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Hoodies on the Hill: Congressional Staffers Rally for Trayvon Martin
Yahoo! News/ABC OTUS News ^ | March 23, 2012 | John Parkinson

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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To: evets

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. :)


51 posted on 03/23/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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52 posted on 03/23/2012 2:42:37 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.......


53 posted on 03/23/2012 2:49:11 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Free ThinkerNY
On instructions from the White Hut? From "Holder's People"?

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.

54 posted on 03/23/2012 3:05:10 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

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.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 3:07:17 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


56 posted on 03/23/2012 3:08:27 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We have lost our ever loving minds in this country.

BRA in full force...


57 posted on 03/23/2012 3:09:03 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


58 posted on 03/23/2012 4:27:08 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: pabianice

dittos on that!!!


59 posted on 03/23/2012 4:28:54 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Altura Ct.

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


60 posted on 03/23/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When Zimmerman is exonerated I hope there is a lot of backfiring on the libs on the hill...monetary, I mean because they won’t feel shame.


61 posted on 03/23/2012 4:42:13 PM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nice, thanks!


62 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder how many of the 13 people shot in Chicago last weekend were wearing hoodies, and how many of the “perps” were wearing them too.???

What about it , Rahm


63 posted on 03/23/2012 8:54:44 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: evets

Evets that is one very attractive woman, hoodie and all. I would like tohave her as my back up in a situation.


64 posted on 03/24/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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