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Florida lawmakers call for arrest in Trayvon Martin shooting case
thehill.com ^ | 03/21/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 03/22/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Two House Democrats called for an arrest in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was shot in February by George Zimmerman while returning from a convenience store to his home.

Yesterday and this morning Florida Reps. Frederica Wilson (D) and Corrine Brown (D) spoke out against Zimmerman's actions.

"Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys," Wilson said on the floor Tuesday. "I am tired of watching them suffer at the hands of those who fear them and despise them."

"I want a thorough investigation," Brown said on CNN Wednesday morning. "Personally, I would have liked to have seen him arrested, and at least he will not have a permit to carry a gun and have a gun on him as we speak."

Zimmerman has said he shot Martin in self-defense, but many in the Miami area and across the nation are calling for Zimmerman's arrest, now 25 days after the shooting. Martin's parents appeared on NBC's "Today Show" to call for his arrest.

Wilson took to the floor on Wednesday morning and said she would appear on the floor every day the House is in session until an arrest is made.

"Every day, every day, I will come to this floor and announce to America how long justice for Trayvon Martin has been delayed," she said. While Wilson did not call specifically for Zimmerman's arrest, she said the "evidence is overwhelming" and that an arrest should be made.

Wilson also took a shot at the grand jury that has been formed to examine the evidence.

"The grand jury has been selected, and the grand jury is not reflective of Trayvon's family nor Trayvon. That must be corrected immediately."

Brown followed Wilson and called the situation "unacceptable," saying Martin was tested for drugs and alcohol, but not Zimmerman. Brown called for an independent review of how Florida police have handled the case so far.


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Wilson says she will keep a sign outside her congressional
office: "Trayvon Martin’s Murderer Still At Large. Days
With No Arrest:" each day there is no arrest made in the case

“No drug tests. No alcohol tests. No lie detector tests. It’s just his word that he felt threatened, so therefore he shot to kill. That is unacceptable,” said Brown, who is also a member of the black congressional caucus.

Chris Smith, a black Florida state senator, announced on Wednesday he is drafting new legislation to “drastically” change that law, which he said has increased deaths in the state due to “self-defense” by more than 250 percent. The law originally was promoted by the National Rifle Association, the nation’s leading gun rights group, and opposed by many in law enforcement.

“We can’t keep turning a blind eye to the number of lives this law has claimed,” Smith said in a statement. “’Stand Your Ground’ in its present form continues to endanger Floridians by not only giving someone the right to shoot first, but immunity for their actions, whether justified or not.” - March 22, 2012 - Trayvon Martin Death

1 posted on 03/22/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys," Wilson said on the floor Tuesday. "I am tired of watching them suffer at the hands of those who fear them and despise them."

99% of "young black boys" are killed by OTHER "young black boys".

2 posted on 03/22/2012 1:36:02 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Tailgunner Joe

IBZF (In Before Zimmerman Fans!)


3 posted on 03/22/2012 1:36:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She’s “tired of burying young black boyz” she says

But only when they’re killed by non-blacks

The rest of the time, she could give a rat’s behind.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 1:37:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is not organic, this is being driven.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
whether justified or not.

Black racism trumps the law. I feel very ill.

6 posted on 03/22/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sounds like a lynch mob is being formed


7 posted on 03/22/2012 1:38:51 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Mob justice! Yay!


8 posted on 03/22/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Texas Fossil
I feel very ill.

You must have seen Shep Smith's report.

He laid out a story about a little boy who was buying candy while Zimmerman strapped on his guns for the hunt.
9 posted on 03/22/2012 1:40:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: montag813

Its actually higher than 99% except LA areas where black and hispanics are in close prox


10 posted on 03/22/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Leftists like dead bodies. They are handy political objects.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 1:41:34 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Tailgunner Joe
First of all I don't see how they could compel some to give a drug or alcohol test in a shooting case.

With out probable cause there is no reason to even ask him too let alone demand or force him to give one.

What we have here is a huge out cry from the anti CCW,Gun crowd.

We have the race mongers who can't let chance to make hay from a situation go by.

12 posted on 03/22/2012 1:42:26 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rush to judgement. Let the investigation proceed. The police chief just stepped down temporarily because he said he has become a distraction.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 1:42:39 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys,” Wilson said on the floor Tuesday.”

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Then FIX your own dieseased tribal savage culture.


