The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was fatally shot last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer, traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge Congress to push for answers and justice in their son's death.
The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer has put the spotlight on Florida's "stand your ground" law and other so-called "castle" statutes around the country — especially in states currently considering similar legislation.
Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera said Tuesday that he's sorry for suggesting that a hoodie worn by unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was as much responsible for his death as the neighborhood watch captain who shot him.
Trayvon Martin had been suspended from school for having marijuana when the unarmed teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a family spokesman said Monday.
Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera said Friday that the hoodie an unarmed black teenager wore when he was killed in Florida is as much responsible for his death as the man who shot him.
A top presidential adviser says President Obama's decision to comment on the shooting death of a black teenager in Florida was motivated by parental instinct more than the incident's emergence as a racial issue.
Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat aren't the first athletes to use a photo to make a statement.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were only a few miles away from Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, participating in the NBA All-Star game on the night the unarmed black teenager wearing a hooded sweatshirt was shot to death by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer.
President Obama is calling the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida a "tragedy" and says "every aspect" of the case should be investigated.