Skip to comments.House Democrats call Trayvon Martin death 'murder,' racial profiling
Posted on 03/27/2012 2:36:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday called the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin a "murder" and the result of racial profiling.
"I tell my son, you have to be careful (wearing) a hoodie," Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who is black, said at a House briefing. "Trayvon was murdered for walking while black in a gated community."
Martin's parents also spoke at the House Judiciary Committee briefing on hate crimes and racial profiling. Organized by House Democrats, the briefing brought the heated national debate over Martin's death and the handling of the shooter to the halls of Congress for the first time.
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Racial profiling is a good thing in urban environments where crime is condoned by the profiled race
Racial profiling is a vital tool for law enforcement. Getting a free ride for being black is not an option
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Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store
Hank Johnson is the congressman who was worried that Guam would capsize if we transferred more military personnel to the island. Yeah.
First of all the neighborhood is not 100% white but from news reports is about 50/50 white and black/other.Secondly is it profiling when there were reports of burglary in the neighborhood in the prior weeks and young black males seen running away from the scene?
Isn’t Hank Johnson the same guy who thought Guam would tip over with too many people?
Was not Trayvon Martin in a gated community?
Let me guess, members of the Bro Caucus?
Of course they did.
“I tell my son, you have to be careful (wearing) a hoodie,” Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who is black, said at a House briefing. “Trayvon was murdered for walking while black in a gated community.”
If I were black, I’d be so embarassed by this President, the CBC, Sharpton, Jackson, and all the others constantly stirring the pot.
Specifically to Mr. Johnson’s comment - Let’s say for argument sake that you are a stranger walking in a gated community at night, wearing covering that hides your identity.... Well yes, Rep. Dumbass regardless of color you absolutely would be considered someone to stop and ask what you’re doing in the neighborhood!
Specifically to MY neighborhood (which is a melting pot) whenever anyone comes through that doesn’t look like they belong there- we keep an eye on them, and yes, if we think you’re up to no good, expect to be asked some questions. Start trouble and I guarantee it won’t end well.
Zimmerman better start suing all these wealthy public figures that are lying about something they know nothing about.
Actually Hank, he was shot in self-defense while giving a beatdown to a pudgy white guy that he evidently thought would be an easy job (NOT!!!) I don’t know what medical school Hank attended, but it is a fact that a person can die from fists to the head...so tell me how many head punches does one need to take before they start to realize, “Hey, my life might just be in danger here!”/s;)
"I also told him to only walk down the middle of an island, so as to not heretofore flip the island over as it were and whatnot."
if his son is as stupid as hank is, he should be concerned. but then, as we found out earlier thismonth, ignorant people don’t know they are ignorant.
Was it ever mentioned that he was ‘black’?
COPS: Trayvon protesters ransack store...
This is what they really want...free stuff.
Yeah, he said he was guilty of WWBIGN, then explained what it meant.
Pink cowboy hat lady was very pleased that kids of 87 schools in Fl walked out today, even elementary school students. And they all had hoodies on..Shelia Lee Jackson had a hanky dabbing at her eyes the whole time Pinky spoke. What a show...
The VICE-PRINCIPAL ordered the yutes to leave the store, so did he/she organize this “protest” to begin with? Seems like someone needs to be canned....
Maxine Waters said she was on her best behavior but told the Martins that the CBC had their back and she would make her mission to go after these unjust gun laws.
“Zimmerman better start suing all these wealthy public figures that are lying “
That’s why these lying cowardly Dems (but I repeat myself) did this where they’d have congressional immunity.
That should be the focus of the coverage of these minority party dog and pony shows: they’re a chance to lie.
Yes but only if the additional people were white, because that would upset the racial balance on Guam, causing the island to capsize. You know, science is complicated.
Sure, deflect from the real issues facing this country. My question is: When are the Latino’s going to protest?
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation.
What is so hard about staying quiet until the facts are all in? I learned years ago to WAIT and not impulsively weigh in on these many “scandalettes”. Sure it’s difficult, but acting adult is difficult.
Many of our prominent conservatives jumped in with loud remarks blaming Zimmerman for being a racist cold blooded stalker. Funny how time reveals facts not first seen.
Now we are seeing just why the police didn’t detain Zimmerman. They had the obvious physical evidence, a story backed up by an eye witness, and a clearly distraught and injured neighborhood watch citizen.
This Zimmerman/Martin scandal may end up like the Duke Lacrosse scandal. A big embarrassment for those who just couldn’t wait to chime in.
With any luck in November. The more they attack Zimmerman, the more it alienates the Hispanics. Hopefully it’s enough to cause a swing in the vote.
That the Admiral was politically correct in his response and did not point out that this moron did not know WTF he was talking about pisses me off more than this idiot congressman.