publication date: Monday, June 27, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Injustice

clue: The neighborhood (and soon the country) watched him get into a deadly scuffle over Skittles and a gray hoodie.

explanation: Martin was shot dead by the self-appointed neighborhood watch, George Zimmerman, after going out to buy candy. Media speculation centered on whether he seemed menacing in a hoodie. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, and Richard Slominsky


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