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Trayvon Martinís Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys (Congressional Hearing)
CBS Baltimore ^ | July 24, 2013

Posted on 07/25/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s father told a crowded Capitol Hill forum on Wednesday that “a statute or amendment” safeguarding young people against the type of circumstances that resulted in his son’s death would be a fitting legacy for his son.

“The question is, what can we do as parents, what can we do as African-American men, to assure our kids that you don’t have to be afraid to walk outside your house?” Tracy Martin asked during a forum convened by the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, one of several such caucuses comprised of House members who want to seek possible legislative responses on various issues.

Martin said he is dedicated to ensuring that depictions during the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon dead but was acquitted, do not define his 17-year-old son. Trayvon was his hero, Martin said, and “to not be there in his time of need is real troublesome, not to be able to save my son’s life.”

Martin’s comments opened what was billed as the first gathering of the caucus, which was formed to focus attention on issues disproportionately affecting black men and boys, such as joblessness and racial profiling.

“I would like to see Trayvon Martin’s name attached to a statute or amendment that says you can’t just profile our children, shoot them … and say you were defending yourself,” Tracy Martin told the lawmakers and the standing-room-only crowd....

Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume cited the cases of Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old boy killed in Mississippi in 1955, and Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police was captured on video, as examples of a sad, cyclical history that have had an impact on black men and boys.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 113th; blackfamily; hearings; trayvon; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/25/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Teach them not to be outside casing houses for burglary, in the dark, in the rain.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Until black "men and boys" stop defining themselves as inferior beings who require special consideration, there is no hope for them.
3 posted on 07/25/2013 6:23:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Policy is made by PC outliers, while the rotting carcass in the punch bowl is ignored.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

teach them not to wear hoodies and other thug-wear


5 posted on 07/25/2013 6:24:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Marry their mamas before you have sex with them.

90% of the problem solved.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 6:24:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

teach them to walk up and say “hello” to the neighborhood watch, rather than attack and break their nose


7 posted on 07/25/2013 6:24:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
“The question is, what can we do as parents, what can we do as African-American men, to assure our kids that you don’t have to be afraid to walk outside your house?”

Uhhhhhh....how about you start by staying with the kid's baby momma and raise him together.

8 posted on 07/25/2013 6:24:56 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Let’s just pass a law that makes it a federal crime to use self defense when you are getting your head caved in on a sidewalk by a black man wearing a hoody.

That should do it.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 6:27:22 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
A statute or amendment! Damn! Why didn't somebody think of that before!

All those wasted lives and all we needed was a statute or amendment.

I wonder if Trayon's "father" is confusing a statute with a statue.

10 posted on 07/25/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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“a statute or amendment”

Yes, something that combines the names Trayvon Martin and Charles Darwin...


11 posted on 07/25/2013 6:28:13 AM PDT by Paisan
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“The question is, what can we do as parents, what can we do as African-American men, to assure our kids that you don’t have to be afraid to walk outside your house?” Tracy Martin asked

How about being a better father?

12 posted on 07/25/2013 6:28:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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“The question is, what can we do as parents, what can we do as African-American men, to assure our kids that you don’t have to be afraid to walk outside your house?”

This kid was too young to be afraid.

13 posted on 07/25/2013 6:28:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

You could try actually being a dad, rather than a “baby daddy”. That might be a good start.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 6:28:57 AM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Did he lie to Congress about the criminal path that his son was on — including wanting his gangbanger father to buy him a gun.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 6:29:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What a joke.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 6:29:31 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

would an amendment that says standards and laws apply only to white people get it?


17 posted on 07/25/2013 6:29:38 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

As a rational black pastor told me. Men like Tracy Martin love their sons but not enough to be real fathers. They treat their sons like fighting dogs because of a twisted belief that making them tough and aggressive will keep them alive when the reality is that they never learn to walk away from confrontation.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 6:29:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Advice from the jerk who blew fatherhood by not raising his kid to be a responsible human being instead of a nascient criminal.

I have had enough of this crap. This country is in serious trouble.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 6:29:58 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: MrB

Bump!


20 posted on 07/25/2013 6:30:32 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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