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LA Becomes One Of The 1st US Cities To Back Federal Probe Into Death Of Trayvon Martin
KCAL-TV ^ | July 31, 2013

Posted on 07/31/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Civil rights leaders on Wednesday hailed the passage of a Los Angeles City Council resolution calling for federal prosecutors to investigate the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

In a 13-0 vote, the Council passed the resolution by Councilmember Bernard Parks, which urged the U.S. Department of Justice and the Attorney General to conduct an investigation into possible civil rights violations in Martin’s death.

The vote makes L.A. one of the first U.S. cities to formally endorse a federal civil rights probe announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in July.

On July 13, 2013, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of the 17-year-old Martin, who was shot and killed on February 26, 2012 in his hometown of Sanford, Florida.

Parks, a former Los Angeles police chief, said a formal investigation would help satisfy those Americans who disagreed with court’s verdict, which sparked demonstrations in L.A. and other U.S. cities.....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackkk; california; ericholder; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Who's next? Pee-Wee Herman? Bugtussle, Tennessee? The Game Show hosts union?
1 posted on 07/31/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LA is a violation of human sanity.


2 posted on 07/31/2013 5:04:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remind me to never set foot in Californicatia.....


3 posted on 07/31/2013 5:04:18 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
on WHAT grounds??? feh...
4 posted on 07/31/2013 5:05:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LA? Are they too stupid to realize they have no standing? They’re in California?? Dolts!


5 posted on 07/31/2013 5:05:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trayvon is a dead issue. Bernard.


6 posted on 07/31/2013 5:05:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone’s Civil Rights were violated it was George Zimmerman’s

Where is the investigation of the 16 month old child shot in the face by a burglar who was robbing his mother.

Oh that was a white child. That’s OK.

The time for action is getting closer every day.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 5:06:02 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does the city council of Los Angeles CA have jurisdiction to order the federal government to investigate a case in Florida which has already been settled?
8 posted on 07/31/2013 5:06:04 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Latest feel good stunt. First of many.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 5:07:58 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Venturer

Buy more bulk foods and ammunition and store more water.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 5:08:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about backing a Federal probe into a death over which Los Angeles has some jurisdiction, like, oh I don’t know ... Michael Hastings maybe?


11 posted on 07/31/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Parks was an absolutely pathetic Chief of Police. I’m sure he’s serving the 8th district equally well.


12 posted on 07/31/2013 5:09:01 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: bigheadfred

That would make a great t-shirt.


13 posted on 07/31/2013 5:09:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps LA can reopen the OJ Simpson murder trial?

Justice for Nicole and Ron!!!

14 posted on 07/31/2013 5:13:20 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tookie....Is....Dead....


15 posted on 07/31/2013 5:13:31 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hear you. This will not end well, government is totally dysfunctional now. There is a powerful delusion that fills the land.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aside from the particulars of this case, it is absurd for a city council to weigh in on matters it has absolutely no connection to, nor authority over. This reminds me a bit of when the Denver city council passed a meaningless resolution opposing the Iraq war.

Politicians, even at the lowest levels, crave power and left to their own devices will always try to appropriate more of it for themselves. I’ve witnessed many city councils and county boards of commissioners apparently get bored with the mundane matters that are their actual duties and instead decide to become self-appointed administrators of the world.

They should just stick to what they were elected to do and leave it to higher-level elected scumbags to screw up the bigger issues.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Ken522

No, but for the LA city council it’s porn for their circle jerk.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should be investigating the OJ verdict.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 5:23:13 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: null and void

I bow to your earlier post


20 posted on 07/31/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In a 13-0 vote, the Council passed the resolution by Councilmember Bernard Parks, which urged the U.S. Department of Justice and the Attorney General to conduct an investigation into possible civil rights violations in Martin’s death.

No need. I think Martin has already paid a rather dear price for violating Zimmerman's civil rights.

21 posted on 07/31/2013 5:24:15 PM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve been advocating an anal proble of the LA City Council since the 70’s when the communists really controlled things.

Today, third rate liberals are in control, and nobody cares anymore. Even the tens of thousands of gang members in LA don’t care. Why should they? They get free food, money, housing, and soon, amnesty and voting rights. SOme might even vote, for the Democrats, if they can read a ballot or have someone draw a line to a name for them.

California politicians (with some honorable exceptions) are like pus-filled carbuncles on the backside of humanity. They are just leftist pains in the ass, infect the body politique, make a mess on the skin, and serve no real purpose to society. I guess that why the low education voters vote the way they do. It’s a reflection of themselves only they get paid by the taxpayers, and not in Govt. surplus cheese.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 5:26:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: morphing libertarian

GMTA...


23 posted on 07/31/2013 5:28:44 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did anyone check with the Chicanos of Los Angeles to see how they feel about continuing to George Zimmerman?
24 posted on 07/31/2013 5:33:12 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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The L. A. City council...

You might just as well be talking about the old Russian Politburo or the Chinese Central Committee.

These folks are so wigged out, they’d have to take a space shuttle to even get back on the chart near the left end of the spectrum.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 5:37:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Race pimp:


26 posted on 07/31/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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27 posted on 07/31/2013 5:45:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a joke. The FBI already did that. Maybe the LA city council should petition the NSA to release the recording of the phone call between Rachel Jeantel and Trayvon Martin. You’d see a lot of liberal heads explode over that.


28 posted on 07/31/2013 5:46:16 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see, so LA has ALL it’s problems solved and they can now use their spare time helping the feds. Got it.


29 posted on 07/31/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So the LA City Council members maintain that a non-black cannot legally and morally defend himself against a potentially lethal assault by a black.

Mr. Holder, we are having your national conversation on race, and the vile racists seem to all be on your side.

30 posted on 07/31/2013 5:59:39 PM PDT by TChad (uic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not to worry, the Democrat Plantation of LA wil soon be joining the Democrat Plantation of Detroit in the bankruptcy line.


31 posted on 07/31/2013 6:18:24 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The LA city council has proven themselves to be a bowl of self important turds enamored of their own stink, and to pass the time of day they issue meaningless, mewling motions in the hopes that others will notice the malodorous stench.


32 posted on 07/31/2013 6:28:22 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: M1911A1

The headline makes it sound like that means something.

I don’t remember the Constitution saying that cities vote to determine what the federal government probes.


33 posted on 07/31/2013 6:29:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When historians look back to see when America officially became brain dead before ultimately dying, the “Justice for Trayvon!” movement may be that point.


34 posted on 07/31/2013 6:34:58 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Greece used to have some interesting battles way back when, the city states chose their battles carefully, eventually they fell, LA and others should take note and stick to their local affairs first and foremost.


35 posted on 07/31/2013 6:42:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How surprising.


36 posted on 07/31/2013 6:46:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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