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Long time coming: Trayvonís law [Tyranny Alert]
Salon ^ | 18 Apr 2012 | Jefferson Morley

Posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:06 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss

The name of Trayvon Martin was invoked early and often at a Capitol Hill hearing on federal anti-profiling laws Tuesday as supporters hope the furor over the shooting of the Florida teenage will prompt Congress to take up a legislation that has languished since 2001.

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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling.”

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“There is no way to enforce the [anti-illegal immigration] laws ‘show me your papers’ provisions without engaging in stereotypes based on race and ethnicity,” Anthony Romero of the ACLU told the hearing.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fredericawilson; georgezimmerman; racism; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
It's got something for everybody.

The Congressional Black Caucus wants LEOs and citizens in neighborhoods to fear being prosecuted for a federal crime if they call in or investigate blacks who may be committing crimes.

The open borders crowd knows that because illegals are overwhelmingly from Latin America countries, then enforcing immigration laws would be impossible.

And Islamist groups know that it would make it more difficult to prevent terrorist attacks.

1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:18 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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"...He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered..."

Any sympathy for a grieving parent gone.

Completely. I guess I won't be buying any trademarked Trayvon "Thug" Martin goods.

2 posted on 04/18/2012 1:01:38 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Meet the New Boss
This is the crisis they've been waiting for. Now we get to watch all the whimpering politicians cave in to Al and Jesse.

MOLON LABE !!

3 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:25 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Disgusting.

I literally want to projectile vomit Exorcist style.


4 posted on 04/18/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

I happen to support profiling. It works quite well in Israel.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Anthony Romero - ACLU

He is the first openly gay man and the first Hispanic director of the civil liberties institution.

6 posted on 04/18/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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The USA will become a much safer place when law enforcement can no longer profile certain types of suspects. /s


7 posted on 04/18/2012 1:36:45 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Instead of getting a beer on the White House lawn, under Trayvon’s Law it would appear the cop who arrested and the citizen who called police on Prof. Gates breaking into his own house would be looking at federal criminal charges.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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“911, your call is being recorded to gather evidence against you.”


9 posted on 04/18/2012 1:41:26 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Zero credible evidence that racial profiling played any part in the Trayvon Martin case. But of course, that won’t cause one seconds pause by the race baiters and race hustlers, and the guilt-ridden, self-loathing white folks who respond to them.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by Will88
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To: rlmorel

Travon==>Tragedy==>Travesty


11 posted on 04/18/2012 1:43:42 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Will88
Zero credible evidence that racial profiling played any part in the Trayvon Martin case. But of course, that won’t cause one seconds pause by the race baiters and race hustlers, and the guilt-ridden, self-loathing white folks who respond to them.
Yup.
12 posted on 04/18/2012 1:46:09 PM PDT by samtheman
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Since when is it illegal for civilians to profile?


13 posted on 04/18/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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As long as blacks cause most of the crime in this country “profiling” overt or covert will be necessary. Write your congressman requesting that overt “profiling” be made legal beyond all doubt.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 1:55:51 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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According to DOJ crime statistics:

For every white person who murders a black person, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.

Blacks are only 12% of the US population but are more than 50% of the murder victims, and 90% of their murderers are other blacks.

Black males between the ages of 16 and 36 commit 50% of US murders while being less than 3% of the US population.

But it is non-Eric Holder’s people who must be punished.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 1:56:52 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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I have a feeling this won’t pass Congress. Grandstanding by the thugs on the left.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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She should take that stupid cowboy hat to Chi-Congo and work there.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered”

The first two are accurate, and frankly I see no reason why you can’t racially profile someone as a pretext for following them. Especially since following is something you’re allowed to do to anyone for any reason, unless they have a restraining order against you, or something. The reason profiling is a problem, or seems like a problem, is that in the case of a pull-over, for instance, cops need probable cause. Driving while black, obviously, is not probable cause. But Zimmerman didn’t pull Martin over; so far as we know he just followed him.

That brings us to the “so far as we know” portion of my post. So far as we know, Zimmerman didn’t “chase” Martin, unless you want to suddenly call following chasing for no reason. You shouldn’t, because you already used “followed,” and adding on chase indicates that he did some aggressive following in addition to the initial following, of which we have no evidence so far as I know.

Also, he didn’t murder Martin if Martin attacked him. Unless you’re okay with calling justifiable homicide murder, which is misleading at best. We don’t know who started the fight, though we can be reasonably sure Zimmerman was losing it when he fired. If Martin did attack, then his problem wasn’t racial profiling; it was attacking. Goes to show you, hooded youth of dark complexion: they won’t necessarily kill you after profiling you, so long as you don’t commit felonies on their faces. Again, that is, if Martin attacked.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by Tublecane
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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered”

No, he was a predatory thug who was recycled after he made the mistake of attacking a properly armed citizen.

19 posted on 04/18/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: kcvl

Why do gay men shave their heads all the time?


20 posted on 04/18/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“Since when is it illegal for civilians to profile?”

The theory is that Zimmerman’s profiling led directly to Martin’s death, which you may have heard some people think was murder. Or, rather, that profiling led to following which led to confrontation which led to murder. The profiling itself, then, is not to blame, but the inevitable result of it when you add in Zimmerman’s deranged Dirty Harry mindset, or something.

Profiling itself is not the problem with cops, either, by the way. You can’t stop them thinking worse things about black people than others, nor should you, so long as it doesn’t push them to break the law. It does matter is when cops rely on it solely to effect stops, searches, and arrests. That is an important point, and it sheds light on the whole controversy. For those things are illegal in themselves when done without probable cause, which racial profiling alone cannot give you. So the problem’s the abuse of power, not the profiling.

But they want you to think profiling itself is the problem, and the trick is to confuse it with illegal searching and seizing. I’m not just making this up: there are people who want it to be harder for cops to arrest racial minorities (especially gang bangers and illegal immigrants), regardless of whether they are guilty of anything. There is some logic to it, I guess. Racial prejudice needs very little encouragement, and cops are all too willing to abuse power. However, it can get absurd. For instance when they pretend civilian profiling is the same thing.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT by Tublecane
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makes their head look like a pr!ck.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 2:34:23 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling.”

“He was profiled acting very suspiciously in a neighborhood that had been victimized by robberies often in the recent past, followed, chased, stopped being chased, decided to follow, confront and attack the neighborhood watch guy who called the cops on him, and murdered killed in self-defense by the poor sap whose head he was in the process of caving in,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing, shitferbrains congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling race-baiting, extortion, cynical gun-control dancing on the grave of the recently dead and liberal cowardice.”

There, fixed it.

23 posted on 04/18/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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His face looks like it stopped a double load of no. nine birdshot.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami

Ah, Frederica, I didn't know you were a witness!

25 posted on 04/18/2012 3:13:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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When can I quit paying for the likes of him with my tax dollars? And, when can I quit paying for the likes of Trayvon?


26 posted on 04/18/2012 3:23:10 PM PDT by Sundog (When Hollywood defines reality there is none.)
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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson...”

THAT goofy freak should go to prison for such comment.

They are sure in a hurry to bring back racism as it was 50 years ago.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 6:18:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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