A look at the day's political happenings, including Mitt Romney sitting down for five TV interviews and Geraldo Rivera's latest controversial remark about Trayvon Martin's hoodie.
Americans of all stripes have signaled their support for slain teenager Trayvon Martin as the call for justice in response to his Feb. 26 shooting death in Sanford, Fla., soared in recent days. We'd like to salute Rep. Bobby Rush, who made a memorable sartorial statement on Trayvon Martin's behalf in the halls of Congress, as our Truthdigger of the Week.
The man who killed Trayvon Martin last month, George Zimmerman, has claimed his life was threatened in a fight with the unarmed 17-year-old and thus he was forced to shoot the Florida youth. But the injuries that Zimmerman, 28, said he sustained weren't apparent in video footage taken later that day.
Members of the New York City Council have worn them. Players on the Miami Heat were photographed wearing them. Numerous celebrities have donned them. And on Wednesday, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., was escorted from the House floor for wearing a hoodie while addressing members of Congress over the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was gunned down last month.
The "Stand Your Ground" laws in Florida and other states should all be repealed. At best, they are redundant. At worst, as in the Trayvon Martin killing, they are nothing but a license to kill.