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House Dem calls for Trayvon Martin hearings
dailycaller.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Caroline May

Posted on 07/16/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling for Judiciary Committee hearings on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Gutierrez wrote that the committee must hold hearings on the matter “as soon as possible.”

“When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done, whether the underlying law is just, and whether federal legislation could help avoid another tragic death like the death of Trayvon Martin,” Gutierrez wrote.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges on Saturday in the death of Martin, after his attorneys argued self-defense.

According to Gutierrez, a member of the Judiciary Committee, Martin’s shooting death “undermines the rule of law, erodes community trust in law enforcement, and exemplify just how dangerous the combination of rampant fear and easily available guns can be,” he wrote. “Even as crime has gone down across the nation, fear of crime, fear of violence, and fear of fellow Americans seems to be ever increasing.”

Gutierrez went on in his letter to address the distrust he says working-class communities have toward law enforcement, pointing out that it took two months for law enforcement to make an arrest in Martin’s death.

He also criticized Goodlatte and the Judiciary Committee for passing the SAFE Act through committee, which would allow states and localities to enforce federal immigration laws as a means to improve interior immigration enforcement.

“There is a widespread feeling in many poor and working-class communities that the police are not there to serve them. The Judiciary Committee recently passed legislation you co-authored to drive an even greater wedge between local police and the communities they serve by turning all police into immigration enforcement officers and criminalizing millions of immigrants and their families,” Gutierrez wrote.

The Illinois Democrat further pointed to guns and the gun industry as another issue the committee should take on but “scarcely has anything to say about it.”

“I note with great sadness that Mr. Martin was just one of hundreds and hundreds of children we have lost to guns,” Gutierrez wrote. “There is no reason in a modern society to accept the sale, marketing, and widespread proliferation of guns as a means for killing other human beings and our laws should reflect that fact.”

Gutierrez’s goal, he concluded is to examine “the panoply of questions left unanswered as George Zimmerman goes free and the Trayvon Martin family mourns.”


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; bang; democrats; luisgutierrez; reconquista
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1 posted on 07/16/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Leave these people alone, your racist divisive SOB


2 posted on 07/16/2013 11:14:21 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Anything to distract from the real goings-on behind the scenes. Beautiful smokescreen, evil lib politicians.


3 posted on 07/16/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These idiots won’t accept the results of our system, they want THEIR verdict regardless of the facts.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 11:14:52 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What a moron. States have rights. Americans have rights. But when a democRAT doesn't get his way they want the feds to create laws to trumps those rights.

liberalism is a disease.

5 posted on 07/16/2013 11:15:13 AM PDT by South40
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Trayvon is as dead as the Libyan ambassador. What difference could it possibly make at this point in time, anyway???


6 posted on 07/16/2013 11:15:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Here we go with that “child” crap again.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 11:15:29 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Because God knows Congress doesn’t have anything more important to be dealing with. </sarcasm>


8 posted on 07/16/2013 11:15:44 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail..."

WTF! Has this world gone bat guano crazy?

9 posted on 07/16/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gutierrez really is calling for more violence against whites.

Thats exactly what these people mean to provoke by constantly scratching off the Zimmerman-Martin scab.

10 posted on 07/16/2013 11:16:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RoosterRedux

This is what it feels like.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 11:16:33 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I agree:

“When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done”

That includes Eric Holder giving out weapons to Mexican drug cartels!!

Let the congress investigate that!


12 posted on 07/16/2013 11:16:45 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’d say Zimmerman need to go on the attach with a good ole fashioned slander/libel suite.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 11:17:12 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Liberals gone wild. Someone really should cage them up at night because they get out of hand when left to their own devices.


14 posted on 07/16/2013 11:17:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Not to mention the phrase, ‘gunned down.” TM wasn’t gunned down - he was the instigator. Stupid people. Stupid, stupid, stupid people! And these people get elected and make laws for the rest of us? What a sorry state of the union.


15 posted on 07/16/2013 11:17:35 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: skeeter

He’s not backing up his fellow Hispanic. Wonder what that will do in the community of non-Marxist Latinos.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 11:17:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Perhaps someone should remind Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez that a gun that was sold by Eric Holder’s Dept. was used to kill a LEO just a week or two ago and that many more Mexican Nationals were killed with others that his office were responsible for the sale of, to known Gang associates?


17 posted on 07/16/2013 11:18:07 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Catsrus

No, not stupid. More like evil. The god of this world is driving them.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 11:18:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mj1234
“When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done”

That could become extremely inconvenient for Chicago!

19 posted on 07/16/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Take the log out of your own eye(Chicago, Ill.)before attempting to remove the speck from mine(Sanford, Fl)....


20 posted on 07/16/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT by yadent
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done"

Are you ****ing serious??? No mention of what happens in YOUR city on any given weekend???


21 posted on 07/16/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: yadent

Maybe they want to charge Trayvon Martin posthumously for the hate crime of beating up a guy Martin thought was a gay rapist.


22 posted on 07/16/2013 11:21:15 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Forget Trayvon and Zimm. They are like Mungo, “Pawns in the game of life.” Repeat after me:

LEFTISTS SEEKING MORE CONTROL.
LEFTISTS SEEKING MORE CONTROL.
LEFTISTS SEEKING MORE CONTROL.
LEFTISTS SEEKING MORE CONTROL.
LEFTISTS SEEKING MORE CONTROL.
LEFTISTS SEEKING MORE CONTROL.


