The announcement that Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, had been awarded a huge contract to produce up to 450 million rounds of .40 S&W caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition for the Departments of Homeland Security (HSA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made gun owners nervous.
While police in Mobile, Alabama, have arrested a suspect in the beating of a white man by a group of black men, and the Mayor has asked federal authorities to investigate the attack as a hate crime, the inspiration for attack is still unclear.
The judge presiding in the case against Army Private Bradley Manning (left) has ruled that all 22 charges against him will stand, including the charge of "aiding the enemy." However, she also warned the military attorneys prosecuting the case that they must prove that Manning knew he was helping the enemy or that particular charge could be thrown out.
A black man in Chicago has admitted being so angry about the Trayvon Martin case that he robbed and beat up a white man this week. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Alton L. Hayes II and a younger accomplice battered the victim and made racially intimidating remarks.
Former Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in what he said was self-defense, was released from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail around midnight on Sunday. In fear for his safety, Zimmerman was transferred to an undisclosed location to await trial for a charge of second-degree murder.
Critics of the establishment media and of prosecutors found new ammunition after a photograph of Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman — taken just minutes after the now-infamous Florida shooting — showed the back of his head bloodied as a result of injuries he said were sustained during an attack.
Journalist Scott Cohn’s piece on Remington Arms Company's allegedly faulty trigger mechanism that aired on NBC News’ Rock Center With Brian Williams on Wednesday night, April 11, made it sound as if Remington not only has known it produces a faulty trigger but has steadfastly refused to do anything about it, for 60 years.
"It's the gun," actor, comedian, and sometime social commentator Bill Cosby said when asked about possible racial implications in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, whose killing sparked a widespread demand for the arrest and prosecution of the shooter, neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. After more than six weeks of controversy, Zimmerman last week was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of the unarmed teenager in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. In an interview aired on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, Cosby was asked it he believed race had been a motivating factor in the shooting of Martin, an African-American, by Zimmerman, a Hispanic.
Prosecutors in the case against George Zimmerman charged him with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and released an affidavit explaining the grounds for their charges.