Sanford http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35918/all en Trayvon Martin supporters to rally on anniversary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/trayvon-martin-supporters-rally-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Activists are set to rally Tuesday in several US cities demanding justice for slain black teenager Trayvon Martin on the anniversary of death.</p> <p>Martin, 17, was shot dead on a rainy night one year ago by George Zimmerman, 29, a volunteer night watchman. Zimmerman had followed Martin into a gated community in Sanford, in central Florida, and said he shot the unarmed teen in self defense following an altercation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/trayvon-martin-supporters-rally-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sanford AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:37:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767328 at http://www.globalpost.com Trayvon Martin supporters to rally on anniversary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/trayvon-martin-supporters-rally-anniversary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Activists are set to rally Tuesday in several US cities demanding justice for slain black teenager Trayvon Martin on the first anniversary of his death.</p> <p>Martin, 17, was shot dead on a rainy night one year ago by George Zimmerman, 29, a volunteer night watchman. Zimmerman had followed Martin into a gated community in Sanford, in central Florida, and said he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense following an altercation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/trayvon-martin-supporters-rally-anniversary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sanford AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767343 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida city reverses gun ban on neighborhood watch volunteers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131106/florida-city-reverses-gun-ban-neighborhood-watch-volunteers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Police in the Florida city where George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin have backed off a plan to explicitly ban neighborhood watch volunteers from carrying guns while on duty.</p> <p>Earlier this month, police in Sanford, Florida, announced new rules on how civilian patrols can operate in an attempt to revive the program's reputation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131106/florida-city-reverses-gun-ban-neighborhood-watch-volunteers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neighborhood watch Politics Sanford Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:18:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5982226 at http://www.globalpost.com