President Obama made a surprise appearance at Friday's White House press briefing, where he addressed in starkly personal terms the verdict in the George Zimmerman case and the killing of Trayvon Martin. The president also discussed his own personal... watch
A military judge declined Thursday to drop the charge against Private First Class Bradley Manning that he aided the enemy when he leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks three years ago. Manning has said that he gave the documents to the organization to spark a conversation about America’s actions abroad and that he did not intend for the information to benefit terrorist groups. read more
Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion told Up host Steve Kornacki why she believes a civil lawsuit against George Zimmerman is likely now that he has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
For Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, their son's death is about more than just one life.
"Justice is not just for Trayvon Martin," Wiley said. "Justice here is to make sure that black people can walk down the streets of America, innocent and unarmed, and not be afraid that they are going to be killed." read more
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of second0degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and on Saturday's Up, former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, a Democrat and the first African-American ever elected to a governor’s office, spoke with Steve Kornacki about the verdict and offered some context based on his own experience.
Wilder said of the tragedy and the outcome. “It's not just a shame on what's happened in Florida," he said. "America can't stand this kind of justice. People around the world will look at us and say, 'What were you talking about when you tell us how to behave?'" read more
MSNBC’s Toure, Mychal Denzel Smith of The Nation, former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Seema Iyer, and Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion talk about the Martin family’s tweets in the aftermath of the jury’s verdict Saturday night. watch
Steve Kornacki asks if the killing of Trayvon Martin part of a continuation of a pattern of civil rights failures at a local level, then discusses with Marc Morial, Maya Wiley, Seema Iyer, and Charnelle Herring. watch
MSNBC’s Craig Melvin reports from Sanford about the immediate aftermath of the trial, saying that there was “no civil unrest” in response to the not guilty verdict; then Marc Morial from the National Urban League explains that the fight for justice “is... watch
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and an Up panel discuss the jury’s decision of not guilty in the trial of George Zimmerman; then talk to the attorney for the Martin family, Benjamin Crump, about the Martin family’s reaction to the verdict. watch