Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Joseph Tacopina: “Don’t Blame The Jury” For Zimmerman’s Acquittal

The highly publicized trial of George Zimmerman captured the attention of people everywhere. The jury’s decision to acquit sparked outrage among those who believe that the death of Trayvon Martin was a direct result of racial...more

Why The George Zimmerman Jury Got It Right

A criminal jury trial is not a popularity contest. In the days following the jury’s decision that George Zimmerman was not guilty of the second-degree murder or manslaughter of Trayvon Martin, the press reported on...more

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Claim Against Homeowners Association

Trayvon Martin’s parents may have finally begun to find justice for the untimely and nationally publicized death of their 17-year-old son after recently settling a wrongful death claim against the homeowners association of...more

Trial By Jury – A Right Or A Privilege?

In Florida, the right to trial by jury as opposed to a non-jury trial (trial by Judge) is a right that is available on demand....more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On Jury’s Rejection Of The Insanity Defense The...

Even though some have compared the shooting of Darius Simmons by John H. Spooner and the shooting of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman, because both shootings involved criminal profiling and may have been racially motivated,...more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On Stunning Testimony In The Criminal Trial For The...

While some have compared the shooting of Darius Simmons by John H. Spooner and the shooting of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman because both shootings involved criminal profiling and may have been racially motivated, Mr....more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On The Guilty Verdict In The Criminal Trial For The...

While the shooting of Darius Simmons by John H. Spooner could be compared to the shooting of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman, because both shootings involved criminal profiling and may have been racially motivated, the...more

Can you "stand your ground" in Arizona?

As an Arizona criminal defense attorney in Mesa, I have found it interesting how the George Zimmerman trial has created a national debate about the wisdom of so-called "stand your ground" laws. Many states have enacted such...more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On An Unexpected Development In The Criminal Trial For...

Just like the similarities between the shooting of Darius Simmons by John H. Spooner and the shooting of Travon Martin by George Zimmerman, because both shootings involved criminal profiling and may have been racially...more

The Milwaukee Civil Rights Lawyers Of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. Report On Jury Selection In The Criminal Trial For The Murder...

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Travon Martin influenced jury selection for the trial of John H. Spooner, who shot and killed Darius Simmons based upon the incorrect suspicion that Darius stole...more

Lessons from the George Zimmerman Case

For nearly a month, the trial was held against George Zimmerman. The state charged him with second degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman asserted self defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground “ law, and...more

The George Zimmerman Trial – A New Jersey Perspective

New Jersey residents who may be watching or reading published accounts of the ongoing trial of George Zimmerman in the State of Florida, who stands accused of the murder of Trayvon Martin, may be wondering how a similar case...more

Media Coalition Secures Access to George Zimmerman's Prosecution in Trayvon Martin Shooting

A coalition of 17 media organizations — representing many of the major television networks and national and state newspapers — has successfully opposed five separate efforts by prosecutors and defense lawyers to block public...more

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