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Houston Rep. Al Green flies to Florida to protest the death of Trayvon Martin
chron.com ^ | March 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Texas Rep. Al Green was one of the thousands that gathered Thursday night at a rally in the hometown of Trayvon Martin protest the lack of action that had been taken on the investigation.

Green, a Democrat from Houston who attended grade school through college in Florida, said the incident has become a national issue.

“I’ve had many, many people stay this happens too often,” Green said. “This does not look right.”

Martin, a 17 year old, had been walking through a gated community in Sanford, Fla. last week. George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, shot and killed Martin because he said he felt threatened by him. Martin had been unarmed.

Although it has been nearly a month since Zimmerman shot Martin and has stated that he was the shooter, he has yet to be arrested or charged.

Thousands gathered for the rally, some wearing hoodies with the hood up and holding Skittles and iced tea – imitating what Martin had been wearing and carrying when he was shot. The event, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton, was also attended by Martin’s parents and Dr. Martin Luther King III – the son of the famous civil rights activist.

“Something has gone wrong in our nation when vigilantes can go around under the pretense of protecting a neighborhood and just kill people,” King said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Any member of congress ought to be concerned about this because it impacts all of our children.”

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TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: algreen; democrats; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/23/2012 2:31:00 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who paid for his trip?


2 posted on 03/23/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("exterminate the bolshevicks...")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Something has gone wrong in our nation when vigilantes can go around under the pretense of protecting a neighborhood and just kill people,” King said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Any member of congress ought to be concerned about this because it impacts all of our children.”

Did Sharpton organize a rally for his black boys who tried to kill a white teenager with gas? That was a gang in broad daylight!

We really have to thank obama and his bitter pals for the upcoming race war. Real presidential crap, not a spirit of we the Americans! But then again, I wouldnt want to be his variety of “American”.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 2:37:49 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The best course is to let the justice system sort all of this out, but, no, it's being turned into a big celebration by the aggrieved and oppressed racial pimps.
4 posted on 03/23/2012 2:39:45 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did they start smashing up Korean delis yet?


5 posted on 03/23/2012 2:41:35 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: JPG
There are three facts related to this case which aren't being publicized:

  1. Martin was a big husky 17 year old who played football. Why is the only picture being shown on the news of him about 5 years old and show him as an early teen or preteen?
  2. Everyone is seemingly willing to climb on the "lets lynch Zimmerman" bandwagon except the City Manager, a black gentlemen himself, and the police department most familiar with the case. Why do you suppose that is?
  3. There was an altercation between Zimmerman and Martin before the fatal shot was fired. Indeed, the altercation proceeded the fatal shot. The altercation was exactly why the police bought the self-defense claim from Zimmerman and didn't arrest him on the spot. Yet, of all the ink spilled on this case, there is next to nothing about the details of the altercation.

This is speculation on my part, but based on the facts above being ignored by the media frenzy, this is what I think happened:

Zimmerman was belligerent, possibly even drunk and certainly didn't talk to Martin as respectfully as the TSA talks to Muslims. He may have even said something racial like what is a guy like Martin doing walking in their gated community.

Martin was possibly even drunk as well, but not with alcohol. I'd say he was drunk with pride. Pride which wouldn't allow a racial inferior, particularly a pudgy white guy to disrespect him. He felt he had not only a right, but a duty to teach this cracker a lesson particularly when Zimmerman followed him and pushed the envelope.

What he didn't know, however, was that Zimmerman was carrying an equalizer and was unwilling to submit the beating which he so richly deserved for his disrespect. That's when the real trouble started.

My mama, like so many others, taught me that "sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you." The gangsta culture, OTOH, teaches that a beating is a perfectly proper response to being disrespected or insulted and said beating may escalate to even lethal force if the insult or disrespect is sufficiently offensive.

6 posted on 03/23/2012 2:41:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did they start smashing up Korean delis yet?


7 posted on 03/23/2012 2:45:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m still waiting for the media to release the kid’s c v. Was he National Honor Society president? President of the student council? First chair violin in the student orchestra? 4.0 gpa and the standout quarterback? sd


9 posted on 03/23/2012 2:46:47 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Do you know why they smash up Korean delis?

Because white guys won't open them up in the 'hood.

10 posted on 03/23/2012 2:47:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: All

Amazing. The affected minority failed to protect their own neighborhoods from their own feral minority, thrust the entire responsibility on law enforcement and then cry about oppression.

They just haven’t learned that some people don’t rely on the goobermint to fix all of life’s little problems.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: Tallguy
See my post #4. For the record, the kid had a right to be in the neighborhood because he was visiting his father who resided there. The confronter was mid 20's, not retirement age.

