Following riots and a high profile trial, George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the African American teen whom he followed with a gun before engaging in an altercation that left Martin dead from gun shot wounds.
Now Zimmerman, who is currently auctioning the gun used in the killing to the highest bidder, with apparently callous disregard, has harsh words and insults for Martin’s grieving parents.
“George Zimmerman said the parents of Trayvon Martin “didn’t raise their son right,” also calling the Black Lives Matter movement a “fraudulent, violent campaign” in a loaded interview with The Daily Beast published Tuesday.” (AP)
Read about Zimmerman’s insults (Yahoo News)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Orange County Jail, Florida (public domain image)
Killers from Space, 1954
A film by W. Lee Wilder
Googly-eyed extraterrestrials from the Planet Astron Delta take up residence in a secret subterranean base, resurrect a dying atomic scientist after a plane crash to do their bidding, and plot the destruction of the earth using giant insects and reptiles. Can they be stopped before it’s too late? (Browse our Movie Archive)
Musical Performance: Florist
NPR – Tiny Desk
April 29, 2016 • “Emily Sprague performs three delicate songs with help from members of New York’s Epoch collective.” (NPR)
Photo: NPR (screen capture)
The Saint Louis Bank Robbery, 1959
A film by Charles Guggenheim and John Stix
A portrait in darkness, this film is a grim, gritty heist picture featuring a gang of mentally disturbed men. Based on a true story, starring Steve McQueen. (Browse our Movie Archive)
House Speaker Paul Ryan will meet with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, on Thursday, to discuss party unification, and the possibility of supporting his nomination.
Today Speaker Ryan met with the press to discuss the meeting, and his current thinking on the Trump nomination. Ryan, who currently does not support Trump for the nomination, emphasized that the party has just been through a long, grueling primary process, and acknowledged that divisions are strong within the party.
He feels that the party must unify before he can give his support, and this unification process will take some time, under the current circumstances. He fears that if the process is rushed, then the Republican party will only be working at half-strength when they challenge the Democratic nominee for the White House in the fall.
Watch and read Speaker Ryan discuss Thursday’s meeting with Trump (NBC)
Photo: NBC (screen capture)
The General, 1927
A film by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
A silent-era comedy: Buster Keaton amidst a civil war milieu. (Browse our Movie Archive)
Horror Express, 1976
A film by Eugenio Martín
A scientist (Christopher Lee) discovers a frozen anthropological specimen on an expedition to Manchuria. He brings it back to civilization on a train, but the voyage goes tragically wrong when the creature thaws and reanimates. (Browse our Movie Archive)
A film by Irving Pichel
When a worker (Mickey Rooney) borrows $20 from the cash register, he triggers a series of events leading to a string of escalating crimes. Starring Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, Jean Cagney. (Browse our Movie Archive)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1919
A film by Robert Wiene
Considered the first modern horror movie, this silent film is a German Expressionist classic, featuring a sinister hypnotist, Dr. Caligari, who commands Cesare, an unwitting accomplice, to commit horrendous crimes. The film is viewed as a metaphor for the horrors of World War I, with Caligari representing the German war machine, and Cesare, the common German citizen, brainwashed by authority to kill. (Browse our Movie Archive)
Too Late for Tears, 1949
A film by Byron Haskin,
A young couple is torn apart by the acquisition of a large some of money. Should they turn it in, or keep it, regardless of who gets hurt? (Browse our Movie Archive)