The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source:

Dream Defenders Standoff At Fla. Capitol Shows No Sign Of Ending

Gov. Rick Scott reiterates that he will not call a special legislative session to address the controversial “stand your ground” law but sends his Department of Juvenile Justice secretary to speak with protesters who have been camped out in the Capitol for six days.

CBS Miami–07/22/2013

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“Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Planned This Weekend Nationwide

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.


The first wave of Dream Defenders around the Capitol Rotunda. (Source:

Gov. Scott Plans “Day Of Unity” As Student Protest Continues

The students occupying Gov. Rick Scott’s office waiting area were back to their routine Friday, telling personal stories of experiencing racism, despite Scott refusing their demands Thursday night for a special session about the “stand your ground law.”

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Rejects Call For Special Session In Meeting With Protesters

Gov. Rick Scott rejected a call for a special session on the “stand your ground” law as he met late Thursday with student protesters who have spent most of the past three days camped outside his Capitol office.

CBS Miami–07/19/2013

Rally held in Miami for Trayvon Martin in wake of George Zimmerman verdict. (Source: CBS4)

Protests And Boycotts In Wake Of Zimmerman Verdict

Four days after the “not guilty” verdict was read in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, people from all over, of all ages, continue to protest.


(Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue) Capt. Brian Beckmann

Demoted Miami-Dade Firefighter Wins Appeal, Regains Captain Rank

An arbitrator has concluded a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue employee demoted over a Facebook post should be restored to his previous rank of captain.



Gay Rights Activists Gather For “Kiss Day” At Pompano Chick-Fil-A

South Florida puckered up to support gay marriage Friday night.


(Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue) Capt. Brian Beckmann

Miami-Dade Fire Capt. Demoted For Controversial Facebook Rant

A Miami-Dade fire captain, under fire for his controversial Facebook comments in the Trayvon Martin case has been demoted.


One of the signs held up during a protest outside of Miami-Dade Fire Department Headquarters in Doral in connection with the investigation into Capt. Brian Beckmann who is under fire for controversial comments posted on his Facebook page about the Travyon Martin case. (CBS4)

Protesters: Racially Charged Firefighter Rant Investigation Moving Too Slow

Dozens of concerned citizens took part in a protest Wednesday in connection with controversial comments made by a Miami-Dade Fire Department Captain in the Trayvon Martin case.


(Source: CBS4) Students at Southridge High School create the initials T.M. for Trayvon Martin on their football field.

Trayvon Martin Classmates React To News Of Zimmerman Charges

The death of Trayvon Martin resonated with students across South Florida including at the school Trayvon most recently attended, Michael Krop Senior High in Northeast Miami-Dade.