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  • Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena?

    03/24/2012 1:20:13 AM PDT · by jay0718 · 9 replies
    Generation Snooki ^ | March 24, 2012 | Jay Stephenson
    Where was the Reverend Al when police killed Hispanic Iraq war vet Jose Guerena? Jay Stephenson GenerationSnooki.com March 24 2012 On May 5 last year, former Marine and Iraq war veteran Jose Guerena was just minding his business before police raided his Arizona home and opened fire, releasing more than 70 rounds in 7 seconds while his wife Vanessa and 4-year old son listened from a nearby closet. Armed with SWAT gear and an armored carrier, police no knock raided the Guerena home searching for illegal drugs that were never found. He was suspected of taking part in a marijuana...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • Kobe Bryant Forced Back Onto Tribal Plantation After Heresy About Trayvon

    04/03/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Donald Joy
    Two years ago, Barack Obama infamously emphasized skin color above all other factors in his remarks about a boiling controversy, saying, “…my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Obama did the same thing again over a year later, immediately after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in that case–barging in front of the cameras for the explicit purpose of emphasizing skin color (instead of character and conduct) regarding issues of crime, justice, and public safety, Obama self-righteously prattled on for over 17 minutes in a...
  • Gary Stein: Time to make George Zimmerman disappear

    04/01/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Context Florida ^ | March 31, 2014 | Gary Stein
    Florida is ground zero for the weird and unusual, but there are many people, places and events that Florida can point to with pride: Gov. Reubin Askew, our world-class beaches, beautiful wetlands, Disney World, Gasparilla and our universities’ title-winning athletic teams. But George Zimmerman is not something we’re proud of. For those people who have not listened to any form of media for the last few years, George Zimmerman is best known as the neighborhood watchman-turned-vigilante who shot and killed an unarmed 16-year old by the name of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman played police, judge and jury, assuming Trayvon was “up...
  • Ministers Form National Task Force to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    03/28/2014 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Afro American ^ | March 28, 2014 | Maria Adebola
    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaks about her support to eradicate "stand your ground" laws. Enough is enough, says Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, noting the list of young Black people dead or in jail in states where “stand your ground” laws are in place. “Our young Black boys are being senselessly killed just for being Black teenagers,” said Holmes, who on March 25 announced the formation of the National Pastor’s Task Force, a nation wide coalition of 40 Black ministers who want to repeal or revise “stand your ground” laws. “We have begun the fight in Florida and pledge to...
  • What Did Kobe Bryant Say About Trayvon Martin that has Liberals Shocked?

    03/27/2014 11:35:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Kobe Bryant, the world-renowned shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, admitted a position that is sure to irk liberals at a time when race relations in America remain incredibly low. At a time when black celebrities and political figures are routinely targeted by the left for any perceived lack of solidarity with leftist causes, Bryant recently sat down with The New Yorker to discuss a wide range of topics and admitted that he refuses to support Trayvon Martin simply because he’s black. According to News One: In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker, Kobe Bryant discussed life,...
  • Kobe Bryant on the Trayvon Martin case: “I won’t react just because I’m African-American”

    03/27/2014 6:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    Actually, my headline’s not right. It’s hard to be sure since the New Yorker piece that contains the money quote is behind a reg wall, but I don’t think he’s taking a position on the case. He’s taking a position on people who took a position on the case without having heard both sides. The reporter apparently asked him about this photo specifically: #WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice http://t.co/tH6baAVo— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2012 To which Bryant replied: “I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense...
  • Zimmerman civil rights violations ruling coming soon? Holder hints Trayvon murder decision coming

    03/26/2014 7:00:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Sports World News ^ | March 20, 2014 | Glenn Minnis
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder strongly hinted on Thursday that the government will soon determine if George Zimmerman will face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin. A self-appointed neighborhood watch patrolman, Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury of murder charges last year and soon thereafter the federal government announced that the Justice Department would be probing the case for any civil rights violations that might have occurred. The 17-year-old Martin was unarmed and just steps away from the doorsteps of his father's gated community home when Zimmerman ignored a police dispatcher's stern advice to...
  • “Stand Your Ground” Nation: America used to value the concept of retreat. Now we just shoot.

