Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Case


Fri July 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 5:15 pm

President Obama at the White House on Friday, as he spoke about the death of Trayvon Martin and the national discussion that the case has generated.
Larry Downing Reuters /Landov

"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," President Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. "Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

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Thu July 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Trayvon Martin's Mom: Jury Should Have Blamed 'Responsible Adult'

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 9:09 am

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, appears for an interview with NPR's Michel Martin at Tell Me More.
Doriane Raiman NPR

"How can you let the killer of an unarmed teen go free? What would your verdict ... have been had it been your child?"

That's what Trayvon Martin's father said when asked by Matt Lauer to address the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of their 17-year-old son.

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Wed July 17, 2013
The Two-Way

4 Zimmerman Jurors: Juror B37 Does Not Speak For Us

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 2:44 pm

George Zimmerman "probably feared for his life," juror B37 told CNN.
Gary W. Green EPA/LANDOV


Wed July 17, 2013

Holder: It's Time To Examine 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 3:08 am



Attorney General Eric Holder says it is time to take a hard look at so-called Stand Your Ground laws. These are laws that allow people to use deadly force to defend themselves, if they believe they're under attack. Holder delivered that call to action yesterday in a speech to the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., a short distance away from where unarmed, black teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed last year. NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Holder Calls For 'Hard Look' At 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 4:34 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the annual convention of the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. Holder told the convention that "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been adopted in 30 states should be reconsidered.
David Manning Reuters /Landov

Saying that "it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called for a reexamination of so-called stand your ground laws.

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