Skip to comments.CBC wants Trayvon Martin's death investigated as potential hate crime
Posted on 03/19/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by redreno
The Congressional Black Caucus wants the Justice Department to investigate the shooting death of a 17-year-old, unarmed black Florida high school student as a potential hate crime.
This case compromises the integrity of our legal system and sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stand together in the name of justice for Trayvon. As a nation we cannot, should not, and will not ignore, Trayvons brutal murder and the inconceivable fact that his killer remains free. Contrary to the flippant way this case has been handled, his life had meaning and purpose. Trayvon had a family, friends and a future all taken away because of the color of his skin
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IMO...we will never know what really happened.
>>It may be a hate crime, but its more likely nothing but a blowhard itching for a fight who had a gun. George Zimmerman is clearly not an innocent victim who resorted to self defense.<<
And your evidence is???
>>An apparently innocent young man is dead at the hand of a self-appointed community vigilante,in public, and the killer was not even detained/arrested for an investigation!<<
You should avail yourself of some facts before you post.
I just scrolled up. You’re gonna have your hands full here. This thread is whack job heavy :)
"zimmerman approached the kid "
There is no proof to support your fabrication.
Based on the known facts - the kid was carrying candy and iced tea and had every right to be where he was — zimmerman was told by the 911 op to back off — zimmerman approached the kid -— zimmerman shot the kid -— this should be a slam dunk — murder.>>
Get a clue:
1)It's not illegal to follow someone
2)There is no publicly available evidence that George approached Trayvon. Both George's call to the cops and Trayvon’s girlfriend state that as George was following Trayvon, Trayvon ran off. Now if you think that George could have caught up with Trayvon, I've got a bridge to sell you.
3)Yes, a struggle ensued, but who swung first is unknown. I believe Trayvon swung at George after accosting George.
4)There is no evidence available that George “accosted” Trayvon. From Trayvon’s girlfriend's TV statements, Trayvon first spoke to George.
5)Zimmerman did not call 911 and was not told to “back off”. He called the non-emergency number and was told “you don't need to do that” (follow Trayvon). The operator had no authority to order George to do anything.
6)Again, there is no evidence that George approached Trayvon rather than the other way around.
>>Youre gonna have your hands full here. This thread is whack job heavy :)<<
Better call in some reinforcements. :-)
You forgot PhatHead.
Pretty hard to approach someone when you don’t know where they are :)
Your comment speaks volumes about the difficulty in picking jurors who do not have their minds made up already. I envision a hung jury. Some white jurors may well vote to convict, but most certainly all black jurors will vote to convict. It is going to be a racist circus trial. Jurors addresses will be leaked and we may well see the Black Panthers show up at peoples houses to threaten them. Holder will have no problem with that.
First response: Why is the Center for Disease Control getting involved?
Second response: Why don't those Canadians just mind their own business?
Third response: There are Blacks in Congress?
And TigersEye. And stephenjohnbanker.
Ooooo...it’s the Communist Black Caucus...time to shake in my boots.
Well, looky there, another attempt to prejudice the jury pool and undermine the rule of law by old-time racist Emanuel Cleaver. Who’da thunk it?
A “white(racist) hispanic” saw a black criminal(all blacks are criminals to Zimm, even the ones he tutors on weekends), so he pulled his gun, and shot the 12 year old Boy Scout in cold blood!! Zimmerman must get the chair!! Or better yet, skip the trial, and turn him over to the Black Panthers!!
Pay Per View !!!!!!!!!!
Dats de ticket!!!!
Woohoo! The reinforcements have arrived!
Geez! too many boob tube educated whack jobs for me. Facts are going to be of no use here.
Then stay for the entertainment value!
Some posters have made it a FR career to be on the wrong side of issues.
46 calls over 8 years = 5.75 calls per year. Wow! /s