The Hispanic security guard who shot an unarmed black 17-year-old claimed self-defense and police declined to arrest him. NBC's Pete Williams reports.
Should the white neighborhood watch captain who killed the unarmed African-American teenager as he walked home from the store be arrested? And if so, charged with what?
MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton (Politics Nation) and New York Times columnist Charles Blow join Ed for full analysis and reaction.
Florida’s “stand your ground” law may have set the stage for Martin’s shooter to walk away from this killing without being charged. Ed will look into that with Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
More Republicans (like John McCain) are scolding their own about the war on women, but Tennessee pushes a new bill that would identify abortion providers. Bill Burton, former White House Deputy Press Secretary under President Obama, and Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large, will have reaction.
Democrats in Wisconsin are fighting fire with fire. Ed will have a major announcement from a new candidate for high office in the Badger State.
Petyon Manning is headed to Denver, which means the so-called praying quarterback Tim Tebow is looking for a new city. Ed looks at where Tebowmania may be he might be going next.
And in our Big Finish, Mitt Romney pumps out more lies on Barack Obama and gas prices. Then, he says he can’t make a decision on Afghanistan, but says the president’s policies have failed. Ed invites Democratic strategist Bob Shrum to straighten the Mittster out.
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