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Trayvon Martin case highlighted as racial profiling by Senate panel
SouthFlorida.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Mark K. Matthews

Posted on 04/17/2012 5:24:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON — Efforts to ban racial profiling by authorities got a small boost Tuesday when a U.S. Senate subcommittee highlighted the issue during a broad hearing that touched on topics ranging from illegal immigration to the Trayvon Martin case.

Central to each discussion were concerns that average citizens are targeted by police or others because of their background. Lawmakers repeatedly cited the Trayvon shooting. Trayvon's family and their supporters contend that Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman followed the black teenager, whom he ultimately shot, because of his skin color.

"He [Trayvon] was profiled, followed, chased and murdered. This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling," said U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, who appeared as a witness at the hearing.

(Excerpt) Read more at southflorida.sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/17/2012 5:24:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This has nothing to do with Trayvon, or Zimmerman.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 5:27:32 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

Surely the black community can elect better representtion than this racist fool! NBC edits the 911 tape to make Zimmerman appear to be profiling, so this fool woman now wants to call Jeorge a murderer who was profiling. Surely there are some electible black Democrat people with IQ over 70, please tell me there are!


3 posted on 04/17/2012 5:28:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You got that right.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 5:28:52 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Black guy jumps on a white guy and starts pounding his head into the ground ...

I guess that's racial profiling. And I think Blacks should knock it off.

5 posted on 04/17/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Title should read: "Race-baiting bigots show their prejudice against caucasians"
6 posted on 04/17/2012 5:30:22 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

True dat.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 5:31:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I want the ames of the Senators who were on this ‘sub-committee’. They need to be unelected and FrederFREAKA needs to be barred from the Congress.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 5:32:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I hope they played NBC's doctored 911 tape.
9 posted on 04/17/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, what exactly is the race of a hoodie wearing individual, prowling a neighborhood at night, checking out the homes in the area?

I’m thinking a “Wee Willie Winkist”, but a “burglar, casing potential burglary targets” also works.

Speaking of which, I wonder if they will ever figure out who the owner of “12 pieces of women’s jewelry, a watch and a screwdriver thought to be a burglary tool” found in Mr. Martin’s backpack at school, when he was caught writing graffiti on a school locker, belonged to?

Maybe Trayvon had taken up cross dressing?

Well, in all fairness, he did successfully use the excuse that the items found in his back “ain’t mine”.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, what exactly is the race of a hoodie wearing individual, prowling a neighborhood at night, checking out the homes in the area?

I’m thinking a “Wee Willie Winkist”, but a “burglar, casing potential burglary targets” also works.

Speaking of which, I wonder if they will ever figure out who the owner of “12 pieces of women’s jewelry, a watch and a screwdriver thought to be a burglary tool” found in Mr. Martin’s backpack at school, when he was caught writing graffiti on a school locker, belonged to?

Maybe Trayvon had taken up cross dressing?

Well, in all fairness, he did successfully use the excuse that the items found in his backpack “ain’t mine”.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Black guy jumps on a white guy and starts pounding his head into the ground ...

I guess that’s racial profiling. And I think Blacks should knock it off.

THAT should have been the meeting!


12 posted on 04/17/2012 5:35:04 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
The NBA profiles more than any other org in the USA!

The 4'2" Asian womens right to be pro BB players is being DENIED by the RACIST NBA!


Sometimes profiling is correct, necessary, and even needed!

13 posted on 04/17/2012 5:35:13 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, good.

I trust they will get to the bottom of why Zimmerman has been labeled a “white hispanic”.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 5:38:42 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They can’t wait until Obama’s second term. They’re tipping their hand now. They’re not very bright.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who caved?


16 posted on 04/17/2012 5:39:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: MHGinTN

” Surely there are some electible black Democrat people with IQ over 70, please tell me there are! “

Not Democrat. Republican? Yeah.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 5:40:04 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

Who caved?


18 posted on 04/17/2012 5:40:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

” “We are not just talking about professionalizing law enforcement and holding them accountable,” said Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who chaired the hearing by subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

“We are talking about a new group of Americans who are being empowered to carry deadly weapons and to make decisions on the spot about the protection of their homes and communities — which I think makes this a far more complex challenge,” he said.”

Not what happened, Durbin.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 5:42:38 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: stephenjohnbanker

This racist Miami democrat makes Shiela Jackson Fleas seem a genius, and Maxipad Waters a goddess of wisdom. BTW, has Guam tipped over yet?


20 posted on 04/17/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
And why do his constituents keep sending that fool socialist back to the Senate? ... Vote fraud, and with our ballot counting now off shore to a Spanish commie the fraud will be epic. We are beyond a guillotine solution, sorrowfully.
21 posted on 04/17/2012 5:53:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Floridians are rather weak when it comes to dealing with low-IQ “Amish.” Hence their love of bussing black kids in every school district and hiring Amish mouth-breathers as teachers. Sat what you will about NY and NJ, but we use our zoning laws well and keep our distance.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: MHGinTN

LOL!!


23 posted on 04/17/2012 6:07:05 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: MHGinTN

Well the average iq in American blacks is 85 so yes you’d think it would have been possible. But just like with Marion Berry getting elected time and time again, blacks think they’re sticking it to us when they saddle themselves with these corrupt imbeciles.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: MHGinTN

Times are very bad for America.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 6:09:15 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

No mention of how Zimerman spat on No-Limit-Nigga and called him a-nigga? /s


26 posted on 04/17/2012 6:09:28 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

Give it time.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 6:10:19 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: mrsmel

Marion Berry, Alcee Hastings, bookends, with William Jefferson for a dust cover and John Graft Conyers as the diamond edition.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

I didn’t realise that Jefferson was still walking around a free man (ongoing appeal, I believe) until it was mentioned on some New Orleans talk radio show. Sickening. I still haven’t gotten over Sandy Burglar walking free after stuffing documents down his pants and acting like it was some endearing prank.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 6:23:11 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Trayvon was criminally profiled not racially profiled. Big difference.

Because young black males had been the perps in previous break ins, because young black males are the highest demographic for crime in the USA, because Trayvon acted like he was casing the apartments, and because Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch member, he was profiled as suspicious.

It was no more racial profiling than to suspect only males when a woman is raped is gender profiling.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 6:57:57 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 7:03:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Headlines:

What’s wrong with these two headlines?

Secret Service looking into Ted Nugent’s rant..

Farrakhan Warns Whites: ‘Unless You Change, Your End Has Come’..
.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 7:54:52 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

Rhetorical question of the day: How stupid are these people anyway?


33 posted on 04/17/2012 8:19:16 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t understand their point? Why wouldn’t we racial profile?


34 posted on 04/17/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

BTW: that Skittles & tea he bought at the 7-11 ... Does the store have a record of the purchase? Rumor is saying “no”...


35 posted on 04/17/2012 8:40:30 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is the racial profiling in anything anybody said or did in this case?


36 posted on 04/18/2012 3:57:21 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is the racial profiling in anything anybody said or did in this case?


37 posted on 04/18/2012 3:57:39 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Nix that last reply, seems the purchase has been confirmed.

Given his history of possession of known illegal stuff, does not bode well that the question had to be asked.


38 posted on 04/18/2012 5:56:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Uncle Lonny

BINGO


39 posted on 04/18/2012 12:12:48 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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