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Organizations Use Trayvon Martin Case to Lobby for Racial Profiling Legislation
Roll Call ^ | April 17, 2012 | Janie Lorber

Posted on 04/17/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Opponents of racial profiling are capitalizing on national outrage over the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, using the case to rally support for a bill banning the practice from all U.S. law enforcement agencies.

More than 225 organizations, including the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza, submitted testimony in advance of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue today, said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who called the hearing earlier this month.

A bill introduced in October by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) would ban racial profiling by law enforcement officials, including neighborhood watch groups. George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Martin in February, was a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, argue that Martin, an unarmed teenager, was murdered because he was black.

Zimmerman, who said he acted in self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, was charged last week with second-degree murder.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/17/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are really going all in on this. The riots are going to be a-maze-ing.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 1:34:41 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So if I am mugged, does this mean that I am not allowed to say 20 something, man who is dark skinned?
Or do the police only look for any 20 something man, no mention of skin color.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Durbin
Cardin
NAACP
La Raza

All Communist, on-the-dole, moronic racists who hate our country.

Does this surprise anyone?


4 posted on 04/17/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: jiggyboy

From my take on this case they were correct in profiling this punk.

I would think that Treyvon would be the poster child for why profiling is the right thing to do.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 1:47:38 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If the dems are so against racial profiling, why did they elect as president twice, Bill Clinton, who as gov of Arkansas was sued for ordering his state troopers to racial profile?
6 posted on 04/17/2012 1:49:38 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The ACLU supports laws against predatory, racist criminals who racially profile their victims before they assault, rape, rob and murder them?

Oh wait..

Nevermind.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 1:55:13 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: svcw
So if I am mugged, does this mean that I am not allowed to say 20 something, man who is dark skinned?

No, I think it means that before you are mugged, you are to ignore the signs of impending attack (gathered gang of youts wearing hoodies staring at you), because that would be profiling. It would be an especially bad instance of profiling if you took defensive measures that might inconvenience your probable assailants based on their appearance or actions, even though those have been correlated with previous aggressive behavior.

8 posted on 04/17/2012 1:58:34 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So the criminals are trying to taek away the best tool for finding criminals. I’m not at all surprised.

If they don’t watch out the only recourse left to us non-minorities will be the midnight lynch mob. And I don’t think a one of us will have a problem with it at that point.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 1:59:29 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Speaking of racial profiling, has anyone noticed in newspaper ads for various chain stores (Kohls, Macys, Penneys, Sears, Target, et al) how many of the pages feature black models? Some days it is every page. Is this because blacks are the largest group of shoppers for these retail stores? I note the absence of Asian and Hispanic models in these same sales fliers, while the population is heavily filled with Hispanics.

A portrait of black America on the eve of the 2010 census

Snip: There are 40 million black Americans on the eve of the 2010 Census. We are 12.3 percent of the U.S. population down from 14.8 percent of the population in 2000. African Americans became the nation’s second-largest minority group in the first decade of the 21st century.

Hispanics: 50.5 million, 1 in 6 Americans

Snip: The 2010 Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States, making up 16.3% of the total population. The nation's Latino population, which was 35.3 million in 2000, grew 43% over the decade. The Hispanic population also accounted for most of the nation's growth, 56%, from 2000 to 2010. The states with the largest percent growth in their Hispanic populations include nine where the Latino population more than doubled, including a swath in the southeast United State….

10 posted on 04/17/2012 2:04:45 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what amazes me, is there’s so many times you’ll see a mob of a few dozen people from from the black community ransack a Walgreen. I can guarantee you that pretty much everyone of those looters feels victimized that they may be looked at with suspicion from time to time when go shopping. They don’t consider how they are making it so much more difficult for the millions of law abiding honest blacks in the USA.

Likewise, great law-abiding black men like Cain, Thomas, or West, are not out there screaming what victims they are.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 2:09:53 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In other words, no law enforcement for black criminals....that seems...uh....fair.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 2:11:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
would ban racial profiling by law enforcement officials, including neighborhood watch groups.

The problem with what they are trying to do is that it is unconstitutional.

"Neighborhood watch groups" are NOT law enforcement officials.

Why does the bill claim that "neighborhood watch groups" are "law enforcement officials"?

Because the Fourteenth Amendment applies to states:

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Therefore, they need to pretend that neighborhood watch groups are part of the state government. (The Commerce Clause under current Supreme Court doctrine would not cover neighborhood watch groups.)

This, like ObamaCare, is another attempt to put another brick in place toward what ultimately will be a totalitarian central government with comprehensive power to regulate all activities of all private citizens, far removed from any local accountability.

13 posted on 04/17/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss

I wonder if this is a home invasion issue.

it is easier to take someone’s home and property if they have no way to defend it. see england and the gypsies.

this is the prison population employment program.

the criminal class steal, sell, buy drugs, pay those above the law, and mr and mrs america are screwed AGAIN.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 2:38:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

It’s much bigger than even that.

Who is a “neighborhood watcher”?

Just a private citizen who tells his neighbors that if he or she sees suspicious activity in the neighborhood, he or she intends to call the police.

What would be the effect of a law making it a FEDERAL CRIME for a private citizen to “racially profile” a person during the course of reporting suspicious activity?

Buehler?


15 posted on 04/17/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss

think of all the major cities like NY LA Chicago Miami where there are active squatter efforts.

Think of the government now owning the home mortgage industry.

And now we have a prosecutor who files charges JUST to file charges. Any other lawyer who does that would be disbarred.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 3:29:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Opponents of racial profiling are capitalizing on national outrage over the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin,...."

The article states that Martin was murdered, as if it were an established fact.  Subtle propoganda.

 

17 posted on 04/17/2012 4:27:40 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Kill commie-care for Mommie)
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To: jiggyboy

“They are really going all in on this. The riots are going to be a-maze-ing.”

I agree. It will be like last time in the 1960s and the black power movement. More than 90% of casualties were black people.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 4:54:57 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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