Skip to comments.Obama: ‘If I Had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon’
Posted on 03/25/2012 5:04:59 AM PDT by IbJensen
CNSNews.com) My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, hed look like Trayvon, President Barack Obama told reporters on Friday, when he was asked about the high-profile Florida case in which an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain.
And you know, I think they (Trayvons parents) are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and were going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
Obama said he had to be careful about his statements, because the case is under investigation by both the U.S. Justice Department, which is looking into possible civil rights violations, and the State of Florida, which has assembled a task force to examine the facts.
But, Obama added, When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids.
The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community has prompted fury in Sanford, an Orlando suburb.
Civil rights activists, including Al Sharpton, have rallied to the cause, demanding the arrest of 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who told police he acted in self-defense.
"We cannot allow a precedent when a man can just kill one of us ... and then walk out with the murder weapon," said civil rights leader Al Sharpton, flanked by Martin's parents and a stage full of supporters at a rally in Sanford on Thursday night. "We don't want good enough. We want George Zimmerman in court with handcuffs behind his back."
Martin was returning from a trip to a convenience store when Zimmerman started following him, telling police dispatchers the teenager looked suspicious. A dispatcher told Zimmerman who is half white and half Peruvian not to follow Trayvon.
On Thursday, the Sanford police chief stepped down under pressure. In a statement on Wednesday, Police Chief Bill Lee insisted his officers were "prohibited from making an arrest based on the facts and circumstances they had at the time," including physical evidence that supported Zimmerman's self-defense claim.
The local states attorney has recused himself from the case, after convening a grand jury on April 10 to decide if Zimmerman should be charged.
According to the Associated Press, at Thursday's protest in Sanford, some people carried signs reading, "100 years of lynching, justifiable homicide. Same thing." Others sold T-shirts that read: "Arrest Zimmerman."
I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together -- federal, state and local -- to find out exactly how this tragedy happened, Obama said.
I think all of us have to do some soul-searching to find out how could something like this happen, and that means that we examine the laws, the context, for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident, Obama said on Friday.
Florida is one of 21 states with a "Stand Your Ground Law," which allows people to use deadly force in defending themselves rather than retreat during a fight.
The question at the center of the Trayvon Martin case is whether the law even applies in this particular instance.
There Obozo goes again: politicizing an tragedy he has no business sticking his big nose in!
Obozo is a fraud and a usurper. This is not what a legitimate President says. When is he going to be arrested?
He's a terrorist working for Bill Ayers and the Muslim Brotherhood. He's not using bombs or planes, he ran for office, knowing he was born in Africa. He usurped the office to destroy America from within.
If this dummy had a son, he'd look like him and Moochell, not someone elses child. WTH does he mean?
If he had a son it would be a bigger farce than the light loafered SOB having daughters.
Get Moochell off the pill and you might get a son. Hopefully he'll grow up to be your antithesis.
What if Obama’s children are adopted and Moochell is really Mitchell?
There, fixed it.
What about all the boys, who look like him in Chicago, who are shooting each other and innocents by the dozens every weekend? Why isn’t he speaking out against this?
Are their lives worth less because it is black on black?
He’d probably act like him, too.
By implication: perhaps if Trayvon did not look like me, I would not have made this call?!? An astute political opponent would make him pay heavily for this misstep.
He said that because the boy killed is BLACK.
Anything widening the gap between blacks and whites, all you need to do is look for obama. And there he is. Right on cue.
Never mind that there is more WHITE in OBAMA than black.
The very people, who have screamed about this for decades, are actually judging someone based on the color of their skin, not on the content of one’s character.
Martin Luther King’s dream has turned into a nightmare.
The truth comes out finally, self-defense, eye-witness & corroborating evidence.
Maybe if Obamah had a son, he'd be little punk-ass hoodie gansta too?
...and if he lived, grow up to be another Jeremiah Wright or Derrick Bell.
When Hasan blew USA citizens (more than likely white) away while screaming allah akbar, Obama's comment was "Let's not come to any conclusions".
Then there was the "beer dude".
Obama IS all about black and us mostly white folks are working our butts off and footing the bill.
I hope those loyal Dems realize they elected a dictator.
Trayvon Martin Case: Zimmerman not a racist, legal advisor says
By Dalina Castellanos
12:20 PM PDT, March 24, 2012
A legal advisor for George Zimmerman, the man who told police he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, says the Florida shooting had nothing to do with race.
Something’s wrong with him. Yep. He’s coming to check me out, Zimmerman told the dispatcher. He’s got something in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is. Send officers over here.
Neighbors soon began calling 911 to report a fight, then a gunshot. By the time police arrived, Martin was dead.
Threats to Zimmerman and the police staff involved in the investigation have been mounting since the news about the lack of an arrest broke and those close to Zimmerman say information being circulated about him is incorrect.
The portrayal of George Zimmerman in the media, as well as the series of events that led to the tragic shooting, are false and extremely misleading, wrote his father, Robert, a retired magistrate judge, in a letter published in the Orlando Sentinel. Unfortunately, some individuals and organizations have used this tragedy to further their own causes and agendas.
Zimmerman and his wife were involved in a mentorship program with two African American teens, taking them to the mall and a science center, Sonner said, adding, “I do not believe that’s the indication of a person who’s a racist.”
Race Pimp Jesse Jackson On Trayvon Martin Case: Blacks Are Under Attack Obamas Victory Has Triggered Tremendous Backlash
The Agitator in Chief speaks !
By looking at the makeup of his 850 plus staff members ensconsed in the White Hut we know what kind of goofy communist activist we have. They are, indeed, a cross section of America: homosexuals, transexuals, lesbians and assorted other creeps who have never worked for a private sector wage in their distorted lives.
His replacement (here we should pray) must thoroughly clean house and cut ALL Obozo appointees loose.
Everything this weasel has done in his 39 months must be reversed and tossed on the dustbin of history.
That's only of peripheral significance. After all, if Trayvon wasn't black, the statement would have made no sense at all. When Obama said that, he wasn't making a physical correlation, he was making a moral one. Obama was analogizing his own innocence onto Trayvon, and at the same time condemning the actions Of George Zimmerman without saying it directly. It's his way of poisoning the well. Something he excels at.
Hey, Tex if you have access to any late-breaking news about this dust-up please pass it on.
But if one of "you" set fire to a white boy...
Yo, Al, you just defined yourself and I don't think you realized you did it.
I should have read responses from the top down and wouldn’t have missed yours before I put my mouth in gear.