Skip to comments.Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation
Posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. Wests statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added):
itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of all, if all that has been reported is accurate, the Sanford Police Chief should be relieved of his duties due to what appears to be a mishandling of this shooting in its early stages. The US Navy SEALS identified Osama Bin Laden within hours, while this young man laid on a morgue slab for three days. The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him
.against the direction of the 911 responder. Lets all be appalled at this instance not because of race, but because a young American man has lost his life, seemingly, for no reason. I have signed a letter supporting a DOJ investigation. I am not heading to Sanford to shout and scream, because we need the responsible entities and agencies to handle this situation from this point without media bias or undue political influences. This is an outrage.
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I agree with West. Local authorities did a lousy job of investigating the incident, and there needs to be a thorough and unbiased investigation.
So is West also ignoring the eye witness report that this 6’2” “kid” was beating the cr@p out of the Hispanic man who shot him? Apparently so.
BTW, as a conservative, the media tells me I hate blacks and Hispanics, so my imputed racism makes me neutral...
Did they? I didn’t know that...
African American political conservatives. Priorities.
“certainly not pursue and shoot him ”
From what I’ve heard, Zimmerman was attacked as he was going back to his truck by this “kid”. Witnesses agree with that along with the 911 call where he’s getting beat up. He shot the “kid” in self defense...that’s why he’s not been arrested.
Mr. West needs to keep his nose out of it.
I love fake misleading headlines(s/), you do too huh?
He said an American dying was the outrage, ‘seemingly’ needlessly....
Well you can feel better now, the New Black Panthers have been handing out fliers, zimmerman wanted dead or alive...
So much for West!
Just another Racist/Race-baitor pretender in the mold of Colin Powell.
Martin out weighed Zimmerman, and towered over him, and inflicted serious injury.
He was 6’ and 160 lbs. I have the police report saved that lists these details. And Zimmerman started the confrontation.
Eric Holder is already conducting a Federal Investigation.
Has been for a week.
Holder will never arrest Zimmerman.
The closest he will come is being in the same state in which a Grand Jury pushes to arrest Zimmerman.
Whatta dilemma for the Zimmerman Fan Club!
I don’t see those witness statements in the police report, although I see there are multiple witnesses listed in the report. Where’s the link to those witness statements and are these the same people listed in the police report?
Still trolling after all these years, huh!
The local authorities have done a masterful job of gathering the evidence in this case, and all of it goes in Zimmerman’s favor.
You constantly subject FR to public disgrace.
Explain your claim and present your proof.
AW’s statement is filled with cr*p
AW, you coulda been a guiding light... but you just chose the bandwagon of race based votes.
If the cr8p comes down the pipeline, tens of thousands shall perish...... in only a few days..... and you can be happy knowing you spoke as you did...
How shall that work out for your moral indignation.... Uber*ss
So, you are saying ZImmerman swung first?
If so, why wasn’t he arrested for assault and murder?
You got a problem with a man defending himself?
Sounds to me like you approve of a law abiding citizen being “preyed” upon by a thug.
Is that the case?
The basis for your statement please.
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