    03/26/2014 5:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | February 25, 2014 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it’s become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places—from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to Jordan Davis, shot in his car at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station to last week’s lethal shooting in an Arizona Walmart—is attributable to the “stand your ground” laws enacted over the past decade in 26 states across the country. Aggressive human interaction, post-Trayvon, now follows a painfully familiar pattern: An altercation occurs. Someone says he feared for his...
  • Trayvon’s Legacy – Miami-Dade School Board Lawyers Evaluating “Legal Risk” Pending FOIA Release

    03/10/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Mar 10, 2014 | Sundance
    We knew last year the diversionary activity around the Miami-Dade School Police Department (M-DSPD), which was coordinated, sanctioned and authorized by Miami-Dade School Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, was illegal. Now, however – the entire School Board might be legally responsible for engaging in unlawful conspiracy which resulted from the internal investigation within the M-DSPD and the School Boards’ “willful blindness” to the actual finding(s). The District Public Information Officer, Rolando Martin, has admitted to us the current Records Request delay is a consequence of School Board Legal Counsel evaluating our latest FOIA request. [M-DSPD] officers within the department admitted, under oath,...
  • Minnesota GOP State Representative Pens Racist Tweet About NBA Players

    03/10/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    ‘Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime,’ tweeted state Rep. Pat Garofalo Sunday.A Minnesota state lawmaker is under fire after making comments about the NBA that many feel were out of bounds. Gopher State Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo tweeted Sunday that “70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.” The offensive tweet was met widely with criticism: more than 1,200 people retweeted it and hundreds of others replied to the...
  • Poll Results: Just 11% of Black Youths Say Life Is Better For Them Under Obama…

    03/07/2014 8:31:48 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 3/6/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    These results from Rasmussen poll done March 2-3 have got to be disconcerting for Obama. Obama’s voter base is unhappy with their life under Obama. President Obama is going to have to do a whole lot more than promise to make things better for young blacks under his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, because 71 percent of voters in a new poll say life for the group is the same or worse than before he came into office. Rasmussen Reports reveals that just 16 percent of likely voters believe life for young blacks has improved since Obama’s 2008 election, while...
  • Wife says Alan Grayson shoved her during domestic incident

    03/04/2014 2:51:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 113 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/4/14 | Jeff Weiner
    A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this weekend. Lolita Grayson's petition for the injunction, dated Monday, says her husband pushed her against a door, causing her to fall to the ground, during a confrontation Saturday at their home on Oak Park Road, near Windermere. /snip After she refused, retrieved his mail and asked him to leave, Alan Grayson "then deliberately and with force pushed [Lolita Grayson] very hard against the front door, causing [her] to fall...
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother, At UConn, Challenges 'Stand Your Ground'

    03/03/2014 11:35:39 AM PST · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Mar 1, 2014 | Daniela Altimari and Rose Lichtenfels
    ... The case highlighted Florida's "stand your ground" law, which makes it easier for individuals to use deadly force in self defense by removing the shooter's duty to retreat from a confrontation. She began her speech by noting that Connecticut law does not have a similar "stand your ground" provision. That, she said, is a good thing. "It does not work, it is not fair and that's the reason why my purpose, my life work, is to go around the country" and push for the repeal of such policies, she said.
  • Calling A Swastika A Swastika

    02/24/2014 6:03:02 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 110 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/24/14 Another Day Im Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Ted Nugent made the Authoritarian Left go into convulsions by calling our Jew hating Dog Eater in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, a "mongrel" and "subhuman". Not one to rest on his laurels, Nugent also compared Obama's administration to the Third Reich. Needless to say, I completely agree with Mr. Nugent. The pile of human debris that has usurped the White House is indeed the lowest form of life on this planet. However, this column isn't about Ted Nugent or defending his comments. This column, like so many others that I've written, is about the utter cowardice of the Republican...
  • Grand jury takes no action in Merritt Landry case

    02/22/2014 11:12:48 AM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | Clint Durrett
    NEW ORLEANS —An Orleans Parish grand jury didn't return anything Thursday in the case against a Marigny homeowner who shot a teen intruder in the head in July 2013.Merritt Landry, 33, was arrested and accused of second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of 14-year-old Marshall Coulter. Police said the teen climbed a fence into Landry's yard in the 700 block of Mandeville Street at 2 a.m. on July 26. Landry fired once at Coulter, striking him in the head. The grand jury didn't take any action in the case as it convened on Thursday. The grand jury meets in six-month...
  • Florida lawmakers vote to expand ‘stand your ground’ law

