Jury selection begins today in the second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed unarmed seventeen year old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.
Archive for the Current Events Category
Amid increased focus on how sexual assault cases are handled in the military, the Department of Defense (DoD) has unveiled a new program that advocates for the victims of sexual assault.
Much was made last week of the Jodi Arias jury’s failure to reach a decision on the death penalty.
Earlier this month, the North Carolina state Senate passed a law effectively banning California-based automaker Tesla from selling cars in the state. The bill is now in the House and Tesla is hoping it won’t go through.
Last Tuesday, the Alabama Legislature passed a bill ending the state’s prohibition on home brewing. Two days later, Governor Robert Bentley signed the bill, making home brewing legal in the state of Alabama. The Alabama-based advocacy group Right to Brew celebrated the decision.
More than 10 years after her disappearance, 27-year-old Amanda Berry resurfaced this week in Cleveland, Ohio. In her now-famous phone call to 911, she said, “I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years. And I’m here. I’m free now.”
You may be surprised to know how much your own everyday video recordings and sharing may be less legally innocent than you think.