A month-long protest at the Florida Capitol following the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial is resulting in overtime expenses of nearly $173,000.
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on the evening of February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida became one of the most controversial trials of this year.
Protesters who set up camp in the state Capitol building earlier this week finally got to meet with Gov. Rick Scott late Thursday, and they urged him to push for the repeal of Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law and to take steps to combat racial profiling.
Republicans aren’t the only ones determined to come to Tampa, even as Tropical Storm Isaac heads toward Florida. Protesters are coming, too
Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, but the protesters expected to cram into the city for the Republican National Convention will be a different sort of crowd, and the police are trying to be ready.