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Death Of Trayvon Martin Strikes Chord In Chicago - Dick Durbin says no justification for shooting
cbslocal.com ^ | March 25, 2012

Posted on 03/25/2012 1:28:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

The shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last month in Florida, at the hands of a member of the local neighborhood watch, has been sparking outrage across the nation, including Chicago, where protesters and public officials spoke out about the shooting over the weekend.

Martin, who was unarmed, was killed in Sanford, Fla., last month by community watch representative George Zimmerman, who has claimed he acted in self-defense.

No charges have been approved in the death of the teen, which occurred nearly a month ago.

The shooting has placed increased scrutiny on Florida’s so-called “stand your ground” self-defense law, which was passed in 2005 and permits residents to use deadly force if they “reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.” ....

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said changes are needed in attitude and the law to prevent another shooting of the type that left Trayvon dead.

At an unrelated event on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus Saturday, Durbin said he has seen no justification for the shooting.

“The only weapon he was carrying was a bag of Skittles,” Durbin said. “The only thing that he could have done to raise suspicions was walk black.” ....

“This notion that anyone can carry a gun and declare themselves a security official and roam the streets of any town in America should be thought through carefully.” Durbin said. “This man who was involved in this had four months of training. I have no idea if it was any good or not. He wouldn’t even follow the directions of a dispatcher who said to leave this young man alone.”

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/25/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Duck Furbin.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 1:30:28 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I didn’t know Dick Durbin was an eye witness.....


3 posted on 03/25/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: sauropod

I guess he was there and saw the whole thing go down, the big jerk/nitwit.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 1:33:35 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: sauropod

Pretty sad occasion when a GOP politician (I’m looking at Santorum) is farther off the mark on a current event, than Dick Durbin is. At least Durbin said he wasn’t aware of any justification. Given the typically misleading media, I figure most people in the US, who have noticed this story, are unaware of the reality.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: sauropod

This clown is below contempt! Look to your own backyard you Marxist POS!


6 posted on 03/25/2012 1:34:55 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Prick Durbin is a political hack who would say anything to get a vote.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 1:34:59 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It's been years since I read Susan Brownmiller's book Against Our Will and of course rape often warrants the same punishment as murder -- so what about rape crime statistics, Senator Hoodie? Or at least stop taking advantage of the crisis and let our law work -- at least in this case.

(My emphasis)Rape in the United States I often wondered about this.

"The U.S. Department of Justice compiles statistics on crime by race, but only between and among people categorized as black or white. In 2005 there were 111,490 white and 36,620 black victims of rape or sexual assault. In 2005, out of the 111,490 cases involving white victims, 44.5% had white offenders and 33.6% had black offenders, while the 36,620 black victims had a figure of 100% black offenders, numbers of white offenders were estimated to be negligible (extrapolated from a sample size of fewer than 10 instances)."

Though wiki is sometimes wiki graffiti it appears that the above is documented unless I misread this DoJ document that apparently the Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us has not yet erased See Percent distribution of single-offender victimizations, based on race of victims, by type of crime and perceived race of offender.

8 posted on 03/25/2012 1:35:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Tzimisce

There is NO justification for Dick Turban Durban.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 1:36:45 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
At an unrelated event on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus Saturday, Durbin said he has seen no justification for the shooting.

Last weekend in Chicago, a six year old girl was one of 10 people murdered and I don't remember hearing Durbin comment on that.

10 posted on 03/25/2012 1:37:37 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Liberals sure have made this their latest cause celebre, haven’t they?

I am perplexed and frustrated at how many people are weighing in without knowing all the facts.

A key fact is that this shooting happened a month ago, but only in recent days have the liberals decided to push this as evidence of how racist America is. They decided it fit a narrative of America being bigoted and gun loving and all that, so the MSM decided to go with the story.

Another fact is that the police investigated at the time of the shooting. A police report was compiled, and the result was that this was a shooting in self defense. Police reviewed evidence, including witness testimony, some of which hasn’t even been made public yet. Police made their determination as to the status of the change, and decided there was no evidence to press charges against Zimmerman.

The liberals are shooting off their mouths, ignoring the facts and evidence in the police report, and not even acknowledging that some facts have not yet been made public. How in the sam hill can Durbin say there is no justification for the shooting, when he doesn’t know all the facts????

I understand that a grand jury is going to review this case. Can we live up to our highest ideals of justice and all that, as liberals often urge us to do, in this case? Can we call off the Black Panther lynch mob as we let the system work in this case?

I do not want to weigh in on this until we know more. The public doesn’t know all the facts. Obama doesn’t know. Dick Durbin doesn’t know. Sharpton and Jackson don’t know.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Durbin said. “The only thing that he could have done to raise suspicions was walk black.”

