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House Dems eye policy responses to Trayvon Martin shooting death
The Hill ^ | April 1, 2012 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 04/01/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In the wake of the slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, House Democrats are drafting legislation designed to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

The lawmakers want to adopt tougher rules for neighborhood watch programs, eliminate certain state gun laws, rein in racial profiling and require an examination of racial disparities nationwide.

The Democrats behind the legislation – all members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – say the steps might have prevented last month's fatal encounter between Martin, 17, an unarmed African-American walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla., and George Zimmerman, 28, a Latino neighborhood watch volunteer carrying a 9mm handgun.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbc; racism; racists; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/01/2012 9:53:07 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Paging Captain Renault. Captain Renault the white courtesy phone please.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 9:55:35 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like water seeking an opening in the dam, they are not going to stop seeking ways to disarm law-abiding Americans until they’ve achieved their goal. Alinskyites are relentless.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 9:57:18 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Free ThinkerNY; mickie
The Left never lets a good chaos go to waste, do they!

These black caucus socialist must be prevented from sticking their power-grab legislation snouts into what are STATE and LOCAL jurisdictions.

Stay outta my local property owners' association, you consumate meddling dictators!

Leni

4 posted on 04/01/2012 9:59:52 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Never let a good crisis go to waste." - Old Communist saying.

The bass turd 'RATS are just begging for a civil war. Americans are getting tired of their commie bull****. Hey buffoons! The Bill of Rights belong to us! Not to you! You gave up the Bill of Rights when you became THE GOVERNMENT!

5 posted on 04/01/2012 10:00:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
require an examination of racial disparities nationwide

After you, sir...

6 posted on 04/01/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, yes, why don’t you make the black thug culture illegal.

Thugs belong in jail, in fact they want to be in jail so much they dress like jailbirds, so put them in jail.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is going to be riots and burned out urban areas this summer.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 10:03:28 AM PDT by MtnClimber (BHO - If I had a son he would have a screwdriver and steal jewlery from the 1%. bitc*es!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since the shooter was a Democrat the solution is simple - no Democrats are allowed to have guns or knives. Also, they must all move to South Chicago.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They're not "responses".

They're "reactions".

10 posted on 04/01/2012 10:05:39 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Republicans should amend any proposal to make Skittles (Dextromethorphan) a controlled substance rather than an over the counter medication.

I don't actually support a ban, but it would be nice to actually have a real debate about the actual incident.

11 posted on 04/01/2012 10:05:42 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh boy!
More Laws!

That always fixes stuff!


12 posted on 04/01/2012 10:07:55 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Replace Neighborhood Watch groups with Welcome Wagons for Thugs.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 10:09:50 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Meanwhile, in Chicago, Detroit et al, the slaughter continues unabated and without a whimper from cbc


14 posted on 04/01/2012 10:14:13 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Aw....so finally we find out what this is all about. The Dems want are trying to gin up this month old, shaky case to pass more laws on gun control and preventing ordinary citizens from protecting themselves.

Well the Gunrunners thing didn't really work out the way they hoped and I think despite the MSM giving it all they can this is falling apart too.

15 posted on 04/01/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by when the time is right
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Please, please, please bring this to a vote as soon as possible. I would love to see how many Dems will vote for this. I want them on record before the elections.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 10:17:11 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hoodie in your own hood?


17 posted on 04/01/2012 10:17:24 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OBAMA HOODIE, PRESIDENT HOODIE
18 posted on 04/01/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Trayvon Martin made to order... who but democrats use tragedy to promote their marxist agenda... they play on pure emotion; sympathy, race, the bedraggled poor, oh and lets not forget unfairness. Isn't it amazing that the arbiters of social justice are the ones who dream up how to use it to enslave the rest of us?

Social Justice is nothing more than a power play for political dominance.

19 posted on 04/01/2012 10:25:58 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hmm what we need is an affirmative action program.. blacks should be allowed to kill as many whites as whites kill blacks.. What? you say they already kill twice as many whites, more than whites kill blacks... Well that won’t work then.. How about we say that one 2 whites equal one black... hmmm that sounds fair... ya thats it just declare that ratio to be equitable and we already have justice for all........

Problem solved except we don’t know how to classify the half-breeds in this equation.... Oh well something to work on....


20 posted on 04/01/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: WILLIALAL

Yup! Taking away people’s guns doesn’t fly in this country. Too many Americans still reside here.


