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Jul 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
, talked about the weapon used, how you holster a gun, he's good at what he does. he was helping george figure out how to fire a gun. sandra oster man, friend, definitely george zimmerman screaming for help. and explained away some of what the state was trying to move to you through the nonemergency call about the anger and hate tres that just send there. same with russo, no questions it's george zimmerman's voice. same with benson, and that was george zimmerman. i'm not sure that if i had thought about trying to figure out who in the world talks to people they know, and then hears them scream for their life. i just -- there's no profession that does that. maybe a cornerman in a boxing ring, but they don't scream for help there. a medic in vietnam, a person who hangs out during the day with his buddies of 6200 people, figures out who they are, what they are, who they left behind at home, when they want to go back, when they might go back, and you know what? that they might never go back. he has a medic bag, and heads out towards the screams, and that even before he gets there sometimes,
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Jul 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
exclusive, juror b37 speaks out. >> i think george zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place. i think both of them could have walked away. it just didn't happen. it's just hard. thinking that somebody lost their life and there's nothing else could be done about it. >>> this is pro trayvon martin rallies in oakland turned violent. >>> also, the prosecution star witness that wasn't. >> don west gave you a very hard time, the defense attorney. >> don west. >> what is your -- what is your view of him? >> lucky i'm a christian. >>> plus, captured military cargo at a north korean captain that attempts suicide. we'll take you to the korean peninsula. >>> and -- >> not good to be driving in. i can't even turn around and face the storm right now. >> arizona is slammed while the northeast bakes. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. cloaked in darkness, her identity hidden in silhouette, a juror in the george zimmerman trial talks exclusively to cnn. she reveals the secretive and impassioned conversations tha
CNN
Jul 8, 2013 8:00am PDT
recordings about his call, his being george zimmerman's call to the police that day? >> no, i don't recall hearing. is there any reason why you would have heard the story, you don't know why? >> no. because i was trying not to pay attention. >> on purpose. >> on purpose. i was trying not. i know that the news was going to be covering it. i just, and plus my work schedule, i'm not always home anyway. >> sure. if i play something for you, will you be able to recognize the voice that's on there, do you think? >> i'll try. >> okay. >> you haven't heard that recording where he's calling the police? >> i don't think so. >> where there is profanity being used? >> i don't think so. >> okay. >> unless you played it in a deposition, i don't -- >> that wasn't a trick question. i'm just asking. may i approach? >>. >> i will play the whole thing, then i'll play a certain part. >> for the record, it's states 17 173. >> sanford police department. >> okay. we had some break-ins in my neighborhood. there is a real suspicious guy on the circle. 111 peachtree circle. this guy looks like he's up to no
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Jul 14, 2013 4:00pm EDT
of florida versus george zimmerman, verdict, we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> here in sanford, across the nation, people rallied for trayvon martin. vowing to keep fighting to honor the fallen teen. others rallied to support for zimmerman. trayvon martin's family tried to heal by going to church. pastors from coast to coast mentioned the martins in sermons urging peace and compassion. just a short time, president obama released a statement on the zimmerman verdict and how to honor trayvon martin and the full statement in a few minutes. but meantime, george zimmerman is enjoying a first full day of freedom out of the spotlight. we have not seen him since he walked out of court last night. his lawyer said he is afraid for his life. when's next for george zimmerman? that's a big question here. it is not just in florida. the acquittal of george zimmerman has sparked rallies and protests all across the country. >> not one more! not one more! not one more! >> well, that was a scene in chicago late last night. dh demonstrators took to the street. about a dozen people gathered
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Mar 31, 2012 10:00pm EDT
investigation has been handled. police did not charge or arrest george zimmerman. zimmerman got suspicious when he spotted martin walking in his neighborhood on february 26 and followed him. what happened between them isn't clear, but zimmerman claims he shot martin in self-defense. martin was not armed. tempers are flaring across the country over the trayvon martin shooting. and one of the most heated conversations took place here on our air. take a listen. >> another black person who is unarmed and innocent and not doing anything wrong has been killed. and this sin credibly painful and goes back before you were born and before your father was born and before my grandfather was born. >> yeah. >> these are things that hurt as an american very deeply, and you are too new to this situation to fully understand what's really going on here and what's really at stake for america. >> what a load of nonsense you speak. you think you have the only right to speak about what's serious in america? you don't think i have the right who has spent the last six or seven years to address a story here? >> si
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Jun 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
correct. >> do you see that person this afternoon? >> yes, sir. >> judge, if you can raise -- is george zimmerman the person who stood up? >> yes, sir. >> let the record reflect he's identified the defendant. >> the record will so reflect. >> did you have interaction with the witness? >> no, sir. >> why not? >> i was focused on the male that was on the ground. >> and the male that was on the ground, did you later learn the person's name to be trayvon martin? >> that's correct. >> did you go over to trayvon martin's location? >> i walked toward, yes. >> and how was trayvon martin's body positioned when you arrived? >> facedown, his hands were underneath the body. >> and to your knowledge, were you the first officer to approach trayvon martin? >> yes. >> all right. did you know whether or not he was dead or alive at that point? >> i did not. >> did you know what his involvement was at that point? >> i did not. >> did you give him any commands, trayvon martin? >> yes, i did. >> what command did you give him? >> i asked to see his hands. >> where were his hands when you asked to see them? >
