April 13th, 2012
05:00 AM ET

Next big question in the Trayvon Martin case: What now?

With the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer jailed on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, the next big question: What now?

Thousands of protesters poured into the suburban Orlando community of Sanford to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman in the weeks following the February 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Their calls for "Justice for Trayvon" grew more forceful with each day, with Martin's supporters taking to the Internet and to streets in cities across the nation.

Forty-six days after the shooting, 28-year-old Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder. A Seminole County judge on Thursday found there was sufficient probable cause to move forward with the case and set a May 29 arraignment for Zimmerman.

The next legal step, say Zimmerman's attorney and the special prosecutor, is to allow the case to work its way through Florida's judicial system.


Filed under: Justice • U.S.
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. George

    How come you are not putting as much emphasis on the beating of the man in Baltimore by a group of blacks as you on the the shooting of Martin?

    April 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • B

      Equality isn't the agenda here, now is it?

      April 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. A

    @Jeff Frank:
    Flashbacks of last summer and Casey Anthony, anyone?

    April 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    not me above! @ troll, get a freakin life, and while your at it your own name. Then go hang out on mich ave and trumble, theyll take care of your problem! You nasty POS!

    April 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dayquwanza

    All the jigs will be quiet now for a while. At least until the verdict is in. Then the tribal drums may start beating again.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Charles manson

    The reason the white guy in B~more didnt get any attention for his beating at the hands of some BM, is because he actually won most of the fight

    April 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. C

    Equality iznt impotent. I just finished eating a big snot ball. A little salty today.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snot ball

      I intend to make you choke on it and die, you miscreant.

      April 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. D

    Anybody wanna do a line. whew! dyzzy

    April 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speed ball

      Try one. Then die.

      April 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. thelma artis

    Ooh, the hate on this blog smells like poo poo! I look at all these shows where young women r getting abducted and found defiled and tortured, kids murdering parents for money, husbands murdering wives cause they r sick of them and want a younger one,.guess what race of people can truely b this evil....I will not post here again, can't stand the smell.

    April 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Im with you thelma, its getting terrible in here! And for the fool that called em jigs, youre an ass!

    April 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dayquwanza

    His accomplice was described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male, about 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall and wearing a black hoodie.

    The killing ended a local crime wave,with the dead man suspected in four earlier pharmacy hold-ups in East Harlem and the South Bronx,

    Might be rayon?? Oops, no he's dead already thanks to zimmerman

    April 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TvNyC

    Life is good but dont trust no one but your family because there is evil, you see it..This world really does suck the fact.that you.cannot trust anyone. You are your own authority.
    Trayvon is in heaven with God. R.I.P.
    We need to stop judging each other. We are sinning too much. We believe in God more than ever, its just that most of us live indenial. The world is approaching that time of change. It is changing rather quick without noticing the influential part of our lives. Believe you can do good without trusting. You may dislike but don't hate. Believe in yourself first. God understands that we"re not perfect. He encourages us to try our best. Take care folks and be safe.

    April 14, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Candy

    He was acting in self defense. How could anyone thing differently? I am sure that the jury will find him innocent. Allow Zimmerman to live his life. Stop jumping to conclusions and let the law work through this.

    April 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TvNyC

    He followed him. he was told not to. That is not self defense. He will do ten years. and ten years probation.

    April 15, 2012 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Zimmerman

    gay Zimmerman here, I was attracted to Trayvon in his cute hoodie but he didn't like me :-{

    April 15, 2012 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
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