Posts tagged "trayvon martin"

George Zimmerman Was Nearly Shot In The Face. Nearly.

He got away with a few scratches. …

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

George Zimmerman Says It Was “God’s Plan” For Trayvon Martin To Die

Hey! Guess what? George Zimmerman said a bunch of terrible things! I know, I know. It’s shocking. Who would have expected that from a man who killed a teenage boy and also is quite well known for having abused the women in his life?

Although Zimmerman has declined interviews all over the place,…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 23, 2015

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 26, 2015

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested (Again)

Walking, talking, child-murdering human garbage heap George Zimmerman was arrested (again!) late last night in Lake Mary, Florida, for aggravated assault in a domestic violence case. According to Zimmerman’s attorney, he is accused of hurling a wine bottle at his girlfriend [Reminder: And I'm still single.]. The judge ordered him to surrender all of hi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2015

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Writes Open Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2014

The Soapbox: On Unforgettable Blackness

Last week, I found myself grateful for the conviction of Renisha McBride’s murderer, Theodore Wafer. This conviction did not bring back Renisha McBride. It did not atone for the miscarriage of justice that happened when George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. It did not lay to rest my fears for my…

By: Aisha N. Davis / August 14, 2014

The George Zimmerman Vs. DMX “Celebrity Boxing Match” Is Wrong On Every Damn Level

Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. Martin, however, is not celebrating that birthday today because he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman nearly two years ago in February 2012. Today is also the day that boxing promoter Damon Feldman has tastelessly and unapologetically chosen to announce that rapper DMX has been selected…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2014

I Refuse To Believe This Painting By George Zimmerman Sold On Ebay For 6 Figures

Refuse! I mean, I believe that the final bid on this ugly piece shit painted by a piece of shit (That’s its unofficial name, “Piece of Shit” by George “Piece of Shit” Zimmerman) was indeed $100,099.99, but I cannot accept that this bid is legitimate. It has to be a joke. Because who would buy it?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2013

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Planning A Book

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the mother and father of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Black teen who was killed by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman last year, are meeting with publishers about writing a book about their son. Their book will give a full picture of their son in the wake of a trial that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 16, 2013

George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend Asks Court To Withdraw Domestic Violence Statement

This summer, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Travyon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed Black teenager. Last month, Zimmerman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend. Yesterday, Zimmerman submitted a signed affadavit from Samantha Scheibe stating she does not want…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2013

George Zimmerman’s “Sources” Claim Girlfriend Is Lying About Pregnancy & Domestic Violence, Because Of Course

“Sources” connected to George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted this summer of murdering unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, say his girlfriend is lying about the circumstances of his domestic abuse arrest on Monday.

Samantha Scheibe called 911 on Monday after Zimmerman allegedly smashed furniture in her house and pointed a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

George Zimmerman Is Out Of Jail, Ordered To Give Up His Guns (Finally)

George Zimmerman is a free man (for now). The man who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was released from a Florida jail on a $9,000 bond today after yesterday’s arrest. Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, and shoved…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2013

Listen To George Zimmerman’s Girlfriend’s 911 Call

Yesterday, George Zimmerman — the man who shot and killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin — was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called 911 and said Zimmerman broke all of her things and pointed a shotgun in her face. Now we can actually listen to Scheibe’s 911 call and it’…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 19, 2013

[UPDATE] George Zimmerman Arrested For Domestic Violence

UPDATE, 6p.m.:  Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a “long-barrel shotgun” at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Zimmerman also allegedly broke a table and pushed Scheibe out the front door, barricading it shut with furniture. [ABC News]

UPDATE, 3:30p.m.:  TMZ reports that Zimmerman’s girlfriend…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2013

Because Blackface Wasn’t Enough For These Terrible People

Via Gawker, these Quincy, Massachusetts, partiers decided it would be funny and cool to dress up and pose as George Zimmerman shooting a bloodied Trayvon Martin for Halloween. According to the site, the girl who posted the photo to Facebook has since deleted it from her account there and on Instagram. And for awhile, the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2013

George Zimmerman In Custody After Pulling Gun On Estranged Wife (Updated)

George Zimmerman has been taken into custody after his estranged wife Shellie called the police to report that he was threatening her and her father with a gun. No charges have been brought against him yet, and police are reportedly still “trying to determine what exactly happened.”
The Monday afternoon incident follows the new…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2013

TV Jackpot: “Law & Order: SVU” Makes A Trayvon Martin/Paula Deen Episode

Whoa Nelly, we’re not even sure how this is going to go down, but the baby geniuses behind “Law & Order: SVU” have gone and done it again. After their amazing “ripped from the headlines” Chris Brown/Rihanna episode, they’ve now announced they’re going to do a show inspired by both the Trayvon Martin shooting and

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2013

Anti-“Stand Your Ground” PSA Reenacts The Night George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin

In what is sure to cause at least some controversy, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released this PSA in protest of the various “Stand Your Gun” laws around the country, reenacting the night Trayvon Martin was killed. In the video, we see a man (representing Zimmerman) following a young black man (representing Martin)…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2013

How To Help Marissa Alexander, Jailed In Florida For Firing A Warning Shot At Her Abusive Husband

We haven’t forgotten about Marissa Alexander, an African-American mother of three who fired a warning shot at a wall — not a person — to scare off her abusive husband. Her husband had a restraining order against her, yet she was sentenced in May to 20 years in prison. Did I mention she is from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

Rachel Jeantel Reveals What She Plans To Do With Her College Education

We’ve grown to love Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin’s friend who was the last person to speak with the slain teen before his tragic death at the hands of faux neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. Since we first spotted her on the stand during Zimmerman’s trial, we’ve been endeared to her and we’re glad to know we’re not the…

By: Hello Beautiful / July 23, 2013
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