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News Roundup – Yahoo!, Russia and Zimmerman

Did you know or care that Yahoo! has changed their logo? Yep, that was keeping me up all night. By the way, what is it that Yahoo! does again?


Russia has started to wake up and decided that it could play a constructive role in the Syria mess. So, here’s what went down. Kerry said, “Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting.” He said this in response to a question about what Syria could do to avoid getting shelled. The Russian foreign minister then said – Russia would join any effort to put Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control and ultimately destroy them. This is a way out for everyone. The question is whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will play ball. It sounds like he is interested(more…)

By |2013-09-10T20:56:51-04:00September 9th, 2013|Business, Foreign Affairs|Comments Off on News Roundup – Yahoo!, Russia and Zimmerman

Zimmerman found NOT Guilty

I wish I could tell you that George Zimmerman was going to be going to jail for a number of years. I can’t. He has been found not guilty.

From Orlando Sentinel:

After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a six-member jury – all women, five of them white – acquitted Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin in what became one of the most racially-charged criminal cases in the country.

Jurors found that 29-year-old Zimmerman acted in self-defense when he shot Trayvon, an unarmed black 17-year-old, on Feb. 26, 2012 as the two fought on the ground near Zimmerman’s home. (more…)

By |2013-07-14T22:43:44-04:00July 14th, 2013|Civil Rights|4 Comments

New Judge in Martin Case

From TPM:

Florida Judge Jessica Recksiedler on Wednesday stepped down from the second-degree murder case of George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Recksiedler gave in to a request from Zimmerman’s attorney, who said the judge had a conflict of interest because her husband was hired by CNN to do commentary on the case.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Judge Kenneth Lester Jr., would take over.

By |2013-11-03T17:14:44-04:00April 18th, 2012|Race|Comments Off on New Judge in Martin Case
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