Durbin was trained as a lawyer but has the brains of an OJ juror.Obviously the concept of the word “evidence” escapes him.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year—the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years"

http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/

13 posted on 03/25/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Am I going nuts here or did we suddenly pass into the twilight zone? Black kids every-single-day get killed, usually by other black kids, so why is this kid getting all this attention? What am I missing here? Because the Marxist in Chief has said he could be his son? Wheeeew...This is flying right over my head, I just don’t get it. Is it because Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested yet? Well neither has Corzine, yet I don’t see people holding protests over that. These idiots do understand that if the cops arrest on impulse just to appease Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson and other professional anti-semites and racists, that the case can be thrown out?


14 posted on 03/25/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"“The only thing that he could have done to raise suspicions was walk black.” .... "

I might think that the fact that he was observed on top of Zimmerman punching him would raise suspicions, but then I'm not a Democrat.

15 posted on 03/25/2012 1:45:48 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What did he say about the 2 killed in the tire store in Durham?


16 posted on 03/25/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m getting a little tired of idiots like Durbin running their mouths when they don’t know the facts. I know he has to cater to his African-American constituency, but he could be a little less obnoxious until he knows what actually happened. It’s hard to have an intelligent conversation about events when you have people making irrational emotional appeals.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The fact that George Zimmerman did not let Trayvon beat him to death proves he’s a racist.


18 posted on 03/25/2012 2:02:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: popdonnelly

Blame the clueless voters who keep sending idiots like Durbin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and the rest back to Washington. The fact that these fools keep getting elected is the greatest indictment of the failure of the education system in America I can imagine!


19 posted on 03/25/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What’s happening is that the liberals have decided that this case is their latest cause celebre.

They have glommed onto this case because they think it fits their narrative that America is racist and bigoted, and bigots with guns are shooting poor defenseless black boys.

They don’t care about black kids getting killed by black youth gangs, because it doesn’t fit the liberal narrative of how evil America is.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: popdonnelly

Hey, Durbin, what about last weekend in Chicago, 10 dead and 37 wounded? Or calling Chicago “Fallujah West” not a problem with you?


21 posted on 03/25/2012 2:26:13 PM PDT by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ve always known Dick “Durka, Durka, Jihad, Jihad” was an asshat. Nice of him to remove all doubt.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 2:29:43 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Paging SENATOR DURBIN, D, IL

This past weekend 49 people were shot IN CHICAGO

10 died, 39 injured,

16 yr old guned down a 6 yr old girl standing outside her home.

One weekend

Where were you? Where ARE you?
Oh wait. The baby girl killed was hispanic killed by hispanic gangs. No pandering opportunity for SENATOR DURBIN. Move on.

http://bossip.com/559325/jesus-take-the-wheel-chicago-weekend-bloodbath-left-39-injured-and-10-killed-2-teenage-boys-charged-in-shooting-death-of-6-year-old/


23 posted on 03/25/2012 2:54:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: umgud

And sadly I haven’t heard any republicans mention all the other murders either.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 2:57:35 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“This notion that anyone can carry a gun and declare themselves a security official and roam the streets of any town in America should be thought through carefully,” Durbin said.

I see a lot of spin against the concept of neighborhood watch organizations being ginned up by the media. Combine neighborhood watch groups with CCW permits, stand-your-ground laws, and recent local burglaries: sounds too much like personal responsibility run amok.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 2:59:37 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If a white guy or mexican walks through Cabrini Green he would die in a Nuevo York minute. It would never make the news.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 3:48:46 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure dick turban was standing right there.s/


27 posted on 03/25/2012 4:03:48 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure dick turban was standing right there.s/


28 posted on 03/25/2012 4:04:12 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure dick turban was standing right there.s/


29 posted on 03/25/2012 4:04:26 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sounds to me like a Duke lacrosse scenario all over again.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 4:23:00 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Little Dick” Durbin is a douchebag with $#!^ for brains....


31 posted on 03/25/2012 5:33:24 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Tzimisce

I didn’t know Dick Durbin was an eye witness.....

idiot
all libs know everything//sarc


32 posted on 03/25/2012 10:53:13 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The constant race baiting hatred and jumping to conclusions without knowledge of all the facts by the liberal left politicians and the MSM is sickening. This is another Tawana Bradley (is that the right name?) moment for the racists JJackson and ASharpton.

They don’t bother to read about the witness’ account of seeing Martin jump Zimmerman and being on top of him giving him a beat down that resulted in a broken nose and required stitches to the back of his head, while yelling for help.

It’s really tiresome to see the MSM continue to show a photo of a 13-14 y/o Trayvon instead of the thuggish photo of him at 17-18 y/o, when over 6’ tall and around 200 lbs. It’s that kind of MSM crap that causes the uprisings among the black community activists.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 1:28:43 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex

Democrat Party = The Party of Lynching


34 posted on 03/26/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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