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  • 1. The Trayvon Martin Case GABRIELLE PALMARES CO 226
  • 2. Shooting of Trayvon Martin 17 year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman at the gated community in Sanford Florida on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman is a 28 year-old multiracial Hispanic American, who was the neighborhood watch coordinator of that same community as Martin’s. Zimmerman saw Martin, at his own private time, walking around the community and walking in between houses. He decided to call the police.
  • 3. Continuation Zimmerman reports Martin’s suspicious behavior. He told the police that he was going to follow him and concluded the phone call. Zimmerman shot Martin, who was unarmed. As the police arrived at the scene, Zimmerman told them he shot Martin because he had attacked him and he shot Martin out of self defense.
  • 4. Article  Jeff Burnside, a NBC Miami reporter was fired over an edited “Today” show clip of George Zimmerman’s 911 call.
  • 5. Article NBCs "Today" show first aired the edited version of Zimmermans call on March 27. The edited clip was trimmed to suggest that Zimmerman volunteered to police, with no prompting, that Martin was black: "This guy looks like hes up to no good. He looks black.“ But the portion of the tape that was deleted had the 911 dispatcher asking Zimmerman if the person who had raised his suspicion was "black, white or Hispanic," to which Zimmerman responded, "He looks black."
  • 6. Issues From NBC reporter’s actions, this made the public see Zimmerman as a racist. Through this edited clip, this had raised more social issues of racism.
  • 7. Solutions NBC apologized to their viewers, they admitted that their was an error in the clip. NBC’s credibility
  • 8. Sources http://theweek.com/article/index/226211/the- trayvon-martin-case-a-timeline http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/jeff- burnside-nbc-miami-wtvj-fired-george-zimmerman- edited_n_1453679.html Screenshot of article Pictures from photo galleries of articles

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