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George Zimmerman.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Juror From Chicago: ‘Zimmerman Got Away With Murder’

A juror who acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has broken her silence about the nationally publicized case.

07/25/2013

CBS 2 talked with members of African-American families about the George Zimmerman verdict. (CBS)

African-American Familes Not Optimistic After Zimmerman Acquittal

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks to parents and their sons about life after a jury finds neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

07/19/2013

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Bruce Springsteen Dedicates Song To Trayvon Martin

There have been many reactions to Saturday’s acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. Yesterday (July 16), Bruce Springsteen performed his own reaction in a way only Bruce Springsteen can: with a heartbreaking song.

07/17/2013

Victor Cruz.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants WR Cruz Apologizes For Zimmerman Tweet

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has apologized for a message he sent on Twitter in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

670 The Score–07/15/2013

Roddy White.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Roddy White Apologizes For Tweeting Zimmerman Jurors Should ‘Kill Themselves’

Following George Zimmerman’s acquittal of all charges in his trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White fired off the following tweet.

670 The Score–07/15/2013

Anti-Zimmerman protesters on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Chicagoans React To Zimmerman Acquittal

Some Chicagoans are reacting to George Zimmerman’s acquittal with a number of pop-up protests around the city.

07/14/2013

Alton Hayes III

Teen Charged With Hate Crime, Says He Was Mad About Trayvon Martin

A teen charged with a hate crime in Oak Park says he attacked and beat up his victim because he was angry about the Trayvon Martin case.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger, Rep. Bobby Rush

Pfleger, Rush Applaud Decision To Charge George Zimmerman

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says he is grateful for the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, but he believes “stand your ground” laws are dangerous precedents that will lead to more unnecessary deaths.

WBBM Newsradio–04/12/2012

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rep. Rush Kicked Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) was kicked off the House floor Wednesday morning for wearing a hoodie in protest of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmaker Pushes For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, in Sanford, Fla., has brought critical attention to the “Stand Your Ground” laws.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Jackson, Civil Rights Leaders Call For Arrest Of Man Who Shot Trayvon Martin

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were joined Monday by civil rights leaders, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Martin one month ago.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

Trayvon Martin (Family Photo)

Death Of Trayvon Martin Strikes Chord In Chicago

The shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last month in Florida, at the hands of a member of the local neighborhood watch, has been sparking outrage across the nation, including Chicago, where protesters and public officials spoke out about the shooting over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2012

As  he returned to the pupit on May 22, 2011, Father Michael Pfleger apologized to the parish at St. Sabina for the ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George. Pfleger had been suspended for three weeks before the cardinal reinstated him on May 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Asks Churches To Honor Florida Boy Who Was Shot Dead

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is asking area churches this Sunday to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida boy who was shot and killed by a man who is claiming self-defense.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012