Hate Crime Charges a Hard Sell? March 21, 2012: The Washington Post reported that the decision by the Department of Justice and the FBI to open an investigation into the slaying of the unarmed black teenager in Florida had spurred an internal debate at the DOJ over whether the federal government could bring criminal charges in the case.
High School Holds Moment of Silence for Trayvon Martin, March 21, 2012: Students at Miami's Dr. Michael M. Krop High School, where Martin was a student, said that the March 21 moment of silence was the first acknowledgement of Martin's death by the school since he was killed while visiting his father's girlfriend's home near Orlando, Fla.
Did Trayvon Martin Shooter Use a Racial Slur? March 20, 2012: A Florida TV station said that George Zimmerman may have muttered a disturbing comment around the time he shot the black teen, and released a muffled recording of his words.
Trayvon Martin: Friend Recounts Last Call, March 20, 2012: We learned more details about Martin's last moments on March 20, when a 16-year-old girl who was on the phone with the Florida teen just before he was shot reported he was trying to escape the man who ultimately killed him.
FBI, Dept. of Justice to Probe Trayvon Martin Killing, March 19, 2012: After Martin's family had been lobbying for an investigation for weeks, it was announced that the case would be tried by the DOJ's Civil Rights Division.
What If Trayvon Was Standing His Ground? March 19, 2012: The Root's Genetta M. Adams responded to the notion that shooter Zimmerman's actions were legally protected by Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law. She wondered whether a black teen would be able to successfully claim self-defense if the roles were reversed.
Witness to Trayvon Martin Shooting, 13, Still Hears Screams, March 18, 2012: Witness Austin McLendon, who said he hadn't been the same since that night, shared his account of what happened when Martin was killed.
911 Tapes Released in Trayvon Martin Killing, March 17, 2012: Recordings of the 911 calls from the shooter and frantic neighbors were released by the Sanford Police — cries for help followed by the sound of a gunshot could be heard on some of them.
Still No Arrest in Shooting Death of Unarmed Fla. Teen, March 13, 2012: Police continued to defend their failure to charge Zimmerman with a crime, saying that the neighborhood-watch captain's claim of self-defense had not been proved or disproved.
Florida Teen Killed by Neighborhood-Watch Captain, March 8, 2012: On March 8, Nick Chiles examined the Feb. 26 shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by the neighborhood-watch captain in his father's girlfriend's subdivision. Chiles expressed outrage over the lack of an arrest in what appeared to be a cut-and-dried case.