Skip to comments.Obama discusses Zimmerman verdict response with House Democrats
Posted on 07/31/2013 5:03:18 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
President Barack Obama told House Democrats Wednesday that his administration was looking at measures to help at-risk children, particularly minority youth a move that comes in light of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case earlier this month.
The topic surfaced from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who was the first House Democrat to ask the president a question when the Q&A section of the meeting on Capitol Hill began, according to sources inside the room. Cummings asked Obama what the administrations next steps were for efforts to help black youth.
Cummings emphasized to the president that officials with the nations focus on the issue after the verdict earlier this month could not let the moment pass without action.
Obama told Cummings that it was a good time to examine disparities in the criminal justice system, and efforts to help black, Asian, and Hispanic men and boys. The president added that officials need to look at what can be done to aid at-risk youth in general.
Were doing that, Obama said, according to a source in the room. The president said some solutions could come without having to pass legislation, and that he was consulting with Attorney General Eric Holder on what options the White House has on the matter, sources said.
Wednesdays exchange came as congressional Democrats are working to put more focus on race relations, following the verdict in Martins death.
Two Democrats Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) recently launched the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, and the group hosted Martins father, Tracy Martin, at a forum last week. Meanwhile, the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a hearing on Tuesday called A Conversation on Race and Justice in America.
The Progressive/Democrat/Marxist/Racist Party doesnt give a crap about helping black people. Its all about race mongering to keep the base fired up. From 2000 to 2010, 14,000 black children under the age of 15 were murdered and 90% percent of those black children were killed by other blacks. Where has the outcry been about that?
Meanwhile, dozens of whites were being made the victim of the black “knock-out game.”
Didn’t see the words “Chicago” or “Detroit” anywhere.
NOT GUILTY!! It is called “due Process” but this was a kangaroo court— no indictment!! No Grand Jury Review??? Just a total take over of a trial by thew FEDS!! Not Guilty!! Move on!
The speed and direction we’re going suggests that he’ll announce the creation of a new federally funded program for “at risk inner-city youth” which will include firearms/tactical training and spiffy uniforms.
So he is going to focus on minorities. The 0bama administration has been silent on this. If his focus on minorities is as effective as his focus on jobs, minorities are doomed.
Best way to help black youths is the same way you help all youths, GET THEM JOBS!
Give them something positive to work toward.
Give them back their self-esteem, earning their own way thru the world.
“......congressional Democrats are working to put more focus on race relations....”
Take your race relations and stuff them up your backside.
Race relations were 1000 times better before Obama’s reign and it will now take 50 years to repair the damage, if it’s even possible.
I thought we were already paying for them to play basketball and not mugging White Hispanics.
“President Barack Obama told House Democrats Wednesday that his administration was looking at measures to help at-risk children, particularly minority youth”
I’m sure some government organization will be formed to deal with it ‘cause the parents of those minority youths only care about the check they’re getting every month for them. It’s not like they actually parent the kids.
“Cummings asked Obama what the administrations next steps were for efforts to help black youth.”
His Arrogance stated that to help black youth he was ordering in Federal Troops to police Chicago and the State of Illinois. Since the State and Chicago were completely corrupt and owned by organized crime and drug cartels he was using an Executive Order to take charge of the State and Chicago. All State, local and municipal officials are to turn themselves in to the nearest Federal Courthouse. Federal Troops were authorized to shoot to kill all drug cartel and gang members, including those working parttime for the state or city. The State Democratic party and State Employees Unions are considered organized crime units and subject to immediate arrest.
See, the life of black youths will immediately get better and longer.
Great. Host a Crips gangbanger whose neglect of his son led that boy down the same path - fatally.
They're not interested in fixing the problem. Just in blaming their failure to deal with it on anything but the source - themselves.
Kinda hard to keep a job when have never been given the skills or attitude to such - and anyone who does is trashed as acting white.
So Basically he want’s to help anyone but whitey.
“So, basically he want’s to help anyone but whitey.”
You got it! He probably won’t get the race war he so desperately wants, but he will unite logically thinking whites for the next election.
Republicans would be idiots NOT to take advantage of that!!
Obama hates white people.
GZ 1 Barry Soetoro 0. GZ has a new gun and Lil Barry can’t do anything about it. Resign, Barry, you phony POS.
Why would the alleged federal executive and one part of the federal legislature discuss a response to a state criminal trial? In any sane world with the rule of law and responsible media, they wouldn’t have the nerve to intrude on a state judiciary.
Who is suppose to get them jobs? Self esteem? These thugs have too much of that already. They need self respect and a work ethic.
Yes he does. He’s a anti white marxist packages as a “nice”
light skinned mixed black guy. He didn’t have much of a record to run against and was made into whatever the media wanted him to be and suckers bought it. A man doesn’t sit at the feet of Rev. Write for over 20 years if he doesn’t believe in the hate that is preached.
Kinda hard to get a job with Obambi in the white house doing everything he can to kill the American golden goose.
Obambi was supposed to be “creating jobs”. just ask him, he’ll tell you how many millions of jobs he’s created.
Where the hell are they? He sure as hell hasn’t created any, let alone in the black community...