Martin's Parents Taking No Stance On Proposed Florida BoycottEver 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 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.
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.
"Justice For Trayvon" Rally Held In Miami 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.
"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.
President Obama Calls For "Soul-Searching" In Wake Of Zimmerman VerdictSince 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.
Scott Rejects Protesters' Call For Special Session A group of peaceful protesters, demanding legislators reevaluate the state’s self-defense laws, will spend a third night in the hallway near Gov. Scott’s office.
Social Media Crushes Zimmerman Juror B-37's Book DealIn the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, juror B-37 announced she had signed with an agent and intended to write a book about the trial.
Gov. Scott Denies Demands But Protesters PersistAs a small group of peaceful protesters persist at the state’s Capitol Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott reiterated that he does not have plans to call a session to address Florida’s self-defense laws following the George Zimmerman trial, the man acquitted of charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
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.
Trayvon's Mother Says Heart Is HealingTrayvon Martin's parents will appear on CBS This Morning on Thursday morning to talk for the first time since the George Zimmerman verdict.