Death of Trayvon Martin
After seven years of marriage, Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, filed for divorce Thursday and said in an interview that doesn’t think she “ever really knew him [her husband] at all.”
Shellie Zimmerman, in an interview, said that she has to “think about” staying married to George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in July for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012.
Trayvon Martin’s parents spent Friday giving out backpacks and school supplies to kids who need them. They’re giving back through the Trayvon Martin Foundation created in memory of their son.
The “People’s Session,” a mock legislative session put-on by the protesters still upset with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, is over but the protesters still don’t plan on leaving the hallway near Scott’s office—and they have also established a new goal.
Ever since the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the ex-neighborhood watch who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, several people, including some big name celebrities, have boycotted Florida. The parents of Martin, however, said Friday that they are taking no stance on the proposed boycott.
Harry Belafonte, sometimes referred to as the “King of Calypso,” has joined the protesters who have not—and say they will not—leave Florida’s Capitol until Governor Scott calls a special session to review the state’s self-defense laws.
About a week after student protesters have situated themselves in a hallway at the state Capitol, Governor Scott, after listening to the protesters last Thursday, asked Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters to meet with the activists Monday.
In prayer and song, hundreds demonstrated in front of the Federal Courthouse in Miami Saturday as part of the 100 city “Justice For Trayvon” rallies.
The national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, will take place this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of charges in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Martin.
Since George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin claiming self-defense, was acquitted of charges last Saturday, Stevie Wonder boycotted performances in Florida, Al Sharpton called for vigils in 100 cities nationwide, students protesters slept for a third night in the Florida Capitol building hallway, and the list goes on and on. Now, President Obama has spoken about the trial’s verdict.