Five things you should know about the Trayvon Martin case

1b0bmf Five things you should know about the Trayvon Martin case

Had Trayvon Martin not been shot dead on this day last year, he would have turned 18 this month. In the initial weeks following Martin’s death, national anger fomented as his killer, George Zimmerman, had walked free, without any charges, claiming self-defense when he shot the unarmed teen. Across the country, thousands gathered for solidarity marches calling for justice and an end to the structural racism apparently characterizing the case.Zimmerman, 28, was eventually prosecuted. In April he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, and is currently awaiting trial set for June 10. While news about the case has perennially hit headlines in recent months — for example, when Zimmerman offered his autograph to his legal fund donors — the proceeding have general fallen under the media radar. Here are the major developments and issues to be aware of.1) Contradictory evidenceContinue Reading…

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Five things you should know about the Trayvon Martin case

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