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Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation
The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2012 | Mytheos Holt

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. West’s 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. Let’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; allenwest; blackkk; election2014; election2016; florida; georgezimmerman; georgia; mytheosholt; niceshooting; normwolfinger; selfdefense; standyourground; trayvon; trayvonmartin
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1 posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I agree with West. Local authorities did a lousy job of investigating the incident, and there needs to be a thorough and unbiased investigation.


2 posted on 03/22/2012 9:08:14 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

VP......lol


3 posted on 03/22/2012 9:08:39 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So is West also ignoring the eye witness report that this 6’2” “kid” was beating the cr@p out of the Hispanic man who shot him? Apparently so.

BTW, as a conservative, the media tells me I hate blacks and Hispanics, so my imputed racism makes me neutral...


4 posted on 03/22/2012 9:08:48 PM PDT by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: SoldierDad

Did they? I didn’t know that...


5 posted on 03/22/2012 9:10:33 PM PDT by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"conservative African American politicians."

African American political conservatives. Priorities.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 9:11:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“certainly not pursue and shoot him…”

From what I’ve heard, Zimmerman was attacked as he was going back to his truck by this “kid”. Witnesses agree with that along with the 911 call where he’s getting beat up. He shot the “kid” in self defense...that’s why he’s not been arrested.

Mr. West needs to keep his nose out of it.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 9:12:04 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Voting Newt in 2012.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love fake misleading headlines(s/), you do too huh?

He said an American dying was the outrage, ‘seemingly’ needlessly....


8 posted on 03/22/2012 9:12:14 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well you can feel better now, the New Black Panthers have been handing out fliers, zimmerman wanted dead or alive...


9 posted on 03/22/2012 9:13:23 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So much for West!

Just another Racist/Race-baitor pretender in the mold of Colin Powell.

Martin out weighed Zimmerman, and towered over him, and inflicted serious injury.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 9:15:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: piytar

He was 6’ and 160 lbs. I have the police report saved that lists these details. And Zimmerman started the confrontation.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 9:16:25 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Eric Holder is already conducting a Federal Investigation.

Has been for a week.

Holder will never arrest Zimmerman.

The closest he will come is being in the same state in which a Grand Jury pushes to arrest Zimmerman.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 9:17:27 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama has finally found a state issue he doesn't want the fed to take over. Arresting Zimmerman.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whatta dilemma for the Zimmerman Fan Club!


13 posted on 03/22/2012 9:17:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MissouriConservative

I don’t see those witness statements in the police report, although I see there are multiple witnesses listed in the report. Where’s the link to those witness statements and are these the same people listed in the police report?


14 posted on 03/22/2012 9:18:28 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: SoldierDad

Still trolling after all these years, huh!

The local authorities have done a masterful job of gathering the evidence in this case, and all of it goes in Zimmerman’s favor.

You constantly subject FR to public disgrace.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 9:19:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: SoldierDad

Really.

Explain your claim and present your proof.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 9:20:06 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AW’s statement is filled with cr*p

Firstly,

Facts ....

AW, you coulda been a guiding light... but you just chose the bandwagon of race based votes.

If the cr8p comes down the pipeline, tens of thousands shall perish...... in only a few days..... and you can be happy knowing you spoke as you did...

How shall that work out for your moral indignation.... Uber*ss

EL


17 posted on 03/22/2012 9:20:36 PM PDT by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: AlmaKing

So, you are saying ZImmerman swung first?

If so, why wasn’t he arrested for assault and murder?


18 posted on 03/22/2012 9:21:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You got a problem with a man defending himself?

Sounds to me like you approve of a law abiding citizen being “preyed” upon by a thug.

Is that the case?


19 posted on 03/22/2012 9:22:36 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: AlmaKing
And Zimmerman started the confrontation.

The basis for your statement please.

20 posted on 03/22/2012 9:22:57 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: SoldierDad

Mexicans shooting blacks is a normal day here in LA.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:01 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: MissouriConservative

There are 6 witnesses listed in the police report, 3 males and 3 females. None of those witnesses gave statements in the police report indicating there was a fight.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:18 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: SoldierDad
Wadda you know about it?

23 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:49 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: piytar; Free ThinkerNY

I’m surprised this hasn’t been “disappeared”....

http://news.yahoo.com/video/orlandowesh-16122564/sanford-police-speak-out-in-trayvon-martin-case-28640523.html


24 posted on 03/22/2012 9:26:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Revolting cat!; Jim Robinson

Whatta dilemma the truth is for a disgusting troll like you, huh?

There has been zero evidence that Zimmerman did anything but shoot in self defense while lying on his back, yet you wish to join the race baiting drive-by mediots in trying to frame him.

Thanks for coming out of the closet.


25 posted on 03/22/2012 9:27:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: chris37

The charge in the police report is: Homicide - Negligent, Manslaughter - Unnecessary Killing to Prevent Unlawful Act.

Why don’t you read the police report before posting?

The two officers responding had 6 witnesses as listed in the police report. Those witness statements are not listed in the report, but there are also no statements by the two responding officers that indicated the witnesses told the police that Martin attacked Zimmerman.

Basically, you’re guessing as to what happened.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 9:27:59 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: MissouriConservative

Why shouldn’t a death be investigated? Doesn’t that give a better chance for the truth, whatever it is, to come out?


27 posted on 03/22/2012 9:28:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Given West’s own willingness to employ a sidearm when necessary, one would think he’d be a little more willing to extend the benefit of the doubt and not make any public pronouncements until all the facts are in.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 9:28:45 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway
Why shouldn’t a death be investigated?

