Coming up Wednesday

Wildfires burn through Colorado causing thousands to evacuate, and protests in Turkey are in 13th day. Tune in at 7am ET.
April 12th, 2012
09:23 AM ET

Teacher claims she was fired for supporting students' Trayvon Martin fundraiser

Brooke Harris, former English teacher from the Pontiac Academy for Excellence in Michigan, believes that she was fired for encouraging students' interest in holding a Trayvon Martin "hoodie" fundraiser.

Harris talks with Soledad this morning on "Starting Point" to explain the circumstances surrounding her dismissal. She is joined by Reverend Charles Williams, a pastor from King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, who is planning a rally at the school if Harris's job is not reinstated by Monday.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 12th, 2012
09:20 AM ET

Zimmerman's attorney hopes client's 'mental health stays well'

Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's defense attorney, discusses his client's mental state and weighs in on the future of the case.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 11th, 2012
02:41 PM ET

Why gun evidence could be the most important element in the Trayvon Martin case – forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky explains

George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has been dropped by his legal counsel. But special prosecutor Angela Corey says the investigation will continue.

We could find out this week just how important that forensic evidence will be, as Corey announced that she will hold a news conference by the end of the day on Friday.

Lawrence Kobilinksy is a forensic scientist and chairman of the science department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He explains to Soledad why the gun evidence in the case could be critical, but because the police never took it from Zimmerman it could be compromised.

Close

Martin evidence compromised by police?

Forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky on how important evidence in Trayvon Martin case could have been compromised.

Close

The importance of Martin's autopsy

Forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky on the information that can be learned from Trayvon Martin's autopsy.


Filed under: Forensics • Trayvon Martin
April 11th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

Former Zimmerman lawyer: 'If I were George Zimmerman I'd be very concerned right now'

Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig, Zimmerman's former lawyers, explain why they are concerned about Zimmerman's mental health and physical safety.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 10th, 2012
03:18 PM ET

Martin attorney Parks 'disturbed' by Zimmerman statement on his website, says he hasn't heard if Zimmerman will be arrested

Trayvon Martin family attorney Darryl Parks talks about the latest in the Trayvon Martin case.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 10th, 2012
02:42 PM ET

Zimmerman's plea for funds online? CNN contributor Mark Nejame on if this is a wise move

CNN contributor Mark Nejame on if George Zimmerman's new website asking for donations is appropriate.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 9th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Senator David Simmons discusses the Stand Your Ground law which he helped write

Florida State Senator David Simmons discusses the Stand Your Ground law which he helped write and its possible impact in the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 6th, 2012
09:14 AM ET

Martin family lawyer: Zimmerman attorney's comments an 'insult to the Martin family'

Natalie Jackson, attorney for the Martin family, discusses the audio analysis of Zimmerman's 911 tapes and weighs in on comments made by Zimmerman's lawyers about Trayvon's death.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 5th, 2012
01:24 PM ET

Trayvon Martin case: How important is the issue of the use of deadly force?

Lou Palumbo, retired New York police officer, explains why he thinks that George Zimmerman used excessive force when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/04/05/exp-point-lou-palumbo-two.cnn


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
April 5th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Morial: Zimmerman lawyer 'sounds like an old time southern sheriff talking about outside agitators'

Marc Morial, president & CEO of the National Urban League, explains why he thinks that Zimmerman's lawyers have constructed a "clumsy" and "contradictory" defense and discusses recent comments that the defense team has made.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin
« older posts
newer posts »