21 posted on 04/01/2012 10:30:11 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Always ready to support black-on-white crime.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: AU72

Replace National Night Out with National Night In, and allow the criminals and delinquents to have free reign over all neighborhoods that night.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Adolf Hitler's use of firearms registration lists to confiscate guns and the execution of their owners teaches a forceful lesson
24 posted on 04/01/2012 10:39:35 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How ‘bout we outlaw assault, after all Trayvon’s assault (allegedly) precipitated this incident... Oh yeah, it’s already illegal.

Those exploiting this for political gain make me ill, and I very much hope it backfires on them.

In the meantime, my firearms budget just keeps going up and up. ;-)


25 posted on 04/01/2012 10:49:21 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

New signs at entry of gated communities:

“You are not under video surveilance and our neighborhood watch people are unarmed. Come on in!”


26 posted on 04/01/2012 10:52:46 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( a)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I am tired of burying young black boys," Wilson said Tuesday during a Capitol Hill forum on hate crimes and racial profiling. "I have buried too many, cried too many tears, attended too many funerals and it is unnecessary."
Oh really, Rep Wilson. Then I suggest that 'your people' start acting civilized. First start by making speak ENGLISH!

In reading little angel Trayvon's tweets I couldn't understand any of it. Not what he said or what his 'Homies' tweeted back to him. It was more like some primitive tribal jungle language than ENGLISH (awwwww, you thank that's racist, right? well bite me.)

And second, make 'your people' understand that they aren't anyone special. And that if anyone asks -- not axes -- them something they are not being "Disrespected" and a physical confrontation is the mandatory action they must automatically take. In any case 'Respect' is something one earns and today they haven't earned anything, EXCEPT disrespect for acting like feral animals. (there I go again, being racist. oh well, too bad, deal with it)

And then Rep Wilson make 'your people' get it into their thick skulls that if they act like 'gangstas', they will be treated as such. And as 'St Trayvon' found out, that can end badly.

Lastly Rep Wilson, you and your fellow race hustlers know very well the REAL reason that all your 'young boys' eventually make up the majority of prison inmates when Blacks are only 13% of the entire population. It's because they commit most of the crime, 'lady'. And you know it!

So have a nice day and keep up the feigned outrage over the fate of 'your peoples' youth.

ps: The act of having eight children by five girl friends doesn't make one a MAN. It just means that said male can reproduce like any other feral animal in the jungle.

27 posted on 04/01/2012 10:56:21 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No to trying to make new gun laws for the states unless you all want a wipe out in the 2012 election but OTOH you all are complete idiots to think a parson is not allowed to self defend?


28 posted on 04/01/2012 10:57:39 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Corrine Browne and Jesse Jackson wonder why hardly anyone showed up to the "massive" protest in Sanford yesterday.

If anyone can find pics from yesterday's protest that show larger crowds, by all means add them to this thread.

29 posted on 04/01/2012 10:58:08 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus)
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To: Condor51

I wonder if there is more “burying young black boys” due to other black boys than whites?


30 posted on 04/01/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The resolution – sponsored by CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Florida Democratic Reps. Corrine Brown, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson, all members of the CBC – refers to Martin's killing as a "crime," condemns "the inconceivable fact that his killer remains free" and claims "racial bias led to the use of deadly force."

The latest iteration in the array of criminal racist demagoguery from the Racist-in-Chief and his nasty foot soldiers.

No way these hypocritical big mouths would simply lie down and succumb if they they were jumped and beaten by the No_Limit_Ni**a.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 11:16:58 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Free ThinkerNY

so here we go as predicted - gun control for the non-hoddies

punish and restrict the ability to defend life and home from one group who wasn’t even a party to this, in the name of ‘black justice’

I feel like I’m in the 50’s and Sharpton is George Wallace


32 posted on 04/01/2012 11:25:27 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Democrats behind the legislation – all members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – say the steps might have prevented last month's fatal encounter between Martin, 17, an unarmed African-American walking home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla.

But... but...
It WOULD, according to real world statistics, enable the gruesome murders of countless more white "racists" by Hoody Amish.

Happy April Fool's Day anyway.

33 posted on 04/01/2012 1:36:31 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...crafting a proposal requiring members of neighborhood watch groups to be registered before taking to the streets under a watchman's badge.

So now the US Congress has the constitutional power to regulate local neighborhood watchers?

34 posted on 04/01/2012 6:16:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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