Early Start's new website

Head to http://www.cnn.com/shows/early-start for your news.




July 18th, 2013
05:57 AM ET

Fallout Over Zimmerman Verdict Continues

It’s been four days since a jury declared George Zimmerman a free man, but the calls to action continue.

The fallout is widespread with rallies and protests across major U.S. cities demanding a change after a jury acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

“'Justice for Trayvon rallies'” are scheduled in 100 cities Saturday, to urge civil rights charges against George Zimmerman,” reports CNN’s Victor Blackwell.

And just days after Anderson Cooper’s exclusive interview with one of the jurors in the Zimmerman trial first aired, we're learning more about how the Zimmerman jury spent their 22 days sequestered when they weren’t in court.

“The six female jurors occasionally left the hotel – with court approval – going bowling, shopping, and to the movies," Blackwell says. "Seminole County officials estimate sequestration cost the county $33 thousand, all to isolate them from the controversy surrounding the trial.”

Posted by
Filed under: Jury • Justice • Protests • Stand Your Ground • Trayvon Martin • Trial • Zimmerman
July 15th, 2013
06:03 AM ET

Protests, calls for calm after Zimmerman acquitted – George Howell reports

The anger in the streets is ongoing in the wake of the not guilty verdict delivered in the George Zimmerman Trial.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted Saturday of murder, and manslaughter, in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Frustration over that decision brought thousands to rallies across the country.

CNN’s George Howell has more on the resounding messages of protest and calls for calm in reaction to the verdict.

Posted by
Filed under: Justice • Not Guilty • Trayvon Martin • Verdict • Zimmerman trial
May 9th, 2013
08:21 AM ET

Jurors find Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in riveting climax to trial – John Berman reports

Reactions are emotional and dramatic after a jury finds Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder. John Berman covers the story.

Posted by
Filed under: Court • Crime • Justice