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Jul 15, 2013 10:00am PDT
immediate reaction to what eric holder has to say. >>> growing pressure for federal charges against george zimmerman. we're awaiting the attorney general of the united states. eric holder is getting ready to weigh in on the not guilty verdict. >>> and they lost their case but the prosecution still says george zimmerman is a liar and a murderer. >>> plus, this case is sparking conversations about race in america. moms of black teenagers are taking extreme precautions right now to make sure their sons are aware of how people may perceive them. this is cnn's "newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer. the george zimmerman verdict is in but this case is far from closed. we're awaiting the attorney general of the united states, eric holder. he's here in washington, d.c. he's over at the washington convention center. he's going to be speaking at this convention. you are looking at live pictures. these are sorority sisters. it's the 100th anniversary of the delta sigma theta founded at howard university. they are get ready to introduce the attorney general. we're getting ready to hear what he has to say. it's
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Jul 8, 2013 10:00am PDT
details that we're learning. >>> we've been hear handgun, this is some of the people who knew george zimmerman the best. we're talking about a co-worker and his closest friend. we have more coverage of zimmerman's second-degree murder trial. that's up next as well. to angie's listnd i aml for bringing us together. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. thto fight chronic. osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it w
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Apr 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
remember, we are in a stand your ground state. and george zimmerman's former attorneys have indicated that he acted in self-defense. that he was not the initial aggressor, that rather trayvon martin attacked him. and so that is something i think we will see played out here. >> sunny hostin, thank you. >> jornl zimmerman will face charges. we have learned that angelo corey will be holding a news conference three hours from now. she did clarify no charges have been brought against george zirmman yesterday. you know the story, george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed this 17-year-old as trayvon martin was walking along with skittles and sweet tea. the issue in florida, this is a skand your ground law. how could they defend this particular case and individual and potentially what charges could george zimmerman face. potentially manslaughter. manslaughter could be it. i want to bring in martin savidge. let's just reset this whole thing. there's obviously been no reaction yet, but whoo i today with regard to this news conference. why four hours from now and what sho
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Jul 15, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. we expanded -- originally created by president george w. bush which works closely with religious and community organizations across the country to help americans in need. and today i want to announce that new task force. represents from cabinet agencies and other departments across the government to take a look at how we can better support national service. in particular on some of our most important national priorities. improving schools, recovering from disasters. this task force will be led by my team here at the white house along with wendy spencer who's here, ceo of corporation of international community service who previously led the volunteer commission in florida for governor jeb bush. so we've got a whole family thing working. in times of tight budgets and some very tough problems, we know that the greatest resource we have is the limitless energy and ingenuity of our citizens. when he harness that energy and create more opportunities for americans to serve, we pay tribute to the extraordinary sample set by president bush. to close on a personal note, mr. president, i'm
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Jul 9, 2013 11:00am PDT
bruising on your knuckles, correct? >> that's correct. >> in other words, george zimmerman could have hit trayvon martin and not left bruising on his knuckles. >> that's correct, sir. >> you were asked a bunch of questions and were shown photographs of george zimmerman's head, right? >> yes, sir. >> all parts of his head and you gave your opinion as to what that is or not. would you not agree that somebody that is familiar with his head like a doctor that had treated him in the past or like a physician's assistant would know what was existing there before that thing or not in terms of the shape of the body or the head is? >> may or may not. you don't generally remember the shape of one of your patient's heads especially if you are seeing 20 or 30 patients a day. >> my next question regarding that, who is the best person that would see george zimmerman right then and there the next day would be able to describe what injuries he had or did not have? >> in theory if they do it correctly, yes. the problem is that emergency room records and doctors records are generally lousy in regards to
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Jul 2, 2013 10:00am PDT
>>> george zimmerman's best friend takes the stand in b the second-degree murder trial. we're bringing you up to the minute developments and live testimony. we're also following other big news stories. protesters packs the streets of cairo. they are calling for the egyptian president to resign. >>> a man without a country. more governments say no to edward snowden's request for asylum. >>> we begin with a president trying to hang onto power and the millions of protesters who want him out. that is the situation. you're looking at the live pictures. this is out of egypt. an important u.s. ally in this unstable region. you have crowds that are jammed into square. opponents giving morsi until this evening to step down. if he does not they plan to march on the presidential palace. the military has given both sides until tomorrow to work out their differences. mr. morsi shows no sign of giving him. today president obama urged him to call for early elections and he warned the military against playing out a coupe. what is taking place on the ground now, reza? >> reporter: i'm having a
