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Shellie Zimmerman Now Questions George's Innocence

When she appeared in court in early September to face perjury charges for lying in a bail hearing about how much money the couple had available -- George was not with her -- in fact, no Zimmerman showed up for Shellie's hearing.

Video: What Makes Florida The 'Gunshine' State

Bill Moyers: "When gun industry analyst Tom Diaz joined me on TV to talk about gun laws that make Americans more vulnerable, our substantial conversation lasted so long, we needed to extend it online."
'Justice For Trayvon' Rallies Gather In 100 Cities

'Justice For Trayvon' Rallies Gather In 100 Cities

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. Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke to a New York City crowd. Al Sharpton led the crowd in a chant of "I am Trayvon Martin!" and "No justice, no peace!" before challenging people to protest stand-your-ground laws and demanding that U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pursue a civil rights case against Zimmerman because, Sharpton said, "Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home that day."

Zimmerman Not Guilty, But ALEC Sure As Hell Is

ALEC created the Stand Your Ground Law that allowed George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed, innocent black teenager and be acquitted in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The verdict is a travesty. But it's a travesty that goes much deeper than a courtroom in Sanford, Florida.