Post Tagged with: "Trayvon Martin"
Critics cited the 2012 death of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a neighborhood watchman who claimed he was in fear for his life.
The new law shifts the burden of proof in pretrial hearings to prosecutors, rather than defendants, to prove whether force was used lawfully.
Florida Memorial University will present the degree to Martin’s parents “in honor of his love for planes and the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot.”
“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” Nandi Cain Jr. said after the incident. Meanwhile, the Justice Department calls for less police reform.
“Who will speak for the voiceless victims, silenced by an aggressor who claims he wasn’t an aggressor but is protected by a flawed law?” said Democratic Rep. Bobby Dubose.
Judgments on the sizes of white and Black men “were consistently biased,” even when the men were the same size, the study’s lead author reported.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office responds to backlash from social media users saying the assailant was released because he is white.
"That marker was just evidence that there are people who are still living in those areas who still hold those ideologies dear to their heart."
Martin's mother, along with other Mothers of the Movement, said it is absolutely vital to vote on Election Day.
While at a party in Raleigh, Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas was shot by a white man who told 911 "frigging Black males" were outside his "frigging house."
The deaths of their children sparked a national debate about police reform and race relations, and they say the conversation must continue for change to occur.
Proceeds from the disturbing auction will “fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy's (sic) persecution career and Hillary Clinton's anti-firearm rhetoric,” the listing reads.
Police unions tell members to refrain from security roles at Beyoncè’s upcoming concerts following her Super Bowl performance and subsequent video supportive of the Black Panthers and #BlackLivesMatter; Louis Farrakhan offers protection.
A Black man waiting for his car to be towed in Palm Beach County was killed by a cop in plain clothes.
Facebook rant comes back to bite a bigot, demonstrating how freedom of speech isn't freedom from repercussions.
During a church service on Sunday Eric Garner’s daughter, Erica, said his repeated cry of ‘I can’t breathe’ was with his family in mind.
George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin after ignoring a police dispatcher’s orders. But the Department of Justice announced Tuesday that there is not enough evidence to support charges that he violated Martin’s civil rights.
Geraldo Rivera continues his criticism of hip-hop culture and inner-city Black and Latino youth during recent interview.
Several artists call attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement during the 57th Grammy Awards.
In the third domestic-violence incident since he was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman is accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.
If a current state senate bill passes, wearing a hoodie in public could cost you a $500 fine in one state.
LeBron James and five other Cleveland Cavaliers players wear T-shirts reading ‘I Can’t Breathe’ during warmups in honor of Eric Garner.
Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is in the spotlight again for another violent outburst—this time, he threatened to kill someone during a road-rage incident. Watch the police recording here.
A lesson in current events went a step too far, say parents and school administrators. Find out here how the reenactments came about.