Skip to comments.Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation
Posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. Wests statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added):
itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of all, if all that has been reported is accurate, the Sanford Police Chief should be relieved of his duties due to what appears to be a mishandling of this shooting in its early stages. The US Navy SEALS identified Osama Bin Laden within hours, while this young man laid on a morgue slab for three days. The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him
.against the direction of the 911 responder. Lets all be appalled at this instance not because of race, but because a young American man has lost his life, seemingly, for no reason. I have signed a letter supporting a DOJ investigation. I am not heading to Sanford to shout and scream, because we need the responsible entities and agencies to handle this situation from this point without media bias or undue political influences. This is an outrage.
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Amen, sir, Amen.
I’m so frustrated over this. I may be getting close to outright anger.
This is truly a sign of our country unraveling and being torn apart.
God help us all.
What a stupid ****ing post.
For all you know, Zimmerman was simply following Martin so when the cops responded on scene, he could tell them where Martin was or was last seen. If Zimmerman was suddenly attacked by Martin, how would Zimmerman have known in advance this would occur simply because he was following someone?
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' I'll leave you with the advice that you seek help.
Opinion based on what?
Tell your hyperbole to all those who have been released from prison after years of being incarcerated for crimes they were innocent of. You, sir, have not the power to guarantee anything about this case or any other case.
Probably MSNBC and CNN conservative hating 24/7 networks. Sick of all of the Obama worshipers.
As to my hysteria level - I leave that to the judgment of others on the forum.
So far, nobody has presented any evidence the kid is a criminal. Since it’s been about a week, I think it’s safe to say that he wad simply a kid who had been walking home to his father’s house after buying his goods at the local convenience store and nothing more.
You haven’t been paying attention or keeping up?
Isn't that interesting?.? Prior to this request to have Holder's Homies to tale over this investigation, I felt much the same, or even wished for him to run for President.
Now I feel that he disqualified himself by potentially inflaming a racially charged incident by asking for a Federal investigation before the State be allowed to prove themselves honorable and competent Vs. corrupt / incompetent in the investigation first.
Oh, I’m far beyond you.
Go ahead and answer the half dozen questions I’ve ask.
Local authorities did a lousy job of investigating the incident, and there needs to be a thorough and unbiased investigation.
A statement of absolute certainty directly implying your knowledge of the facts.
As I stated, theres conflicting information. What is accurate and what is not needs to be determined.
A statement indicating no certain knowledge of the facts.
Yep, you contradicted yourself completely. Undoubtedly you are too obtuse, dense and need to much help to understand it but there it is in black and white.
Witness have said Martin was on top, beating Z.
Z had injuries/bleeding from the nose and head. If Martin initiated the physical violence, is that not criminal?
As I'm sure your therapist has told you that is a wonderful example of projection.
I’ve seen over the course of the past 7 years probably hundreds of unknown individuals walking, biking, skateboarding, rollerblading, driving, etc, etc, through my neighborhood. No one has yet shot and killed a single one. I live in a neighborhood which is predominately white. We’ve had people of all colors, races, creeds, etc that have gone up and down our street. Yet, no one’s been beaten up, shot, nor killed. It is a poor argument that it is okay to stalk, and then shoot someone for the simple reason of being somemone who isn’t know to the person doing the shooting. Here’s some facts you should consider. There is a dead 17 year old. There has been no evidence presented which supports the contention that the 17 year was doing or had done or was going to do anything illegal. Are you suggesting that you are fine with these facts?
Hmmm. Projection. Funny you should mention that.
Reports Ive heard indicated that the firearm was NOT taken and processed.
You havent been paying attention or keeping up?
See page 4 of 4.
It clearly stated the weapon was Collected and placed into evidence
Please, try and keep up Mr. Dad
Based on my dealings with people, including quite a few sketchies, if you’re peaceful, they will be peaceful. While nothing is guaranteed, I have difficulty with the idea that Zimmerman was perfectly peaceful in his approach and Martin just simply spazzed out and started swinging.
That is not credible, imo.
Funny you should ignore it. And the dozen questions on this thread you are ignoring in favor of replying to me. LOL