23 posted on 07/16/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This idiot does not seem to know that Chicago is in his state.


24 posted on 07/16/2013 11:22:25 AM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: 0.E.O

Great idear huh? We’re certainly gettin’ our moneys worth out of these asshats.


25 posted on 07/16/2013 11:23:00 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If someone must go to jail in this matter, then by all means, feel free to jail Martin’s corpse.


26 posted on 07/16/2013 11:24:06 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people just won’t be satified until they can generate Mississippi burning on a national scale. They have set out to divide and destroy this country and they do NOT care about the consequences of their words and actions.

They WANT this. They NEED this.


27 posted on 07/16/2013 11:24:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Luis Gutierrez, another hispanic throwing Zimmerman under the bus.


28 posted on 07/16/2013 11:26:48 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wish the Democrats would STOP with their ‘War on Women’ jurors.


29 posted on 07/16/2013 11:27:43 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

the irony of an illinois democrat calling this for attention in the house is just hilarious.,....you might wanna look at chicago and your own state first you muppet.


30 posted on 07/16/2013 11:31:46 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When even our lawmakers have no understanding of what appropriately occurred in a court of law, we are in deep trouble, people....


31 posted on 07/16/2013 11:34:49 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

32 posted on 07/16/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Tailgunner Joe
When any child is gunned down

Trust my experience as a retired high school teacher, the term "child" is merely a legal point.

I have had 16 year olds already working on their third strike (felony tried as an adult).

I've had female students with three children and they aren't even 18 years old yet.

They know more about sex, drugs and guns than the prosecutors in our community

33 posted on 07/16/2013 11:37:32 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: sunmars

Yep - I’m guessing this guy hasn’t issued a peep about the “children” being “gunned down” on a literal daily basis in Chicago.


34 posted on 07/16/2013 11:39:55 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Obadiah

The race industry has it all on the line. They must be destroyed - Tawana Brawley Sharpton, Hymie-town Jackson, Black Panther thugs


35 posted on 07/16/2013 11:43:06 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There were 5 children killed by gunfire in Chicago during the Zimmerman trial. One was a 5 year old boy.

Is a black life only valuable if it is taken in self-defense by a “White Hispanic?”


36 posted on 07/16/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rave on, Luis, it’s a crazy feelin!


37 posted on 07/16/2013 11:44:04 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When are the hearing on something that is a real crime like the IRS?


38 posted on 07/16/2013 11:44:08 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How about we call for more Holder hearings, he’s already lied to Congress and needs to be Jailed!


39 posted on 07/16/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

:: When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done ::

So, Luis, who is leading the congressional investigation for the 5-year-old shot in a drive by shooting this weekend in Chicago?

See...child gunned down...no one goes to jail...


40 posted on 07/16/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Really)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s calling for hearings?

Fine.

I’m calling for his Impeachment from the House. Send his Racist a$$ back to Illinois.


41 posted on 07/16/2013 11:47:19 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: cld51860

What’s even more troubling is that the majority of the congress critters are lawyers. How scary!


42 posted on 07/16/2013 11:48:36 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Olog-hai

You are right, but when they are driven by the god of this world then they lack wisdom.


43 posted on 07/16/2013 11:49:56 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Catsrus

That’s the purpose. It certainly was not wisdom that drove said god of this world to foment a war in heaven.


44 posted on 07/16/2013 11:51:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Now, we should all remember that this Illinois rat is Paul Ryan’s good friend! Someone he respects the opinion of on immigration matters...


45 posted on 07/16/2013 11:52:29 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Catsrus
A black tennager whose liver already showed damage from using drugs, sets out to beat an Hispanic man to death and gets shot to death for that criminal behavior ... and there are fools so hell-bent to self identify with the attacking drug infected teenager? Please, by all means self identify now, because I do not think Hispanic voters are as stupid as other constituencies of the democrip voting blocks. Some of these supposedly safe blue state vermin may get a surprise when a heretofore quiet Hispanic population exercises their right to vote the bastards out.

By all means you fools in Congress, self identify in the midst of this debacle. It will be much easier to remember your filthy faces in November of 2014.

46 posted on 07/16/2013 11:53:32 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How about “any time thousands of children are vacuumed and or torn apart limb by limb daily without anyone going to jail, we must reevaluate the laws and the system of justice in place.”
I will gladly entertain this quack’s issue if she will dare to listen to mine.

It never ceases to amaze me what horrible hypocrites these people are.


47 posted on 07/16/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Business is business, George. You may be half-Hispanic, but my loyalty lies with the Dem Party and what is most politically expedient.


48 posted on 07/16/2013 11:53:49 AM PDT by kabar
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To: BrewingFrog

I’m shocked over Paul Ryan. He has shown himself to be another RINO. Guess I’m glad he and Romney weren’t elected. It wouldn’t be much different than what we now have.


49 posted on 07/16/2013 11:54:49 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling for Judiciary Committee hearings on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Why not get the U.N.(America) (as I call the U.N.) to look into the shooting of the black Thug, Dumbass Rep. Luis Gutless?

50 posted on 07/16/2013 11:55:51 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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