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Jul 1, 2013 8:00am PDT
, okay, where i am live the george zimmerman second-degree murder trial continuing with evidence, people may not have expected they would hear. all of those stories coming your way, we are continuing our gavel to gavel coverage here. i want to beam you over to arizona right away, woo where an elite team of firefighters were caught, 19 of them, all of them members of the so-called hot shot crew died tragically. this is a remark around stowe. what are his team members saying? >> reporter: if you talk to the firefighters here, they can't talk. the pio, when you ask a couple questions, he's overwhelmed, you have to realize, in this town, they lost twevent% of the firefighters in an instant. the firefighters are known as the hot shots. they are the ones you send to the hottest part of the fire the mane section. they dig the barrier between the wildfire and homes and people they are trying to protect so the loss is beyond words. >> our entire crew is lost. we lost 19 people in this wildfire. it's one of the worst wildfire disasters that has ever taken place. >> the weather very erat ec
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Apr 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
three hours from now. she did clarify no charges have been brought against george zirmman yesterday. you know the story, george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed this 17-year-old as trayvon martin was walking along with skittles and sweet tea. the issue in florida, this is a skand your ground law. how could they defend this particular case and individual and potentially what charges could george zimmerman face. potentially manslaughter. manslaughter could be it. i want to bring in martin savidge. let's just reset this whole thing. there's obviously been no reaction yet, but whoo i today with regard to this news conference. why four hours from now and what should we expect? >> it appears that something could have happened. it was just yesterday, last evening when we got the official announcement that there would be some sort of update, some sort of information she would deliver within 72 hours. well, this is within 72 hours but actually much sooner than the 72-hour window than most people anticipated. what as this transfired for her to come out and hold
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Mar 31, 2012 2:00pm EDT
], always get away. >> reporter: that was george zimmerman's first impression of 17-year-old trayvon martin as the hispanic neighborhood watch captain called 911 in sanford, florida, to report a young black man, he thought was acting strangely in his gated community. >> this guy looks like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something. >> reporter: it's probably about right here where zimmerman made that call to police. you can see we're not very far from the entry gates into this neighborhood. at the time it was a little after dark, and it was raining. so trayvon likely had his hood up over his head. zimmerman leaves his vehicle and follows martin on foot. >> are you following him? >> yeah. >> okay. we don't need you to do that. >> okay. >> but zimmerman never makes it back to his car. minutes later, the sound of a confrontation. >> 911. do you need police or medical? >> um, maybe both. i'm not sure. there was just someone screaming outside. >> so you think -- >> yes. >> what is your -- >> there's gunshots. >> you just heard gunshots? >> yes. >> how many? >> just one. >> reporter
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Jul 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
head consistent with someone doing this? >> reporter: and on the final day of testimony, george zimmerman's father, robert zimmerman returned to the stand to address the screams heard on the 911 tape. >> absolutely, it's my son, george. >> is that an opinion that you still have through today? >> certainly. >> reporter: in another important ruling, judge debra nelson will decide whether or not to grant the prosecution's request to apply lesser charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault. >> self-defense is self-defense to everything. there shouldn't be a second degree murder charge and shouldn't be any lessers. >> so, we are getting, wolf, to the beginning of the end of this case. you laid it out earlier and i'll cut through what is to be expected again. today at 1:00 p.m. we expect the jury to arrive here to hear closing arguments from the prosecution. that could take two hours. then tomorrow on friday, we expect to hear from the defense attorneys. their closing arguments and then the prosecution, wolf, will have one hour for rebuttal. so, after that, it all goes over to the
CNN
Apr 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
grenade. >>> this hour george zimmerman will appear in court for the first time since killing trayvon martin. now, he says he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense. he's now charged with second-degree murder. you're looking at his mug shot. zimmerman's brother tells cnn that the arrest was bittersweet. >> we are relieved that he's safe. that is, you know -- it's the most bittersweet news to hear in your life that your brother is being charged with a murder and to see him being taken into jail on live tv and to somehow have to think, well, at least there's something good in all of that, that he can't be attacked in all this, or he most likely can't be hurt, killed, injured in the way he has been on the run and underground in the streets for quite some time. >> zimmerman turned himself in yesterday after authorities said he would be charged in the case. that is him ducking into the seminole county jail with a jacket over his head. here is how trayvon martin's mother reacted to news of zimmerman's arrest. >> first of all, i want to say thank god. we simply wanted an arrest. we wanted
CNN
Jun 27, 2013 8:00am PDT