    02/22/2014 12:59:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-21-14 | Liz Goodwin
    Less than a week after Michael Dunn was not convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers passed a bill out of committee on Thursday that would expand the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. Dunn, 47, was charged with murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a convenience store last year. Dunn said he feared for his life after he asked Davis and three other teenagers to turn down the music in their car. He claimed he saw a shotgun in their car and then fired 10 shots, three of which...
  • College to award annual Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice

    02/21/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    independentfilmnewsandmedia.com ^ | 2/21/14 | independentfilmnewsandmedia.com
    College to award annual Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice Jordan-Zachery wants to make sure the award effectively serves as a “memory of victims of racism and other forms of oppression in the United States.” The Providence College Black Studies Program e-mailed students, faculty, and administrators Tuesday to renew an award called the Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice.
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

    02/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2014 | Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D.
    A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry? Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn’s case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America. During his...
  • George Zimmerman: I’m President Obama's ‘scapegoat’

    02/17/2014 2:53:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies
    politico.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | JOSE DELREAL
    George Zimmerman on Monday accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of making a “scapegoat” of him but that he does not know why they would do so. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Zimmerman said he believes that in his trial for the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin he faced a “miscarriage of justice,” and he described himself as a “scapegoat.” “A scapegoat for [what]?” Cuomo asked. “The government, the president, the attorney general,” responded Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the trial. “I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I...
  • No, Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Did Not Determine Either Zimmerman or Dunn Cases

    02/17/2014 9:32:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/17/14 | Dan Abrams
    As in the case of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin, the public outrage was often directed or misdirected, at the Florida law. Many, including legal commentators who should know better, repeatedly citing the statute as a crucial issue in both cases. And yet neither defendant invoked the controversial aspects of Florida's law. In fact, both defendants argued basic self defense law that would have been similar in just about every state in the nation. The relevant portion of the law of self defense in Florida reads: "A person is justified in the use of deadly force...
  • George Zimmerman: God is 'the only judge that I have to answer to'

    02/17/2014 4:15:12 AM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    And now, the man who once aspired to become a police officer tells CNN he's hoping to go back to school and pursue a career as a lawyer "to stop the miscarriage of justice." During his interview with CNN, Zimmerman's girlfriend and her young daughter wouldn't leave his side. In an interview that aired on the Spanish-language Univision network Sunday, Zimmerman said he was unemployed, had a personal debt of $2.5 million and wasn't receiving any government benefits.
  • George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD: report

    02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joel Landau
    George Zimmerman says his problems continue. He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life. Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m. Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with...
  • Man named Tayvon Martin charged in deadly shooting near Denver's City Park

    02/11/2014 7:50:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    DENVER - Prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old man in connection with a shooting in Denver that left one person dead and two others injured. The Denver District Attorney's Office announced Monday that Tayvon Martin has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder for the June 22 shooting.
  • On Second Thought, George Zimmerman Accepting Celebrity Boxing Challenge Is Pure Genius

    02/02/2014 12:44:51 PM PST · by IChing · 29 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/2/14 | Donald Joy
    “Laaaadieeess aaaaand gentlemeennnnn!!! In this coah-nah, from the great state of sunny Flo-rid-aahh, weighing in at 190 pounds of solid tamales, not to be confused with a ‘Gorgeous George’ of anoth-ahh er-ahh, the one and only neigh-bah-hood watchman ex-tra-oah-din-aire—-Creeeeepyyyy–Aaaaasss Crack-aaaaaahhh!!!!” That’s how I imagine should be the proper, time-honored and traditional circus-like bellowing style of the announcer for what promises to be the Main Event of 2014, the Fight of the Century, the tabloid armageddon that could just make us all forget about Justin Bieber for at least a little while. I saw the story in my email inbox, featured...
  • Dinesh D’Souza’s Indictment and Double Standards

    02/01/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/01/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration’s indictment of critic Dinesh D’Souza on campaign finance law violations is a reminder that it’s dangerous to be in the opposition when the president is a lawless strongman who knows the media will protect him no matter what. Democratic malefactors remained at large on Friday as D’Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he directed two individuals to each make $10,000 donations to the campaign of Wendy Long, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, on the understanding he would reimburse them, which he did not long after.The court in New York reportedly imposed unusually tough...
  • George Zimmerman rips prosecutor Angela Corey in new painting

