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  • Embattled Florida police chief takes leave

    The police chief and prosecutor who have been bitterly criticized for not arresting a neighborhood watch volunteer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager both left the case Thursday, with the chief saying that he is temporarily leaving his job to let passions cool.


  • Online hoodie photos show anger at Fla. shooting

    The famous and the unsung took to Facebook and Twitter in hooded sweatshirts Thursday in solidarity with the family of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida.


  • ** FILE ** Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin (left) and Sybrina Fulton (center) are joined by an unidentified woman during the Million Hoodie March in New York City's Union Square on March 21, 2012. A few hundred people marched in memory of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. The teenager was unarmed and was wearing a hoodie. (Associated Press)

    Experts: Neighborhood watches shouldn't be armed

    Neighborhood watch groups were designed to be the eyes and ears of police — passively observing what they see and reporting back to law enforcement — not to enforce the law themselves.


  • George Zimmerman is seen in police mug shot provided by the Orange County Jail in Florida from a 2005 arrest. Zimmerman is the neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, 17, in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., in February 2012. (Associated Press/Orange County Jail via Miami Herald)

    Was Florida shooter a vigilante or diligent neighbor?

    People in the Sanford, Fla., area are wondering if 28-year-old George Zimmerman is an earnest if somewhat zealous young man who was just looking out for his neighborhood, or a wannabe cop who tried to take justice into his own hands.


  • ** FILE ** Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot and killed in February 2012 while unarmed, is pictured in an undated family photo. (Associated Press/Martin family photo)

    Fla. grand jury to investigate shooting of unarmed teen

    Florida State Attorney Norm Wolfinger said Tuesday his office will convene a grand jury in central Florida to investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was killed Feb. 26 in a gated community by a neighborhood watch captain.


  • Feds to probe killing of black teen in Florida

    Federal and state prosecutors are investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed black Florida teenager by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer in a case that has provoked a national outcry.


  • Holding a gun may make you think others are too

    No one knows what led a Florida neighborhood watch captain to shoot Trayvon Martin, a teenager carrying no weapon.


  • ** FILE ** Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot and killed in February 2012 while unarmed, is pictured in an undated family photo. (Associated Press/Martin family photo)

    Lawyer: Slain Fla. teen's friend heard altercation

    The attorney for the family of a black teenager fatally shot by a neighborhood watch captain said Tuesday that the boy was talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone when the confrontation began. She did not hear the shooting.


  • Rev. Glenn Dames, senior pastor at St. James AME Church, leads people in a prayer on March 18, 2012, at the Titusville Courthouse in Titusville, Fla. A rally was held demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager fatally shot in February by a white neighborhood watch volunteer. No charges have been filed. (Associated Press/Florida Today)

    Students want Fla. watch leader who shot teen arrested

    College students around Florida rallied Monday to demand the arrest of a white neighborhood watch captain who shot an unarmed black teen last month, though authorities may be hamstrung by a state law that allows people to defend themselves with deadly force.


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