14 posted on 03/22/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys,” Wilson said on the floor Tuesday.”

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Then FIX your own diseased, tribal savage “culture”.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 1:44:27 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"the grand jury is not reflective of Trayvon's family nor Trayvon. That must be corrected immediately"

Yep...need an all Black Jury (OJ Jury) to make sure that a social statement can be made, as opposed to a finding on THE EVIDENCE.

Besides, you need Photo ID, and we can't have that......except to collect Welfare, EBTs, Food Stamps, OBAMA MONEY, etc.

Likewise, Stand Your Ground has eliminated 250 repeat offenders, the bulk of them Black, FOR A REASON ! And, as he erroneously states "whether justified or not" is a Finding of Fact in each case, NOT A WHOLESALE PUT-DOWN-YOUR-GUNS WHITEY mentality that fears that the ONE BEING ASSAULTED, ROBBED, CAR-JACKED, etc. can now defend themselves and their families (and neighbors), and the perp's don't like having their crack-funding habits messed with.

16 posted on 03/22/2012 1:45:02 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: lurk
Leftists like dead bodies. They are handy political objects.

The only thing better than a soap box in their eyes.

However, there is something much bigger going on here that has nothing to do with this kid being killed. This is the beginning of the marxist uprising.
17 posted on 03/22/2012 1:45:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys," Wilson said on the floor Tuesday. "I am tired of watching them suffer at the hands of those who fear them and despise them."

Good thing she doesn't represent Chicago or Philly....oh wait....

18 posted on 03/22/2012 1:46:50 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I’m sure she really cringed and said ‘ewwwww’ when she had to bury those two white British men touring Florida. They committed the crime of entering a black neighborhood.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 1:47:05 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: cripplecreek
He laid out a story about a little boy who was buying candy while Zimmerman strapped on his guns for the hunt.

Was his mascara running as he read his lines?

20 posted on 03/22/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: lurk
"Leftists like dead bodies. They are handy political objects."

And they vote Democrat too!

21 posted on 03/22/2012 1:50:21 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Retired Chemist
The police chief just stepped down temporarily because he said he has become a distraction.

Maybe he can talk 0bama into stepping down.

22 posted on 03/22/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Tailgunner Joe

>>>Chris Smith, a black Florida state senator, announced on Wednesday he is drafting new legislation to “drastically” change that law, which he said has increased deaths in the state due to “self-defense” by more than 250 percent. <<<

Sure, we can’t have the violent thugs having guns turned on them by law abiding citizens defending themselves. We need to keep violent crime safe, and practically legal. /sarc

Does he realize what he is saying? He is saying that he’d prefer that the innocent victims (or would be victims) who defended themselves be dead rather than the violent thugs who attacked them.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

But but but, Trayvon’s cell phone was left laying on the ground and nobody picked it up and called him mom, instead Zimmerman just went home. /barf


24 posted on 03/22/2012 1:52:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
This is the beginning of the marxist uprising.

Yep.

25 posted on 03/22/2012 1:53:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Was his mascara running as he read his lines?”

Into his sunken cheeks?


26 posted on 03/22/2012 1:53:46 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: cripplecreek
First this law, then a call for more gun control, all manipulated by the Democrats and their slaves in the media. You can count on it.

Yahoo even came up with a new racial category, "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman-- gotta work the "white" in there some how.

27 posted on 03/22/2012 1:55:56 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Retired Chemist
Into his sunken cheeks?

No kidding!

I just got Fox in HD and that boy looks seriously sick. Aides maybe?

28 posted on 03/22/2012 1:56:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And I’m really tired of cases being tried in the media! So much for innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I hope whomever is handling this case has the internal fortitude to do what existing laws in the state of Florida require and not bow to pressure from lawmakers, drive-by media, racers and anyone else who thinks their two cents matters.


29 posted on 03/22/2012 1:57:23 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: pierrem15

I’d fire Shep Smith for the report he gave if I were his employer.

It wasn’t a report, it was a fictional drama story.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: traditional1

“the grand jury is not reflective of Trayvon’s family nor Trayvon. That must be corrected immediately”

I’m sure a Federal Grand Jury convened by Holder would be over represented.


