Martin’s family has set up the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which seeks to address the Stand Your Ground laws.
The Call & Post Newspaper "No Justice No Peace" standing for Trayvon Martin
A self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman who pursued and then shot dead an unarmed Martin outside his stepmother's home last month in
Martin, a Black high-school junior, was making his way home with a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea on Feb. 26 when Zimmerman spotted him, called a non-emergency dispatch number to report Martin looked intoxicated, followed him, and then minutes later after an altercation, shot him.
Zimmerman, 28, who is White, claimed self defense. He was never arrested and has been charged with no crime, sparking national outrage
- Saturday, 07 July 2012 00:00
Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and claims the shooting was self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law. Zimmerman and Martin got into an altercation last February inside a gated community in Sanford, Fla.
- Thursday, 05 July 2012 13:52
Martin's parents and supporters claim that the teenager was targeted because he was black and that Zimmerman started the confrontation that led to the shooting. Zimmerman's father is white and his mother is Hispanic.
- Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:51
Zimmerman and his wife discussed the amount of money raised from the website and Zimmerman spoke in code to tell his wife how to make fund transfers, according to the transcript. The code referred to amounts of "$15" in place of "$150,000."