There is some evidence to suggest that citizens monitoring their communities can reduce crime. But the Trayvon Martin shooting focused new attention on neighborhood watch programs. Many neighborhoods have them, but the Martin case has brought questions about what they can and can't do to the fore.
State Attorney Angela Corey says her decision not to take the case to a grand jury should not be viewed as an indication of whether charges will or won't be brought eventually. She is still investigating, Corey added.
Websites and social media can garner the support of hundreds of thousands for a particular cause. They can even bring issues to light that might otherwise have been overlooked by mainstream media. Host Michel Martin speaks with Shelby Blakely of the Tea Party Patriots, and Rashad Robinson of ColorOfChange.org.
Mitt Romney's campaign asked broadcasters in Pennsylvania to stop running the campaign's anti-Rick Santorum ad as soon as possible. The move was made "out of deference to Sen. Santorum's decision to suspend his campaign," according to a Romney campaign spokeswoman.
Buford, Wyo., has been billed as America's smallest town. It has a convenience store, gas station and a population of one. That would be the town's longtime owner Don Sammons. Bids came from around the world, and a man from Vietnam won with a $900,000 offer.
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