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Holder to Call for End to 'Stand Your Ground' Laws at NAACP

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder was scheduled to speak to the NAACP convention in Orlando. There, his prepared remarks will call for an end to state “stand your ground” laws – laws that provide citizens with the ability to fight back against aggressors in public places rather than attempting to flee first. “It’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder was scheduled to say. “These laws try to fix something that was never broken.” Jul 16, 2013 1:57 PM PT

Martin Family Risks Publicizing Trayvon's Problematic History in Civil Suit

While the media encourages Trayvon Martin’s family to launch a civil suit against George Zimmerman for the killing of Martin, the consequences to the Martin’s reputation could be disastrous. Thanks to discovery rules, which apply differently in civil court than they do in federal court, more information about Trayvon’s family background, prior criminal behavior including fighting, and drug use could meet the public eye. Jul 16, 2013 1:38 PM PT

Daily Beast: 'There's No Such Thing as Black-on-Black Crime'

On Monday, in response to my piece on 17-year-old Darryl Green of Chicago, who was found shot to death after refusing to join a gang at school, Jamelle Bouie of The Daily Beast claimed that “black-on-black crime” is a myth. Jul 16, 2013 9:24 AM PT

Sullivan: Zimmerman Verdict Risks 'Return to the Era of Lynching'

On Sunday, commentator Andrew Sullivan wrote an absurd piece labeling the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict a step toward a “return to the era of lynching.” In making his case, he pasted together lies, half-truths and sheer nonsense. Jul 15, 2013 4:46 PM PT

Salon Writer: 'Our Real Problem Is White Rage'

On Monday, Edward Wyckoff Williams of Salon.com put his finger on the real problem with America’s simmering racial conflict in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict: “white rage.” Jul 15, 2013 1:05 PM PT

WH: Obama Won't Be Involved in DOJ Decision on Zimmerman

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced that President Obama would not be involving himself in the Justice Department decision on whether to prosecute George Zimmerman under federal civil rights laws. According to Carney, “it would be inappropriate” for Obama to comment. Jul 15, 2013 12:56 PM PT

Los Angeles Anti-Zimmerman Demonstrators Shut Down 10 Freeway

On Sunday evening, protesters against the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting shut down the 10 Freeway in Crenshaw, a largely-minority area of Los Angeles. Some local reports say that police shot beanbags at the protesters to disperse them. Others suggest that police shot rubber bullets at the protesters around 7 p.m. PDT to disperse the protesters. Jul 14, 2013 7:45 PM PT

Spitzer on Zimmerman: 'This Is a Failure of Justice'

Disgraced ex-governor of New York Eliot Spitzer, who is now running for comptroller of New York City, sounded off on the acquittal of George Zimmerman on Sunday’s This Week (ABC), claiming that the justice system failed. Spitzer was never prosecuted for patronizing prostitutes over the course of several years. Jul 14, 2013 10:00 AM PT

Justice for Darryl

On Thursday, July 11, police discovered the rotting body of 17-year-old Darryl Green, a black child from the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Green’s body was found behind a boarded-up house in the 6500-block of South Damen, face down on basement stairs. The body was so badly decomposed that originally, local news reports suggested that he had died of blunt force trauma. On Friday, an autopsy showed he had been shot to death. Relatives reported that Green had refused to join a gang at school. Jul 14, 2013 9:10 AM PT

Jesse Jackson: 'The Jury, No Black and No Men, Was Always Suspect'

Early on Sunday morning, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. released a statement on Facebook regarding the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. He quickly blamed the absence of black members of the jury for the acquittal. Jul 13, 2013 11:09 PM PT

EXCLUSIVE -- Robert Zimmerman: Sharpton 'Damaged the Fabric of Our Society'

On early Sunday morning, Breitbart News spoke with Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman. In response to media coverage from media outlets like MSNBC and Huffington Post decrying the verdict, Robert Zimmerman stated, “The hallmark of our judicial system is a trial by jury of your peers. People called for George’s arrest and called for him to have his day in court, and both of those things have come to pass. The hallmark of our society is the rule of law. It should go without saying that respecting the rule of law and the outcome, this verdict, is our duty.” Jul 13, 2013 10:39 PM PT

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