George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At Florida Gun Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch volunteer who gained international notoriety for shooting and killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 201...

Gary Younge: 'What Do I Tell My Son After Trayvon Martin's Murder?'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

The American government isn't working. By a strange quirk of the country's political system, the Republican Party was able to shut it down and brin...

I Stood My Ground and No One Died

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The Stand Your Ground law, far from being just a US legal means of self-defence is what black men are taught by their black fathers. My black father was never absent, he was always present in our home and whenever he beat me, I stood my ground. In my adolescent years when he expressed utter disgust at what he assumed to be my disgusting lifestyle, I stood my ground.

WATCH: George Zimmerman Rescues Family From Burning Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer found not guilty for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has come out of hiding t...

Poetic (In)justice: A First World Threat

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK
Ezra Tafari Rose

Somewhere between not guilty and innocent lies the concept of first world justice: legal vengeance and the lawful right to revenge. Justice is provi...

Trayvon Martin Verdict - Race in America

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

There is a deep distrust in the black community that the criminal justice system can ever be fair to them. The numbers alone of young black men who are arrested or incarcerated gives credence to their concerns. In fact, one wonders if the situation were reversed and Trayvon Martin had shot George Zimmerman would he have been acquitted?

A Cautionary Note About Justice and Twitter

Olly Lennard | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Fact number one. Fact numbers two and three: Trayvon Martin was black. The jury was made up of six people, five of them white. Fact number four: Twitter is wringing its hands so thoroughly over this that they might just fall off.

George Zimmerman's Acquittal Proves That Malcolm Was Right

John Wight | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK
John Wight

The tragic and senseless killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida on the night of February 26 2012 - and the controversy that has erupted over the acquittal of the man responsible, George Zimmerman - confirms that race remains an ever-present corrosive in US society, despite the election of the nation's first black president in 2008.

Pictures Of The Day: 6th February 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker, Tahira Mirza | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Zimmerman: Ignorance and Nuance

David McAlmont | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
David McAlmont

Images of a healthier looking Zimmerman have been circulating, cleaner looking and heavy on the contrition: smiling teen Zimmerman in kitchen, younger Zimmerman altar boy. The media's depiction of the re-humanisation of Zimmerman could mean the establishment of reasonable doubt is under way

We Need to Stop Stigmatising the Young

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

There's one image dominating US news coverage right now: Trayvon Martin in his hoodie. The shooting of the unarmed black teenager in Florida has triggered coast to coast protests and calls to end racial profiling.

British Demonstrators Rally For Trayvon Martin

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Protesters are staging a demonstration for Trayvon Martin outside the US embassy in London, following the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old student ...