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[Republican Congressman] Andy Harris on Trayvon Martin verdict: 'Get over it'
The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Fritze

Posted on 07/16/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican representative in Congress, is receiving attention for comments he made on WMAL radio Tuesday about last week's verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.

"We're hung up on this one case where this one fellow was in fact found not guilty by a jury," Harris said during the interview. "That's the way the American law system works. Get over it."

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, fatally shot Trayvon Martin last year in a case that captured national attention. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday, sparking protests around the country....

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Maryland; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blackrage; florida; georgezimmerman; gop; maryland; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Watch for him to back off his statement in 3 ... 2 ... 1
1 posted on 07/16/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And he’s right..what happened when OJ was acquitted, the media told us all to GET OVER IT..well that is EXACTLY what should be said here about this case..he was acquitted, GET OVER IT


2 posted on 07/16/2013 3:59:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No tweets from Beyonce like after the election “Take tht Mitches”?


3 posted on 07/16/2013 3:59:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good for him.

A lot of other 17 year black males have died in the last year - apparently they're not as important as Traydmark (TM).

There's even a twitter hashtag called: #17YearOldBlackMalesMurderedinChicagoSinceJanuary1 that makes for melancholy reading.

4 posted on 07/16/2013 3:59:48 PM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Is this the only GOP congresscritter that has spoken up so far on the pro-acquittal side?

If there are any others, please post (or freepmail me if that’s more appropriate).

Thx


5 posted on 07/16/2013 4:00:05 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meanwhile regular guy Rick Ector stands right in the heart of the Detroit beast and speaks the truth. Our system of jurisprudence worked now get over it.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/22835675/let-it-rip-weekend-zimmerman-verdict-and-stand-your-ground-laws


6 posted on 07/16/2013 4:00:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get over it and get a job.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 4:00:38 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

And weren’t we supposed to MOVE ON from BJ Clinton’s sexcapades, as well?


8 posted on 07/16/2013 4:01:57 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: cripplecreek

If they can’t get over it, they’ll blame God.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/07/15/university-professor-says-god-is-a-white-racist-79744


9 posted on 07/16/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! A GOPer with a spine. That is like finding a 4 leaf clover.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 4:04:01 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Arm_Bears

I had to watch blacks after OJ was acquitted dance in the streets like they won the lotto..dancing around, hopping around like bunnies screaming “YAY YAY the juice is free.” White people havent been doing that since Zimmerman was acquitted, no joyous celebration, the right decision was made, it was self defense, the people who don’t agree with the verdict..MOVE ON..get a hobby, find a job, go to school, do something, but leave Zimmerman and the rest of us the hell alone. Im sick and tired of trying to appease these race baiters, they will never like us, they will never listen to reason so why the hell bother


11 posted on 07/16/2013 4:05:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Hey CALYPSO LOUIE has been quiet. Haven’t heard a peep out of him. Normally he is palsy with Al “Pimp” Sharpton. Sooo why so quiet now?


12 posted on 07/16/2013 4:08:31 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Sarah Barracuda

On the other hand, why would a Congressman from Maryland even comment on this issue?


13 posted on 07/16/2013 4:11:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sarah Barracuda

On the other hand, why would a Congressman from Maryland even comment on this issue?


14 posted on 07/16/2013 4:11:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Apples and oranges. OJ was obviously guilty and the prosecution had the evidence, but blew it. Zimmerman was obviously innocent by the right of self-defense. The facts were against OJ - the facts were in favor of Zimmerman. A civil lawsuit for "wrongful death" is another matter.

Also, I predict Fedgov charges will NOT be forthcoming with its so-called "continuing investigation". Holder is just playing the political game and pandering to the liberal voter base. It would be extremely difficult while knowing the original FBI investigation report cleared Zimmerman of any racial motive, not to mention all those who have come forward saying Z is not a racist and his background shows he has been supportive of blacks.

15 posted on 07/16/2013 4:12:23 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: nickcarraway
On the other hand, why would a Congressman from Maryland even comment on this issue?

What?

16 posted on 07/16/2013 4:13:26 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s my Congressman!

The only bright spot in the fetid political swamp known as Maryland.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 4:14:32 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FACTS: Young black males are 1% of the population and responsible for 27% of homicides.

FACTS: 92% of all blacks killed are killed by other blacks. The race baiters would do well to focus on that and do what they can to to make things better for the young people. Like focusing on education, staying in school and teaching responsibility.

FACTS: Fact is....” in the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and the Zimmerman verdict, 11,106 African Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans.” Racist cherry picking to get the results they want is what the DEMOCRATS do. Democrats are RACISTS; some unknowingly.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 4:16:43 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: FreeReign

Why not ? Everybody else has .


19 posted on 07/16/2013 4:20:13 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I’d like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


20 posted on 07/16/2013 4:20:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: FreeReign

Sorry , that was meant for nick .


21 posted on 07/16/2013 4:22:30 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: goodnesswins
Fact is....” in the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and the Zimmerman verdict, 11,106 African Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans.”


22 posted on 07/16/2013 4:22:36 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That's when we were under the rule of law.

Now that we live under the rule of Alinsky, whoever perpetrates the most blackmail wins.

23 posted on 07/16/2013 4:42:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, Andy!
Proud to say that this is my Congressional Representative.


24 posted on 07/16/2013 4:46:44 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe because he was asked. Besides why shouldn’t he comment on it.


25 posted on 07/16/2013 4:48:55 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Now that we live under the rule of Alinsky, whoever perpetrates the most blackmail wins.

**
Sadly, you are right.


26 posted on 07/16/2013 4:48:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Whether by happenstance or design, the NAALCP is holding their annual convention down the road in Orlando which, interestingly enough, is within spitting distance of Sanford. The anticipated gloat-fest was short-circuited by the Not Guilty verdict.

Might explain part of the tantrum.


27 posted on 07/16/2013 5:09:55 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"in a case that captured national attention"

It should say, "In a case that was politicized by race-mongers and brought to national attention despite its being a local matter that would otherwise have attracted no national attention." If Martin had killed Zimmerman, no one outside of Sanford would have ever heard of this case.
28 posted on 07/16/2013 6:00:08 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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