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Rep. John Lewis Says Death Of Trayvon Martin Is A Tragedy
cbslocal.com ^ | March 21, 2012

Posted on 03/22/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Rep. John Lewis made this statement about the shooting of the unarmed teen in Sanford, Florida:

“This shooting is a tragedy. It reminds me too much of what happened in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in this country when thousands of people of color were murdered without impunity simply because their lives were thought to be cheap. The death of Trayvon Martin has a chilling effect on black parents and their children, especially their sons.

“They realize that in the 21st century they may still live in a circumstance where the law is no protection, government authorities permit the worst violence, and little is done to enforce justice. Hundreds and thousands of African American boys in Atlanta and other urban cities are killed, just disappear everyday. Of all the violence we hear about on the news, we rarely hear the stories of these boys. It’s as though no one even expects them to survive so their loss is not newsworthy.

“There are forces in America today who want to take us back. They are suppressing voting rights across the country and encouraging legislatures like that in Georgia to expand the right to carry and use violent weapons.This tragedy is a reminder to all those concerned about justice that we cannot be complacent. There is no door that closes, no wall that is built, no line drawn in the sand that prevents us from going back. The only prevention is us.

“We must get informed, know the history, be aware of current attempts to change progressive law. We must advocate and struggle against regression and injustice and march in the streets if necessary to dramatize the need for justice.”

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: democrats; johnlewis; trayvonmartin
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1 posted on 03/22/2012 2:15:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh geez not this crap again. The sad thing is that plenty of sheeple will buy this crap.


2 posted on 03/22/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And with an important note to young black men, do not attempt to beat a white guy following you with your fists, especially if he is armed.


3 posted on 03/22/2012 2:19:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Hillary Clinton)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

His Killer needs to go to Prison for life..

Big Bubba will handle him with caring “love”


4 posted on 03/22/2012 2:19:31 PM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: All

the shooter was not white, he’s Hispanic.
Secondly, there will be many more black on black and black on white deaths in this state this year, but these clowns won’t be upset about it....no money in it.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 2:21:34 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’d say the election of Rep Lewis is a tragedy.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

‘a white guy following you...’? Isn’t the perp Hispanic?


7 posted on 03/22/2012 2:22:17 PM PDT by lesko
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
And with an important note to young black men, do not attempt to beat a white guy assault anyone following you with your fists, especially if he is armed your victim might be armed.
8 posted on 03/22/2012 2:23:57 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Maverick68

My understanding is that he is a white Hispanic.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 2:26:00 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Santorum sucks)
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To: Maverick68

But there is a GOP convention coming up in the state.

Oh happy day.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Maverick68; lesko

Hispanic is not a race.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It reminds me too much of what happened in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in this country when thousands of people of color were murdered without impunity simply because their lives were thought to be cheap.

Uh, Congressman, shouldn’t that be “murdered with impunity”?

Correct me if I’m wrong...


12 posted on 03/22/2012 2:26:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A tragedy, yes. But, to have the media and race baiting Al Sharpton fanning the flames of racism and pouring more gasoline on the fire is wrong!


13 posted on 03/22/2012 2:27:59 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: EEGator

“Hispanic is not a race.”

Unless its Arizona and we are talking about border control- then hispanics become a separate race subject to racial profiling.

Signed,

confused


14 posted on 03/22/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: dfwgator

How many people drowned as a direct result of Lewis’ comments?


15 posted on 03/22/2012 2:34:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Maverick68

Black vs Hispanic is the Battle of the Century which has been threatening to break out within the Democrat Party for many years now. Just wait till Hispanics start shoving back on this.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 2:34:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Augustinian monk

Of course.


17 posted on 03/22/2012 2:34:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Is this the Guam jackass?


18 posted on 03/22/2012 2:36:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

That’s amazing. I didn’t think Lewis spoke English; only Ebonics.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 2:37:48 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I have read Zimmerman is not white but Hispanic or mixed-race.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 2:38:11 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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