Skip to comments.Hoodies on the Hill: Congressional Staffers Rally for Trayvon Martin
Posted on 03/23/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A group of Capitol Hill staffers gathered today on the U.S. Capitol steps to rally in support of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old unarmed boy gunned down in Sanford, Fla.
About 250 to 300 aides rallied this afternoon in support of "Hoodies on the Hill." Participants were encouraged to wear hooded sweatshirts in the 80 degree heat and to bring bags Skittles candy and iced tea, two items Martin was carrying when he was killed by a 28-year-old man as he walked back to his father's girlfriend's house.
"We have a mandate to ensure that young boys like Trayvon live their lives and that they're successful and that they have the opportunity we have today," said Brandon Andrews, a congressional staffer who said he was representing African American men on the Hill.
Senate Chaplain Barry Black, a retired commander in the Navy, led the group in prayer, invoking Martin Luther King, Jr. and telling the crowd of his own experiences with racial stereotyping.
"I don't have my hoodie, but I do have my skittles," Black said, dressed characteristically in a white shirt and bowtie. "This is a great tragedy and I guess one of the positive aspects of this is it has awakened in so many, across all racial lines and awareness, that we need to do more to 'cause justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.'"
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I hope none of them were being paid during this time. What’s that fraud, waste and abuse hotline number?
So the answer is to act like Al Sharpton and scream how the system is ‘unfair’ before the facts are known?
In the first 6 months of the Gov’t fiscal year, the US Federal Gov’t has borrowed $727 billion dollars. Over the same time, they have collected tax revenue of about $650 billion.
The US Gov’t, for the first half of this year, actually borrows even more than it collects in tax revenue. Sustainable???
And our “Congressional Staffers” are worried about making political statements with hoodies!!
More like Hoods on the Hill (Robin Hoods)
A young Marine is being discharged for supporting the TEA party and expressing a negative opinion about Barry, while this Senate Chaplain Barry Black, a retired commander in the Navy is expressing a opinion supporting the pretender-in-chief and will probably receive commendations.
Hatch Act? Another double standard?
Obamabots. Wearing hoodies. In 80 degree heat. Their profound gesture deserves our deepest respect.
And if they should happen to suffer sunstroke symptoms (incoherent speech, disorientation, confusion, aggressiveness) as a result of their courageous demonstration, it's doubtful that anyone would detect the difference before and after.
I know there are the occasional non-liberals who flat out say the Zimmerman guy didn’t do anything wrong, but I think they are a small minority. Most conservatives recognize there is not enough evidence to flatly say the guy DID do something wrong, which is what the race mongers and liberals are doing.
Most of the outrage I see from conservatives is that the guy is being tried and convicted by libs and the media, and the “innocent until proven guilty” concept appears to be just words now.
Hold on evets, someone needs to file a discrimination suit on the hooded one. He has some nerve dragging two disabled armless zombie bros in chains, behind him.
I imagine jesse and al will orgainze the zombies to protest and demonstrate against the hooded one. :)
Maybe it’s just me but why wear a hoodie this time of year in Florida?? Must be that Global Cooling Al Gore keeping going on about.......
On what FACTS are they making a statement by wearin' the garb of "Da Hood"?
Did they all come out naked, doused in gasoline, in support of the White Kid that the black gang torched to death BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE?
Get a grip, America; we're seeing played out the Race Card, from now through November to try to win back the White Guilt vote.
Gun sales are over-whelming the Manufacturers (like Ruger), to where they can't keep up with the demand. People know how Holder's People will be headin' for Whitey Town when The Messiah is de-throned. (We can't even hope that Treason Charges will be sought for Holder, Obastard, and the rest of the corrupt bunch that populates Washington D.C. today). NO RINO would EVER chance losing votes by enforcing the Law.
Some how this wonderful black child may not be so wonderful only a pawn who was put up to go after any one in charge who might be white.
Any excuse to cause unrest is AOK with the bozo loving blacks.
They should all wear them into a strange neighborhood, maybe a gated community. Or maybe a bank or an all night convenient store.... because there’s NOTHING suspicious about wearing such attire.
We have lost our ever loving minds in this country.
BRA in full force...
Now that our government officials have established that it’s okay to lynch someone and have a trial at some other time........ can we now hall Obama off to prison and have the impeachment proceedings when we have some free time?
dittos on that!!!
BRA...... you get it. BRA is a metaphor for all that has gone wrong by coddling blacks minorities and illegal alien invaders. And letting them run wild like in Detroit and in physical assault crime and raper. yep I call rape a hate crime when it is black men raping white women