Skip to comments.Florida lawmakers call for arrest in Trayvon Martin shooting case
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.
Wilson says she will keep a sign outside her congressional
office: "Trayvon Martins 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. Its 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 nations leading gun rights group, and opposed by many in law enforcement.
We cant 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
99% of "young black boys" are killed by OTHER "young black boys".
IBZF (In Before Zimmerman Fans!)
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.
This is not organic, this is being driven.
Black racism trumps the law. I feel very ill.
Sounds like a lynch mob is being formed
Mob justice! Yay!
Its actually higher than 99% except LA areas where black and hispanics are in close prox
Leftists like dead bodies. They are handy political objects.
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.
Rush to judgement. Let the investigation proceed. The police chief just stepped down temporarily because he said he has become a distraction.
“Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys,” Wilson said on the floor Tuesday.”
Then FIX your own dieseased tribal savage culture.
“Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys,” Wilson said on the floor Tuesday.”
Then FIX your own diseased, tribal savage “culture”.
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.
Good thing she doesn't represent Chicago or Philly....oh wait....
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.
Was his mascara running as he read his lines?
And they vote Democrat too!
Maybe he can talk 0bama into stepping down.
>>>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.
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
“Was his mascara running as he read his lines?”
Into his sunken cheeks?
Yahoo even came up with a new racial category, "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman-- gotta work the "white" in there some how.
I just got Fox in HD and that boy looks seriously sick. Aides maybe?
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.
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.
“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.
You should see what the dummies are doing with this:
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.
“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.
“This is the beginning of the marxist uprising.”
Hell, they’re already running things.
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.
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.
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?
Yeah Shep laid out a whole story about happy go lucky little Trayvon and bloodthirsty George Zimmerman.
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!
“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...
“Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys,” Wilson said on the floor Tuesday.
Why don’t you see what you can do to stop them from killing each other as often as they do!
“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.
“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!
“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.
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.