This hearing ignored the grim reality of the U.S. immigration detention system, which is marked by abuse.
There are no visible signs of injuries to Zimmermann's head or blood on his clothes. His attorney has said that his client suffered a broken nose and a gash to his head .
Protesters, many wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles and cans of iced tea, gathered in front of City Hall March 26 to express solidarity with the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.
Martin's family hopes that the federal government will be able to bring justice to what many around this state see as a blatantly racist miscarriage of justice.
Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.
Thousands re-tracing the steps of those who made the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. ended their five-day journey by converging this weekend on the Alabama state capital here.
The Obama administration's Justice Department is reluctant to take on the fight against voter suppression efforts nationwide.
Security proceeded aggressively to rip the protesters' posters from their hands; Romney, meanwhile, hesitated for a moment, listening to the shouts.
Organizers say that, more than a commemoration, the march this week is a demonstration against modern day attacks.