Janet Murguia
Zimmerman – NCLR & Latinos Speak Out
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/16/2013 - 11:23

Nationwide, Latino groups and leaders, including civil rights group National Council of la Raza (NCLR), have taken to the streets and the halls of power to rally alongside the African American community against the acquittal of George Zimmerman.


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Zimmerman/Trayvon Case Update
Zimmerman/Trayvon Case Update
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/15/2013 - 16:18

After a six woman jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Saturday night, thousands across the U.S. began to protest the verdict.


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Jury Selection for Trayvon Martin Case: All are Female
Breaking News: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/13/2013 - 22:22

The jury in the Trayvon Martin murder trial has reached a verdict. George Zimmerman has been found not guilty and is now acquitted in the death of the 17-year-old.


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George Zimmerman during his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin's DNA Not Found On George Zimmerman Gun
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/05/2013 - 08:56

In a finding that could refute George Zimmerman's self-defense claim, a law enforcement expert said that Trayvon Martin's DNA was not found on the grip of Zimmerman's gun.

Zimmerman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and says he shot the 17-year-old in the chest to protect himself as Martin reached for his firearm during a fight.


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George Zimmerman during his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin
Day Two in the Trayvon Martin Murder Trial: What's the Latest?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/25/2013 - 16:09

The long-awaited murder trial for young Trayvon Martin officially began yesterday. In opening statements, prosecutors argued that George Zimmerman was fed up with "punks" getting away with crime and shot 17-year-old Martin "because he wanted to," not because he had to. "We don't intend to say he was profiled solely because of race," prosecutor John Guy said last week.


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Jury Selection for Trayvon Martin Case: All are Female
Jury Selection for Trayvon Martin Case: All are Female
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/21/2013 - 10:25

When news broke in February 2012 that unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin had been fatally shot by a Sanford, FL neighboorhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman; it rocked the nation. Many people had a hard time understanding why Zimmerman chose to go to the extremes he did.


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Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Vicki Soto
The 6 Most Fascinating Latino Stories of the Year
By Amaris Castillo | 12/27/2012 - 16:14

A lot can happen in a year - stories both big and small. Stories that made our hearts ache and others that made us shake our heads in disbelief. And they've all been fascinating. We racked our brains and picked a handful of Latino news stories that were just that. 


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George Zimmerman in court
George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Edited 911 Call
By Latina Staff | 12/07/2012 - 09:46

George Zimmerman is suing NBC for what he claims was defamation when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he was racist.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer filed the lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of money in Seminole County, outside Orlando. Also named in the complaint were three reporters covering the story for NBC or an NBC-owned television station.


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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
George Zimmerman in First TV Interview: "I'm Not a Racist and I'm Not a Murderer"
By Samantha Leal | 07/19/2012 - 09:56

George Zimmerman, who is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, spoke in a nationally televised interview for the first time last night. The interview, with Sean Hannity for Hannity on Fox News, was conducted at an undisclosed location in Seminole County, where Zimmerman must stay under conditions of his release on bail, reports Fox News Latino.


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George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
Zimmerman Not a Racist, According to FBI Report
By Samantha Leal | 07/16/2012 - 09:47

In a report released by the FBI, a detective states that while George Zimmerman was "overzealous" and has a "little hero complex", he is not racist. 


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