fight with george zimmerman. two major stories developing. in africa, this hour, president obama taking the world stage as the man who inspired his political career, nelson mandela, clings to life. and michael jackson's 16-year-old son testifies his father often cried and said, quote, they're going to kill me. all of that right before he died. find out just who they are and if they are in trouble because of it. up until just yesterday, be she was a 19-year-old student in 12th grade, largely anonymous to just about everybody. but in one day rachel jeantel has spent more time on television than the president of the united states and she is back on tv today. because she is back on the witness stand today. in the george zimmerman murder trial. she is the state's star witness because she is trayvon martin's friend and because she and only she spent just about the entire day on and off the telephone with trayvon right up until the moment he was shot dead by george zimmerman. her testimony has been contentious, frustrating, foggy, and gripping. but maybe most important, it's critical. george h
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Jun 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> george zimmerman could be back in jail today, free on bail for weeks after pleads not guilty to murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin. but, in what martin's family attorneys are calling a significant move, the judge revoked zimmerman's bond yesterday because he said zimmerman lied to him. martin savage is in sanford, florida. >> reporter: rob, the clock is ticking down for george zimmerman he has to turn himself by later today or by mid-day tomorrow to be in compliance with the order. the state maintains it comes down to money. here what is i mean by that. if you harken back to the original bond hearing, george zimmerman and his family maintained they didn't have money and bond should be set low. then it was revealed there was money sitting in a paypal account as a result of donations made to a george zimmerman defense fund. then the state on friday revealed they had transcripts of recorded conversations between george zimmerman and his wife a couple of days before the court hearing in which they were talking about that money. in other words when they were questioned at the heari
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Jun 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
. george zimmerman has just turned himself in, the man accused of killing unarmed teenager trayvon martin is back in jail. >>> and a plane with more than 150 on board crashes. that's where we begin in nigeria. a rescue operation is happening right now at the plane crash spite in nigeria. dana air passenger plane carried 153 people crashed into a neighborhood, setting several homes on fire. cnn vlad is live and joins us by phone. what can you tell us about the crash and the vashlties. >> it's pandemonium here. there are hundreds upon hundreds of people here. a rescue operation is under way, as far as we can tell. so far we're fairly close to where the crash happened. i can see orange flames looking at the building. about 100 yards away from where we're standing, and there's tons of people. but also security personnel, the police are out here, members of the military. we're told that a rescue operation is under way. with n a typical rescue scene, you see a lot of lights. you see the area blocked off. there are reports of 147 dead on the airliner on its way from the state capital. right now
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Mar 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
out or retweet george zimmerman's address in florida. my question is this. what if spike lee had been successful? what if he tweeted out the accurate address? what was he hoping to accomplish there. >> no answer for that this morning. we'll leave it at that. we'll take a turn to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello that begins right now. see you on "starting point" tomorrow morning. good morning, carol. >> good morning, soledad. good morning to all of you. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." a pilot's fit on a jetblue flight. passengers tackled him first. you know that. now the feds have charged him criminally. what you just heard is only part of the story. you should hear what the pilot did before the passengers took him down. >>> does the bald guy in the red jacket look like he's been beaten and bloody? this is tape taken of george zimmerman the night he shot and killed trayvon martin when he claimed the teenager bashed his head and broke his nose and made him fear for his life. >> trayvon martin said something to the effect of you're going to die now or you're go
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Jul 10, 2013 11:00am PDT
me. minutes ago george zimmerman let the judge know there is still a chance he could testify in his defense in his trial. interesting exchange. let's listen to this between judge deborah nelson and the florida man charged with second-degree murder. >>> have you made a decision, sir, as to whether or not you want to testify -- >> i object to that question. >> overruled. have you made a decision as to whether or not you want to testify in the case? >> i object to that question. i think that's -- >> overruled. the court is entitled to enquire of mr. zimmerman's determination as to whether or not he wants to testify. mr. zimmerman, have you made a decision as to whether or not you want to testify in this case? >> no. not at this time, your honor. >> okay. when is it -- how long do you think you need before you make that decision? >> your honor, may we have an opportunity to speak? the case isn't concluded yet. >> i understand that. and i've asked mr. zimmerman if he needed more time to talk to his attorneys. if he does, i will afford it to him. mr. zimmerman, how much more time do you t
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Mar 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
was killed including from george zimmerman's father. his dad is adamant that his son had no choice but to defend himself. >> trayvon martin said something to the effect of "you're going to die now or you're going to die tonight." >> we're also getting a glimpse of zimmerman the night he shot trayvon. this is actually surveillance video from inside the sanford police headquarters. you can see the police examining zimmerman. it's important to note that according to police reports, zismer man had a bloody nose and was bleeding from the back of his head at the scene. >>> it's good to have friends in high places. just ask mitt romney. he's picked up the support of florida senator marco rubio. and later today former president george bush will share the stage with romney in houston to offer his official endorsement. it's a the latest chapter in romney's effort to close the deal on the republican nomination. >>> the jetblue pilot who freaked out mid-flight is now charged with interfering with the crew that he once led. clayton osbon is suspended from his job and getting medical treatment.
