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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Like a typical politician, West passed up a good opportunity to shut up.
6’2” and 200 lbs, if you want accuracy, and evidence shows Zimmerman was attacked from behind.
He was cuffed and taken to the police station for interrogation. Read all the information available here:
The investigation is on-going as has been reported. To say he’s innocent because he hasn’t been arrested is premature.
The fact that you fear any further investigation is a disgrace to FR. Now you may go back to trolling yourself, your Kingship.
and your proof that it was murder...is??
Holder has already had to step back from his “investigation.”
Crap. I thought SO much better of West.
A Federal investigation is only appropriate if Local, County then State investigations prove to be dishonestly or incompetently done.
You should really read the police report before posting.
It is here:
and specifically here
See the Offense section in the report.
Don’t trust me. Read the report. It’s public. Read it.
The “investigation” is over, and Holder has stepped back.
Now here comes TrollDad to make it right.
The same as your proof that it was “self-defense”, from the culprit facing either an electric chair or a free walk.
But as I said elsewhere, I’m getting out of these threads after being threatened by a complaint to the management from a professional FR troll.
6 feet and 160 lbs. You are not paying attention to the details in the police report.
Read the report again. 2nd page. It’s right there in black and white.
The police report and the 9-11 tapes, the links to which are both available on FR.
Here’s the police report link.
From what I have read and seen reported it sounds like it was investigated just fine. Trayvor didn’t like being followed by Zimmerman, wouldn’t talk to him ,and then followed Zimmerman and proceeded to beat the crap out of him, where Zimmerman was able to defend himself and shoot Trayvor, who was younger bigger and stronger than him.
Seems real clear.
I’ll tell you what. Take your head out of the sand, and start paying attention to what information has been presented. I won’t take the time to do the job of fact checking that you should be doing on your own.
On what to you base that assertion? Here is what the police said
Why was George Zimmerman not arrested the night of the shooting?
When the Sanford Police Department arrived at the scene of the incident, Mr. Zimmerman provided a statement claiming he acted in self defense which at the time was supported by physical evidence and testimony.
If Zimmerman was told not to continue to follow Trayvon, can that be considered in this investigation?
Yes it will; however, the telecommunications call taker asked Zimmerman, Are you following him? Zimmerman replied, Yes. The call taker stated, You dont need to do that.
The call takers suggestion is not a lawful order that Mr. Zimmerman would be required to follow. Zimmermans statement was that he had lost sight of Trayvon and was returning to his truck to meet the police officer, when he says he was attacked by Trayvon.
Which witness report is that? The one in which even the local police have stated there were no direct witnesses? How about the 911 logs in which Zimmerman was told police were on the way, and recommended to NOT make contact with the 17 year old (who, by the way, was walking home and NOT bothering anyone).
Zimmerman treated for injuries.
You are a troll.
You must not have listened to the 911 tapes where a number of people witnessed the struggle including one who said it was on his porch.
Kiss off. You’re just a moronic clown. Last comment to you, ever.
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