I'm not excusing the shooter, but there is just a hell of a lot more to this story than the media is letting out.

12 posted on 03/23/2012 2:52:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure `Spike Lee’ will chime in soon with some sage advice.

Remember the `joint’ he did—`Do The Right Thing’—about his character, a lazy pizza deliveryman, who incites a riot which results in the pizza shop being burned to the ground, then Spike finds the owner and demands his last paycheck.

I’ve got your last paycheck right here inside my waist `Spike.’


13 posted on 03/23/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I do not know anything about this case except what I have seen or read about on line, in the newspapers or on TV. But one this is now clear, George Zimmerman will be charged with murder, a hate crime and violation of Trayvon Martin’s civil rights. Then he will be tried in as many courts many times as needed to get a conviction. Searching for guilt or innocence is no longer the goal. Now Zimmerman must pay. From Barack Obama to Shelby Steele to Rev. Al, the civil rights industry leaders have spoken, “Zimmerman is guilty and must pay.” My guess is he will be sentenced to 5-10 for manslaughter and will be killed in prison by another victim seeking “justice”.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Was listening to Hannity on the way home from work. He had Santorum on and asked him to comment on this situation.

Santorum threw Zimmerman under the bus, saying he should have been arrested and charged.

15 posted on 03/23/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: admin

Please pull my post #8. Thank you!


16 posted on 03/23/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh for heaven’s sake. Just hand Zimmerman over to them and let them have at it.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I must be losing my memory, because I just don’t remember hearing about Rep. Al Green flying to Knoxville to protest. Heck, I don’t even remember candidate Obama talking about how it made him think of his own kids.... and calling the parents of this innocent couple.

White couple car jacked raped, tortured, mutilated, and burned by 4 Black Africans in Knoxville, Tennessee. Yet I guess this ain’t no big deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2174l0lCGVA&feature=related

These scum-suckers say they don’t want racism, yet they are doing every damn thing they can think of to convince people that they should be racists.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 3:13:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Did they start smashing up Korean delis yet?

By the time summer is here, I think a lot of us might be "Koreans" as in the LA riots.

19 posted on 03/23/2012 3:14:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: I am bigjohn

Wrong answer, Santorum. NO one except law enforcement in Sanford should be making any comments about who should be arrested and who shouldn’t and they aren’t saying anything that I’ve noticed. The rest of the country is going by whatever the media feeds them, including celebrities and politicians from BOTH parties.

Justice would be great, but neither Zimmerman or Tayvon are going to get it at this rate.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Tallguy

Go to the post you want pulled, click ‘report abuse’ and they’ll take care of it.
Otherwise, the chance that they’ll see your request in the thread is pretty slim.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 3:18:14 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: All

Why do we have to suffer all this ginned-up outrage over a man bites dog story? Over 100 whites were raped or killed by blacks the same day.

13% of the population is black. 6-7% are male. Let’s say 10% of the males are incarcerated. The youngsters and elderly don’t do much, so you can subtract at least half to 2-3% of our population, black males, are doing 100 times as many henious crimes as all the other people do to their race COMBINED!!! This is the genocide that cannot be spoken.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 3:19:57 PM PDT by bukkdems (Polygamy is the essential ingredient of Islamic evil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

While Geraldo blames the tragic death of Trayvon Martin on his mode of dress, I believe there is another element that the MSM will studiously ignore.

Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. “African Americans for Obama”, “Hispanics for Obama,” “Martians for Obama”, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guy’s efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies.

While Obama’s anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more — and worse — to come.

Barack, some of Trayvon Martin’s blood — and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism — is on YOUR hands.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Something has gone wrong in our nation when vigilantes can go around under the pretense of protecting a neighborhood and just kill people,” King said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Any member of congress ought to be concerned about this because it impacts all of our children.”

Yes, Al, I completely understand.

In January 2007 4 Black POS carjacked, tortured, brutally gang raped, sexually mutilated, burned and murdered Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23..... just white people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqS6OFuUXe8&feature=related


24 posted on 03/23/2012 3:25:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: bukkdems

Oops I meant to say half to two-thirds of the black males are too old or too young to being out killing.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 3:31:07 PM PDT by bukkdems (Polygamy is the essential ingredient of Islamic evil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another racist opportunist.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 4:17:55 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Who paid for his trip?”

He’ll probably use the same line that Sheila Jackson Lee used when she went to Michael Jackson’s funeral - “I have sources”. Speaking of which, wonder when is Sheila going to make her grand entrance in the melee in Florida.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 6:19:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Can we stop the muthafucka from comin’ back?


28 posted on 03/27/2012 8:01:37 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is he looting the Walgreens yet?


29 posted on 03/27/2012 8:08:50 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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