Skip to comments.LA Becomes One Of The 1st US Cities To Back Federal Probe Into Death Of Trayvon Martin
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 Martins 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 courts verdict, which sparked demonstrations in L.A. and other U.S. cities.....
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LA is a violation of human sanity.
Remind me to never set foot in Californicatia.....
LA? Are they too stupid to realize they have no standing? They’re in California?? Dolts!
Trayvon is a dead issue. Bernard.
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.
Latest feel good stunt. First of many.
Buy more bulk foods and ammunition and store more water.
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?
Parks was an absolutely pathetic Chief of Police. I’m sure he’s serving the 8th district equally well.
That would make a great t-shirt.
Justice for Nicole and Ron!!!
I hear you. This will not end well, government is totally dysfunctional now. There is a powerful delusion that fills the land.
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.
No, but for the LA city council it’s porn for their circle jerk.
They should be investigating the OJ verdict.
I bow to your earlier post
No need. I think Martin has already paid a rather dear price for violating Zimmerman's civil rights.
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.
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.
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.
I see, so LA has ALL it’s problems solved and they can now use their spare time helping the feds. Got it.
Mr. Holder, we are having your national conversation on race, and the vile racists seem to all be on your side.
Not to worry, the Democrat Plantation of LA wil soon be joining the Democrat Plantation of Detroit in the bankruptcy line.
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.
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.
When historians look back to see when America officially became brain dead before ultimately dying, the “Justice for Trayvon!” movement may be that point.
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.