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WNYC News

Case Dismissed Against Queens Man Arrested for Zimmerman Facebook Post

Friday, July 26, 2013

WNYC

A grand jury refused to indict a Queens man who was arrested last week for making an angry Facebook post in response to the George Zimmerman verdict. But although the case was dismissed, he remains in jail for violating his parole. 

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WNYC News

Queens Man Arrested for Facebook Posts After Zimmerman Verdict

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC

George Zimmerman is free after killing Trayvon Martin. But a Queens man is in jail for what he posted on Facebook in response to last week's not guilty verdict.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The This Town Makes Me Nostalgic Edition

Saturday, July 20, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are joined by special guest Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. They discuss Leibovich’s new book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital. They also discuss the acquittal of George Zimmerman

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On The Media

After the Verdict

Friday, July 19, 2013

Last Saturday, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Since then, everyone from protesters to politicians to pundits have weighed in. Brooke talks to Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the reaction and how the verdict has reignited discussions of race in the U.S.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What We Know from Zimmerman Juror B37

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Since Saturday's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, Juror B37 has spoken about the behind-the-scenes process of deliberation. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and panelist on Radio Gabfest, talks to Brian Lehrer about what the juror's disclosures indicate about the trial.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Zimmerman Juror B37; Bill de Blasio; Mandela and South Africa Today

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Juror B37 from the Zimmerman trial went public with her experience, and Emily Bazelon from Slate joins us to discuss what the juror revealed about the trial. Then: Public Advocate and one of the democratic nominees for mayor of New York Bill de Blasio. Plus: Nelson Mandela’s life, legacy and South Africa today on the day before his 95th birthday with Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador to the U.S. and Nicole Lee, president of TransAfrica; and an hour of open phones, including interfaith calls on fasting in honor of Ramadan as part of this week’s Five Pillars of Islam series. 

The Takeaway

Neighborhood Watch Members React to George Zimmerman Verdict

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today there are more than 20,000 local neighborhood watch programs and an estimated 50,000 informal programs operating across the U.S. But while watch groups originally formed in response to crime, they are now confusingly linked to what might or might not have been an overstep on the part of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. What does the trial mean for the future of these programs? The Takeaway turns to three neighborhood crime-watch leaders for their perspective.

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WNYC News

City Youth Say They're Walking in Trayvon's Shadow

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

As the debate about the verdict in the George Zimmerman case rages on, some of the most personal conversations about the case are going on between young black men and their friends. Teens and young adults in Coney Island shared what's on their minds in the aftermath of the polarizing verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. 

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The Takeaway

ROUND-TABLE: Is The Zimmerman Ruling About Race or the Justice System?

Monday, July 15, 2013

What is the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman story really about? Does it show the strength of our justice system and belief in our institutions, or the weakness of those institutions? Or is it just about race? The Takeaway hosts a round-table discussion with Rich Benjamin, author of “Searching for Whitopia” and senior fellow at Demos; Avis Jones-DeWeever, host of the nationally-syndicated radio show, Focus Point with Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Republican strategist Ron Christie, to get at heart of these issues.

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The Takeaway

Dissecting the Zimmerman Verdict's Impact on Race, Justice and Families

Monday, July 15, 2013

With the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the ruling has brought up questions of our expectations of security, the right to a trial and the judgement of a jury. Sherrilyn Ifil, University of Maryland law professor and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, discusses the legal aspects of the verdict. Lamar Tyler, founder of Black And Married With Kids.com, and Christy Oglesby, quality assurance manager for CNN and mother of a 13-year-old-son, join The Takeaway to discuss the impacts of the verdict for families of color.

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The Washington Report

After the Verdict: the George Zimmerman trial fallout; What are "computer vulnerabilities" and why they're so expensive, and new elections in Egypt.

Monday, July 15, 2013

This week, Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the Obama administration's reaction to the Zimmerman trial, about so-called computer vulnerabilities and why they are so valuable to governments and about whether new elections in Egypt will be held sooner than later.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Ripple Effects from the Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Monday, July 15, 2013

Nation columnist Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation, analyzes the decision and discuss the reaction -- from protests in New York and LA, to a move by the Justice Department to relaunch their hate crime inquiry into the matter.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Protest After Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case

Sunday, July 14, 2013

At least 1,000 people -- and possibly many more -- took to New York streets and into Times Square Sunday evening in response to the Florida verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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WNYC News

Jury Finds Zimmerman Not Guilty

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jurors have found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Reaction in New York was swift, and gatherings are expected today in protest.

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On The Media

Cable News and Trayvon Martin

Friday, July 12, 2013

When the shooting of Trayvon Martin became national news in 2012, it opened up a discussion about race and the criminal justice system in the United States. But since the trial of George Zimmerman began three weeks ago, coverage has taken a turn toward the sensational. Brooke talks to Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the evolving quality of coverage of the Trayvon Martin story.

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On The Media

Calling a Coup a Coup, The George Zimmerman Trial and More

Friday, July 12, 2013

Why the US government refuses to call the removal of Mohamed Morsi a "coup," the lack of discussion of race in the George Zimmerman trial, and the media frenzy over the "royal baby".

The Brian Lehrer Show

What The Zimmerman Trial Teaches Us About Race, Fear, and Violence

Friday, July 12, 2013

As the trial of George Zimmerman comes to a close, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a conversation about what the trial is saying - or not saying - about race in America.

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The Takeaway

Race, America and the Justice System: Examining the George Zimmerman Trial

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ever since the name "Trayvon Martin" entered the public consciousness in March 2012 there has been one prevailing theme in the media and around the water cooler: Race. Though it isn't the focus inside the courtroom, it continues to surface. JeffriAnne Wilder is an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. She joins The Takeaway to discuss how race has played out in the Zimmerman trial so far and how it might affect the trial.

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The Takeaway

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In On Egyptian Unrest | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In on the Unrest in Egypt | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing—And That's a Good Thing | Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election | The Next Policy Steps for the U.S. in Egypt | Race, America and the Justice System: Examining the George Zimmerman Trial | U.S. Could Speed Pull Out in Afghanistan 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup; Cameras in Courtrooms; Black American Issues

Monday, July 08, 2013

Elizabeth Williamson, a Washington-based Wall Street Journal reporter, joins us to round up the news of the long weekend, including immigration and health-care reform. Plus: how cameras in courtrooms affect the judicial process; and Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University, on the political issues that unite and divide black Americans – both those born here and those from abroad.