Trayvon Martin

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Nugent Gets Chicago Murder Numbers Wrong, Calls Stevie Wonder ‘Brain Dead’

While doing an interview with WXBR 1460 AM, Ted Nugent had more than a few things to say about Stevie Wonder’s recent boycott of Florida over the George Zimmerman verdict, along with the number of homicides in Chicago.

07/25/2013

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

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon Martin

Speakers drew comparisons between Trayvon Martin’s death and the 1955 murder of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Money Mississippi, an attack that some say triggered the modern Civil Rights movement.

07/20/2013

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

The four Rainbow Push interns accusing Chicago Police of racial profiling. (Credit: CBS)

Rainbow Push Interns Accuse Chicago Police Of Racial Profiling

They say officers stopped them and handcuffed them, all because of how they looked. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with them today.

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

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Jackson, Pfleger Urge Restraint When Verdict Comes In Trayvon Martin Case

Spiritual leaders and parents who have lost children to gun violence pleaded for peace Friday in anticipation of a verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.

07/12/2013

Elgin Deputy Police Chief Cecil Smith (CBS)

Elgin Police Official To Become Top Cop Where Trayvon Martin Was Killed

Some would say Cecil Smith is jumping into the fire with his next professional move. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/22/2013

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

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: ‘Occupy’ Peotone To Bring 3rd Airport

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called for the site of a proposed third area airport in Peotone to be the focus of an “Occupy” protest in order to bring attention to the need for the airport.

04/07/2012

Hundreds of West Side residents marched through the Austin neighborhood on April 1, 2012, to show their outrage at the deaths of 57 youths from gun violence since the beginning of the school year in Chicago, as well as the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Residents March For Trayvon, Other Violence Victims

The pastor of a West Side church says 57 young lives have been lost to gun violence in Chicago since the beginning of the school year, so he’s calling on his congregation to show their outrage over the loss of innocent lives, including Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

04/01/2012

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

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Where Are The Rallies For Other Black Victims?

If you know the name Trayvon Martin, you know of a campaign to stop the killing of young and innocent African Americans.

CBS 2–03/27/2012

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