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.
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.
“Wasnt 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?”
I read something like that on another forum.
Im 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
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/you-get-what-you-deserve-white-boy-13-year-old-set-on-fire-in-horrific-racially-charged-attack/ I am sure this story will really upset her also.
Not a good idea to beat the crap out of somebody that's armed, but evolution has a way of weeding out morons.
If Zimmerman had been a cop, this would be a no brainer, justifiable homicide, case closed.
The CBC communists want to lynch Zimmerman,and it's going to backfire on their black on the outside, red on the inside asses big time.
This will be an issue in the campaign as well, lets see which GOP candidate has the balls to tell the CBC to get bent.
Could be the start of something nasty if the professional agitators get involved and fan the hysteria!!!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.