    01/23/2014 5:31:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/22/14 | Stephanie Gallman
    George Zimmerman, who sold his first painting on eBay for a whopping $100,000, is at it again. And this time his subject is the woman who charged him with second-degree murder: Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. The painting, a swirl of bright red and yellow, shows Corey with her fingers pinched. The caption, in all caps, says, "I have this much respect for the American judicial system - Angie C."
  • Trayvon Martin's mother to lead racial profiling discussion at University of Utah

    01/10/2014 1:17:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2014 | Matt Mauney
    The mother of Trayvon Martin will participate in a University of Utah public discussion on Jan. 16 during a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., KTVX-TV reports. Sybrina Fulton is scheduled to speak at the university's Union Ballroom for the 30th annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme is "Beneath the Hoodie: A Look at Racial Profiling in America." Fulton's son, a 17-year-old black Miami high-school student, was fatally shot in February 2012 by George Zimmerman. A jury in Seminole County acquitted Zimmerman in July of murder. The case stirred...
  • Identity Of Trayvon Martin's 'Cousin' Questioned

    01/04/2014 7:19:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    wabe.org ^ | January 2, 2014 | Michell Eloy
    WABE and other local news organizations last month aired a story on a state senator’s rally to end Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law. At the Dec. 11 event, a man claiming to be Trayvon Martin’s cousin spoke to a crowd of about 200 gathered at First Iconium Baptist Church near Grant Park. The man, Patrick Fulton, used his speech to implore those in attendance to help repeal the law, saying because of Stand Your Ground, he’d never again get to spend time with his cousin. “We got to work together. We got to stand. We got to work with Sen....
  • Lowell Observatory's Putnam wants to name asteroid for Trayvon Martin

    12/30/2013 1:13:17 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 49 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 9/5/13 | Eric Betz
    Albert Einstein. George Takei. Jerry Garcia. All of those men and many others have had an asteroid named after them. And if William Lowell Putnam III, trustee of Lowell Observatory, has his way, another name will be added to that list: Trayvon Martin. The retired broadcast executive, alpinist, author and Flagstaff resident believes that Martin has not received justice. It was an unusually warm night at Anderson Mesa south of Flagstaff on Oct. 2, 2000, when Lowell Observatory astronomers found the asteroid 2000 TM61. It was just one of hundreds that observatory’s researchers discovered as part of their search for...
  • Church Displays Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene

    12/26/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | Elizabeth Sheld
    Outside the Claremont United Methodist Church is a nativity scene with a bleeding Trayvon Martin. The California Church has turned their nativity scene "into a piece of art that comments on our times" for the last seven years. John Zachary, the artist, told me the acquittal in July of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the 17-year-old African-American in 2012, struck him as a worthy subject for Christmas comment. For one thing, the backdrop to the Christmas story is the slaughter by King Herod of all infants in Bethlehem, a barbarous attempt to kill the Messiah.
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman {CSPAN video}

    12/15/2013 12:36:12 PM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    booktv.org ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | Jack Cashill
    "The latest book by Jack Cashill uses the Zimmerman case to explain how the left gins up a story in order to serve the narrative they need to create at the time." CSPAN2 --1hr:19min video
  • World premiere: ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’ at Princeton University(barf alert)

    12/09/2013 8:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/5/2013 | Eric Owens
    The director of the jazz studies program at Princeton University has written a ballad for Trayvon Martin. If you happen to be in the area, you can catch the world premiere of “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” Thursday and Friday night at Richardson Auditorium on the Ivy League campus. Tickets are just $15 (and $5 for students), reports The Star-Ledger.
  • Princeton University Orchestra Debuts ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

    12/05/2013 7:16:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The College Fix | 12/5/13
    Trayvon Martin continues to be a subject of intense interest for the academic elite. The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble is set to debut “The Ballad for Trayvon Martin” today, NJ.com reports. The goal of the music, according to its composer, noted jazz artist Anthony D.J. Branker, is to pay homage to victims of racial violence.
  • Concert to feature world premiere of Branker's 'Ballad for Trayvon Martin'

