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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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News Pix: Zimmerman Acquittal Protests, Napolitano Appointed Head of UC and Beach Pianos

July 19, 2013 | 1:50 pm

News Pix: Zimmerman Acquittal Protests, Napolitano Appointed Head of UC and Beach Pianos

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A woman dances in the street in front of a trash can fire set by protesters at 18th Street and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland on Saturday, July 13. Some protesters turned violent in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial. (Anna Vignet / San Francisco Public Press) About 150 people […]

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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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Oakland Protests Over Zimmerman Verdict Again Turn Violent

July 16, 2013 | 8:12 am

Oakland Protests Over Zimmerman Verdict Again Turn Violent

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OAKLAND (BCN and KQED) At least nine people, protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, were arrested late Monday night and early this morning during a rally in downtown Oakland, police said. A number of downtown businesses were vandalized and protesters were arrested for offenses that included two felony crimes and […]

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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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Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty in Murder of Trayvon Martin

July 13, 2013 | 7:18 pm

Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty in Murder of Trayvon Martin

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman, 29, blinked and barely smiled when the verdict was announced. He could have been […]

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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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Photo: Bay Area Episcopal Clergy Don Hoodies in Response to Trayvon Martin Shooting

April 9, 2012 | 4:12 pm

Photo: Bay Area Episcopal Clergy Don Hoodies in Response to Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Last Tuesday, clergy members of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of California donned hoodies in front of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco to make a statement related to the Trayvon Martin case. The hoodie, one of which the 17-year-old African-American Martin was wearing the night he was shot to death by George Zimmerman, has become a […]

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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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