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Democratic lawmakers blast police in U.S. teen killing
reuters ^ | 3/27/2012 | Donna Smith

Posted on 03/27/2012 4:22:57 PM PDT by tobyhill

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday blasted police handling of a racially charged case in which a neighborhood watch volunteer shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Florida, accusing local law enforcement officials of botching the investigation.

The lawmakers, speaking at a congressional forum attended by the parents of the slain teenager, called for the immediate arrest of 28-year-old George Zimmerman, the white Hispanic who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26 in what he said was self-defense.

Florida law enforcement officials have faced intense criticism in recent weeks from civil rights activists and others for not arresting Zimmerman, who remains at large and in seclusion. Police say a state "stand your ground" law that allows people to use deadly force when they perceive danger in any public place has prevented them from making an arrest.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, who represents Sanford, the town where the shooting took place, decried the police inaction, saying she did not know if it was due to incompetence, a cover-up or "all of the above."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; congress; propaganda; specialinterests; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/27/2012 4:23:03 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

A civilized people would wait until all the facts were in before coming to any kind of conclusion.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 4:24:34 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: tobyhill
"Congresswoman Corrine Brown, who represents Sanford, the town where the shooting took place, decried the police inaction, saying she did not know if it was due to incompetence, a cover-up or "all of the above."

And her proof is?

3 posted on 03/27/2012 4:25:57 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tobyhill
Congresswoman Corrine Brown, who represents Sanford, the town where the shooting took place, decried the police inaction, saying she did not know if it was due to incompetence, a cover-up or "all of the above."

Corrine Brown, who represents Sanford by the drawing of a hugely gerrymandered district, would like nothing more than to lead a lynch mob into Sanford to kidnap Hispanic George Zimmerman and "give him the justice he deserves".

4 posted on 03/27/2012 4:27:36 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: tobyhill

I hope any goodwill the Democrats had coming their way, from the Sanford police department and Sanford town leadership, has been destroyed by this intemperate statement by an elected member of the federal government.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 4:28:51 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: tobyhill
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57403216-504083/florida-gov-appoints-special-prosecutor-to-investigate-trayvon-martin-shooting-death/

This news is 4 days old, shows how swift the Sanford congresscritter is, or an attempt to get people all "Wee-Wee'd" despite the facts on the ground.

6 posted on 03/27/2012 4:31:24 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t ever remember reading the term “white Hispanic “ until this case. I mean, hispanics are white, but it has always been simply “hispanic” until now. What changed? Hmmm?


7 posted on 03/27/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Enterprise
"And her proof is? "

She knows incompetence when she sees it. She is what we call a world-class "expert" when it comes to incompetence.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 4:33:07 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Cboldt

It is my understanding that, at the time of this incident, the Sanford police called a prosecutor for guidance in handling this case and were advised not to make an arrest due to lack of evidence that would hold up in court. Just last week, I saw an quote from a local prosecutor down there indicating that the state didn’t have much of a case and that Zimmerman would probably walk. Imagine the reaction of the professional race pimps if that were to happen.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: doc1019
Civilized people would wait wait until the facts are known, but not the race-baiters in the MSM, Black community, Donkey politicians, and the American Left in general. If one gets down to cases, this case is one minority (Martin) assaulting another (Zimmerman) and getting shot. Trayvon is dead because he was a stupid thug.
10 posted on 03/27/2012 4:38:04 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: JayVee
-- Just last week, I saw an quote from a local prosecutor down there indicating that the state didn't have much of a case and that Zimmerman would probably walk. --

The state doesn't have ANY case against Zimmerman. It should, of course, have initial suspicion, after all, there is a dead body. But it is not uncommon for self defense to be justified, and all the evidence here points in that direction. There is NO countervailing evidence, none.

-- Imagine the reaction of the professional race pimps if that were to happen. --

Imagine the reaction of the general public if an innocent man is railroaded in order to satisfy the race pimps.

11 posted on 03/27/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: 6SJ7
I don’t ever remember reading the term “white Hispanic “ until this case. I mean, hispanics are white, but it has always been simply “hispanic” until now. What changed? Hmmm?

Nothing changed. Have you not heard Obama being referred to all the time as a white-black? Yeah, me neither.

12 posted on 03/27/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Sooth2222

Yikes! Now that is one fugly thing that definitely needs a cover up.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 4:56:25 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tobyhill
My wife had a good point.....where is the Hispanic community in all this?

I know the MSM calls Zimmerman Caucasian, but let's be real here.