Seems to me there already has been an investigation, but it just didn't turn out the way the race pimps wanted.

29 posted on 03/22/2012 9:29:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: kanawa

The police report and the 9-11 tapes, the links to which are both available on FR.

Here’s the police report link.

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Twin%20Lakes%20Shooting%20Initial%20Report.pdf

Next time, do your own f’n research, knucklehead.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 9:29:52 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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Meanwhile:

Police in Kansas City are investigating a possible hate crime after a 13-year-old boy was doused in gasoline and set on fire. According to Allen Goin’s mother, the attack occurred just as her son was getting home from school. She said,

“They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open…one of them poured gasoline, then flicked the Bic and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve white boy.’”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/you-get-what-you-deserve-white-boy-13-year-old-set-on-fire-in-horrific-racially-charged-attack/


31 posted on 03/22/2012 9:31:06 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So this guy should be slammed in jail, in irons if necessary, w/o trial. And the Police Chief fired for refusing to jump to conclusions.

Allen West: Some conservative. We’re supposed to be the side of “Nation of Laws.” But not when the shootee is one of West’s People, I guess. Oh well, this is the year for people to wash out of the conservative movement, and today it’s West’s turn. Bye.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 9:31:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is not the first time West has disappointed. Perhaps he has information we don't but the 911 calls certainly don't justify his stand on this.

Listen to the actual 911 Calls


33 posted on 03/22/2012 9:31:39 PM PDT by wtd
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To: AlmaKing

Pretty diminutive for a football player.


34 posted on 03/22/2012 9:33:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: AlmaKing

I have a ‘partial’ report saved. And No where does it state that. The officer making the report noted that Zimmerman is wounded and bleeding and his back was wet and had grass all over it.

This report also states that Zimmerman is white. The date of the printout is 3/6

Can you copy the section where it states Zimmerman started the confrontation?


35 posted on 03/22/2012 9:33:47 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: AlmaKing

>> “I don’t see those witness statements in the police report, although I see there are multiple witnesses listed in the report.” <<

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Have you ever heard of a shooter not being arrested if there was any evidence that the shoot wasn’t clean?

Figure it out!


36 posted on 03/22/2012 9:34:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: piytar

When was the last time you know of in a shooting where the police allowed the shooter to keep his firearm, and didn’t subject it to any tests?


37 posted on 03/22/2012 9:35:26 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To start with I wasn’t sure what happened.

As more and more info is available I am leaning toward it being a justifiable homicide.

And to those who just automatically decide Zimmerman is guilty of murder, well you are wrong.


38 posted on 03/22/2012 9:35:26 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: AlmaKing

Charge in what police report?

Are you telling me at this time that Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with Homicide - Negligent, Manslaughter - Unnecessary Killing to Prevent Unlawful Act?

I’m not aware of any arrest at this time.

I read the article from the blaze and I don’t see any refernece to what you have listed.

And yes, I am -speculating - as to what happened, because I wasn’t there, and the media is only reporting one side of the story in a very biased fashion.

But you know what? Zimmerman wasn’t arrested, and that speaks VOLUMES, especially considering all the whiny race pimps crying for his arrest.

Furthermore, the police reports I’ve read support Zimmerman’s version of events, indicating he shot a violent criminal attempting to cause he harm or death.

And if that is the case, I SUPPORT ZIMMERMAN.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 9:35:35 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: editor-surveyor

It is you who are disgusting supporter of a cold blooded murderer! A kid is dead, rejoice!


40 posted on 03/22/2012 9:36:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SoldierDad

Me too.


41 posted on 03/22/2012 9:37:15 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like a typical politician, West passed up a good opportunity to shut up.


42 posted on 03/22/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: AlmaKing

6’2” and 200 lbs, if you want accuracy, and evidence shows Zimmerman was attacked from behind.


43 posted on 03/22/2012 9:38:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

He was cuffed and taken to the police station for interrogation. Read all the information available here:

http://sanfordfl.gov/investigation/trayvon_martin.html

The investigation is on-going as has been reported. To say he’s innocent because he hasn’t been arrested is premature.


44 posted on 03/22/2012 9:39:36 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: editor-surveyor
The information that is being reported would beg to differ with your less-than-knowledgeable second-hand - third-hand - fourth-hand facts. Are you fearful of an outside investigation? If Zimmerman did nothing wrong, then why would you object? Me-thinks-you-doth-protest-too-much.

The fact that you fear any further investigation is a disgrace to FR. Now you may go back to trolling yourself, your Kingship.

45 posted on 03/22/2012 9:40:00 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Revolting cat!

and your proof that it was murder...is??

EL


46 posted on 03/22/2012 9:40:40 PM PDT by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: NoLibZone

Holder has already had to step back from his “investigation.”
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47 posted on 03/22/2012 9:41:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crap. I thought SO much better of West.

A Federal investigation is only appropriate if Local, County then State investigations prove to be dishonestly or incompetently done.


48 posted on 03/22/2012 9:41:10 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: chris37

You should really read the police report before posting.

It is here:

http://sanfordfl.gov/investigation/trayvon_martin.html

and specifically here

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/investigation/docs/Twin%20Lakes%20Shooting%20Initial%20Report.pdf

See the Offense section in the report.

Don’t trust me. Read the report. It’s public. Read it.


49 posted on 03/22/2012 9:41:25 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: SoldierDad

The “investigation” is over, and Holder has stepped back.

Now here comes TrollDad to make it right.

Wow!


50 posted on 03/22/2012 9:43:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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