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The audio recording of the phone call urgently needs to be edited
The transcript of the call and the captions that appear when you listen to the audio both say that Zimmerman's home number was redacted. If you listen to the audio itself, though, Zimmerman's phone number hasn't been edited out and you can hear his phone number pretty clearly at two different points. I don't know how to edit recordings, but the actual phone number definitely needs to be cut out somehow. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ichigogogirl (talk • contribs) 03:31, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Why are the infobox needed? We already have separate biographies. --George Ho (talk) 21:42, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
Why does the presence or absence of biographies influence the decision to have infoboxes on this page? VQuakr (talk) 04:24, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Please tell me the relevance and/or prevalence of those infobox. --George Ho (talk) 08:21, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
As discussed in the talk page archives, they are relevant to the article on the event because they are the two persons most central to said event. You started this RfC; please present a cogent line of reasoning explaining what is your suggestion, why, and why you felt an RfC was necessary. VQuakr (talk) 16:49, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I want the bot to invite people; that's all. The topic must have lost luster when the verdict was reached. At least there are similar cases, like 2014 Ferguson unrest. And I really want a consensus. Also, keep the photos if infoboxes are to be removed. I checked the archives, and that was when Martin and Zimmerman biographies didn't exist. --George Ho (talk) 16:56, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
As said before, we already have stand-alone biographies. VQuakr, what's your decision? --George Ho (talk) 08:06, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
The infoboxes are probably not needed anymore. They only serve to clutter the page and the information offered within them is already present either outside of them or on the biographies. Now that they have their own pages I don't think the infoboxes are necessary, though the pictures should probably remain. Weedwacker (talk) 03:37, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Remove The main articles contain infoboxes already. No need for it here. --Mr. Guye (talk) 03:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Remove the infoboxes, if we have separate articles, why do we need this infobox? Grognard Chess(talk) Ping when replying 01:47, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't think we need these infoboxes here. Information in the text and a link to the main articles should suffice. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 20:11, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
The picture of Martin should be updated to one more contemporary to the shooting.
There are lots of other pictures circulating. Which one is most current? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Coeholbrook (talk • contribs) 23:36, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
I agree. We need a more recent picture, not the one of him looking younger used for propaganda purposes. The younger image was used to make people feel sorry for him, as a helpless little boy. DreamFocus 00:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 15 April 2015
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The article says that the police sited "Stand your Ground" law as the reason for releasing Zimmerman. Fact is the only ones who brought up that were those where illegally trying to get Zimmerman convicted without a trial. The police stated that it was a clear-cut case of self-defense. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Also, you'll need to cite reliable sources to support your requested edit. --ElHef (Meep?) 14:50, 15 April 2015 (UTC)