Six things that have barely changed since Trayvon Martin's death
Sanford will soon have a new police chief, but other than that, things are still pretty much the same
Published: February 27, 2013
5) Zimmerman's attorneys still want the court to reveal identities and addresses of anonymous witnesses: In a court filing made on Feb. 19, Zimmerman's attorneys requested that the court reveal the names and addresses of witnesses to be deposed in the Zimmerman case. In October 2012, a judge ruled that the names of a handful of witnesses who indicated that they were "afraid" to testify could be withheld until depositions in mid-March. Zimmerman's attorneys say that's an infringement on their client's rights and want the court to reveal their information so that they can be investigated prior to deposition.
6) The nation may have forgotten about this case, but locals haven't: Long after the public figures stopped showing up in Sanford and the crowds of protesters dispersed, local groups and supporters keep Martin's memory alive. On Feb. 5, Martin's birthday (he would have been 18 this year), a crowd held a subdued celebration honoring the teen in Goldsboro, a small, traditionally African-American neighborhood in Sanford. They didn't call for vengeance, they didn't cast blame and they didn't gather in anger – they called for the community to come together to combat violence. Similar rallies were planned in Orlando and Sanford to mark the one-year anniversary of Martin's death.
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