up people to protest , and his followers blindly follow, people have to see the real truth and follow it, even if its not what they like. Its easy to hate someones skin color , its harder to see the truth, even if it hurts.

Centauri

Good Comment!

Does anyone recall the Washington DC sniper who killed 10 people and wounded several others? The black community was almost certain that the sniper was a white man. Not only was the sniper a black man but the young boy who helped him to kill was also black. The black community blindly followed the race-baiters Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton.

http://www.vdare.com/articles/re...
"But to American blacks, according to the Washington Post, the race of the serial killer who for three weeks was the most hated and feared man in the nation was obvious enough: He had to be white."

http://ionenewsone.files.wordpre...

deertracker

No, America blindly followed an FBI profile. You have to admit that the sniper's actions were uncharacteristic for black criminals. I was shocked that they were black. I am not sure what I expected. Anyway, this was a guy planning to kill his wife and make it look like she was a random victim of the sniper! It was really more domestic in nature but actually turned out to be the actions of a terrorist! Race was not an issue.

goofus

The whole scenario smells just like the Duke Lacrosse team. Maybe we all can get some Arizona tea and skittles and make some purple drank!!!

deertracker

What??? C'mon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goofus

Was not the Duke Lacrosse team guilty of raping the black woman in the lamestream state run media.They were all guilty because the media says they were except they all walked away and all charges were dropped.Google purple drank Trayvon spoke all the time of it on Facebook. Cough syrup, with codeine, skittles and Arizona iced tea, all the rappers are in to it.

getit right be4...

Here is a video that show FACTS not sells what it wants to sell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E...

Centauri

"Here is a video that show FACTS not sells what it wants to sell."

Thank you for posting the link. The race-baiters and black racists do not want the facts. Some blacks know what the truth is and research the internet and also post youtube videos chastising the race-baiters, black racists and Obama. These blacks who seek the truth want the white racists to fade away. Instead the black racists have a heart full of hatred, even for white civil rights workers who were murdered in the south. These hateful black racists do not want racism to die, they refuse to follow MLK plea to judge people by their character and not by the color of their skin.

I have researched police cam videos that proved police lied when they shot an unarmed black person. I wasted my time because not one black person wanted additional information. Instead most blacks take what the main stream news media and race baiters take as gospel. The informed blacks use the internet to find out what is the truth.

Investigative reporting is very time consuming and many times, the powers that be refuse to hand over copies of public records. There have been cases where the powers that be "edited" or removed information from the original records or said that such public records do not exist when witnesses said the the records in fact do exist.

In addition to the previous posted link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E...

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/0...
"ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Defense attorneys for the Florida man accused of shooting and killing unarmed Miami teen Trayvon Martin have released photos and text messages from the teen’s cell phone ahead of a hearing that will determine whether they can be used at George Zimmerman’s trial."

•Evidence Photos 1
•Evidence Photos 2
•Evidence Photos 3

•Cell Phone Report 1
•Cell Phone Report 2
•Cell Phone Report 3
•Cell Phone Report 4
•Cell Phone Report 5
•Cell Phone Report 6
•Cell Phone Report 7
•Cell Phone Report 8

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post...
"Newly surfaced YouTube video shows Trayvon Martin participating in a “fight club""

Most blacks are in denial of the truth.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/d...
1: refusal to satisfy a request or desire

2:a (1): refusal to admit the truth or reality (as of a statement or charge) (2): assertion that an allegation is false

b: refusal to acknowledge a person or a thing : disavowal

The Good Doctor

This "evidence" was NOT admitted because it was NOT relevant. BTW, just because it's on the Internet does not make it true.

Kottage Kat

R. I. P. 2083

doggie mom

I hate to sound like an idiot but when does it become every persons right to control what happens to their body. I know in a perfect world everyone should be able to walk in the middle of the night to go get skittles and a tea but, it is not perfect. The ONLY person to have 100% stock in what happens to you is you and people need to be a little smarter about what and where they go and do. It sucks I am sure not to have that freedom but I would rather be safe then sorry. This I learned from experience.

goofus

Here's what George Zimmerman had been up to lately
http://www.ijreview.com/2013/07/...

getit right be4...

The monster known as Zimmerman has just cam out of hiding.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-...

This man must be stopped.

The Big Dogs Back

Whateva dis be jus a fake story. Dude prob had his boy flip a car and he "just happen" to be drivin by to rescue. I ain't gone believe it, its weak.

goofus

http://www.reagancoalition.com/a...
HMMMMM white boy shot point blank by blacks who dathunk!!!!!

bayshore

How about Justice for Antonio West - you remember him, the 13 month old shot in the face in his stroller by two black teens robbing his mother.
Oh, sorry, that doesn't count.

Centauri

Antonio West? The main stream news media hushed up that story also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S...
Trayvon Martin vs Antonio West

Darwin's choice

Here's something for you to rally around.....
http://www.examiner.com/article/...

It's payday for George!

Cliff Cannon

" We are a nation of laws and a jury has spoken "

President Obama

No matter, what your opinion is on the Zimmerman trial. It is impossible to out logic, the logic of the Presidents statement, isn't it ? Further, I thank him for my better understanding of the challenges the black man faces, in his speech on his being black.

As to the whole of the Martin/Zimmerman clash. I did not follow the trial. So all I know for sure is a young man is tragically dead. While another young man's life is forever ruined. Which of course,as in all tragedy's dramatically affects the lives of who knows how many family members.

Being from Detroit, my complaint here, is in Rev. Sharpton's reaction to this case. Instead, of organizing rallies protesting the jury's decision. Rallies which of course, polarize people against one another. Shouldn't he be in Detroit---- where everyday 2 black people are murdered---attempting to help rebuild this city ?.

After all this burned out shell of a once great city is about 95% black. So wouldn't a real national leader be there telling every kid he could to get an education, to stay away from hard drugs, to dream of a career, work your tail off to make that dream happen, then dedicate yourself to making your city livable again ?.

Most of all, wouldn't a real leader stay away from the horrible affects of racial polarization ? For polarization is normally the politics of hatred and suspicion. Then hatred and suspicion grows nothing but more hatred and suspicion,doesn't it ?

So why isn't Rev. Sharpton in Detroit telling those beleaguered residents of that dying city that together there is little we can not accomplish when we work together. Why isn't he telling them the truth, that it will take faith, hope, courage, strength & trust to work together ? ( Wouldn't that be a better tribute to Trayvon Martin's memory ?)

Probably because there are no cameras on the man who urges peace & commitment. Certainly, there is little or no money in that course. Most of all, if mankind were to find 'common ground'& understand WE ALL love to be loved, need to be needed, want to be wanted,then we will build greatly when inspired.Wouldn't Rev. Sharpton be out a job ?

Tool Box

DOJ to clear Zimmerman after this... http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpi...

Mystery_Cheese

I notice the Register hasn't run any stories about Zimmerman's side. Like the fact that the judge wouldn't allow Trayvon's phone to be used as evidence, even though there were plenty of texts and photos that showed just how shady he was as well. I also noticed they haven't run the story about Zimmerman helping to rescue a family in an overturned SV about a week ago. I'm not a Zimmerman supporter, but at least be fair to both sides.