US attorney joins legal team for slain Jamaican

2014-09-02 16:43

A US civil rights lawyer says that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the country's police force.

Tear gas fired at protesters after US teen's death

2014-08-14 11:20

Missouri police have fired tear gas and smoke bombs at a crowd of protesters demonstrating against the death of an unarmed black teen by an officer, US media report.

Police use tear gas on crowd after US teen killing

2014-08-12 16:02

A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis.

Echoes of Zimmerman expected in US trial

2014-02-02 21:27

A white software developer is about to go on trial in Florida in the death of a black teenager - in a case that raises comparisons to the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.

George Zimmerman released from jail

2013-11-20 13:28

George Zimmerman has been released from jail pending arraignment on the latest charges against him: aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

Spike Lee wants Zimmerman tweet lawsuit tossed out

2013-11-14 19:00

Director Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say he mistakenly retweeted their address as the home of neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Trayvon Martin killer's wife seeks divorce

2013-09-06 09:10

The wife of the neighborhood watch volunteer controversially acquitted of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin has filed for divorce, US media reports say.

Speeding Zimmerman had gun when stopped

2013-08-01 12:01

George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watchman who shot dead unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, had a gun in his truck when he was pulled over in Texas, footage shows.

Verdict will not define Trayvon: Father

2013-07-25 11:59

Trayvon Martin's father has told US lawmakers that the not-guilty verdict in the high-profile murder trial will not define his dead son, saying the case sparked a needed conversation about race.

Jay Z and Beyonce join Trayvon protesters

2013-07-20 22:58

Superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce have joined protesters across the United States as anger continues to simmer over a not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Obama: Black Americans feeling pain

2013-07-19 19:59

Obama sayus black Americans are feeling pain in the Martin verdict because of a 'history that doesn't go away'.

Bruce Springsteen sings for Trayvon Martin

2013-07-18 13:46

Bruce Springsteen has dedicated his protest song American Skin (41 Shots) to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland.

US: More anti-Zimmerman protests vowed

2013-07-17 10:49

Activists say they are planning vigils and rallies in 100 US cities to press the government to bring charges against George Zimmerman, who has been acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida

2013-07-17 07:44

Stevie Wonder says he won't perform in Florida and other states with a "stand your ground" firearm self-defence law.

Trayvon Martin: Talking it out

2013-07-16 11:55

I've never seen something divide my American friends by race as starkly as Zimmerman's murder trail verdict has, says Jean Barker.

More protests over Trayvon Martin's murder

2013-07-16 08:08

Anger over the acquittal of a US neighbourhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager has continued, with rights leaders saying peaceful protests will continue.

Outrage grows over Zimmerman ruling

2013-07-15 19:46

Protests have grown over the not-guilty verdict in the racially charged Florida death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, as hundreds of thousands of people signed online petitions demanding that federal authorities pursue charges.

Zimmerman likely to get gun back - reports

2013-07-15 14:19

The gun used by George Zimmerman to shoot dead teenager Trayvon Martin is likely to be returned to the former volunteer neighbourhood watchman following his acquittal, reports say.


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Obama urges calm in wake of verdict

2013-07-14 21:55

US President Barack Obama has called for calm after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Reaction to George Zimmerman trial verdict

2013-07-14 10:05

The acquittal of former neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the killing of black unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin has been met with both relief and outrage.

Zimmerman lawyer says Martin lay in wait

2013-07-12 22:31

Trayvon Martin spent four long minutes preparing to attack George Zimmerman, time when he lay in wait before throwing the first punch in a confrontation that ended in his death, Zimmerman's defence lawyer says.

Zimmerman won't testify

2013-07-10 21:57

Former neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman won't testify in his trial on second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager.

Zimmerman consistent with evidence: Expert

2013-07-10 11:02

An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defence has testified that a neighbourhood watch volunteer's account of how he fatally shot an unarmed black teen is consistent with the forensic evidence.


