Skip to comments.Obama Replays Trayvon Martin Card
Posted on 05/02/2014 12:06:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama today tried to raise his supporters long-standing opposition to jury-directed death-penalties by suggesting to a German reporter today that Americans jurors and judges may be biased against African-American murderers.
What happened in Oklahoma was deeply troubling, said Obama, referring to a recent execution of an African-American man in Oklahoma.
The comments came two years after Obama used a Rose Garden appearance to focus African-Americans attention on a dispute over the killing of a young black man Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. If I had a son, hed look like Trayvon, Obama said in March 2012, months before the November election.
A Pew report in March showed that only 36 percent of African-Americans and 40 percent Latinos support the death penalty. In contrast, roughly 63 percent of whites support the death penalty.
In Oklahoma, the condemned man did not die quickly because his vein collapsed, hindering passage of the first of three execution drugs. Fifteen years ago, the man had kidnapped four people. He eventually executed one of them an 18 year-old teenager after she watched her grave being dug for 20 minutes. The murderer was condemned after testimony from multiple witnesses.
Instead of sidestepping a foreign reporters question about a state-level issue in Oklahoma, Obama choose to expand the Oklahoma case into a veiled attack on the death penalty.
We have seen significant problems racial bias, uneven application of the death penalty..."(continued)
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Dude, this is, like, two years old.
I am so over listening to this jerk comment on anything. He is a complete fraud, race baiter and imbicile. Whenever he goes anywhere by AF1, I always pray the pilot does the honorable thing.
I have seen at least one study that whites are more likely to get the death penalty.
Dude was give the death penalty by a jury. Death penalty applied to dude. Dude now dead. End of story.
If I had a son, hed look like Clayton Lockett”
Obama, April 2014
Everything is about race for the great divider.
Hey, it’s worked every time they’ve tried it before, why not continue?
The guy laughed and buried his victim alive. I don't care what color the perp is I'm voting the death penalty. Too bad Obama is more of a racist than me.
100% of murderers are against the death penalty. Obama has blood on his hands already, he should remain silent on the issue...
It appears the death penalty is on a path to be ended by shifting demographics.
What a racist SOB he is.
If only Americans were told how left wing and different from them this man is. What a vile disgrace.
Income equality for murderers I guess.
Well damn it let’s stop the demographic shift it’s a racist plot anyway. The left has no right to import the new class of citizens they want.
It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Obastard reached out to offer sympathy to the family of the scum that died instead of to Stephanie Neiman's family. Thats just the type of low-life thing that our low-life imposter in cheif would do.
Where was this sentiment from obama when Bob & Nancy Strait were brutally murdered by tyrone woodfork?
Google the names if you are not familiar with the horror that occured in Oklahoma at the hands of this monster (woodfork). Not surprisingly; there was barely a mention in the US media.
Truthfully, states should immediately enact laws that authorize the use of the firing squad if there is *any* problem, or even legal challenge, with their preferred means of execution.
As part of the law, make it clear that neither the jury nor the judge determines the *means* of execution, just that execution should or should not take place.
A firing squad is cheap, easy to set up, and is established as a means of execution.
Just don’t rely on Wal-Mart for the ammunition.
only 994 days until Jan 20, 2017.
But then, we may see another Alinskyite liberal become president that day..........................
The dead dude was coached to refuse food and drink so his veins would collapse and it would be difficult to start an IV.
A long drop with a short rope would eliminate all the fuss over death by injection.
I think it’d be fitting to also give the victims’ family members the option of volunteering for the firing squad.
Maybe they can subcontract with the crew that took care of Saddam Hussein....
Maybe through the legal “system”...
Jeb Bush is a follower of Alinsky?
Bob and Nancy Strait lived less than a mile from where my elderly parents lived. My parents were lucky. They moved away into an assisted living facility.
Bob and Nancy weren’t so lucky. They were also very elderly and going to move into such a facility as well. But the day before the move, she was raped and murdered. He was shot in the face and died a week later.
You’re right about the US media ignoring this. It was the British press that had the most to say about it.
The SOB (son of Barack) cut his arm to open a vein and had to be tazed.
Therefore any and all difficulties and delays in his death were ENTIRELY his own doing.
Published an hour ago about something Zero said last Friday.
I was thinking of Hillary as the nect presidemt when mentioning an Alinskyite successor to Obama.
Obama should read what they did to the murder victim. They raped her multiple times,then shot her, and buried her alive. And Obama feels sorry for this guy?
He has to play it. It is the only card Obozo has.
That’s not how The Grio, MSNBC, Ebony, Jet, the WH, Atlanta Black Star News, Thy Black Man and a thousand other places will play it, I guarantee you.
And I was making a joke.
I think he means Traygone and Zimmerman.
LOL, joke noted. Geez, 8 years of Hillary on top of 8 years of Obama, I hate to think about that.
Guess she is the wrong color for President Obama to care about her.
Barrack He’s dead the issue has been used up! Tell us about Benghazi and the Murder you sustained with inaction!
Lie baby lie to day!
I can’t no shelter!
Obama is this century’s Pigmeat Markham?
“What happened in Oklahoma was deeply troubling, said Obama, referring to a recent execution of an African-American man in Oklahoma.”
I find it more troubling the way the executed criminal condemned his victims to death and killed them in a brutal and painful manner.
Why won’t any of our GOP politicians respond to Obama in this way? The lack of response is nothing but acquiescence.
The most divisive president in the history of the Republic.
Soon we’ll discover that Trayvon was in Benghazi, just gettin’ himself some Skittles, when those four white Americans started shooting at him.
Please post a link. I’ve not seen any of this reported before. Thanks. No snark intended.
The report also outlined chaotic scenes in the lead-up to the execution. Earlier that day, Lockett had been Tasered by members of The Correctional Emergency Response (CERT) team after he fought with guards and refused to be restrained for medical X-rays carried out as part of the execution procedure.
After being taken to the prisons medical room, Lockett was also found to have a self-inflicted laceration on his right arm; he received medical treatment but stitches were not needed.
Lockett refused to meet with his lawyers or eat in the hours prior to his death and at 5.19pm he was finally taken into the execution chamber; the IV was not inserted until 6.18pm and the execution commenced at 6.23pm.
And somewhere else I read he had cut his arm in the attempt to make it harder to find a vein later.
All in all, this POS had had very bad end of life day. No where near as bad as 19 year old Stephanie Neiman, but bad enough.
Stephanie Neiman: Two weeks before she was killed, on June 3, 1999, she had graduated from Perry High School.
yes, I know that, my quote refers to something said recently about Benghazi talking points.
Thanks. This pretty well shows the POS did everything he could to foul up the procedure, succeeded to a great degree, and suffered because he did. There’s no way anything was wrong with the drugs or basic procedure. Instead, it was a lot like a hanging subject biting the hangman just before the drop and getting the noose placed to produce a dangle and strangle procedure or flipping the bird to a firing squad and having some of the members miss his vital points. All in all, he pooped his nest and had to do a dirt nap in the poop. A good thing to celebrate, not cry about.
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