Trayvon Martin

Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, speaks during a news conference outside the U.S. Justice Department while discussing planned "Justice for Trayvon" vigils in 100 cities across the United States this weekend on July 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘We Are Trying To Change Laws’

One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people began to gather for rallies scheduled nationwide to press for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.

07/20/2013

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License Plate “Profiling”?

Today’s show was born from the media coverage surrounding the George Zimmerman trial and questions about whether profiling played a role in the death of Trayvon Martin. It is not my intent nor my desire […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2013

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Obama: America Needs ‘Some Soul Searching’ After Trayvon Martin Shooting And Zimmerman Trial

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – President Barack Obama says the nation needs to do some “soul-searching” following George Zimmerman’s acquittal on murder charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. In an impromptu appearance in the White […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2013

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Rev. Al Sharpton To Hold “Justice For Trayvon” Rally On Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says there will be vigils and rallies in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s acquittal over the weekend in […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2013

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Bruce Springsteen Dedicates Song To Trayvon Martin

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Bruce Springsteen dedicated his protest song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland. In a video posted online, the 63-year-old singer told the crowd Tuesday: […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2013

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Walker: So Just Catch the Football???

On Saturday night I was eating dinner with my wife and we were sitting near a patio with the windows open. A person outside smoking a cigarette all of sudden said, “WHAT….THEY FOUND HIM NOT […]

92.9 The Game–07/15/2013

File photo of a sign supporting the family of Trayvon Martin. (credit: Getty Images)

Half A Million Sign Petition For Civil Rights Charges

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – – More than half a million people have signed an online petition calling for civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. He was acquitted Friday in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, but […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2013

File photo of Wide receiver Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Roddy White: Zimmerman Trial Jurors ‘Should Go Home Tonight And Kill Themselves’

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had some harsh words for the jury who reached the verdict.

92.9 The Game–07/15/2013

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Jurors Start Deliberating George Zimmerman Case

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A jury is starting deliberations in the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury […]

WAOK-AM–07/12/2013

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Atlanta Police Departments Prepare For Riots After Zimmerman Verdict

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Law enforcement officials around Metro Atlanta say they are prepared for any public protests after the verdict is given in the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman is on trial in Sanford, FL  on a second […]

WAOK-AM–07/12/2013