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August 20th, 2013
10:12 PM ET

O'Mara: Stand Your Ground PSA is a "dramatic fantasy about what happened that night"

In a 90-second public service announcement, the "Coalition to Stop Gun Violence" has re-created the fatal encounter between George Zimmerman and Florida teen Trayvon Martin - using actors and portions of the real 9-1-1 call.

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The ad called "Stand Up to Stand Your Ground" dramatizes the shooting and urges voters to oppose the laws that exist in 26 states by panning across the bodies of young boys dressed in hoodies that represent shooting victims across the country.

Does the ad go too far?

Outfront: George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 25th, 2013
09:15 PM ET

Juror speaks out on Trayvon Martin shooting: Zimmerman "got away with murder"

George Zimmerman juror B29 tells ABC that the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin "got away with murder".

The only minority juror on the all-female panel voted to acquit Zimmerman is now speaking out.

The juror, who used only her first name of Maddy out of concerns for her safety, told ABC that she and others on the panel felt Zimmerman was guilty, but that wasn't enough.

Zimmerman juror to ABC: He 'got away with murder'

"You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," she said. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence."

How does the Martin family feel about this news? And did George Zimmerman's team worry this one juror could put their client away?

Martin family attorney: Juror B29 was confused

OutFront: Natalie Jackson is an attorney for Trayvon Martin's family and Robert Hirschhorn was the Jury Consultant for George Zimmerman's Defense team.


Filed under: News • Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 24th, 2013
05:46 PM ET

Family helped by Zimmerman cancels appearance: "People believe he's toxic," says O'Mara

Well, since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, he's laid low, except - for last Wednesday when he helped rescue a family from an overturned car.

Zimmerman helps family out of overturned SUV

Now that family was supposed to speak this afternoon at the office of Zimmerman's attorneys, but they canceled that public appearance.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara explained why:

"I think what happened today, was they were very worried and I think were advised my some family and friends that they should really not get involved with anything having to do with George Zimmerman," O'Mara told reporters.

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Will Zimmerman remain a 'toxic' individual or can he redeem himself?

OutFront: Radio Show host and comedian Stephanie Miller, Comedian & CNN opinion writer Dean Obeidallah and syndicated radio show host Michael Medved.


Filed under: News • Zimmerman Case
July 23rd, 2013
08:47 PM ET

"Racial profiling" or "Saving lives"? NYPD Commissioner defends "Stop & Frisk"

Racial profiling - it's why, some say, George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

It's also what some say the New York City police department does every day through its "stop and frisk" policy - a policy which allows police to stop, question and pat down people they believe could be carrying weapons or drugs.

This policy is being challenged in the courts, and the statistics are interesting:

  • 85% of those stopped in 2011 in New York City were black and Hispanic
  • Those same groups made up just half of the city's population

Today, police commissioner Ray Kelly defended his department in an op-ed writing, quote:

"Accusations of racial profiling ignore the fact that violent crime overwhelmingly occurs in minority neighborhoods."

Was George Zimmerman guilty of anything more than what the NYPD does every day?

OutFront: New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 22nd, 2013
09:12 PM ET

Zimmerman helps rescue family from car crash

He's been painted as a racist and a murderer, but today George Zimmerman can be called a good Samaritan.

Last week, just four days after being found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman came to the rescue of a family trapped in an overturned car.

Zimmerman helps family out of overturned SUV

The former neighborhood watchman has been in hiding since the trial ended, but apparently, that doesn't mean he's staying indoors.

Victor Blackwell is OutFront in Sanford with the latest.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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