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  1. Nov 12, 2013 · On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, an African American teen walking home from a trip to a convenience store, is fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer patrolling...

  2. George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26. New details released Thursday show how police crafted their case. Martin was pronounced dead minutes after police arrived

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    The Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Prosecutors from the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division, officials from the FBI,...

    The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country, said Attorney General Eric Holder. Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot b...

    The federal investigation sought to determine whether the evidence of the events that led to Martins death were sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmermans actions violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes, specifically Section 3631 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code or Section 249 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, as well as othe...

    Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenagers life, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that result...

    The Justice Department is committed to investigations of allegations of bias-motivated violence and will continue to devote the resources required to ensure that allegations of civil rights violations are fully and completely investigated. The department aggressively prosecutes criminal civil rights violations whenever there is sufficient evidence ...

  3. Sanford Police Officer Timothy Smith arrived at the scene at approximately 7:17 p.m., between 5 and 65 seconds after the fatal shot was fired. He reported finding Zimmerman standing near Martin, who was lying face down in the grass and unresponsive.

  4. May 18, 2012 · (CBS News) By now you know the basics: George Zimmerman shot the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin to death last February in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., where Zimmerman lived and was a...

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  5. Location: Florida. United States. Sanford. Context: Black Lives Matter. shooting of Trayvon Martin, fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. The shooting exposed deep divisions among Americans on race issues.

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  7. By. Hasan Kwame Jeffries. African Americans demanded justice after the tragic killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, but a jury in Florida failed to convict his killer, George Zimmerman. The case reflects a long history of inequality between African Americans and white Americans in the criminal justice system.

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