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George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In Forney

Jul 31, 2013
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(AP) - Police in the Dallas suburb of Forney say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding last Sunday.

Andrea Estrada

The shooting of Trayvon Martin last year focused attention on what’s known as “the talk” – the conversation many African American parents feel compelled to have with their kids about racial profiling.

In the days since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting, that discussion about stereotypes has intensified.

Eighteen year-old Dashon Moore-Guidry and brother Gabriel live in Mesquite with their mother, Andrea Estrada. Dashon and his mom agreed to share their thoughts on "the talk" and the trial. 

It looks like Stevie Wonder will not be performing in Texas anytime soon. The singer announced at a Quebec City performance that he will not be performing in Florida in protest of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He went further to say that he will not perform in any state that recognizes the “Stand Your Ground” law. Texas and 23 other states currently have some form of the law.

Months of intense media coverage, weeks of courtroom testimony and hours of jury deliberations boiled down to a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, delivered by a jury of six women late Saturday.

The decision came 17 months after Zimmerman, a self-styled volunteer watchman, fatally shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in a Sanford, Fla., community.

Updated 10:27 p.m. ET

The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community.

The six-woman jury announced its verdict of not guilty at about 10 p.m. ET, after more than 16 hours of deliberations over two days.

A few hundred people rallied at Paul Quinn College this afternoon – calling for “justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. KERA’s BJ Austin was at the South Dallas event.