George Zimmerman

12:39am

Fri July 19, 2013

2:05pm

Thu July 18, 2013
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: Coming of age in the era of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin

Author Myles Bess with community leader Arnold Perkins
Brett Myers

 

I don't know how I should feel about the George Zimmerman verdict. I was the same age as Trayvon Martin when he was killed. It was the first shooting case that got national attention where I felt connected -- like I could relate. When I first heard the story, it seemed clear: Trayvon Martin was young and he was murdered. I thought it would be an open and shut case. As time progressed, it changed. The more information came out, the more complicated the case became. And then the verdict was announced. I wasn’t surprised. But I was emotionless. Should I be angry? Should I be sad? I felt like goop. No shape. No structure.

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7:55am

Wed July 17, 2013

5:53pm

Mon July 15, 2013
Cops & Courts

Bay Area joins others around nation in protesting Zimmerman verdict

Oakland residents protest Zimmerman verdict
Kyung Jin Lee

 

Over the past few days, protesters on both sides of the Bay have joined thousands nationally in expressing outrage over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Florida. Over the weekend, more than 500 people gathered at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza.

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12:00am

Thu March 22, 2012
Trayvon Martin

Today on Your Call: How are you responding to the killing of Trayvon Martin?

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about neighborhood watch and "Stand Your Ground" laws. There are 21 around the country, including Florida, where, on February 26, Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. After an outcry over the failure to arrest Zimmerman, Justice Department officials stepped in. How do so-called “Shoot First” laws work? What would justice in this case look like? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

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