No federal charges will be forthcoming against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. The killing generated nationwide demonstrations. Zimmerman’s state court murder trial was nationally televised by every cable news network. I covered it in depth for NBC and MSNBC, and when the trial was over, I was so disturbed
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it would not press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the investigation determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Zimmerman for a federal hate crime. The investigation is now closed.
A deaf woman waited at a Detroit bus stop one day in 2006. Eugene Wilkes drove up, pretending to be an undercover police officer. He offered her a ride, then raped her. The woman did what we want all rape victims to do. She promptly went to the police and the hospital and endured the
Presented at the UCLA Hammer Museum on February 3, 2015
Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the subject of the popular movie ‘American Sniper.” Routh also killed a second man, Chad Littlefield, 35. The two victims were attempting to help troubled vets by taking them on outings, including to the shooting range in Erath
I was honored to deliver the keynote speech in Oakland, California the night of February 7, 2015 for a wonderful organization that helps at risk kids boost their reading skills, Super Stars Literacy.
Lisa Bloom spoke about race, civil rights and the Ferguson case with attorney Carl Douglas at the prestigious Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on February 4, 2015.
Alabama law flat-out requires that schools teach kids homophobia: (c) Course materials and instruction that relate to sexual education or sexually transmitted diseases should include all of the following elements: […] (8) An emphasis, in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and
Two Vanderbilt University football players offered some appalling defenses in their rape case, which a Nashville, Tennessee, jury quickly and soundly rejected. What does this case tell us about the state of campus sexual assault? First, what she knew A college woman (name withheld) met up with a young man she’d dated off and on for