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.
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Beat me to it. Or maybe he was just letting the truth slip out for once.
Undoubtedly tragic but a crime? I don’t know. The more I read the more dubious I am that anybody could prove that Zimmerman committed a crime.
According to this chart, 156 blacks were lynched between 1930 and 1959, not the 1,000’s Lewis claims.
Wrong jackass. The Guam jackass was Hank Johnson also a democrat from GA.
How many whites have been murdered by blacks in the last 30 years?
Isn’t Lewis the one years ago that stated sharks follow ships to this day because of all the dead slaves that were thrown overboard during the passage to the new world?
So many slaves it changed the shark’s behavior forever.
Naw...he’s the “sharks still swim the old slave ships routes” dumbass.............
Two in Florida.
Golly, I thought this was true about non-blacks! Blacks seem to get away with violence nowadays.
Regarding this case, the biased PC-mentality media is showing pictures of the black guy when he was a child, about 11, to garner sympathy. Reality is that he was a 6'3 punk. They also don't report that he jumped from behind and overpowered the hispanic 5'2 Zimmerman guy and was beating him senseless.
When police interviewed Zimmerman, they took note of the bloody back of his head (requiring stitches), grass stains on his back (from being held down on the ground as the black punk was on top of him), and the trauma on his face from the beating. If you're put in that situation you have to worry about losing consciousness and perhaps being killed - I would have shot the black punk too.
>>Is this the Guam jackass?
Negative, Lewis is in the next district west, and is older, marched with Martin and all that.
Still an idiot on nearly any political issue you want to discuss. They are two peas in a pod from that standpoint.
“Irregardless” ... make no mistake about it, he’s a congress critter and you’re not supposed to point out that he’s a bonehead.
I wonder if Johnson is still alive?
Any number of lynchings greater than zero during that period is still a very significant number.
What? He’s still the GA-4th Congressman.
The poor white boy that was sey on fire gets not on iota of sympathy. All@h damn them all!
The poor white boy that was set on fire gets not one iota of sympathy. All@h damn them all!
While true, why doesn’t Lewis discuss, say, the number of black on white murders 1970-present vs. the number of white on black? Or the overall murder rate discrepancy black:white by perp’s race, which runs on the order of 6:1 to 7:1?