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Obama Continues Racial Zimmerman Narrative While Hispanics Targeted

Barack Obama continued to promote the evidence-free narrative that Trayvon Martin was racially profiled by Hispanic George Zimmerman in remarks made Friday. The President said, “few African-American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed.” Jul 20, 2013 12:23 AM PT

Obama: If Trayvon Was White, Outcome 'Might Have Been Different'

Speaking at the White House on Friday, President Obama strongly implied that George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin due to Martin’s race, despite the utter lack of evidence that Zimmerman did so. In fact, an FBI investigation into Zimmerman turned up no evidence of racial bias, and the Department of Justice has been utterly unsuccessful in providing evidence of any racially-based federal crime committed by Zimmerman. Jul 19, 2013 12:23 PM PT

Obama: 'Trayvon Could Have Been Me'

Speaking at the White House on Friday, President Obama addressed the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin for the first time since 2012, when he declared that if he had a son, he’d look like Martin. This time, Obama said, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” Jul 19, 2013 10:41 AM PT

'Let’s Go Mess Up Hollywood for Trayvon'

On Tuesday night, a flash mob of some 40 to 50 teenagers invaded the busiest and most tourist-centric part of Hollywood, smashing windows, stealing cellphones, and assaulting passersby. The police described the incident as a “rolling crime wave.” One police official said that the George Zimmerman acquittal provided the flash point excuse for the flash mob. “They’re using Trayvon as an excuse,” the official said. “They were saying, ‘Let’s go mess up Hollywood for Trayvon.’” Jul 18, 2013 10:40 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman to DOJ: Stop the 'Witch Hunt'

On Tuesday evening, Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman, responded to reports that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice had solicited the public for information about George that could help a federal civil rights prosecution. The DOJ has even set up an email address for tips on Zimmerman. Jul 16, 2013 3:51 PM PT

DOJ Asks Civil Rights Groups, General Public for 'Tips' on Zimmerman

On Monday afternoon, the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for “tips” on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing. The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov. The email address is slated to go operational by the end of the week. Jul 16, 2013 2:06 PM PT

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

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