Skip to comments.Pasadena Assemblyman Urges Florida Boycott Over 'Stand-your-ground' Law (CA Lib liar)
Posted on 07/18/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by Mark
No more strolling on South Beach, no more key lime pie in Key West, no more visiting Mickey at Walt Disney World.
After the not-guilty verdict in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a California lawmaker called Wednesday for a statewide boycott of Florida.
Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, is drawing up a resolution on behalf of the California Legislative Black Caucus to urge residents of the Golden State to boycott the Sunshine State until the latter repeals its "stand-your-ground" law.
"Another young black child is dead and nobody is being held accountable, said Holden, who is black and has four teenage sons. "It is a true nightmare scenario for every black parent in America.
"By boycotting Florida tourism, conventions and conferences we send a clear message that the death of an unarmed black teenager cannot be tolerated."
A jury on Saturday acquitted George Zimmerman, 29, of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.
The verdict following the racially charged murder trial sparked demonstrations in Los Angeles, Oakland and other major U.S. cities.
Prosecutors accused Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, of wrongly believing Martin was criminal because he was black. Defense lawyers argued he shot Martin in self-defense.
The "stand your ground" law, which played an important role in his defense, was approved in 2005 and has since been copied by roughly 30 other states. It allows people fearing for their lives to use deadly force without having to retreat from confrontation, even if it is possible.
Holden's call for California to boycott Florida comes after soul singer Stevie Wonder vowed never again to perform in Florida until the state repeals the self-defense law. The performer declared his position at a concert Sunday, saying he also wouldn't sing in any state or part of the world where the law exists.
Holden said his resolution will be introduced when the state Assembly and Senate recess ends in early August.
The former Pasadena city councilman said it follows similar boycotts of Arizona by Pasadena and Los Angeles after the state passed a controversial immigration enforcement law.
Pasadena experienced its own version of a racially charged shooting last year. Holden was serving on Pasadena's City Council last year when two police officers responding to a bogus 9-1-1 armed robbery call chased another unarmed black teen. They shot and killed Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old football standout, after he appeared to reach for his waistband.
The McDade shooting drew protests from civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton who called for an end to racial profiling in Pasadena and other cities.
Holden never called for a boycott of his city at the time, and in an interview Wednesday continued to defend the actions of Pasadena police and drew a distinction between the incidents.
"It's two different cases," he said. "It was an individual (McDade) who was fleeing from police. (Trayvon Martin) wasn't fleeing from police, he was fleeing an individual with a gun who was told by police not to.
"The facts of the circumstances are different. One can argue they're the same, but they are different."
Holden said that when he heard the Zimmerman verdict read last week, he was disappointed and saddened. He later asked himself, Didn't Trayvon Martin have a right to stand his ground? What were Trayvon Martin's rights? He said any one of his sons could have been similarly shot, a sad commentary on racial injustice in America.
"That's the fear: that any one of them coming home from school could have been caught in the same situation," he said. "That's what brings the horror of this home."
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Can we secede, yet?
How did the black boycott of S. Carolina work out? Everyone I know there (refugees from NJ) are quite happy.
Pot, Meet Kettle!
Because they want to visit a state in which you CANNOT defend yourself if someone attacks you??
I swear if we do not get some intelligent discussion going in this country, well we already are sunk.
I encourage liberals to move out of every state with stand your ground laws. There are 30 states with stand your ground laws.
Boycotts are for weenies.
And why doesn’t the California Legislative White-Hispanic Caucus come out with a statement? Oh, never mind.
I’d tell him to “go fly a kite.”
A state headed straight for the sewer and lecturing another state how to live.
Pray for America to Wake Up
I would be curious to know what the spectrum and percentages are for the population’s response to the Zimmerman verdict and the Left’s bizarre responses to it. If anybody has seen anything indicating how America is responding, I’d appreciate a post here. I can’t believe that the vast majority of America sees what the Left is seeing, or, pretending to see. Is the Left actually damaging itself by their over-reaction? Or, are they truly energizing their core and converting middle-of-the-roaders to their view?
can we bankrupt pasedena?
California is in the dumps. It is a gutter of taxes and ecconomic stupidity. A cespool of illegal alien criminals, violent gangs, and drug dealing thugs.
Bashing FL is all they have to attract business.
(yes I know fr is hq in calif)
As a Floridian, I urge California to offer transportation and relocation assistance to all of Florida’s criminals and wannabe criminals.
Too bad for the ignoramus: SYG was not a part of the case. AT ALL.
Find some other pretense to peddle your agenda.
Imagine Disney without the faggots.
Imagine Florida without the commies.
Boycott man ... BOYCOTT.
IF whites attack blacks, what would be the advantage for blacks to have no stand your ground law?
Did any of these numnutz ever stop to remember they claim Zimmerman attacked first, and if they were correct then Trayvon had the right to stand his ground?
Stand your ground only becomes a problem for them when the evidence shows their man was the attacker.
It’s all too stupid.
Colorado does not have stand your ground, but does have make my day... it’s not a total loss there...hehe
Another young black child. Idiot rules the day. Child? no! Innocent? as the phrase implies? no!
I can't for the life of me figure out what repeal of the Stand your Ground law has to do with the Zimmerman verdict, but Holder, local Newspaper Editorial Boards and many preachers seem to feel that there is some kind of magic connection. The impression I get is if the Stand your Ground law was not in place Trayvon would be alive.
My understanding was that it was not part of the case, and that even if had never been passed, Zimmerman would still be not guilty.
Am I missing something or is there some kind of liberal foggy mind at work.
