Trayvon Martin Coverage

Civil rights leaders and residents of the city of Sanford attend to a town hall meeting to discuss the death of an unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin


On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who thought the black teen looked "suspicious." The case has brought forth interesting discussions about race in America, gun control, neighborhood safety, and criminal justice.

Follow this series for The Takeaway's complete coverage of the Trayvon Martin case.

  • George Zimmerman Video Released by ABC News

    Jun 21, 2012
    George Zimmerman's defense team has posted a video where he re-enacts the fatal shooting. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the February 26 shooting of Trayvon M...
  • Live Coverage: George Zimmerman Bail Hearing

    Apr 20, 2012
    The Takeaway covers the live proceedings of the bond hearing for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood-watch volunteer charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Flor...
  • Can Zimmerman Get a Fair Trial?

    Apr 13, 2012
    Could all the public attention affect George Zimmerman’s right to a fair trial? It’s a question that Wendy Kaminer has been mulling over. Kaminer is a lawyer, social critic, and corre...
  • Should 911 Calls Be Released to the Public?

    Apr 13, 2012
    The Trayvon Martin case caught national attention after the release of the 911 calls George Zimmerman made to police just before the shooting. Those recordings have played a major rol...
  • Is the Sanford Police Department Inept?

    Apr 10, 2012
    Did the Trayvon Martin shooting reveal a systemic failure on the part of the Sanford Police? We speak with John Rudolf, criminal Justice reporter for the Huffington Post and Calvin Do...
  • Gated Communities, Civility and Crime

    Apr 4, 2012
    Among Florida cities, Sanford has a remarkable amount of green space. As WMFE reporter Matthew Peddie noted for WNYC’s Transportation Nation blog, Sanford has spent more than $20 mill...