Skip to comments.Rep. John Lewis Says Death Of Trayvon Martin Is A Tragedy
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. Its 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 ...
Oh geez not this crap again. The sad thing is that plenty of sheeple will buy this crap.
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.
His Killer needs to go to Prison for life..
Big Bubba will handle him with caring “love”
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.
I’d say the election of Rep Lewis is a tragedy.
‘a white guy following you...’? Isn’t the perp Hispanic?
My understanding is that he is a white Hispanic.
But there is a GOP convention coming up in the state.
Oh happy day.
Hispanic is not a race.
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...
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!
“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.
How many people drowned as a direct result of Lewis’ comments?
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.
Is this the Guam jackass?
That’s amazing. I didn’t think Lewis spoke English; only Ebonics.
I have read Zimmerman is not white but Hispanic or mixed-race.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.