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Mar 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
more about a possible defense strategy. he says george zimmerman suffered injuries in a scuffle with the teenager and fired the fatal shot in self-defense. so let's get more on this developing story and what is shaping up to be a busy day for those demanding justice. martin savidge is in sanford. good morning, martin. >> good morning, carol. you're right. >> reporter: there are tloof factit has been one month now since trayvon martin was shot and killed by george zimmerman. no doubt about that. george zimmerman has admitted he shot and killed the 17-year-old youth. the point has been he has maintained throughout that this was self-defense. there are a lot of people who disagree with that and many of them are planning to be here in sanford around 4:00 this afternoon. there is going to be a protest march and make its way to the civic center where this town hall meeting is taking place at 5:00 tonight. and it is expected that there is such a large crowd, first, they had to move the menu while it's at the civic center. there may have to be an overflow which is why this park is being set
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Jul 8, 2013 6:00am PDT
emotion from george zimmerman in the courtroom as this week's testimony could see more family on the stand to testify on his behalf. friday, zimmerman was visibly afecked. listening to his uncle explain when he heard those highly scrutinized screams for help on a 911 audiotape. >> i said, that is george. and i stood up and looked at the tv. >> reporter: also zimmerman's mother -- >> do you know whose voice that was screaming in the background? >> yes. >> whose voice is that? >> my son george. >> how are you certain of that? >> because he is my son. >> reporter: a day of duelling testimony, after sybrina fulton told the court what she heard. >> that screaming or yelling, do you recognize that? >> yes. >> and who do you recognize that to be, ma'am? >> trayvon benjamin martin. >> reporter: martin's older brother also testified the screams were from his brother, but in cross-examination fulton was put on the spot for once telling a reporter he wasn't positive about who was screaming only later to conclude it was trayvon martin. for most of day nine, jurors listened to the medical exa
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Jun 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
martin and the admitted shooter george zimmerman. the first week of uncomfortable moments in this florida courtroom. 22 witnesses took the stand providing crucial testimony for the 6 female jurors who will eventually determine george zimmerman's fate. joining me now is cnn's martin savage and an attorney will join me from california in a little bit on this. martin, you have been inside of this courtroom. you have been there all week. what's the one defining moment that is going to stand out for the jurors, you believe? >> reporter: well, you know, i'm not sure yet that we have reached one defining moment. there's been a number of interesting moments, certainly the testimony that we heard from rachel jeantel captured a lot of people's attention. many diverse opinions of how well she did and when people began to closely follow this and following it on television and elsewhere. there's been a noted uptick in the national interest in this story. when it began, people weren't necessarily following that closely. they are now. and then after that, we had friday. friday was a fascinating
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Jul 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
take the stand of the george zimmerman trial. our coverage starts now. >>> breaking right now, zimmerman's side of the story. >> i fell down. he pushed me down. somehow he got on top of me. >> this video about to be critical evidence in sanford courtroom. >> felt his arms going down to my side. i grabbed my firearm and i shot him. will the judge admit the video. >> prior to you shooting him, he was on top of you. >> sanford investigator who found that zimmerman acted in self-defense on the stand. you're live in the cnn newsroom. . >> this morning we'll bring you live testimony from the george zimmerman murder. among those that could take the stand is is homicide investigator. in a recorded interview he was clearly skeptical of zimmerman's version of events. >> what happened this evening is you saw somebody who you in good faith knew was doing something wrong? >> yes. >> you ever heard of murphy's law. this person was not doing anything bad. you know the name of that person this died? >> trayvon. >> trayvon martin. >> he was born in 1995. he was 17 years old. an athlete, probab
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Mar 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
to sanford, florida, where in an hour thousands seeking the arrest of george zimmerman for the killing of trayvon martin are expected to march to the police department. in an open letter to the special prosecutor the naacp, thwhich wl participate, saying their work shows evidence of racial bias and investigative mishaps. george howell is on the ground for us in sanford, george, what is the mood like there right now, what are you seeing? >> reporter: randi, people getting ready for this march and rally, as you mentioned, the march starts in less than an hour. at crooms academy in sanford, ends in a rally, that start at 11:00 a.m. eastern right here at the sanford police department, the message from the naacp is very simple, to arrest george zimmerman now. keep in mind from the national action network, the refuse reverend al sharpton says it may come a time to take it to the next level. economic sanctions may be the neck level. >> trayvon martin's parents have been vocal and hearing from his brother. >> javarus fulton is in college. we heard from robert zimmerman, george zimmerma
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Jun 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
