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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Trayvon Martin
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.
Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during an acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Award ceremony to talk a bit of politics, slamming what he characterized as the nation’s racist response to the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during his acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Awards to blast what he sees as racial profiling in America, specifically in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. But former Rep. Allen B. West, a Florida Republican who is black, isn't seeing the connection.
George Zimmerman's girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that wasn't initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during his first court appearance on domestic violence-related charges.
George Zimmerman has been arrested on domestic violence charges and is en route to the Seminole County Jail in Florida, local media has confirmed.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said George Zimmerman of Florida may have been acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but in the eyes of the federal government, he's still living in a shadow of suspicion.
Signs of increasing polarization must be met head-on
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.
Why will no one demand justice for Miriam Carey?
Citing Monday's massacre at Washington's Navy Yard, Sen. Richard Durbin has canceled a planned hearing on the controversial "stand your ground" laws.
The medical examiner who gave weak courtroom testimony about his autopsy of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has been fired, and his attorney says a discrimination lawsuit is pending.
Police in central Florida have been focusing on a broken iPad in their investigation of a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife this week.
George Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said on Tuesday evening on CNN that he was stepping down as legal counsel for his now-famous client.
Alabama State's marching band spelled out "Trayvon" during halftime at Saturday night game against Jackson State, apparently in solidarity with slain teenager Trayvon Martin.