After months of feet dragging, covers up and outright lies by the Sanford police department and the national media, the photographs of George Zimmerman's injuries the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have finally been released.

The good quality photos show superficial scratches on Zimmerman's face and on the back of his head. The photos do not prove Zimmerman's claims that he was in a life and death struggle with the unarmed teenager when he shot and killed him.

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Pastor Marvin Winans, who spoke at Whitney Houston's funeral, was robbed and car jacked in Detroit this afternoon.

The shameful incident ocurred at a Citgo Gas Station at Linwood and Davison in Detroit. Winans, who was not seriously injured, said he went into the gas station to pay for his gas when he saw 10 young men milling around inside. "When I walked in I said this is not a good situation," Winans told a local ABC affiliate.

He said 4 of the young men followed him outside to the pump where he was assaulted by the youths who stole his purple Infiniti QX56 SUV with license plate 0DRT73.

Detroit Police are searching for the suspects. Winans, 54, suffered a cut on his hand and the youths ripped his pants off of him. "I was indecently exposed," said Winans, who described the incident as "quite savage."

Winans said he didn't think the youths knew who he was, "and if they did, it didn't make much difference."

"I'm not going to be afraid of us.. of our sons," he said.

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Former NYPD beat cop, Ekeythia Dunston, 34, was found innocent of attempted murder in the shooting of her longtime girlfriend Erica LeGall.

The same jury on Monday found the 8-year police veteran guilty of the lesser charge of assault, according to the NY Daily News.

Unlike Florida resident Marissa Alexander who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for discharging a handgun, Dunston faces 25 years in prison for firing at LeGall and hitting her -- twice.

Dunston, the niece of former Mets shortstop Shawon Dunston, shot LeGall in the chest and the thigh during a bloody brawl in the couple's Harlem apartment in 2010.

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According to WSB TV, Joselinne Rivera-Ruiz was arrested in Canton, GA, today following a domestic dispute with her lover, Maria Americano.

The two women got into a fight, and when police arrived, they found Americano locked in a bedroom with some children.

Police said Josephine Americano, Maria's daughter, called police.

According to the police report, the women fought in front of their children from previous relationships with men.

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The FBI may have enough evidence to charge Trayvon Martin's killer with a hate crime. George Zimmerman was arrested in April and charged with 2nd degree murder in the February shooting death of the 17-year-old Miami high school student.

Zimmerman, 28, told police he shot the unarmed teen in self defense following a brief altercation. According to WFTV, the FBI is actively questioning residents of the Retreat of Twin Lakes community, and they could charge Zimmerman with a hate crime even if he is acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.

He could face the death penalty if found guilty of a hate crime.

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Marissa Alexander will spend the next 20 years in prison for discharging a weapon at her husband. Alexander's case was the subject of intense debate following the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, whose killer invoked the "Stand Your Ground" law.

But Florida State Attorney Angela B. Corey argued that Marissa was not standing her ground when she fired her handgun during a dispute with her husband, Rico Gray, on August 1, 2010.

Alexander claims she feared for her life because Gray, a man with 5 baby mamas, physically abused her in the past. She said she ran into her garage while Gray was leaving through the front door with his two sons from a previous relationship.

The 31-year-old mother of 3 said she planned to drive away, but she panicked when she realized the garage door was broken.

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To many observers, Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen is a strange bird. From the full body tattoos to his spiked hair, Birdman, as he's known to his many fans, makes an interesting first impression when he walks into a room. But one thing people probably don't view him as is a child sex predator.

On Thursday, Andersen's Colorado home was the scene of a flurry of activity as Douglas County sheriff's detectives served warrants and seized evidence from his home.

Andersen has been under investigation since February, when the Douglas County sheriff's office received a tip from California authorities that child porn was either exchanged or downloaded from a computer inside Anderson's residence.

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Adina Parson, the attorney who was shot 8 times -- 3 times in the head -- was transferred to Shepherd Center where she will undergo rehab to improve her quality of life.

Parson's husband, Michael Parson, is accused of shooting his wife with the intent to kill.

Parson, 40, was shot as she left the Residences of Morgan Falls Apartments, off Roswell Road, around 11:45 p.m. on April 20. She was reportedly heading to pick up her husband from work.

Sandy Springs police initially said Michael Parson was not a suspect in the shooting. But Parson, who was cooperative at the start of the investigation, later refused to answer questions after holes developed in his story.

Parson remains in a Texas jail where he has been since he was stopped by the Texas Highway Patrol just before midnight Saturday. He was apprehended one day after Sandy Springs police issued a warrant for his arrest.

"He was taken into custody without incident," said Capt. Steve Rose of Sandy Springs police.

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An 11-year-old Texas boy was hospitalized after his stepfather beat him severely with a belt, then poured salt and vinegar into his open wounds.