14 posted on 03/27/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: tobyhill; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; All

“arrest of 28-year-old George Zimmerman, the white Hispanic “

I think it was Rush talking about that LaRAza or none of the latino front groups was coming to Zimmermans defense.....they only care about ILLEGAL ALIEN HIspanics!

And why won’t any one talk about the rate of crime of blacks against whites...its is NOT whites killing blacks, they are killing whites by much greater numbers!

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/race.cfm
JUSTICE dept figures! See charts...

In 2005, offending rates for blacks were more than 7 times higher than the rates for whites

From 1976 to 2005 —

* 86% of white victims were killed by whites
* 94% of black victims were killed by blacks
You have to really see the chart,
but black on white homicide is MUCH more than white on black.

The media and this regime in DC is NEVER going to tell the public the truth. Until we start printing these facts and handing them out to the brainwashed public, it will only get worse.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 5:02:20 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Puppage

Sharpening their razor blades, what else?? /s


16 posted on 03/27/2012 5:02:55 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: doc1019
If this is civilization, I don't want it.

Sad truth is they will charge Zimmerman, and he will do time. Expect Holder and the DOJ to start civil rights proceedings soon.

Once the case goes racial, at this level, a scape goat will be found. If it isn't going to be Zimmerman, it will be the police. But someone will be charged in this if only to shut up the offended class before riots start.

17 posted on 03/27/2012 5:22:36 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
But someone will be charged in this if only to shut up the offended class before riots start.

To late ... new TV's for all coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

18 posted on 03/27/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 6SJ7
I don’t ever remember reading the term “white Hispanic

Does that mean we now refer to bi-racial people as white-Black, white-Asian, white-Indian? Is the President now a white-Black? Only asking.

19 posted on 03/27/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: tobyhill

Democrats...shove it up your very large, smelly, and experienced collective Obamas.

Shove it up again.

And again.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Hush now. You are getting them all excited.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: tobyhill

The members of the Black Congressional Caucus, today, are the stupidest, most racist and leftist of any CBC I’ve seen in over 40 years of watching.

You have old commies and thugs like John Conyers, Bobby Rush, Danny Davis and Barbara Lee, to the mindless blatherers of Sheila Lee Jackson and these twits from Florida. In between you have Chaka Fattah from Phila, an old race-baiter, Charles Rangel, the top crook (along with impeached Alcee Hastings), and literally all the others in-between.

Race-baiting is their game; marxism and welfarism are their tools. Stupidity is their mindset.

What else can you say?


22 posted on 03/27/2012 6:05:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 6SJ7

“...I mean, hispanics are white....”

Says who? “Hispanic” is a linguistic group (i.e., Spanish-speaking). Spanish-speaking people come in all races.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 6:21:48 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: tobyhill

“The lawmakers, speaking at a congressional forum attended by the parents of the slain teenager,”

Forum? Is not the same tactic they used when that liberal POS from Georgetown Law got up there and caused a commotion about her cost of birth control drugs? Seems to me a “forum” like this is nothing more than a gaggle of lefties supported by the leftist media to get their points out, which are always wrong. Oh, when is someone going to point out to the dems that Mr. Zimmerman is a registered democrat and a protected minority on top of that too?


24 posted on 03/27/2012 6:30:20 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: tobyhill
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday blasted police handling of a racially charged case in which a neighborhood watch volunteer shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Florida, accusing local law enforcement officials of botching the investigation.

And, they know, beyond any reasonable doubt, this is the case, *HOW*?

the infowarrior

25 posted on 03/27/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: tobyhill
Reuters says:

...Zimmerman, who remains at large and in seclusion.

What the heck kind of language is his?? Reuters has already convicted him in the press, and now he is AT LARGE?

Reuters needs to be spoken to on this! How, though?

26 posted on 03/28/2012 2:36:10 AM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society, but dangerous for a fool.)
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To: tobyhill

He was arrested. He was not free to leave the scene on his own volition. In fact, he was arrested before anybody checked on Trayvon. Not only was he arrested, disarmed, handcuffed, placed in the back of a police cruiser, the same officer didn’t make the formal investigation but took him to the station for 4-5 hrs of questioning, at night, after Zimmerman had noticeably been beaten, in wet clothes, bloodied, reportedly a broken nose, and later released.

A more serious question is, Why would anybody continue to pursue Zimmerman in this entire affair? What drives that thought process in those going after Zimmerman? It isn’t justice. It doesn’t promote righteousness. It doesn’t promote the authority of the State.

Deep down in the spiritual hearts of those pursuing Zimmerman, what drives them?


27 posted on 03/28/2012 2:57:48 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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