    12/03/2013 3:21:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Princeton University ^ | December 3, 2013
    Featured Events The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Beethoven and Dvorak, a commissioned work by David Sanford and the world premiere of "Ballad for Trayvon Martin" by Anthony Branker, the Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and director of the Program in Jazz Studies. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
  • CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC Primetime Ignore 'Knockout Game'

    11/21/2013 3:56:39 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 35 replies
    http://www.breitbart.c ^ | 11/21/13 | W. Bigelow
    The major television media are ignoring the “knockout game," a vicious assault perpetrated by young African-American males against Jews and whites across the nation. In the assaults, unsuspecting pedestrians are punched violently in the head so that the black youths can prance around exhilarated about their successful “knockout.” Many concussions and even deaths have been attributed to this “game,” but networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC have studiously ignored the issue, according to TruthRevolt.
  • Racial tension 'more extreme' and 'overt' since election of Pres. Barack Obama

    11/19/2013 2:18:14 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 14 replies
    mlive.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Gus Burns
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy recently found herself at the center of a national story that exposed existing racial tension in Detroit and beyond. It led to Worthy telling a New York Times reporter she believes racial tensions today are much more "overt" and "extreme" than prior to the election of President Barack Obama, the nation's fist black president, in 2008. After a shooting earlier this month, it became the black prosecutor's duty to evaluate whether Theodore Wafer, a 54-year-old white man from Dearborn Heights, violated the law when he fatally shot Renisha McBride, an intoxicated 19-year-old black woman from...
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Retain American Program Bureau as Their Exclusive Speakers' Agency

    11/14/2013 1:53:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jack Freeman
    American Program Bureau (APB) is proud to be named the exclusive speaking agency for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin. Since the death of their son, Fulton and Martin have committed their lives to transforming tragedy into change, working to ensure the survival of every child through education and thoughtful conversations about conflict resolution. The publicity surrounding Trayvon's death and the ensuing trial catapulted the country into national debate. Facing increasing demands to speak publicly, Fulton and Martin are retaining the services of APB to schedule and manage their speaking engagements. Both Fulton and Martin are...
  • ‘Stand your ground law’ survives Florida House vote

    11/08/2013 6:02:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 11-8-2013 | Fox News via AP
    A panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony. The vote by a committee of the Republican-controlled House, which seemed unlikely just a few months ago, comes after the trial of George Zimmerman renewed scrutiny of the self-defense law that was first passed in 2005. Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin after claiming self-defense. While "stand your ground" was not directly mentioned in the trial, the law was included in the jury instructions and sparked a monthlong...
  • History Will Judge Obama on Actions, Not Words

    11/06/2013 2:58:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rachel Marsden
    History judges a leader exclusively through his actions and their ultimate results rather than through fleeting words. It appears that U.S. President Barack Obama is finally putting the brakes on his mouth after flooring it down Hope-and-Change Highway for most of his tenure. Remember the Syrian crisis that dominated chatter for months before all but vanishing? Recall how critics were talking about grievous incompetence and even possible impeachment? Fast-forward to today, and just try to start a conversation with, "Obama really botched the situation in Syria." Now that the Russians have overseen a plan for the destruction of that country's...
  • Zimmerman juror says she’s lost her job and received death threats against her kids

    11/01/2013 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 1, 2013 | Alex Grieg
    A juror in the George Zimmerman trial claims the case ruined her life and says she's had death threats made against her children, lost friends, her job and will soon lose her home as a result of it. The juror, a 36-year-old mother of eight who only identified herself as Maddy during an interview on Inside Edition Thursday, was the only juror who showed her face when she appeared on Good Morning America in July. Since then, Maddy says, she's lost her job as an aide at a nursing home and she and her husband have had to sell most...
  • Holder: Trayvon charges still possible

    11/04/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Hill's Regwatch ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ben Goad
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said the Justice Department has not decided whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin in an incident that captured national interest, was acquitted of murder charges in July. But the Justice Department could still pursue a federal civil rights case. Holder said the agency’s investigation is under way. “I'm not sure exactly how much longer that will take, but we will get to a point where we are able to make a...
  • Ted Cruz Destroys Race-Based Attack on Stand Your Ground Laws

