Zimmerman Trial Medical Examiner to File Lawsuit

With his recent arrest and his wife filing for divorce, George Zimmerman has remained in the news. Now, the medical examiner who was involved in the Zimmerman trial is grabbing headlines. Shiping Bao intends to file a $100M lawsuit, claiming the prosecution and others involved in the trial, blew the case,

Through his high-profile attorney, he claims the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department were all biased against Martin.

“He says their general attitude was that he got what he deserved,” Attorney Willie Gary told Channel 9.

Gary said Dr. Bao was made to be a scapegoat and was wrongfully fired from the medical examiner’s office. He said his client was prepared to offer proof that Martin was not the aggressor.

“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,'” Gary said.

Gary said prosecutors never asked Dr. Bao a question crucial to their case.

“He wanted a question that would have allowed him to explain to the jury with scientific evidence how there was no way Trayvon Martin could have been on top of George Zimmerman,” Gary said.

Read more at WFTV.

Do you believe Dr. Bao’s claims? Is this a tactic to clear his name? Is he simply trying to retaliate from being fired? Thoughts on these assertions? Sound off below!!!!

Shellie Zimmerman Offers Apology to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been in the news recently. She faced perjury charges, which she received one year probation for after striking a deal. In an interview Zimmerman talked about the charges, and offered a message to Trayvon Martin’s parents:

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“I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” Shellie Zimmerman said, referring to Trayon’s parents. “I can’t even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child.

Read more at Global Grind.

What do you think of Shellie Zimmerman’s condolences to the Martin family? Of her interview? Thoughts? Sound off below!!!!

Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable.”

And while the trail has galvanized and inspired many, Powell worries that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

From New York Daily News:

“I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there (in Florida), but I don’t know if it will have staying power,” Powell said of the case that gripped the U.S. and fueled questions about race in the country. “These cases come along, and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they’re forgotten.

New Ad Reenacts Trayvon Martin Shooting; Calls for End to Stand Your Ground Laws

The Coalition to End Gun Violence has released an ad that reenacts the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The ad calls for an end to Stand Your Ground laws, and features the actual 911 recordings from that tragic night.

The group has also launched a petition asking that people demand that their state lawmakers oppose”Stand Your Ground” legislation.

Sybrina Fulton – Mother of Trayvon Martin – Speaks Out on ‘Stop and Frisk’ Policy

Sybrina Fulton – mother of Trayvon Martin – spoke out on NYC’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy yesterday.

Appearing on Meet the Press, Fulton asserted that no one should be stopped by civilians or police officers based off of their race.

From the Huffington Post:

“You can’t give people the authority, whether civilian or police officers the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin,” Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”