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Baumgarten: Guilty until proven innocent

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

In this day and age, it is hard to believe that there is a thing such as justice in the world anymore.
This month marks a very important ruling in the justice system — some may say it is one of the biggest miscarriages of justice. On July 13, 2013…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd: Profiling not a matter of race

July 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

“Stop or I’ll shoot!” Although my back was to him, I knew the officer had drawn his weapon. I had no such weapon. I carried only two duffel bags in my left hand and a lit cigarette and duffel bag in the other. I raised my hands anyway. Continue Reading

Dennis: Zimmerman trial shows power of jury unanimity

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In 1995, jurors found O.J. Simpson not guilty of murdering his ex-wife and a friend of hers. In 2013, jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering a teen whom Zimmerman had been following. Continue Reading

Showing support

April 8, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

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PARKER: Outrage not in short supply in Florida death

April 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON There are so many appalling aspects to the Trayvon Martin case that it’s hard to find a permanent home for outrage. Continue Reading

Sanford, Fla. native organizes peaceful rally for Trayvon Martin in Worthington

April 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON At a time when more and more people are angrily weighing in with opinions about what happened in Sanford, Fla. on the night of Feb. 26, Patricia Lawrence is trying to bring some peace to the situation, she said Tuesday. Continue Reading

OPINION: More questions in aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death

March 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

You don’t have to be a devotee of “CSI” to come up with these questions. They’re pretty basic. That they have to be asked one month after the killing of Trayvon Martin is alarming. Continue Reading

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Lawmaker Chastised for Wearing Hoodie on U.S. House Floor

March 28, 2012 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.
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New Claims Cast Trayvon Martin as the Agressor

March 27, 2012 in WDAZ

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) A slain Florida teenager and the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed him exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging the man’s head on the ground, according to the watch captain’s account of the confrontation that led to the shooting.
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New claims cast slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin as aggressor against neighborhood watch captain

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A slain Florida teenager and the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed him exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging the man’s head on the ground, according to the watch captain’s account of the confrontation that led to the shooting.
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