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. 

Update: Dwyane Wade responds to Kobe Bryant’s comments about Trayvon Martin

Last week, Kobe Bryant sparked criticism for his comments about the Miami Heat’s “rushed” support of Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered in February 2012 when returning home from a convenience store.

He was found to be unarmed, and was wearing a hoodie. The Miami Heat wore hoodies in support of Martin. 

During an interview with The New Yorker, Bryant suggested that the team reacted too hastily in defense of Martin because he was black. Check out Wade’s response to Bryant’s comments. 

Update: Kobe Bryant responds to criticism of Trayvon Martin comments

 

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NBA star Kobe Bryant has responded to criticism that followed comments he made about the Miami Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin.

In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

Bryant took to both Instagram and Twitter to address the issue.