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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

Defense Attorney O'Mara Blasts Media: If Zimmerman Was Black, He 'Never Would Have Been Charged'

In the aftermath of the jury acquittal of George Zimmerman on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, defense attorney Mark O’Mara blasted the media and racial advocacy groups for stumping for Zimmerman’s arrest and conviction. “Things would have been different for George Zimmerman if he was black for this reason: he would never have been charged with a crime,” O’Mara stated to CNN on Saturday night. Jul 13, 2013 10:14 PM PT

Jurors Start Deliberating George Zimmerman Case

On Friday, George Zimmerman, the defendant in the second-degree murder trial for the killing of black 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, found his fate in the hands of seven women: a six-person all-female jury, and Judge Debra Nelson, who would sentence him should the jury convict him on either the second-degree murder charge, or the lesser included offense of manslaughter. Jul 12, 2013 2:14 PM PT

Congress Set to Let DNI Clapper Skate on Possible Perjury

Despite Congress apparent ire over the possible perjury of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, it seems that Clapper has now emerged without so much as a scratch over his National Security Agency surveillance testimony earlier this year. In March 2013, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked Clapper whether the NSA grabbed “any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.” Clapper replied, “No.” Then he said, “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.” Jul 12, 2013 11:22 AM PT

Zimmerman Defense Displays Life-Size Cutouts of Trayvon, Zimmerman

George Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara used physical exhibits in his closing argument to demonstrate to the jury the size disparity between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Martin was 5’11 and 158 lbs. at the time, while George Zimmerman clocked in at a clinically obese 5’7” and 204 lbs. The exhibit, which was not entered into evidence, was meant to show the jury that Zimmerman reasonably could have feared for his life once he was in a fight with Martin. Jul 12, 2013 10:47 AM PT

University of Miami Professor: If Bieber Wore Hoodie, No One Would Shoot Him Coming Home From 7-11

At a local event held at the new Harvest Missionary Baptist Church, the Miami-Dade chapter of the NAACP brought speakers in to discuss the fallout from the Trayvon Martin case. One of those speakers, University of Miami law professor Donald Jones, said, “If Justin Bieber was wearing a hoodie, throwing gang signs, wearing gold, have a tattoo, but no one is going to shoot him on his way home from the 7-11. I think there is an unmistakable issue of racism.” Jul 12, 2013 9:34 AM PT

Prosecutor Invokes MLK to Urge Credibility of Star Witness Rachel Jeantel

On Thursday, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda contended that the only reason to find prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel uncredible would be racism -- her lack of sophistication and Haitian background. “I had a dream that today a witness would be judged not on the color of her personality but the content of her testimony,” de la Rionda said. Jul 11, 2013 11:27 AM PT

CNN Labels Zimmerman 'White Hispanic'

On Wednesday, CNN once again referred to Hispanic defendant George Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic who is on trial for last year’s shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teen, in Sanford city.” The term “white Hispanic” was coined by the media after outlets wrongly labeled Zimmerman white; Zimmerman’s father is white, and his mother is Hispanic. Jul 11, 2013 11:19 AM PT

Prosecutor: Zimmerman 'Profiled' Trayvon

“This defendant decided that the victim was up to no good,” said prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda. The prosecutor said, “In the defendant’s mind, this was a criminal, and he was tired of criminals out there. That’s not a bad thing…but he went over the line.” de la Rionda claimed that Zimmerman wanted to make sure that Trayvon Martin didn’t get out of the neighborhood. “This defendant was sick and tired of it, and so he decided he was going to be what he wanted to be: a police officer,” said the prosecutor. “He assumed Trayvon Martin was a criminal. That’s why we’re here.” Jul 11, 2013 11:02 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Homeland, DOJ Prepare for Zimmerman Verdict Riots

On Wednesday, Sanford Chief of Police Cecil Smith told Breitbart News exclusively that there is “nothing out there” suggesting civil unrest will take place in the city following the George Zimmerman verdict. He did state, however, that the Police Department had been coordinating with federal authorities, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. More specifically, Smith stated that the Sanford PD had been coordinating with Community Relations Service regional director Thomas Battles at the DOJ. Jul 10, 2013 1:53 PM PT

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