July 10th, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Ex-Sanford Police Chief breaks silence about Trayvon Martin case

One man paying close attention to the George Zimmerman murder trial is Bill Lee, the former police chief of Sanford, Florida.

Lee was fired after he was widely criticized for his handling of the Trayvon Martin murder case.

The big question: why he let Zimmerman walk free right after the shooting?

He's speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired in an interview with our George Howell:

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OutFront: The Trayon Martin family attorney, Jasmine Rand and David Mattingly.

Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 10th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

Nationwide lawyer strike forces postponement of Costa Concordia trial

Costa Concordia captain's trial postponed by nationwide lawyer strike.

The Costa Concordia sank last year off the coast of Italy. 32 people died and the ship's captain, Mario Schettino, was charged with abandonment and manslaughter.

So why is this trial, which will have 1,000 witnesses postponed?

Italy's ministry of infrastructure and transport posted a schedule of strikes. Currently for example it warns of a 4-hour strike on the country's airline Alitalia next week.

So this is why we shouldn't be surprised Italy's credit rating was cut Tuesday. When you go on strike all the time there are consequences – like economic output almost 10% below where it was about 5 years ago.

Erin Burnett has more OutFront.

Filed under: International • OutFront Outtake • OutTake
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