According to a criminal complaint, the boy was found by police curled up in a fetal position on a sofa, with bloody bandages on his limbs, hips, buttocks, and back.

Police say the child had been beaten for months by his adoptive father, causing agony, pain and disfigurement. Police were alerted to the shocking abuse by teachers at Seabrook Intermediate School who hadn't seen the child in weeks.

They asked police to conduct a welfare check on the boy.

The boy's mother, Merilyn Parks, 35, and stepfather, Kerry Dean Parks, 50, have been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a minor.

Kerry Parks was taken into custody, but Mrs. Parks remains at large.

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33-year-old Jamie Calloway of Ohio was arrested last night and booked into the Montgomery County jail on a misdemeanor charge of menacing by stalking.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, the alleged stalking victim is a female corrections officer whom Calloway became attached to during a previous stint in jail on unrelated charges. Calloway allegedly slashed the woman’s tires, called her home repeatedly, and sent her packages in the mail.

Recent studies show that almost half of all hospitalized psych patients suffer from religious delusions or religious persecutions. Many of those studied were schizophrenics.

A Las Vegas man is being held without bond in the brutal bludgeoning deaths of a mother and her daughter in their central valley home.

Police say Bryan Clay, 22, was a total stranger to Ignacia and Arturo Martinez when he broke into their home and attacked them with a hammer on April 15.

Ignacia, 38, and her daughter Karla, 10, were both raped and beaten to death with a claw hammer. The weapon was not recovered.

The attacks left Ignacia's husband, Arturo, unconscious with traumatic head injuries. He remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit, unable to speak to investigators. Police say the Martinez's two sons, 9 and 4, were at home at the time of the attacks, but they were uninjured.

"This was a complete stranger killing a mother and daughter and attacking the father," Lt. Ray Steiber told the Associated Press. "I've been doing this (police work) 24 years, and you don't see cases like this. I can't even put this into words."

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During a bond hearing last week, George Zimmerman, the man charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, took the stand and claimed he was broke and indigent. The judge released him on a $150,000 bond.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara asked the state of Florida to pay his legal fees since his client could not get a job.

Now O'Mara says Zimmerman raised $200,000 in donations from the public through a website that he set up to solicit donations. The website has since been taken down.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon's family, said George Zimmerman can't be trusted, and he will ask for Zimmerman's bond to be revoked.

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Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman received over $200,000 in donations to his website, it was revealed Thursday. But Zimmerman failed to disclose the donations to the judge during his bond hearing.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, revealed the donations to CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday night. Now the judge presiding over the case has issued a gag order on O'Mara.

Zimmerman, 28, is charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda also wasn't aware of the donations until Thursday night. He asked Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to increase Zimmerman's $150,000 bond. But the judge has delayed his ruling, saying he does not have jurisdiction over the funds.

Judge Lester is also concerned about revealing the names of the donors. "I'm not going to make a snap decision," Lester said.

During Zimmerman's bond hearing, O'Mara insisted his client was broke and unable to find work due to his notoriety.

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George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Florida, no longer has a web presence.

Zimmerman's website, which was used to solicit money to pay his living expenses and legal bills, has been taken down.

Trayvon Martin supporters were angered by Zimmerman's lack of remorse for Trayvon on the website. Instead, Zimmerman posted pictures of racist graffiti, and whined about his inability to get a job due to death threats.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a spokesman for Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara said Wednesday the website was taken down intentionally, and that people should not look for it to come back.

This is getting ridiculous. Just when we thought the recent arrests of weave thieves meant the weave stealing spree in Atlanta was over -- they strike again.

WSBTV reports that brazen hair weave robbers stole a U-Haul truck, and used it to crash through the storefront of J&J Beauty Supply store on Sylvan Road early Wednesday morning.

After crashing through the window, the thieves abandoned the truck and made a beeline for the high priced weave before fleeing in a second vehicle.

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Breaking news just in ...

From Washington Times:

Former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault in the wake of an altercation with his estranged wife that got her arrested at their mansion in suburban Dallas.

Police said late Tuesday that further investigation led to citations against both Deion and Pilar Sanders, who still live together in Prosper.

Police say the charge doesn’t warrant arrest. A police spokesman wouldn’t detail the allegations, but says simple assault could be as simple as touching or jerking from a grip.

A message left with Sanders‘ attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

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The middle aged couple don't fit the profile of common criminals. As they fiddled with the lock on the door of the foreclosed trailer their son had just bought, the couple didn't hear danger creeping up behind them.

Porterdale resident Robert Canoles and his teenage son, Branden, heard noises coming from the property next door Thursday night. Just like George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida -- the Canoles saw a black man, and automatically assumed he was a criminal.

They grabbed their AR-15 rifles and snuck up behind Jean-Joseph Kalonji, 61, and his 57-year-old wife, Angelica.