“The “stand your ground” law, which played an important role in his defense...”
Someone please make the stupid go away!
I think the anti-americans are trying to be proactive. That is the only reason I can think of.
Ours in Michigan is almost exactly the same as Florida.
I took great joy in pointing that out to my oh so superior liberal brother in law when he wrote to encourage me to boycott Florida. He didn’t answer when I asked if that meant he wouldn’t be going back to that 6 figure job tomorrow.
Liberals are idiots.
Uh, St, Tray was not a young kid. He was a apprentice Yute.
I blame his absent parents for not keeping him on the straight and narrow and for not being at home that night to supervuse him.
Uh, St, Tray was not a young kid. He was an apprentice Yute.
I blame his absent parents for not keeping him on the straight and narrow and for not being at home that night to supervise him.
You are correct. There is no connection between stand your ground laws and this case.
The liberals decided, for unknown reasons, that it was part of the case. Tell a big lie often enough, and it becomes part of the accepted facts.
Lets start a boycott of the states that don’t have Stand Your Ground.
This idiot doesn’t know that California’s law is pretty much the same as Florida’s. Maybe he can boycott himself out of the state.
When did St. Tray’s biological parental units call in the missing person’s report?
I was stationed in Key West in the ‘60s, it was a nice, sleepy little island. If all these liberals boycott the place, I might consider going back.
Does this mean that families can go to Disney World without worry of “Gay Days”?
All the red states should have been on this long ago, but you should have had programs for free bus transportation to California for agreement to never return.
Then you could solicit producing law abiders to move from California for tax benefits.
you guys should have been busy for more than two decades now.
California is an oddity. I remember reading that California gun laws are actually pretty free in rural areas. My cousin’s late wife had a permit and did a considerable amount of shooting.
As a Floridian, I would prefer to be boycotted by Michigan and New York.
What a political cesspool. It overflows with corrupted filth.
So, boycott Yosemite, boycott Big Sur, boycott Napa and Sonoma, boycott San Francisco Floridians......
Kaleephornya hates you.
The left doesn’t want to talk about good news.
I wonder, would it be an interesting study to compare the families of Treyvon and Temar? Temar is heroic, Treyvon was a racist thug. Where did these two guys learn their perspective in life? Oh how America needs more Temars.
We are heading to Key West in January.....looking forward to it.
I had not heard of that story and I am from PA!
Does this idiot not realize that in California, not only do you have Stand Your Ground rights, but if it enhances your safety, you may also PURSUE your attacker?
Does this person have any idea how idiotic this statememt is? One street thug in FLA as compared to dozens and dozens of truly innocent black children who are murdered across the United States by their own peers and nobody gives a tinker's damn, but they will crocodile tear their way through a selfserving speech about an incident that never needed to happen because someone defended himself from an attacker who was black and would still be alive if he had simply gone home.
Most of the other murdered black children do not have that chance. They are shot down like fish in a barrel and I don't see any damn crocodile tears for them. I don't see them remembered, memorialized, or even mentioned. It's deplorable. THEY are deplorable. And we should damn well let them know it.
They want a boycott? Shut off bet. Shut off sharpton. Rally against jackson. Ask the un to investigate operation push. Give them exactly what they ask for. The boycott of anything and everything they are involved in. No more jamie foxx and sam jackson or any other big mouth, racist black actors and recording jerks or nfl and mlb games. SHUT THEM DOWN! Why give them your hardearned money to insult you and TRY to insult your intelligence?
I am so sick of this I could scream.
FU*K Holden and all demonrats in California; as a native Californian I SAY BOYCOTT CALIFORNIA and all the socialist parasites that are living off my tax dollar here.
Not only boycott but quarantine my state until it gets it’s sh*t straightened out.
Hang every politician; Demonrat, Rino Green, Red, and every other color and description in the state.
30 million people in this state, and all but about 20 thousand are wetbacks, wellfare cheats, dopers and general losers.
Please nuke Sacramento, San Francisco, LA, Santa Monica, etc,etc,etc.
I say this as a person who lives here and retired here (unfortunately).
Don’t you need to be STANDING to stand your ground?..
.Zimmerman claimed that he was on his back with Martin on top...
That is not standing..how do you retreat in that position?.
If you can retreat with your back on ground with someone on top then we need to rethink rape laws too
Although tourism is our big industry, I think I would like Florida better without nawthern liberal tourists. It would probably be a much more civil, polite, genteel, kinder, gentler place.
Oh...and we could probably handle our agriculture without having illegals as well.
Let them all boycott Florida...it will make it a better place.
Somebody WAS held accountable, HE was, he’s dead! Life sucks and is unusually short when you attack people in a state with a million +- CW holders!
In Texas, when a baby boy Trayvon type hits a person in the face and beats his/her head on the concrete, he will be shot and shot and shot before the innocent person's head is beaten on the concrete. It's Texas law to defend yourself no matter if the perp is a baby boy of 6 feet tall. You do not have to retreat in Texas, just shoot the sucker.
There are so many baby boy blacks killing each other in Chicago, and no one seems to do anything about it. Hundreds are being killed. Are any of the killers being arrested? I just read on FR a day or so ago, that more gun laws have been passed for Chicago to eliminate more assault rifles. Maybe I'm wrong, but aren't the weapons handguns the black baby boys are using to kill each other? They aren't going to give up one weapon of any kind.
Some states and communities used to do that, but court rulings shut them down. With the prohibition against any return no longer enforceable, the trip out of state was no longer one way and became only a vacation of sorts.