Archives: George Zimmerman

Reactions to Trayvon Martin verdict

A jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday. The following day, groups across the country protested the verdict, including here in Richmond. Here’s a rundown of local and national reactions.

Florida vs. Virginia: comparing self-defense laws

The death of Trayvon Martin sparked controversy and discussion about Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” self-defense rule. We spoke with two local criminal defense attorneys to talk about the differences (and similarities) between the self-defense provisions afforded by both Florida and Virginia law.