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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Sybrina Fulton
Two years and a day after their son's death, the parents of Trayvon Martin visited the White House on Thursday and were in the audience as President Obama announced a new initiative designed to keep young minority men on the right path.
Trayvon Martin's mother and father are reportedly shopping a book about their 17-year-old son whose death by gunfire sparked a national discussion about stand-your-ground defense laws and racism.
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
Citing Monday's massacre at Washington's Navy Yard, Sen. Richard Durbin has canceled a planned hearing on the controversial "stand your ground" laws.
Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are scheduled to speak at a key civil rights conference organized by the National Urban League each year.
Beyonce and Jay-Z joined the Rev. Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin's mother and thousands of New Yorkers on Saturday during a demonstration demanding justice for the slain teen.
Hours after President Barack Obama delivered remarks about Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego.
The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin have broken their silence and plan to join in a series of nationwide rallies this weekend calling for federal charges against George Zimmerman.
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, joined the "Today Show" to share their reaction to George Zimmerman's acquittal.
Trayvon Martin's mother testified Friday that she is positive the voice heard screaming for help on a recorded emergency call is her son's.
The parents of Trayvon Martin on Thursday called an apology from George Zimmerman in the shooting death of their teenage son "insincere," and said it is still too difficult to forgive Mr. Zimmerman for the act.
George Zimmerman, who slipped out of jail on $150,000 bail in the early morning darkness, went back into hiding Monday and likely fled to another state to avoid threats as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Telling Trayvon Martin's parents and a national TV audience "I am sorry for the loss of your son," neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witness stand in an extraordinary move Friday during his bail hearing, making his first public comments since fatally shooting the unarmed teenager.
Suspect George Zimmerman made his first appearance in a Florida courtroom Thursday, the day after he was charged with second-degree murder in the racially charged shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Fulton urged committee members to repeal or overhaul Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws.
"Our kids don't feel safe walking to the store to get candy and a drink," she said.