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House Democrats call Trayvon Martin death 'murder,' racial profiling
Foxnews.com ^ | March 27, 2012

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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1 posted on 03/27/2012 2:36:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


2 posted on 03/27/2012 2:41:32 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It has begun because nothing says civil rights like looting.

Police: Trayvon protesters ransack store

http://www.local10.com/news/Police-Trayvon-protesters-ransack-store/-/1717324/9719674/-/xctonpz/-/index.html


3 posted on 03/27/2012 2:43:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hank Johnson is the congressman who was worried that Guam would capsize if we transferred more military personnel to the island. Yeah.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 2:44:04 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


5 posted on 03/27/2012 2:44:04 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t Hank Johnson the same guy who thought Guam would tip over with too many people?


6 posted on 03/27/2012 2:44:49 PM PDT by jakota (jakota)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was not Trayvon Martin in a gated community?


7 posted on 03/27/2012 2:45:17 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let me guess, members of the Bro Caucus?


8 posted on 03/27/2012 2:45:55 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Non-news.

Of course they did.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 2:46:17 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 2:49:58 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey Democrats, over here.
11 posted on 03/27/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Made In The USA

Zimmerman better start suing all these wealthy public figures that are lying about something they know nothing about.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 2:52:10 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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;)


13 posted on 03/27/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Made In The USA
“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.

"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."

14 posted on 03/27/2012 2:55:40 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: albionin

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.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 2:55:47 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was it ever mentioned that he was ‘black’?

Drudge headline:

COPS: Trayvon protesters ransack store...

This is what they really want...free stuff.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 2:58:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, he said he was guilty of WWBIGN, then explained what it meant.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 2:58:56 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: cripplecreek

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...


18 posted on 03/27/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: cripplecreek

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....


19 posted on 03/27/2012 3:03:35 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: broken_arrow1

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.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 3:05:20 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 03/27/2012 3:13:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: omega4179

“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.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 3:21:19 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: jakota
Isn’t Hank Johnson the same guy who thought Guam would tip over with too many people?

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.

23 posted on 03/27/2012 3:22:22 PM PDT by Argus
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To: JoeProBono

Excellent, Joe!


24 posted on 03/27/2012 3:22:26 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would say insisting an act of "self defense" be called "murder" simply because the one dead is black, is "racist" at its very core. Shame that hispanics / caucasians / asians / etc. are not permitted such protected class status. I guess that would be too "created equal" in the eyes of our liberal counterparts.


25 posted on 03/27/2012 3:29:18 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure, deflect from the real issues facing this country. My question is: When are the Latino’s going to protest?


26 posted on 03/27/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: jakota

Rep. Hank Johnson: Guam could 'tip over and capsize'

   
March 31, 2010, 4:23 pm by Christina Wilkie

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation.

Johnson expressed his worries during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the defense budget Thursday.

Addressing Adm. Robert Willard, who commands the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson made a tippy motion with his hands and said sternly, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

Willard paused and said: "We don't anticipate that."

 
 
Scary that these lying, stupid, hate spewing racist thugs like Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)  even attain office in the first place..
 
 

27 posted on 03/27/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: wolficatZ
Scary perhaps, but surely not surprising given the GA 4th's constituency and record.
28 posted on 03/27/2012 4:03:22 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


29 posted on 03/27/2012 4:09:36 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
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To: New Jersey Realist

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.


30 posted on 03/27/2012 4:11:48 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: wolficatZ

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.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 4:19:18 PM PDT by GreatMan
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