July 2nd, 2013
08:32 PM ET

"The N Word" reaction: The good, bad & ugly

If you missed the CNN's special: #TheNWord, here's the audio podcast via #SoundCloud:

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The response from last night's special "The N Word" hosted by Don Lemon has been nothing short of amazing.

During the hour-long special – the phrase "N word" was actually trending world wide on Twitter.

We take a look at the overwhelming reaction - which has been both positive and negative.

Outfront tonight CNN's Don Lemon, Safiya Songhai, Filmmaker and 2008 Miss Black Massachusetts USA and Tim Wise, author of "Colorblind."

Filed under: #TheNWord
July 2nd, 2013
08:25 PM ET

Deadly threats against George Zimmerman

Even before a verdict has been rendered, some supporters of Trayvon Martin are vowing violence if Zimmerman is acquitted of second-degree murder in the February 2012 shooting.

Here are some of the more tame tweets we found:

So should Zimmerman be concerned for his safety, or are these largely empty threats?

OutFront tonight: David Mattingly and CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem.

Filed under: Justice • Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 2nd, 2013
08:22 PM ET

Zimmerman's best friend a problem at trial?

George Zimmerman's best friend took the stand today, recalling what Zimmerman told him about the night Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.

Osterman offered Zimmerman a place to hide during the tumultuous weeks that followed the shooting and wrote a book about the whole experience.

Did Osterman did more harm to Zimmerman's defense today than good?

David Mattingly has the story.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 2nd, 2013
08:14 PM ET

Parks: Trayvon Martin family is confident of conviction in Zimmerman trial

Ashleigh Banfield talks to Daryl Parks, attorney for the Trayvon Martin family about the latest in the Zimmerman trial.

Filed under: News • Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 2nd, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Medical Examiner: Zimmerman injuries "very insignificant"

A pivotal day in the George Zimmerman murder trial - crucial testimony from a medical examiner which could damage Zimmerman's claims that Trayvon Martin slammed Zimmerman's head repeatedly into the sidewalk the night Zimmerman shot Martin.

The medical examiner says facial cuts indicate he was hit "only one time."

OutFront tonight: CNN Legal Analysts and Criminal Defense Attorneys Mark Nejame and Paul Callan, as well as Criminal Defense Attorney Paul Martin.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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