breaking news. for the first time, we're seeing video of george zimmerman describing the play-by-play of what happened the night he shotted trayvon martin. overnight, his defense attorneys released several police interrogation tapes. in one of them, zimmerman is re-enacting the fight for investigators just a day after the shooting in february showing how he says trayvon martin repeatedly slammed his head into the sidewalk. in one tape, you can see the back of zimmerman's head is bandaged. the new tapes are shedding a lot of new light in this case. and they are fascinating to listen to. and horrible at the same time. martin savidge has been listening to the tapes, and it's -- they're incredible. >> let me take you back to where this all happened and how it came to be. first of all, these are tapes in the first interview that you hear, the audio, is coming from the night of the actual shooting. in fact, it's probably an hour or two after trayvon martin has been killed by george zimmerman. george zimmerman admits he did the shooting. what is significant is that it's in his own words, and it
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Apr 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
. trayvon martin's parents this morning thanking god and remaining optimistic as george zimmerman sits in police custody just hours from a court hearing. sanford, florida, urging calm and healing today. >>> firestorm. democratic strategist hillary rosen and attack on mitt romney's wife. >> his wife has actually never worked a day in her life. she's never dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing. >> has rosen gone too far? we'll ask her live. >>> extreme flooding. cars buried by water. texas getting hammered by hail the size of golf balls. we're tracking where the storm is heading next. >>> were we taken for a ride? the department of justice throwing the ebook at apple accusing the computer giant of pumping up price these charge us for ebooks. the government says the winners in publishers and losers would be you. >>> new information this morning about former arkansas coach bobby petrino and his motorcycle mistress. >>> 6,000 ways to say no. ♪ >> axl rose in a lengthy 16 paragraph letter to the rock 'n' roll hall of fame says thank
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Jul 2, 2011 7:00pm PDT
to life in prison. pat quinn signed the ban in march and it took note today. governor george ryan imposed the moratorium after it cleared more than a dozen condemned inmates. >>> a moment in the casey anthony trial. the defense rested its case without calling casey anthony to the stand. >> mr. baez, do you intend to call any more live witnesses? >> no, sir, we do not. >> will the defend be testifying? >> no, sir. >> coming up, at in depth look at how this could affect her trial? >> i'm sorry, i'm standing in the front yard. >> and remember this video, video of this arrest went viral and now they have every reason to say in your face to the officer who handcuffed her. and many of you have been asking for information on social media. you can reach out it us on twitter, on facebook, and on foursquare, and check out my book about my life and journeys in journalism. arr available anywhere books are sold. >> all right, twitter world, look who i have here. >> hi, everybody. >> what's your name? >> what? >> what's your name? >> i have to say my name. >> >> yes, what is your name, who are
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Mar 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to the sanford police department. george howell is at the rally in sanford. george, tell me what's going on. what's the real objective here today. >> fredricka, the objective for the naacp that's hosting this rally is two-fold. first of all to see george zimmerman arrested and also the police chief to step aside to see him fired or resigned from his post. you see thousands here, photojournalist jerry simon son. you see people wearing shirts, in fact, wearing this shirt that brought a lot of attention. a lot of people out here. manyeople passionate about what happened in the state. also rodney hurst, one of the people who come a long way from jacksonville. >> that's correct. >> tell me why you decided to drive to sanford. >> because the situation that happened, it can happen in jacksonville. it affects all of us. so african-american males, i had to come and show support. >> as far as the family, i know a lot of people have been talking about coming together to support the family. what are your words to the family. >> if i could just say to the family, it affects us. we grieve like t
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Jul 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
death of legendary yankees owner george steinbrenner. >>> and the big question in the gulf of mex koeshgs the second story, has bp finally contained story, has bp finally contained the gushing oil? -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> first story, major league baseball loses a titan of the sports world. we're talking about george steinbrenner. we learned about this, oh, just hours ago. in term's of what's happening soon, the mlb, all-star game in just hours, the yankees owner died this morning from what we hear of a heart attack at the age of 80. steinbrenner known as the boss, for a reason that he was powerful, he was controversial. and he was also pioneering. >> the legacy as an owner you want on your side. you know, the fans love him because he always goes out and gets the best players. >> one of the best owners ever in sports. to take an organization from where the yankees -- i know they were great before he got here, but then he turned it around. >> he bought the yankees back in 1973 for only $8.7 million. he turned that into a sports powerhouse, maybe valued at over $1
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Jul 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
was supposed to, say george zimmerman knew all about this law. instead, they got this instructor to teach the jury what might have been going through george zimmerman's head at the moment he fired the shot. have a look. >> we also talked about imperfect self-defense where you may have started out being the person that was attacked but for whatever reason, you took it a step forward, now you are their aggressor. so that dynamic between, you know, two people involved in a fire or a scuff him, that could change. >> you used the term imperfect self-defense. >> right. >> is that the notion that sometimes the tables can turn? >> it means that or it also means that the person didn't, acted unreasonably in countering the force that was applied to them. >> george howls is here with me, cnn correspondent, gavel to gavel correspondent. when i saw this witness take the stand, i thought, oh, boy, this is going to be bad for george zimmerman. then i saw don west start spinning this around in a lesson for the jury about how it doesn't matter if you have an injury. >> right. >> it matters if you th
