FROM Jeff Weiner
George Zimmerman Released on Bail In Florida, George Zimmerman has been released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial on second-degree murder charges for the killing of Trayvon Martin. His destination as been kept secret for his safety, in a case that's provoked a national controversy about race relations and justice. Jeff Weiner covers the courts for the Orlando Sentinel .
George Zimmerman Bail Hearing The shooter in the Trayvon Martin killing will be set free on $150,000 bond. George Zimmerman spoke directly to Martin's family during today's bail hearing in Sanford, Florida. Apologizing, he said he didn't know whether Martin was armed. Judge Kenneth Lester said that GPS monitoring will be required and that Zimmerman might be allowed to leave Florida for his own safety. Speaking on behalf of Martin's family, attorney Benjamin Crump expressed outrage that Zimmerman "got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond." Jeff Weiner is covering the story for the Orlando Sentinel .
Is That George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin Screaming for Help? Every development in the Trayvon Martin case continues to generate widespread reaction, both heated and polarized. George Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defense, and Sanford, Florida’s investigating officers gave Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt. One key piece of evidence is a scream for help recorded during a 911 call. Was that Zimmerman or Martin who cried out before the shot was fired? The Orlando Sentinel submitted the recording to a forensic voice consultant. Jeff Weiner reports for the Sentinel.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.