"Shut up or I'll shoot," Canoles allegedly told the Kalonjis who attempted to explain that their son Benji purchased the property legally.

But when asked to provide paperwork to prove the sale, the Kalonjis didn't have the papers with them.

Earlier that day, after their son closed on the sale, their real estate agent urged the couple to go out to the 11 acre property and change the locks on the door.

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Welp, Deion Sanders got his wish. After months of dealing with an unwanted guest in his palatial Dallas estate, a judge has ordered his estranged wife Pilar Sanders to stay away from the mansion.

Pilar, who was arrested Monday night on domestic abuse charges after Mr. Sanders accused her of assaulting him, was released from a Dallas jail Tuesday morning.

According to a CBS local affiliate, Collin County magistrate Paul Raleeh granted Mr. Sanders an emergency protective order against her.

The order means Pilar can't go anywhere near the estate -- and if she so much as breathes on Deion in public she will be locked up until her trial.

Now Mr. Sanders can move Hollywood trampoline Tracey Edmonds into his home. Babyface's ex-wife and Mr. Sanders have been dating for months. Pilar cited Edmonds as the reason for the breakup of their marriage.

Like her messed up attitude had nothing to do with the break up.

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A cocaine dealer with a sweet tooth is out of luck if he's looking for his chocolate bars with the powdered cocaine filling.

Customs officials seized the chocolate bar shipment -- street value $130,000 -- at Dulles International Airport on Sunday, April 22.

The cocaine was discovered in the luggage of a Guatemalan woman who arrived on a flight from El Salvador on Sunday.

According to the Washington examiner, a suspicious Customs and Border Protection officer found the unusual looking chocolate bars, cut one open, and found a bar of cocaine wrapped in plastic, covered in chocolate, said CBP spokesman Robert Hunt.

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Pilar Sanders' mugshot has hit the internets. In the mugshot taken at a Dallas jail last night following her arrest on domestic abuse charges, Pilar smirks at the camera. The fallout from Sanders' arrest is likely to be huge. She will certainly lose custody of her minor children, and any endorsements she acquired as a result of being married to former NFL star Deion Sanders.

A judge will probably force her to move out of the residence she shares with Deion, since he will ask for a restraining order. According to Deion's daughter, Deiondra Sanders, Pilar had refused to move out of the mansion.

Deion took to his Twitter page last night to tweet about the attack by Pilar and a female friend, known as @Toothickchick on

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The subpar ratings for the Residences of Morgan Falls apartments in the Sandy Springs suburb of Atlanta tells the story of residents living in fear for their lives.

It's not just the open air drug dealing, or the crumbling structures that cause 2nd floor railings to give way at the slightest touch -- it's the two shootings that occurred there within a week of each other.

Just two days after turning 40, attorney Adina Parson was shot eight times -- 3 times in the head -- and left for dead in the breezeway of her apartment building.

On Monday she was in critical but stable condition in Grady Memorial hospital's ICU unit, a close friend told the AJC.

So far, Sandy Springs police have no leads.

“Adina is very loving person so we’re all baffled," Lisa Baker, Parson's friend, said by telephone from Grady. "It just doesn’t fit. We’re just dumbfounded."

Parson was on her way to pick her husband up from work when she was shot around 11:45 p.m. Friday, according to the AJC. The shooter, laying in wait, emptied a gun clip into her -- a sign that the shooting may not have been random.

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Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, was released from the Seminole County Jail after posting bail in Sanford, Florida, early Monday morning. Zimmerman, wearing a brown Pittsburgh Steelers jacket and blue jeans, walked out of the jail and climbed into a white BMW before speeding off.

Zimmerman will stand trial on second-degree murder charges in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin later this year.

He was granted $150,000 bail by a judge on Friday. During the bond hearing, Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon's parents despite their refusal to meet with him.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara was praised for urging his client to take the stand. But in a surprising reversal today, O'Mara apologized for Zimmerman's apology, saying the apology was "ill-timed."

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A photographer has released a photo to the media reportedly showing George Zimmerman's bloody head after an altercation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin ended in the teenager's murder.

According to ABC News, which obtained the photo, the photographer claims to have taken the photo "three minutes after he shot and killed Martin."

Serious head wounds bleed profusely. They do not stop bleeding after 3 minutes. As a registered nurse, I do not see life threatening injuries in that photo.

The photo should not be allowed into evidence because it could have been taken at any time between Feb. 26 and the day he was arrested. The prosecution will likely rely on photos that were taken during the booking process by Sanford police, rather than the photo obtained by ABC, which could easily have been Photoshopped.

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A judge in Seminole County, Florida today set a $150,000 bond for neighborhood watch killer George Zimmerman, according to CNN.

The bond comes with condition, which include GPS monitoring, no possession of firearms, no use of controlled substances, other than those prescribed by a physician, and no contact with the victim's family.

