With criminal case closed, Justice Department will restart hate crime inquiry - New York Times Could the killing of Trayvon Martin be deemed a hate crime? The federal Justice Department said Sunday that it would restart its investigation into the 2012 shooting death of the Florida teen and consider possible hate crime charges against shooter George Zimmerman, who was acquitted by a jury on Saturday. Civil rights leaders and others have held that Zimmerman had a track record of "making dozens of calls to 911 over several years, frequently about young men of color."
Protests over Zimmerman acquittal in in Trayvon Martin shooting close LA streets, freeways - Southern California Public Radio Marches protesting Saturday's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin sparked protests around the country, including in Los Angeles. On Sunday, protesters temporarily shut down the Santa Monica Freeway and demonstrated in Hollywood.
Groups opposing immigration bill plan full-scale campaign on House - Los Angeles Times The immigration restriction advocacy group NumbersUSA is getting ready to launch a "fax and phone blitz" to convince members of Congress not to support a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The group was involved in a similar campaign in 2007, helping kill a reform bill that year. Other activists organized a "March for Jobs" on Monday to protest immigration reform in Washington, D.C.
Poll: More Americans align with Democrats on immigration - CNN A new Gallup survey has 48 percent of respondents saying they are more closely aligned with Democratic leaders' views on immigration reform, that being a comprehensive plan with a path to legal status for those who lack it. Thirty-six percent said they aligned more closely with the tighter policies embraced by many Republicans, while 17 percent said they had no opinion or didn't agree with either side.
Asiana Airlines to sue Bay Area TV station over fake pilot names - Los Angeles Times Asiana Airlines, the South Korea carrier whose 777 jet crash-landed July 6 in San Francisco, plans to sue KTVU-TV over a news segment in which four fake names were displayed and read on air as the names of the plane's crew. The station apparently fell for a race-mocking gag: The names included “Capt. Sum Ting Wong” and “Ho Lee Fuk.” The segment went viral on the Internet.