Friday, Dec. 14, 3:50 p.m. EST: Trayvon Martin Memorial finds a new home: Items for the Trayvon Martin Memorial have been transferred to the Historic Goldsboro Welcome Center from a Sanford, Fla., museum in response to a proposal from the center’s curator, Frances Oliver, according to Click Orlando.
Friday, Dec. 14, 10:48 a.m. EST: Would USA Today ask this question if Trayvon were white? USA Today ran a front cover this week asking an interesting question about Trayvon Martin: “Typical teen, or troublemaker?” Politic 365‘s Lauren Burke says this is just another sign that the case of the unarmed teen is another one “where the dead black person has to explain himself.”
Thursday, Dec. 12, 12:50 p.m. EST: “Trayvon Martin shooting” is ninth-most-searched event: According to Google, the term “Trayvon Martin shooting” was the ninth most globally searched event of 2012. A report analyzed 1.2 trillion searches typed into the search engine this year in 146 languages and put “Hurricane Sandy” at the top of the list, followed by “Kate Middleton pictures released” and “Olympics 2012.”
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:55 p.m. EST: Attorneys still arguing over who screamed for help: At the latest hearing in George Zimmerman’s second-degree-murder case, the defense and prosecution wrangled over identifying the voice heard screaming for help during the deadly confrontation between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, ABC News reports. Martin’s father initially said that the voice was not his son’s, but when he heard it with heightened clarity, he said it was. Zimmerman’s family says the voice was his.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 11:40 a.m. EST: Judge won’t lift Zimmerman’s GPS monitoring: Florida Judge Debra Nelson rejected George Zimmerman’s attorneys’ request to release their client from court-mandated electronic surveillance Tuesday, CBS News reports. Defense attorneys argued that he wasn’t a flight threat, but prosecutors reminded the judge about Zimmerman’s previous lies to the court.
Monday, Dec. 10, 12:22 p.m. EST: Crump: Phone records speak for themselves: Lawyers for George Zimmerman have asked the court hearing his second-degree-murder case to force Benjamin Crump, the Martin family’s attorney, to turn over the original recording and recording device that he used to first interview the late teenager’s girlfriend, WPTV reports. On Friday, Crump said he has already turned over the tape. “The phone records speak for themselves,” the lawyer said. “She tells him to run. He runs. And then, when you go through the 911 tape, George Zimmerman admits that he is pursuing Trayvon.”
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