Friday, March 23, 2012

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Illegal Homicide, Not Hate Crime - Yahoo! News

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Illegal Homicide, Not Hate Crime - Yahoo! News

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COMMENTARY | The shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., a few weeks ago is a simple homicide.

Nonetheless, the Sanford police are in a fix and haven't arrested shooter George Zimmerman. They say they have no clear evidence disputing Zimmerman's claim of self-defense.

Meanwhile, angry protests are swelling across the country and around the internet. USA Today reports on the mounting pressure for Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee to resign.

Because Trayvon was a black youth, civil rights advocacy groups are claiming that his death was a racially motivated attack, and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is investigating whether there was a racial component to the shooting.

ABC News reports a snippet of audio on a 911 call which they seem certain is evidence of racial bias

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