Skip to comments.Congressional Black Caucus: DoJ should investigate Trayvon Martin shooting
Posted on 03/20/2012 2:28:47 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) released a statement on Monday calling the shooting death of Trayvon Martin a hate crime and urging the Department of Justice to investigate.
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Mr. Zimmerman, contrary to media reports, is NOT WHITE, but Hispanic.
Of course, Cleaver has already determined Zimmerman's motives, so why even bother with fact finding and a trial? Cleaver apparently has solved this case already.
Miami media is hyping the story, too...part of the "re-elect Obama 'cause America is still racist" theme.
Obama Reelection narrative feeding into and pumping up even more white guilt as is 2008 it wasn’t rampant enough and pimped endlessly by the drivebys...it’s all agenda.
Yes, believe it or not. :).
Cleaver, and really all of the Congressional Black Caucus, is exactly why we need some kind of qualification to vote beyond warm and breathing. Of course if you’re voting Democrat in many cases warm and breathing isn’t required.
Sorry, but this case looks really bad. I don’t care if Zimmerman is white or hispanic, there is some lead-foot dragging on this case in terms of finding out the facts and prosecuting what looks like an obvious case of a trigger-happy community watch captain. If the Sanford police won’t do more than they have, then I think the feds should get involved.
The police investigated the incedent and interviewed Zimmerman. They saw the blood on him and the evidence that he was in a struggle. What else do you want them to do?
In the wake of spreading public outrage, the Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into the shooting of a black teenager by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who escaped arrest.
There is more chance that Zimmerman is Hispanic than obummer is Christian.
When and where was he Baptized?
Do you know of any Christian that doesn't talk about his coming to Christ in more than a political sense.
When and where did little barry renounce allah and accept Jesus Christ? Any record of that major change in his miserable life?
obama's father, grandfather and step father were mooselimbs and he was raised as a mooselimb.
When did the great Christian conversion occur?
If the CBC asked Holder to investigate, you can bet the farm there will be an investigation and more than likely some Federal charges.
Justice? No. There is very little justice left in the US these days.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
How about use their brains? Zimmerman followed this kid with no cause to do so. He then confronts the kid, and an altercation ensues. The kid can be heard on the 911 tapes screaming for help before Zimmerman shoots him. The kid was armed with a bag of Skittles. What more do you want?
So is FR Hero and CBC member Alan West on board with this openly arrogant racism and double standard?
17. On Suspension from school, living with Father's girlfriend. Decided to WALK to a 7-11 in the rain during a basketball game...
Nothing suspicious there. Doesn't everyone get up in the middle of watching a sporting event and just decide to go for a walk in the rain?
On the tapes, at least a couple of people are yelling/screaming. Hard to tell which is which. Facts in evidence show Zimmerman got the bad end of an ass whoopin' somehow...
I have been watching south Florida media....I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY MENTION of Mr. Zimmerman’s apparent injuries. I DO notice, though, that they mention the young man was carrying tea and skittles.
Also, why does every photo of this 17 year old make him look like he was 12?
Maybe Zimmerman is an idjit vigilante. But the media and Al Sharpton sure as hell are not the ones to figure that out. They’re following a race based agenda ONLY. And it is growing old.
You said the kid was screaming on the tape, I say someone was screaming but it could have been either one. Do you know who started the altercation, no you do not, you are assuming it was Zimmerman; it could have been the kid. I would like to have the police and DA follow the law. You sound like a person who would be ok with a mob lynching or would you rather follow the law and not jump to conclusions.
I work in a school District. At the High School, there are a couple of 17 year olds that are my size and bigger. One kid is almost 7'.
Zimmerman was the one who started the Neighborhood Watch for his community. That's why he was the only one doing it... On another thread it was linked that he did so with the full knowledge of the HOA and that he volunteered.
Not quite the picture being painted by the MSM and the Baiters...
I'd like to know how Zimmerman ended up with a bloody gash on the back of his head and a bloody nose.
Answer that one and then we can move on to other matters.
Is “The Amazing Kreskin” writing Laws now? Did Tom Cruise testify about “thought” crime to a Congressional Committee?
The slippery slope gets more slippery every day. The acceptance of the rationale behind Thought Crimes by the American Public can only lead to the targeting of segments of Society that cherish their Freedom.
Answer that one and then we can move on to other matters.
While we are speculrising: There is a confrontarion, Zimmerman demands "What are you doing here?" and grabs Martin. Martin throws a punch to Z-Man's nose, Z-Man is so surprised he trips, falls down and strikes his head on the pavement.
Given the disparity in their sizes, if there was any more prolonged conflict, I would expect the injuries to be not so one-sided (excepting the bullet hole)
Getting king hit by someone you have accosted does not justify deadly force.
Nope. It doesn't.
However, getting out to check a street address and getting smacked in the back of the head with a glass bottle does...
There are enough facts out already through the 911 tapes and the girlfriend’s account of her conversation with Trayvon while he was being followed to indicate that Zimmerman was completely in the wrong. I’m not on the jury - I don’t have to abide by the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard that a jury does, but I think even the most careful jury is going to find Zimmerman guilty as hell of manslaughter, at a minimum.
Have you listened to Zimmerman’s 911 call, where he is told NOT to follow the kid? Why would Zimmerman need help - he was the one with the gun!
Wow, Dead Corpse, you sound like you think that WIRWB (walking in the rain while black) is a crime.
Zimmerman followed someone he shouldn’t have followed and then put the teen in a position where he was fearful of what Zimmerman was going to do to him. That may have given Martin justification to kill Zimmerman under Stand Your Ground. It does not give Zimmerman the same right in reverse.
Some Freepers would do well to sit back and think about this case and what it says about them that they are so willing to dismiss it because the victim was a black youth.
I’m sorry, but do you have any facts to suggest that Zimmerman got smacked in the back of the head with a bottle, or are you making things up to support him? The 911 tapes completely contradict that line off reasoning.
Yep, neither you nor I am on the jury, but based upon the info I have gotten so far I would not convict. Nothing the girlfriend said shows Zimmerman doing anything illegal. He can follow and observe and even question if he wants. And as far as the 911 operator telling him not to follow, so what it means nothing. 911 will tell people to go hide in their house or run away rather than defending themselves.
I was thinking the same when I posted that :)
Not at all. Attacking someone from behind is another story though...
I’m willing to dismiss the kid because he was casing a gated community that has suffered a string of robberies and may have attack Zimmerman from behind.
Has as much evidence to support it as your Hispanic bashing....
George has a gash in te back of his head and stated he got jacked from behind.
You have evidence to the contrary? No? Didn’t think so...
Trayvon has a hole in the chest and stated that he got shot from the front. Do you have evidence to the contrary? I didn’t think so.
(Note: I know that Trayvon didn’t actually state that he got shot from the front, but he would, if he could talk, which he could do, if he wasn’t dead.)
I find it interesting that you accuse me of Hispanic bashing when I have said NOTHING that indicates that I think Zimmerman’s race or ethnicity had anything to do with this.
How could Martin have attacked Zimmerman from behind when the 911 tapes make it clear that Zimmerman was in pursuit of Martin? You’re seeing things that aren’t there to support your pre-existing theory that the black kid was guilty of something and deserved to die.
Yep. Getting shot in the front is what happens when you come back to beat up some more on the guy lying on the ground bleeding...
Zimmerman loses him at one point. Trying to verify the street he's on to Dispatch, he gets out to check a street sign and gets jacked from behind.
Makes as much sense as anything...
Maybe you are right though. F*ck any contradictory evidence... Let's lynch him...