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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey Loses Her Primary

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has lost her reelection bid, making her the first incumbent state attorney in modern history to lose a contested election, according to The Florida Times Union. Corey was the attorney who failed to convict George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin. Corey also brought aggravated assault charges against Marissa Alexander for the victimless crime of firing a warning shot into the air to ward off her abusive husband.

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George Zimmerman Auctioning Off Gun He Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

One might assume that after someone goes through what they claim was a traumatic, life-changing event, they’d do their best to move past it and get on with their lives. Apparently, auctioning off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin in 2012, is George Zimmerman’s way of trying to do that.

“What I’ve decided to do is not cower,” he said in an interview with WOFL-TV, according to CNN. “I’m a free American. I can do what I want with my possessions.”

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A Reflection on Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday

When a jury acquitted George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin in 2013, I had only been 21 years old for a week. In that short time, I already brought in the milestone with friends and family on multiple nights full of good times and laughter. As a matter of fact, when I got the news of the acquittal, I was headed home from the Taste of Chicago with a friend after paying way too much for domestic beers all day.

#HoodiesUp: Planned Actions on Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

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Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. He was gunned down in 2012 by George Zimmerman in a residential development in Sanford, Florida. This week, the Department of Justice announced that they would not press federal civil charges against Zimmerman.

From Colorines:

One of the organizations that grew out of the outrage, after, is called Million Hoodies, and they’re calling for supporters to shut protest at their local hall of justice. The hashtag #HoodiesUp has also been used widely on Twitter to mark the anniversary. Overall, it’s been a particularly difficult week to mark the ocassion. On Monday the Department of Justice announced that it would not bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the man accused and then acquitted of killing Martin. That led Martin’s father, Tracy, to tell BuzzFeed that he thought the bar for proving hate crimes was too high. “The state tried and failed. The Justice Department didn’t feel there was enough evidence, there’s nothing left to do but continue to fight for kids like Trayvon,” Martin said.

Read more at Colorlines.

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Breaking: No Federal Charges to Be Filed in Trayvon Martin’s Death

From ABC News:

While the public waits for a Justice Department announcement over two separate investigations spurred by the summer shooting of an unarmed teenager in FergusonMissouri, the department is going to first announce its findings in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed.

Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

 

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story.

Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was George Zimmerman.