31 posted on 03/22/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: pierrem15; cripplecreek

You should see what the dummies are doing with this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002454897


32 posted on 03/22/2012 1:59:45 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Florida is a convenient site for this to play out. Gee what political event is coming up in Florida that the marxists would like to target?

Also interesting that this happened better than 20 days ago I believe and only now has become a national issue.


33 posted on 03/22/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: pierrem15

“Yahoo even came up with a new racial category, “white Hispanic” to describe Zimmerman— gotta work the “white” in there some how.”

I saw that this morning as well and about spit my diet coke out all over my keyboard. I thought as compared to what...a black latino, a brown latino, a dark brown latino, a light brown latino, an native latino, a mixed latino etc etc etc.
Anything to demonize the white populace and to make sure a
minority is the victim.


34 posted on 03/22/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: cripplecreek

“This is the beginning of the marxist uprising.”

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Uprising?

Hell, they’re already running things.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: cripplecreek

Good point.

I saw this for the first time the other day in a doctors office on CNN.

Even the nurses behind the counter could not get over the obvious bias and race baiting that was being portrayed.

We’re being set up big time.


36 posted on 03/22/2012 2:06:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Texas Fossil
Soon 0bama will be lecturing us that this is a teachable moment. It is already bad enough for the FBI and DOJ to be involved. Now we have state lawmakers trying to indicate that the law is not valid if blacks are killed as a result of the law they passed.

Sometimes I am sort of glad that my folks passed on and have not had to see so much of the insanity that prevails lately.

37 posted on 03/22/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Retired Chemist

Wasn’t there a witness who said that the guy fired his weapon while he was on his back being beaten by the kid who was on top of him?


38 posted on 03/22/2012 2:09:53 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ole Shep?


39 posted on 03/22/2012 2:12:18 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The grand jury has been selected, and the grand jury is not reflective of Trayvon's family nor Trayvon. That must be corrected immediately."

My God, this moron doesn't get that grand juries AREN'T supposed to be "reflective" of a particular demographic or interest group. Making it "reflective" would open it to biased decisions.
40 posted on 03/22/2012 2:13:58 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Texas Fossil

Yeah Shep laid out a whole story about happy go lucky little Trayvon and bloodthirsty George Zimmerman.


41 posted on 03/22/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Revolting cat!

LMAO


42 posted on 03/22/2012 2:19:06 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: Tailgunner Joe

To Florida Reps. Frederica Wilson (D) and Corrine Brown (D) when will you be commenting on this travesty that the Lame stream Media does not pursue. Less than 80 miles away! Not the perps age and weight!
Note no mention of Victims race!

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120321/NEWS/120329881/1358/news06?Title=Teen-Arrested-Facing-Charges-in-Hyatt-Assault


43 posted on 03/22/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I want a thorough investigation,” Brown said on CNN Wednesday morning. “Personally, I would have liked to have seen him arrested,

So which is it?
You want a thorough investigation or just a arrest?
Since you are making public statements I think I know which one you want...


44 posted on 03/22/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys,” Wilson said on the floor Tuesday.

Me too.
Why don’t you see what you can do to stop them from killing each other as often as they do!


45 posted on 03/22/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Wilson also took a shot at the grand jury that has been formed to examine the evidence.

“The grand jury has been selected, and the grand jury is not reflective of Trayvon’s family nor Trayvon. That must be corrected immediately.””

That above is all the evidence you need that the shooter has already been convicted before a trial. Why not save the taxpayer’s money and just take the guy out and hang him? That’s what this moron wants anyway.


46 posted on 03/22/2012 2:33:32 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Newt in 2012.)
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To: montag813

“The grand jury has been selected, and the grand jury is not reflective of Trayvon’s family nor Trayvon. That must be corrected immediately.”

A little racism there??
Only blacks can judge this case fairly?? What an ASS!


47 posted on 03/22/2012 2:35:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Also interesting that this happened better than 20 days ago I believe and only now has become a national issue.”

They were busy with slut-gate.


48 posted on 03/22/2012 2:35:32 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Wow, seems FR gets slower by the day. Wish I could afford to donate. But I’m unemployed.

Thanks Jeb for the Castle doctrine in 05.

Kel-tec .380 with hollow points. Don’t even know it’s in your pocket. Made in Florida and guaranteed for life.


49 posted on 03/22/2012 2:40:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: montag813

99.999999999%.

Fixed it.


50 posted on 03/22/2012 3:11:12 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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