    11/01/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Dave Blount
    Rather than addressing the crucial issue of reducing its own monstrous size before it crushes our society, the federal government held a hearing Tuesday as part of an attack on Stand Your Ground laws — an explicitly state matter. Fortunately Ted Cruz (R-TX) was at hand to lay utter waste to the liberal control freaks who have theatrically played the race card in their attempt to exploit the Trayvon Martin shooting as a means to undermine states’ rights and our individual right of self-defense. Cruz began by offering his condolences for [Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina] Fulton’s loss, but quickly moved...
  • Dick Durbin’s Senate Gun Trial to Feature Ghost of Trayvon Martin

    10/29/2013 8:07:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/28/2013 | J. Christian Adams
    After a government semi-shutdown, the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov and the looming budget crisis coming again in January, you’d think the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate would reserve his limited time and resources to focus on fixing these critical issues the federal government has already messed up. You’d be wrong. Senator Richard Durbin, the second most powerful man in the Senate, will hold a special hearing this week on state self-defense laws and the death of Trayvon Martin. (PJ Media has extensively covered the Trayvon Martin incident. See, “Justice for Trayvon, Race Hustler Style,” or Bill Whittle’s fantastic revelation about...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother calls on states to clarify 'stand your ground' laws [Not used in Trial]

    10/29/2013 6:19:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 10/29/13
    Trayvon Martin's mother says states should clarify their "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton is telling a Senate committee Tuesday that the laws, which generally eliminate a person's duty to retreat in the face of a serious physical threat, are confusing and inconsistent. She says neighborhood-watch volunteer George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the 2012 killing of her son, largely because of Florida's policy.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton accuses Ted Cruz of politicizing Travyon Martin’s death

    10/29/2013 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | October 29, 2013 | Katie LaPotin
    Killing two birds with one stone is an understatement for what the Reverend Al Sharpton did on his MSNBC show “Politics Nation” Tuesday evening, as the civil rights leader accused Texas Sen. Ted Cruz of “politicizing” the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law at the center of the trial. Although Florida’s ”Stand Your Ground” law – which allows people the right to use deadly force to defend themselves in a dangerous situation – was not used by the defense in the trial of Martin’s alleged killer,...
  • Ted Cruz Tells Trayvon’s Mother Why Stand Your Ground Laws Can’t Possibly Be ‘Racist’

    10/29/2013 2:03:18 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 68 replies
    Ted Cruz via YouTube ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Ted Cruz
    10/29/13 - Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in early 2012, appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a hearing regarding the controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws. When it came time for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to speak at the hearing, he informed the still-grieving mother that Stand Your Ground laws actually benefit African-Americans as much as, if not more than, they do whites. Cruz began by offering his condolences for Fulton's loss, but quickly moved on to defend the trial by jury process that found Zimmerman not guilty of murder. He...
  • Santorum Bashes Cruz: He Did More Harm (Ricky outted as just a pro life lib estab)

    10/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-13 | Staff
    Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum bashed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying that Cruz’s crusade against Obamacare had ben counterproductive. “I would say in the end, he did more harm. I think it was not his objective," Santorum said. He continued: "I think his objective was a laudable one. I think he didn't do a very good job of planning it out. I think it's one thing to have a goal and another thing to have a plan to get you to that goal…Unlike the Democratic party who has a leader,...
  • Chaos at local car dealership caught on camera [Son of Obama brutally attacks, not arrested]

    10/19/2013 6:33:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 10/17/13
    An all-out melee broke out at a South Florida car dealership, leaving one female employee with a bloody face. Surveillance and cell-phone video cameras caught the ordeal that occurred last Wednesday, in its entirety. The screaming and arguing began in an office but would then lead outside and escalate from bad to worse.
  • Detroit CFO Suspended Over ‘Insensitive’ Trayvon Martin Reference

    10/12/2013 10:48:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    cbslocal ^ | October 11, 2013
    DETROIT – Detroit’s chief financial officer has apologized for a comment he made about “someone in a hoodie” that a city employee said was racially insensitive. Jim Bonsall, who was hired to help the city turn around its finances amid the largest public bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, on Thursday apologized in a statement issued by the office of state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, saying that he didn’t intend to offend anyone. Orr’s office says Bonsall has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation. “I apologize and am sorry for having offended co-workers over comments I made...