Hundreds at St Louis festival promoting peace

2014-08-25 07:44

Hundreds of people have gathered in St Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence, an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

UN experts grill US on racial discrimination

2014-08-13 22:34

United Nations experts have grilled US officials about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities.

Calls for calm after US police kill teen

2014-08-11 17:35

A southern US mayor has called for calm after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited a night of violence that left two officers injured and 32 people arrested.

Zimmerman had 5 guns, ammo when arrested

2013-11-26 21:20

Court documents have shown that the former neighbourhood watchman involved in a high-profile shooting had five guns and 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him.

Trayvon Martin shooter arrested after disturbance

2013-11-18 22:10

Officials say George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted in the death of a teenager, has been arrested following a disturbance call from a house in Florida.

Trayvon shooter allegedly threatens wife with gun

2013-09-10 09:01

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the shooting death of a black teenager, has called police officers saying her husband threatened her and her father with a gun.

Zimmerman will ask state to pay some bills

2013-08-28 12:02

George Zimmerman's attorney says that he is going to ask the state of Florida to pay for some of his client's non-lawyer legal bills, including for experts, printing and court reporters.

Zimmerman 'got away with murder': Juror

2013-07-26 08:25

A juror on the six-woman panel that acquitted US neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin says he "got away with murder".

Jamie Foxx backs Trayvon's mom 'forever'

2013-07-21 17:51

Jamie Foxx says he'll stand with Trayvon Martin's mom "forever", because she's said his death was never about race.

New protests over Trayvon Martin verdict

2013-07-20 18:03

Civil rights groups have mobilised for protests in cities across the United States amid charged emotions over the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon's mother felt 'disgust'

2013-07-18 18:47

The mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by George Zimmerman, says she was "stunned" when a jury found her son's killer not guilty.

Singer shoved after slain teen dedication

2013-07-17 19:49

RnB singer Lester Chambers is recovering from injuries he suffered after a woman leaped onto the stage and shoved him when he dedicated a song to slain teenager Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon Martin jurors set record straight

2013-07-17 09:48

Four of the jurors at the George Zimmerman trial are distancing themselves from statements that another juror has made in a televised interview.

Demand for fed charges in Martin case

2013-07-16 22:03

The not guilty verdict in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has reshaped a black civil rights convention in Orlando, Florida where delegates are calling for federal charges.

Zimmerman trial juror speaks out

2013-07-16 09:00

A juror from the trial of neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for the death of black teen Trayvon Martin says the six-woman panel had been sharply divided when deliberations began.

Trayvon Martin's death unnecessary - AG

2013-07-15 20:12

The shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was tragic and unnecessary and it ought to spark public debate about how to prevent similar incidents, US Attorney General Eric Holder has said.

Beyoncé holds minute silence for Trayvon

2013-07-15 16:34

Beyoncé has called for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin during her concert after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.

Zimmerman wants to 'study law, help others'

2013-07-15 09:04

After his acquittal on murder charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman may go to law school to help people wrongly accused of crimes like himself, say friends.

Zimmerman: US Justice Dept mulls action

2013-07-15 08:16

The US Justice Department says it is evaluating whether it has enough evidence to support further prosecution of George Zimmerman in federal court in the death Trayvon Martin.

Protesters block LA streets over Zimmerman

2013-07-15 07:59

Thousands protested in New York on Sunday against the acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, a day after his trial for killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin ended in Florida.

Angry US protests at Zimmerman acquittal

2013-07-14 14:00

Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin have marched in US cities, with reports of sporadic acts of violence.

Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

2013-07-14 07:30

George Zimmerman has been cleared of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the US over racial profiling.

Lesser charge possible for Zimmerman

2013-07-11 17:54

Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial will be told they can potentially convict him for the lesser charge of manslaughter for the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Judge allows Zimmerman jury to see video

2013-07-10 19:10

A Florida judge has blocked as evidence a computer generated re-enactment of George Zimmerman's shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, but she will allow the jury to see it in closing arguments.

Zimmerman cried for help on call: Friends

2013-07-08 19:47

Friends have testified Zimmerman is crying for help on an emergency call which conflicts with the Martin family.

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