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Mar 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
party are offering a $10,000 bounty for the capture of the man who shot martin, george zimmerman. listen. >> we want justice. >> we want justice! >> we want justice! >> but it's not as if zimmerman is on the run. it's that police haven't arrested or charged him. this reward is being offered by the local chapter of the panthers. but we're reaching out to the group's national leader, malik shabazz. we're trying to get a comment from him. meantime, we're going to take you to new york. >> i don't care who thinks they in charge in sanford, put your hoodies on. put your marching shoes on. don't give up. don't give out, and your change will come. >> that's the reverend, al sharpton. he's leading one of the many national rallies calling for zimmerman's arrest. zimmerman told the police he acted in self defense, but the only weapon involved was his. trayvon martin wasn't armed. zimmerman is part of the florida neighborhood watch, and when he sought martin walking around in a hoodie, he got suspicious and started following him. moments later, you know the story, martin was dead, shot to de
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May 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
case. does it help or hurt george zimmerman's stand your ground defense? our legal guys weigh in on this one. [ nurse ] i'm a hospice nurse. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. >>> in a few minutes, our favorite legal minds, our favorite brilliant legal minds, avery freeman, richard herman are going to be along. we're going to talk about every under the sun from the george zimmerman case, trayvon martin case, to jonathan vilma and taking on the nfl commissioner and we're also going to talk about john edwards and the jury cl driberating again come monday. you have favorite thoughts on these cases coming up? >> well, every one of them, fredricka, are explosive. we saw developments we never expect
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Mar 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
a son he would look like trayvon. >> george zimmerman roams free. >>> want to get the roof fixed but don't have the cash? wait until you hear about a new type of banking that uses the barter system to get you what you need. >>> a japanese boat lost during last year's tsunami is found, you'll never believe where it washed up. >>> from cnn's world headquarters, bringing you news and analysis from across the nation and around the globe. live from studio 7, this is cnn "saturday morning." >>> we start with the main bar, the big story we investigate from all angles to give you context and analysis. today that is the killing of trayvon martin. vigils and marchs are spreading throughout the u.s. demonstrators wearing hoodies and holding skittles are the trademark symbol for people demanding justice for trayvon martin. george zimmerman admitted shooting him, saying he acted in self defense. zimmerman has been out of sight but his attorney craig sonner broke the silence. here is what he told anderson cooper. >> what has your client told you about the night he shot trayvon martin? >> that,
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Jul 7, 2013 11:00am PDT
demanding his reinstatement and opponents of the muslim brotherhood are planning to protest. >>> george zimmerman set to testify tomorrow in sanford, florida and the defense team will pick off where it left on friday. we'll go to sanford, florida and see what dramatic moments we might expect in the coming week. >>> at least five people are dead and police say many more deaths are expected after an unmanned train exploded leveling part of the canadian town near the u.s. border. and about 10 people still missing. the train came loose after an engineer tied it down after checking into a motel for the night. weather conditions were pretty good when that'sia iaairborn ass jet crashed yesterday. and a look at conditions as they try to piece things together. >> that's right. as they pull all the information together they need conducive conditions and looks like the next several days we will see that. at the time of the crash, visibility was 10 miles and greater, virtually clear skies. we're looking at temperatures, mostly in the low 70s. we'll start to see increasing christoph cloud cover and
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Mar 22, 2012 11:00am EDT
was gunned down by a neighborhood watchman. that watchman, george zimmerman is claiming self-defense. he remains free and has not been charged. the outrage far beyond sanford, florida. this was the scene in new york, the million hoodie march. protesters wearing hoodies and carrying skittles just like trayvon was the night he died. the city is demanding accountability from lee. city commissioners passed a no confidence vote. take you live to sanford, florida in 15 minutes with the latest. >>> the roommate convicted of outing and intimidating the rutgers university freshman who then died by suicide said he didn't act out of hate and he's very sorry about tyler. tyler clementi jumped off the george washington bridge after learning dharun ravi had spied on his dates with other men via web cam and then tweeted about them. last week ravi was convicted of invading tyler's privacy and bias intimidation among other counts. he could face 10 years in prison. in an exclusive interview with the star ledger he says he'll never regret taking a plea bargain that would spare him prison time b
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Jul 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
baseball is mourning legendary new york yankees owner george steinbrenner dieing from a heart attack this morning. >> we are covering those stories right now in the cnn newsroom. >> so the cap is on. will it work? day 85 of the gulf oil disaster, and bp is testing the new cap placed on the busted well. this could be a major step in stopping the gushing of oil. we are standing by for an update from the incident commander, admiral thad allen. we will bring that to you later. right now, we have brian todd at bp headquarters in houston. good to see you. the cap is on. what's next? >> tony, it's a very, very anxious day. they have to do the testing of the integrity of the well. that begins today in the next couple of hours. right now -- >> brian, pardon me for a second. admiral thad allen is speaking right now. >> this morning, several significant activities are taking place. we just finished our seismic run through the field, about 2.5 kilometer run basically from north to south with a boat called the gecko topaz, carrying sophisticated akuft cal signals. this will tell us what's
