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5 Things To Know About ‘Stand Your Ground’ In California

July 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm

5 Things To Know About ‘Stand Your Ground’ In California

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Think the George Zimmerman verdict couldn’t have happened under California law? Not necessarily. Florida may have a so-called “stand-your-ground” policy written into its laws, but it is possible that a California jury under very similar circumstances could have also handed down an acquittal. KQED’s Joshua Johnson discussed California’s stand-your-ground defense with Professor Rory Little of […]

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John Burris on ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Civil Rights Prosecution, and the Legal Case in the Trayvon Martin Shooting

July 22, 2013 | 10:30 am

John Burris on ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Civil Rights Prosecution, and the Legal Case in the Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Protests over the George Zimmerman verdict continue — another was held in downtown San Jose on Sunday. On Friday, President Obama helped keep the the story in the news with a statement on the case that spoke directly to his experience as an African American.  (Watch that video here.) Last week, on KQED Radio’s Forum […]

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Singer Kim Nalley’s Powerful New Song About Trayvon Martin

July 18, 2013 | 10:22 am

Singer Kim Nalley’s Powerful New Song About Trayvon Martin

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By Cy Musiker A Florida jury’s recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has triggered numerous demonstrations, of course, but it has also inspired some powerful artistic responses. Here, singer Kim Nalley, known for her sophisticated blend of blues, jazz and soul, does more of a field holler, an original song […]

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Mayor Jean Quan on Police Response to Oakland Protests: ‘We Need to Do Better’

July 16, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Mayor Jean Quan on Police Response to Oakland Protests: ‘We Need to Do Better’

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On KQED’s Forum program today, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Acting Police Chief Sean Whent discussed the police response to protests in the city over the George Zimmerman verdict. Last night, at least nine people were arrested, numerous acts of vandalism were committed, and a waiter who was trying to prevent masked protesters from smashing […]

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In Bay Area, Sadness, Resignation and Anger at Zimmerman Verdict

July 15, 2013 | 12:45 pm

In Bay Area, Sadness, Resignation and Anger at Zimmerman Verdict

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After a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin Saturday night, people took to the streets across the country in the thousands, according to AP, “chanting, praying and fighting tears.” “Rallies on Sunday were largely peaceful as demonstrators voiced their support for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s family and decried the […]

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Video: Oakland Reacts to Zimmerman Acquittal

July 14, 2013 | 1:12 pm

Video: Oakland Reacts to Zimmerman Acquittal

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By Alex Emslie About 150 people marched through downtown Oakland Saturday night protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last year in Florida. Many marchers were peaceful, but some people smashed storefront windows and lit fires in the streets. Protesters also set upon an empty BART police car near 12th […]

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April 11, 2012 | 2:45 pm

George Zimmerman to Be Charged With 2nd Degree Murder in Trayvon Martin Case

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose death ignited nationwide protests. Special prosecutor Angela Corey says that the 28-year-old Zimmerman is in custody. She wouldn’t disclose Zimmerman’s whereabouts for his safety, but said that he will […]

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San Francisco Joins Protests Nationwide for Slain Teen

March 26, 2012 | 3:18 pm

San Francisco Joins Protests Nationwide for Slain Teen

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About 50 people demonstrated in front of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice today to mark the one-month anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, African-American teen fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida. Many of the demonstrators were dressed in “hoodies,” the style of sweatshirt worn by Martin the evening […]

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