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  • Report: Zimmerman's family wrote letter saying he criticized Sanford police over homeless man's beating

    Report: Zimmerman's family wrote letter saying he criticized Sanford police over homeless man's beating
    George Zimmerman's family has written a letter saying he questioned the Sanford Police Department's handling of the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a police officer, wftv.com reports. The letter said Zimmerman is not a racist and, in fact,...
  • Wristbands, petition: Bring back Sanford PD Chief Bill Lee

    Wristbands, petition: Bring back Sanford PD Chief Bill Lee
    People who back Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee Jr. are handing out blue and black wristbands that say "I support Chief Billy Lee" and have begun a campaign to return him to office. Lee, 52, temporarily stepped down March 22 after a firestorm of...
  • Corey looks courageous, savvy in Trayvon Martin case so far

    Corey looks courageous, savvy in Trayvon Martin case so far
    Only time will tell whether Special Prosecutor Angela Corey got it right in charging George Zimmerman with second-degree murder. As I've said before, there's no sense trying to second-guess that call without all the facts. But the Republican state...
  • Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust

    Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust
    In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
  • Florida Shooter George Zimmerman Returns To Jail

    Florida Shooter George Zimmerman Returns To Jail
    SANFORD, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the Florida killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, returned to jail on Sunday after a court revoked his bond and ordered him back into custody. Zimmerman,...
  • Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford

    Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford
    Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
  • Many demand answers on teen shot in Sanford

    Many demand answers on teen shot in Sanford
    SANFORD — Most of the people demanding justice for Trayvon Martin did not know the teen, who was shot to death by a crime-watch volunteer. But people in this community and beyond want to know how an unarmed 17-year-old who simply went to a nearby...
  • Trayvon Martin: 'We are gathered here today to demand justice' in teen's fatal shooting

    Trayvon Martin: 'We are gathered here today to demand justice' in teen's fatal shooting
    SANFORD — James Davis gripped the hands of the people on either side of him, closed his eyes and prayed for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The lifelong Sanford resident was one of nearly 400 people, including many influential...
  • Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed

    Trayvon Martin would be alive if Neighborhood Watch rules followed
    If George Zimmerman didn't break every rule in the book when it comes to Neighborhood Watch programs, he came close. Zimmerman called Sanford police on Feb. 26, a rainy Sunday evening, to report a suspicious person inside his neighborhood near Seminole...
  • George Zimmerman's father: My son is not racist, did not confront Trayvon Martin

    George Zimmerman's father: My son is not racist, did not confront Trayvon Martin
    The Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, did not instigate the encounter but has received death threats and moved out of his home, his father told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday. George...
  • Trayvon Martin's father: Family 'betrayed' by Sanford police

    Trayvon Martin's father: Family 'betrayed' by Sanford police
    In the 20 days since Trayvon Martin was killed, his parents said, their trust in the Sanford Police Department has disappeared. Tracy Martin, father of the slain teen, told reporters today he felt "betrayed" by law enforcement investigating his son's...