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Apr 20, 2012 11:00am EDT
. george zimmerman in his own words, you just saw it live on cnn, the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed teenager just took the stand near the end of an two hour bond hearing. let's go back live. >> -- that is what they went to you as evidence of second-degree murder, then i would ask that you consider the anti-argument which is not only could the state not prove this case to the arthur standard that proof is evidence and presumption great, but that as of today, you and i know now more about what happened. >> we haven't tried the case, and what occurred here maybe was an attempt by defense down to try it in terms of just probable cause, but we obviously have much more than that. but our position is that the court should consider in terms of what he is facing, that is, life in prison, so it's a felony, life felony, and that obviously makes it different than what it was before in terms of when he was out. you also have the fact that it is an unarmed 17-year-old boy, this uniyoung man was minding h own business. that is a factor in terms of you have an innocent young m
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Jun 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, a plane with more than 150 people onboard crashes. >>> zimmerman is back in jail. george zimmerman was quiet and cooperative when he turned himself in. >>> let's begin in sanford, florida. that's where george zimmerman has reemerged after six weeks in hiding. and is now back in jail. his bond was revoked by the judge in the trayvon martin murder case. martin savidge is there. martin, how did it take place today? >> reporter: well, it was simple and it was uneventful, fredricka. that is just the way the authorities wanted it to be. there was always concern about george zimmerman's team. it certainly was the worry of law enforcement because of the amount of notoriety this case has received over time, and of course, because there's a lot of different opinions on this story. let's tell you how the meeting took place. it was rather clandestine how george zimmerman got into the hands of authorities. listen to the sheriff as he described how it went down. >> george zimmerman met two members of the sheriff's office in the area of lake mary at i-4. was placed into custody, transported to th
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Jun 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. thank you for joining us. george zimmerman right now back in jail. this was zimmerman a couple hours ago in handcuffs, in seminole county, florida. he had been free on bond, but the judge revoked it when he said zimmerman has not been telling the truth about his finances. he is accused in the second degree murder of trayvon martin. live to martin savage. martin, zimmerman barely made the deadline to report to jail today. when we last spoke, he had 45 minutes left. why did he have to turn himself in? explain to our viewers. >> well, this is all going back to, of course, last friday when the state introduced evidence that seemed to indicate that george zimmerman and his family had not been completely honest as to their finances, how much money they had, and that all weighed in to the judge's decision on where to set bond. it seems the family actually had access to a lot of money. and that set up everything that happened with the judge revoking the bond and george zimmerman having to show up here and turn himself in, and he did it, as you say, with 45 minutes to spare. he actually turne
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Jun 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
want to dip into video there in the courtroom. you can see george zimmerman there and at the stand, rachel jeantel is back in the courtroom. just yesterday when she was told she would have to return by donny donwest. she did seem like a bit annoyed. don west said it could take a couple more hours for this testimony to continue. >> george howell, thanks so much. as you can see, as george said, the trial is now under way. rachel jeantel now sitting on the stand and george zimmerman is sitting. they're waiting for the jury to enter the courtroom. once the jury is seated, the proceedings will begin. we'll wait for the jury to come into the courtroom. we'll look at what rachel jeantel's testimony means for this. sunny hostin in atlanta and with me here is page pate. good morning. >> good morning. >> sunny, if the twitterverse is any indication, two tweets point othat. one says breaking rachel jeantel guilty of murdering the leengli language. what is your take on her testimony, sunny? >> you know, i think that's an unfair characterization of what's happening in the courtroom. yes, perhap
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Mar 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, the house budget chairman. and president george h.w. bush. all three of them endorsing them. pretty much saying this primary process is pretty much over. the other candidates again having acknowledged that getting to 1,144 will be hard, if not impossible. so the republican establishment saying it's time to come together and acknowledge this race is over and get behind romney. you hear a lot of conservatives on the ground, activists, everyday voters saying, we're not going to let the establishment tell us what to do, so we'll see what happens. >> we'll see, shannon, thank you, sir, appreciate it. >>> in the last month, we've heard many versions of what happened the night trayvon martin was killed. why conversations between dispatchers and police may need to be released. and i thought "i can't do this, it's just too hard." then there was a moment. when i decided to find a way to keep going. go for olympic gold and go to college too. [ male announcer ] every day we help students earn their bachelor's or master's degree for tomorrow's careers. this is your moment. let nothing stand in y
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