Tag: Protests

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National

Fla. cities on guard for any post-Zimmerman unrest

Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda shows a picture of a bloodied George Zimmerman to the jury while presenting the state’s closing arguments against Zimmerman during his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool) by Curt Anderson and Mike SchneiderAssociated Press Writers MIAMI (AP) — Police and city leaders in Florida say they have taken precautionary steps for the possibility of mass protests or even civil unrest if George Zimmerman is acquitted in the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, particularly in African-American neighborhoods where passions run strongest over the case.

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Entertainment

Civil Rights Group launches petition urging Fox to drop ‘Cops’

BAD BOYS, WATCHA GONNA DO?– This series features police officers, constables and sheriffs’ deputies patrolling streets for car thieves, drug pushers, sex-trade workers, violent thugs and anyone else who dares step onto the wrong side of the law. New York, NY – ColorOfChange.org and its members are urging FOX, and corporate advertisers of the television show COPS, to make the 25th season of show its last in primetime.

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National

Protests force Philadelphia mayor to abort speech

SHOUTED DOWN–Mayor Michael Nutter attempts to delivers his budget address to city council at City Hall, March 14, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Deafening protests forced Philadelphia’s mayor to abandon his annual budget address in the middle of his speech.