Zimmerman

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

Tallahassee Protest Cost State $173,000 In Overtime Pay

The protest of the George Zimmerman verdict at the Florida Capitol cost the taxpayers of Florida approximately $173,000 in overtime expenses for security.

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

Shellie Zimmerman Mugshot

George Zimmerman’s Wife To “Think About” Staying Married

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.

08/29/2013

Shellie Zimmerman Mugshot

George Zimmerman’s Wife Pleads Guilty To Perjury

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.

08/28/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom a free man after being found not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Records: Zimmerman Ordered Bulletproof Vest

Awaiting trial last year for the death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman ordered a bulletproof vest and infrared home security device.

08/08/2013

Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton, left, and Tracy Martin during the George Zimmerman trial.(Photo by Jacob Langston-Pool/Getty Images)

Martin’s Parents Taking No Stance On Proposed Florida Boycott

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.

08/02/2013

Will Weatherford (Source: CBS4)

Florida House Will Hold Hearing On “Stand Your Ground” Law

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.

08/02/2013

US entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte poses in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2011, next to a poster of  "Sing Your Song," the HBO documentary film about the life and career of Belafonte. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Harry Belafonte Joins Florida Capitol Protesters

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.

07/26/2013

George Zimmerman prepares to exit court for the day in his trial in Seminole circuit court June 27, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Jacob Langston-Pool/Getty Images)

Firearms Group Raised Money For Zimmerman’s Security

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.

07/25/2013

SANFORD, FL - JULY 8:  The Father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman  trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Donnelly identified the screams as belonging to Zimmerman. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Tracy Martin Speaks To New Congressional Caucus

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.

CBS Miami–07/24/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald)

Florida’s DJJ Secretary Meets With Protesters In Capitol

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.

07/23/2013

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