The protest of the George Zimmerman verdict at the Florida Capitol cost the taxpayers of Florida approximately $173,000 in overtime expenses for security.
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.
The wife of George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, was sentenced Wednesday to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service.
Awaiting trial last year for the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman ordered a bulletproof vest and infrared home security device.
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.
Even though the chairman clearly stated he doesn’t intent to support any changes to “stand your ground” law, the Florida House has planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state’s controversial law.
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.
A gun group has raised thousands of dollars to help pay for security for George Zimmerman, but the money could end up being used to pay for defense costs and fees.
Tracy Martin, the father of the late Trayvon Martin, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the inaugural hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys.
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.