July 17, 2013 2:50 PM
Bruce Springsteen says Trayvon Martin is proof that America is just as racist now as it was in 1999 ... when NYC police officers fatally shot a black immigrant named Amadou Diallo. Springsteen, while performing in Limerick, Ireland, dedicating his song "American Skin (41 Shots)" to George Zimmerman's 17-year-old shooting victim. Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of murder, rape and holding three women captive for about a decade in his home pleaded not guilty to the 977 counts against him. Fabrice P. Tourre and Brian Stoker share a bond:The Securities and Exchange Commission accused both men of fraud.In an unexpected cameo at the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, Mr. Stoker joined the horde of spectators swarming Mr. Tourre?s trial. Mr. Stoker even paid a visit to the defense table, introducing himself during a break in the action.