The judge told Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, to meet with the state (special prosecutor Angela Corey) to determine whether Zimmerman could live out of state for his protection.

He must also meet with the state to be fitted for a GPS ankle bracelet, which means he likely won't be released until Monday.

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ALEC, the conservative right-wing group responsible for pushing the controversial 'Stand Your Ground' laws in many states says it will stop advocating the law. This action comes after activist groups called for a national boycott of ALEC following the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.

ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, announced its plan to move away from sticky law enforcement policies, such as Stand Your Ground, and return to its economic roots, according to the NY Times.

As a result of the national boycott, numerous corporate sponsors -- including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft foods and McDonald’s -- announced they have dropped their financial support of ALEC.

“The issue of a young man being killed and linked to this organization made it much harder for companies to say, ‘Gee, this is a great organization that we want to support,’ ” said David Halperin, a senior fellow for United Republic, a liberal nonprofit group.

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A Texas woman was gunned down as she took her 3-day-old son, Keegan Schuchardt, for his first check-up on Tuesday. 28-year-old Kala Marie Golden tried desperately to save her son as her killer -- a registered nurse -- snatched Keegan out of her arms.

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Lignon said Verna Deann McClain was charged with murder early Wednesday morning. Her sister, Corina Jackson, told police the mother of three was adopting a baby soon.

Lignon told ABC's "Good Morning America" that McClain had planned to kidnap a baby, but Golden was a random target. There is no indication that the two women knew each other prior to the shooting.

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A 19-year-old Hispanic male was killed in a hail of gunfire following a police chase on L.A.'s 101 freeway Thursday night. The wild police chase -- and its tragic outcome -- was captured on live television.

Cops fired more than 90 rounds at Abdul Ariel as squad cars hemmed in his Crown Victoria on the 101 freeway after the police chase. Evidence tags dot the highway to indicate where shells fell from the point where Arian exited the car to the shoulder of the roadway where Arian died of multiple gunshot wounds.

As he jumped out of his car, Arian wheeled around repeatedly to show police that he only had a cell phone in his hand. But police began firing wildly at him, missing Arian as he ran backwards across the highway.

The teen's uncle told the media, "He was a nice kid. He was working. He was such a sweet kid, respectful to others."

"He wanted to be a cop and like I said before, during the chase last night, he was calling 911," said the uncle. "He was afraid of cops. You know, he told me he wants to be a good cop, not a crooked cop."

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Today I received an email from a loyal reader named Melissa. Melissa wanted to share her concern about Florida State Attorney Angela Corey possibly sabotaging the Trayvon Martin murder case by charging his killer with 2nd degree murder.

Melissa accused Corey of taking on the Trayvon case for political reasons -- to gain back Republican support after she charged 12-year-old Christian Fernandez as an adult for sexually assaulting (and murdering) his 2-year-old brother in March 2011.

If convicted, Christian, now 13, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Melissa wanted me to spread the word about this great injustice done to a 12-year-old kid.

Like most people with an agenda, Melissa conveniently left out the fact that Christian also sexually assaulted his 5-year-old brother on a number of occasions.

In my opinion, that makes him a sexual predator and a future pedophile. As I told Melissa in my response to her, Christian can not be rehabilitated. Some kids are born with a lack of empathy for the suffering of others. I believe Christian is one of those kids that you can't teach to have empathy for others.

It's better to lock people like him away from society for the public's safety. I just feel sorry for the ones he is locked up with.

I am sure Melissa means well, but Christian Fernandez is a sick kid. Read an excerpt from her email after the break.

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Ever since the Trayvon Martin vigilante murder case burst into the nation's headlines, media outlets such as CNN, FOX, and ABC News have gone out of their way to twist and distort the facts in the case.

George Zimmerman, 28, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer had a history of prowling his gated community, stalking black males and calling 911 to report black males walking.

Last night, while viewing a video of George Zimmerman's 911 call, which originally aired on CNN, I noticed the CNN graphic credited the dispatcher with saying, "And he's a black male?"

Actually, that is Zimmerman's voice heard on the tape identifying Trayvon as a black male.

But the media continues to distort the evidence to diminish the fact that Zimmerman racially profiled Trayvon on Feb. 26.

Click the image above, or CLICK HERE to hear the audio of the 911 call.

Trayvon Martin's killer will remain behind bars for at least another month with no bond. George Zimmerman, 28, appeared in a Seminole County courtroom for his bond hearing today wearing a gray prison issue jumpsuit. He remained calm as the judge read instructions to his attorney Mark O'Mara. After the hearing, O'Mara said bond will be set "in the next few weeks."

Referring to his client as "indigent," O'Mara told the media he was not charging Zimmerman a dime for his services. Earlier this week Zimmerman set up a Paypal account on his personal website to receive donations from the public.

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