Trayvon Martin Resolution Introduced

Seung Min Kim, Politico, April 4, 2012

Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense.

The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.”

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“As the Department of Justice continues its thorough investigation into Trayvon Martin’s untimely death, it is time for us as legislators to look at the troubling ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which has enabled George Zimmerman to remain free,” CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement.

The four-page resolution, sponsored by Cleaver, has three other co-sponsors: Democratic Reps. Corrine Brown, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson—all of Florida, where the shooting occurred.

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  • Boereseun

    Wouldn’t surprise me that this was their plan all along, they just needed the scapegoat of a ‘Zimmerman’ to start the proceedings.  It’s oh so easy to control your populace when they have not the means to defend themselves from your tyranny.

    Talk about never allowing a cause to go to waste. Poor Zimmerman wouldn’t stand a chance if these people were judge, jury and executioner. Zimmerman better thank his lucky stars, even as a Latino, that there is still a slimmer of decency left in the American ‘justice’ system.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     below is the website for the states attorney prosecuting mr. zimmerman, i

    urge all amreners to email or write ms. corey a respectful letter detailing how

    as a voter and citizen you feel that mr zimmerman defended himself under the law

    and how you feel that the police acted professionally on scene and did a good

    initial investigation and that charges against mr. zimmerman would not be right

    considering he was being assaulted and was forced to defend himself after yelling for help with no response. thank you. (on left is contact, that link takes you directly to a sign on right to email, very easy took me 2 minutes)

    http://www.sao4th.com/

  • redshirts

    Blackness is sweetness and innocence, Whiteness is evil and guilt.

    If the racist White privilege Tea Party blocks this resolution, Obamau-mau should just sign it as an Exective Order and campaign slogan.

    Biblical scholars and archeologist have discovered that Affirmative Action has nothing to do with racial bias against Whites. It was handed down by as the 11th Commandment, once lost, now found.

  • redshirts

    New claims cast Trayvon Martin as the aggressor

    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/new-claims-cast-trayvon-1399235.html

  • The_Bobster

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/memo-from-middle-america-zimmerman-lynch-mob-exposes-hispanic-paper-tiger

    Zimmerman is also a registered Democrat, for what that’s worth. And Zimmerman is sometimes a Jewish name, as in the case of his father’s namesake “Robert Zimmerman” a.k.a. Bob Dylan, but a post over on Tablet Mag (which describes itself as a “daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.”) reassures the readers that “Zimmerman, Trayvon Martins Killer is not Jewish” [By Marc Tracy, March 21, 2012]. Apparently, George Zimmerman was raised Catholic, even serving as an altar boy.

    •  He was adopted by his father though, right? George Zimmerman’s mother is Peruvian.

      Peruvian into White Supremacist. If only they could find out some other alchemy or technological “Holy Grail” like lead to gold or cold fusion.

  • mikejones91

    Blacks are too worried about “changing” their image, but NOT their behavior. Change YOUR BEHAVIOR, and public perception will CHANGE. Idiots. Makes me think its not even worth fixing. Dammit Lincoln.

  • Poor Georgie Porgie stuck in his thumb and pulled out a scapegoat plum.

    He’ll be used as a legislative bludgeon to take away people’s legal right to self defense against black assaults and then get thrown in jail for all his help.

  • 1gravity

    George Zimmerman is a hero.  He, and his neighborhood association, deserve our support.

  • JackKrak

    Does the CBC ever do anything that’s not either profoundly stupid or a waste of time? Does anyone really believe they are concerned with the serious business of government instead of introducing  idiot resolutions to condemn this or that supposed “outrage” or “injustice”?

  • I believe Switzerland hands a firearm to every male over the age of 18.  They don’t have a “gun” problem because they lack a “certain ethnic segment” that America has in bulk.  

    Instead of banning GUNS,  I advocate the banning of this “certain ethnic segment”… but that’s just ME of course.

    • In Switzerland, you have mortars and howitzers in your garage. Armed people.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Even the Nazis knew to leave them alone in WW II.  Almost the dead center of the worst fighting the world has ever seen and they were able to maintain their neutrality.

         The Swiss are proud of their sharp-shooting skills; William Tell is the national hero.  They’re taught at a young age to go for the highest ranking officers and take them out.

        Switzerland has a low crime rate, BTW — which they’ll only be able to maintain if they keep out the Moslem hoards…

        Bon

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “Memorializes 17-year old…”  What great things did “No_limit_N****” accomplish?

    Where’s the resolution blaming the violent, pathological and dysfunctional black culture for Trayvon’s death?

    How does a “hoody” lay dead for three days, 60 feet from his father’s house?  THAT says a lot about parental involvement, AFAIC.  The family is in complete denial about this kid’s behavior.
     
    When is the black community going to accept that they are responsible for Trayvon’s death, not everyone else?
    Bon

    • Mutant_Swarm

      Never.

  • The_Bobster

    Great comments because it’s not the NY Daily Snooze, which bans people who make “great comments” while allowing cop-and YT-hating Congoids to post freely.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

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  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Anon12:

    Yes, they know about the kid’s perverse behavior but to them that IS normal!! I see this in the schools all the time — black parents DEFENDING their kid’s aberrant behavior, blacks have NO shame. They’ll try to turn around the situation as in, “you don’t understand black culture,” (when, unfortunately I do) or call us racists for writing up their kid for what would be a class A felony outside the school grounds.

    Since they’re black, the law doesn’t apply to them, and anyone who questions their sick behavior is opening himself up for a lawsuit or violence. No one will come to your defense.

    Bon

  • Impertinent

    “Cleaver, has three other co-sponsors: Democratic Reps. Corrine Brown, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson—all of Florida…”

    Figures that these “role” models are all they ever have….Cleaver…thug…Alcee Hastings…former impeached Federal Judge….Brown…typical asshat racist with big hair only challenged by her mouth….and Wilson….silly $500 cowboy hats with a shrieking, hateful big mouth anytime theres a camera or a mic around.

    Pathetic, ugly clowns. But…they keep getting elected by ever more pathetic clowns.

    This is the only reason the CBC exists…to keep the poverty pimps rolling in clover.