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Civil Rights Group: Michigan Teacher Fired for helping Students with Trayvon Martin Fund Drive

Washington Post | April 10, 2012 DETROIT — A teacher in southeastern Michigan has been fired for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin and the End of Excuses

Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, March 23, 2012 We executed children in this country until long after the rest of the world — except Iran — thought that was a good idea. Almost six million children live in poverty in this … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin: Police Chief Temporarily Steps Down

BBC, March 22, 2012 A Florida police chief criticised over the investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager has announced he will temporarily step down. Bill Lee had been censured by officials in Sanford, an Orlando suburb, over … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin Case: Justice Department to Investigate Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Florida Teen

HuffPost, March 20, 2012 The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have opened an investigation into the “facts and circumstances” surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch captain … Continue reading

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The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

Adam Weinstein, Mother Jones March 18, 2012 How did a kid armed with Skittles and an ice tea get gunned down by an overeager neighborhood watch captain? And why didn’t police detain shooter George Zimmerman? On the evening of February … Continue reading

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