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Promoter Cancels DMX-Zimmerman Match

The highly-discussed publicity-stunt boxing match has been canceled. The match between rapper DMX and George Zimmerman has been called off. “This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing,” promoter Damon Feldman said Saturday on Twitter, referring to Zimmerman. He said he changed the plans because “I’d rather be happy and make people happy.” Feldman …

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George Zimmerman Gets Another Speeding Ticket

Former neighborhood “watchman” George Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding in Central Florida Tuesday, roughly a month after being stopped near Dallas for the same violation. No word yet on whether he was carrying a firearm this time around. Zimmerman was left with a warning in the Texas incident, but police in Lake Mary, a suburban city in Seminole County, …

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George Zimmerman Rescues Family; They Refuse Press

Ever since his acquittal in the murder/manslaughter trial that held the nations attention for weeks, George Zimmerman has been in hiding. While there are a considerable number of people who think Zimmerman acted in a defensible manner, and are happy that he was acquitted, there are just as many, perhaps even more, who disagree vehemently with the “not guilty” verdict …

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Threatening Facebook Post Following Zimmerman Verdict Lands Man in Jail

If you happened to log on to Facebook or Twitter in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman not guilty decision, well, you probably saw your fair share of sharply-worded posts. The acquittal sparked massive social media protests – and to a lesser degree social media defenses. But what happens when you take your frustration and anger a little bit too …

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George Zimmerman’s Acquittal Sparked 4 Times As Many Angry Tweets As Supportive Ones

If you were on Twitter during the aftermath of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict, you probably noticed that the majority of tweets referencing the trial did not support the decision. Hashtags like #justicefortrayvon and #nojustice spread quickly, as many users expressed shock, outrage, and sadness. Pew Research has crunched the numbers and used statistical patterns to identify the breakdown …

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Juror B37: Book Deal Killed with an Online Petition and Some Help from Twitter

On Monday morning, news broke that one of the jurors responsible for George Zimmerman’s acquittal was gearing up to write a book and that she already had the backing of a literary agent. Less than 24 hours later, the book deal no longer existed. Here’s how a petition and the power of Twitter combined to nip it in the bud. …

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Zimmerman Case Spurs Moms Group, Polarizes Sides

After the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, protests have sparked up and heated exchanges on social media are in full swing. Lots of people have cooled off over the weekend, but many are just getting going. One of the byproducts of the Zimmerman/Martin case is the launch of grassroots groups that advocate for …

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George Zimmerman Not Guilty

A jury has found George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts in the trial of murder/manslaughter of Trayvon Martin. The jury deliberated for two days before returning the verdict. The case has polarized the opinions of the nation for months, with some saying that Zimmermann brutally took the life of a young black man with no cause, and others saying …

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Screams Were My Son’s

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, has testified in court in the case against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of the February 26, 2012 shooting of Martin after having called 911 to report a suspicious figure in his gated community (Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, had made similar calls several times over the previous six months). When asked by Prosecutor …

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Zimmerman Trial Joke: Attorney Throws Himself on the Mercy of the Court

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have delivered opening statements in the case against George Zimmerman. Neither statement went well. The prosecuting attorney charged with delivering the opening statement, John Guy, began with the following: “Good morning. ‘F***ing punks. These a******s all get away.’” If this was disconcerting for you, imagine how bizarre it must have seemed for the six jurors in …

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Trayvon Martin Shouts Analyzed in Court

Over one year ago, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed while walking from a convenience store to his home in his Florida neighborhood. The shooter, George Zimmerman, claims that he shot Martin in self-defense, but he is now on trial for the 17-year-old’s murder. This week, a pre-trial hearing for Zimmerman’s trial turned to the topic of the shouts heard …

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George Zimmerman is Out of Money and Living in Hiding

George Zimmerman is in hiding and nearly broke, his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, said this week. In a statement to the Orlando Sentinel, O’Mara stated that Zimmerman’s legal-defense fund is down to around $50,000, with around $20,000 in payments due. Zimmerman was able to raise over $200,000 in donations through a website he set up earlier this year. O’Mara stated that …

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