Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Coverage on Trayvon Martin

There has been outrage and building coverage on the killing of teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, who had followed and reported  Martin as looking suspicious. After the shooting, Zimmerman was released by local police as they have so far accepted the claim that he was acting in self-defense.

[Related: A Notebook on the Trayvon Martin Case]

The incident occurred February 26, and the coverage has finally  started to pick up considerable steam. This past week, for instance, blogger/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates ran a series of entries on the incident; there was considerable discussion in the comments section. An article in The Times by Charles Blow sparked even more conversation.

What follows are a round-up of some of the online pieces. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Atlantic Blog Coverage
Florida's Self-Defense Laws and the Killing of Trayvon Martin - March 13
Stand Your Ground and Trayvon Martin - March 13
More on the Killing of Trayvon Martin - March 14 
Trayvon Martin, Cont. - March 14
The Town Where Trayvon Martin Was Killed  - March 15
Florida's Ubiquitous Castle - March 15
The Killing Of Trayvon Martin--911 Tapes Released - March 16
On The Police 'Investigating' The Killing Of Trayvon Martin - March 18
Sanford's Police Chief Is the Real Victim of Racism - March 19  
Obama Press Secretary Asked About Trayvon Martin - March 19
Feds And The State Of Florida Move On The Martin - March 19
The Sham Investigation Into Trayvon Martin's Killing - March 20
Two Thoughts on Trayvon Martin - March 21

When Unarmed Teens Are Shot for 'Looking Suspicious' - Boyce Watkins - HuffPost Black Voices - March 14
Will there Ever be Justice in the War on Black Males? - R. L'Heureux Lewi, Ebony - March 16
The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin - Charles Blow, The New York Times - March 17
Here's why people are so angry over Trayvon Martin's death - Darryl E. Owens, Orlando Sentinel - March 17
Under ‘suspicion’: the killing of Trayvon Martin - Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post - March 18
Teen death raises painful questions - Leonard Pitts, Jr. - March 18
Trayvon Martin and 7 Black Men Who Should Be Alive Today - Lauren Victoria Burke, Politic365 - March 19

Miami-Dade teen killed by a crime watch captain - Monique O. Madan, Miami Herald - March 9
Family of teen calls for answers - Monique O. Madan & Michael Vasquez, , Miami Herald - March 11
Many demand answers on teen shot in Sanford - Rene Stutzman, Henry P. Curtis, Orlando Sentinel - March 13
Trayvon Martin Case Salts Old Wounds & Racial Tension - Trymaine Lee, HuffPost Black Voices - March 14
Trayvon Martin's death reminds Sanford of history of racial tension - Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel - March 14
•  Witness: Sanford police "Blew us off" in teen slaying - WFTV - March 14
Fatal shooting of Florida teen turned over to state attorney - Vivian Kuo, CNN - March 15
Witnesses in Trayvon Martin death heard cries before shot - Frances Robles, Miami Herald - March 15
Militia group says it will make citizens’ arrest  - AP, Washington Post - March 15
Trayvon Martin case exposes realities of self-defense laws - Julia Dahl, CBSnews - March 15
Justice Department Investigation Is Sought in Shooting Death - Lizette Alvarez, New York Times - March 16 
The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained - Adam Weinstein, Mother Jones - March 18 
Neighborhood Watchman Who Allegedly Shot Trayvon Martin Wanted to Be a Cop - Matt Gutman, ABC - March 18
FBI monitoring fatal Florida shooting case, as police criticized - Reuters, Chicago Tribune - March 18
Feds to investigate death of Florida teen - AP, USA Today - March 19
Trayvon Martin Exclusive: Friend on Phone with Teen Before Death Recalls Final Moments - Matt Gutman, ABC News - March 20

Black Teen Shot, Killed By Neighborhood Watch  - TYT Network - March 8
Sybrina Fulton Interview (Michael BaisdenShow Rewind) - BaisdenLive - March 12 
Trayvon Martin Shooter Still Not Arrested - TYT Network - March 13 
Witness Speaks Out In Trayvon Martin Case - WESHTV - March 16
911 tapes released in death of black teen - CBS - March 17


Anonymous said...

EDIT: in the first line it should say "murdered," not "killed."

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Yes, I agree with the comment of murder not killed. It was an unjust act and the killer is responsible for this crime. We all know it.