Skip to comments.Hoodie' Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 In Bobby Rush's Ill. District
Posted on 03/30/2012 7:36:18 AM PDT by sunmars
Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, made quite a fuss when he donned a "hoodie" in the U.S. House until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, "applauded his courage" for doing so. Meanwhile, back home in Rush's district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or "hoodies," were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured.
A congressman was removed from the House floor Wednesday after giving a speech about Trayvon Martin while wearing a hoodie.
In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. The two men in hooded sweatshirts were identified as the shooters in the single more significant incident. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the street in Rush's district, than it does to wear a hooded sweatshirt in the House of Representatives by way of a stunt in a bizarre tribute to a young man shot and killed in Florida during a shooting incident still under investigation.
13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night
The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.
One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24. The gunmen fled in an SUV and police continued searching for them this morning.
There's also another report on that particuar incident here.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
AZ had a black kid with a hoodie and a gun rob a pizza delivery guy.
Frankly I think the morons squealing about hooded sweatshirts are just as pathetic as the democrats. They’re standard winter wear around here and I’m not about to freeze because some cowards want to dance to the leftist tune.
It's like a wave of Mutant Zombie Trayvons! I sure won't be caught without my guns. Yes, plural.
I bet he looked like Obama.
Where was the Rep when this happened??
or did the perp look like Obama’s son??
link changed somehow...
It’s not the hoodies fault.
It’s the gun’s fault.
Now go pay your taxes. Your government really needs the money. :)
That took zero courage.
If he had advised his constituents to get an education, get a job, and to get married before having children, THAT would have taken courage.
Just one of obama’s sons.
You’ll find the evil SUV parked at the commie cottage in DC.
I wonder what the winter is like in Sanford, Florida.
nah that requires asking for an ounce of common sense.
I just find it hilarious Rush dons his hoodie and the next day, some old banger goes and proves him wrong with full force. This is why people are suspicious of people hanging around in hoods.
ou want to make a sweatshirt something nasy to"represent' some kid with a "tude' well go ahead and be bad, act bad, stay bad for all I care but do not expect me to condone your lame a##ed violence and racial hatred because of your misinformed BS. Go work in a sweat shirt shop and quit trying to make my clothing your gangster statement. I am not a part of the hate club, now please scram and show a little respect.Hoodie murders? Gads, now police wil be targeting me because idiots shoot people while wearing sweatshirts, GADS!
Okay two lengthy rants, sorry FReepers, time to help with a B-day party and blowing up about a hundred balloons. Maybe I'll use helium this year but I think youve noticed i have a lot of hot air to spare:>)
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I know, just means the rest of us can’t wear that sort of thing because of its associations with the violence crowd. You cant even go for a jog anymore with a hooded sweatshirt because people think you are out to rob them.
This is sad, during winter, I wear a hoodie and are hoodies going to become the newly blacklisted clothing item like zoot suits were in the 1940’s or blue jeans in the 1950’s ?
had you read up, i posted a new link, breitbart changed the link.....
Picture #1...he’s just imitating his “dad.”
Of course they are just keeping warm, there couldn’t possibly be any other motive because we all know “Da be good boys. Da be getting their lives turned around”.
You’ll need SAEZOG to meet the army of MZT’s :-)
Okay, the hoodlums hijacked your sweatshirt style. Face the fact gracefully. They steal a lot of things, actually. FReepers are just noticing reality. So are the fat-butt, drug-addled, wrinkled old rads like Bobby Rush who want to feel masculine again by donning mugger-wear.
I'll bet some dignified gentleman was ticked off when millions of teenage girls bought saddle shoes in the 1950s, and they became part of the uniform of screaming Elvis fans.
Remember folks, both of these are “truths” at the same time in the liberal world:
1) It is evil and foul to show any picture of Trayvon Martin in his “hoodie”, as it reinforces the stereotype of a “hoodie” being part of the cool-weather uniform of a young black criminal.
2) Young blacks everywhere should wear “hoodies” whenever possible to show whitey that “hoodies” are unthreatening, normal attire for young law-abiding black males.
I feel very bad for Zimmerman and I seriously wonder if he’ll ever be able to return to normal life. He effectively has a fatwa against him.
But putting Zimmerman aside, this issue might be the single most explosive anti-Obama issue to hit 2012 so far.
This is going to seriously backfire in the faces of the left, the media, the dems and the Obama campaign.
Is there a collection being taken for Zimmerman, to help him with expenses while he hides from the pitchfork lynch-mobs of the left? If there is, I want to donate to it.
Check, check, and... check.
Hoodie wearing murderers running rampant? This the new flash mob?
I have been ready for some time now.
Don’t forget the USMC’s new automatic zombie pacification tool.
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I heard there is a Facebook supporting him.....maybe that would have some info...
But where’s the tatoo on his left arm?
I can’t see it, not even a hint of it.
Did he get that thug stamp in the last nine days of his life?
Where is it?
It shows a guy texting, and then another guy, WITH A HOODED SWEATSHIRT and a back pack, getting ready to board a train. The message was to stop, look around, and think.
I don't know who sponsored the sign, didn't have time to stop and look at that, but found it amusing that even the government, unknowingly, realizes that a hooded sweatshirt can be used to hide your face. Think of all the Robin Hood movies you've seen where Robin or one of his merry band disguises himself as a hooded monk.
It's hell to be a rational person in this country today.
Fight the hoodie! Or celebrate the hoodie!? I’m confused.
I hate Facebook. I hope they put up just a regular website somewhere.
Too bad the victim wasn’t Bobby Rush.
On the day of the shooting, these were the temps in Orlando, which is the nearest city:
Mean Temperature 62 °F
Max Temperature 69 °F
Min Temperature 55 °F
Dew Point 52 °F
Average Humidity 66
Maximum Humidity 83
Minimum Humidity 47
Yes, that is the real reason to wear a hoodie, however, there are others. They make great concealment from video cameras and witnesses when one is committing a crime.
Clothing can be a signal and it can be useful to criminals. A relative of mine managed a retail store, and she knew when someone entered the store all covered up with a large coat and wearing baggy pants (in the scorching heat of summer), that they were shoplifters.
As the old saying goes, “Clothes make the man.”
Don’t forget Zombieland Survival rule #1: CARDIO.
The wheezing freedom fighter who keels over whilst carrying the ammo from the F3Fitty to the firing line is a liability, not an asset.
Hey, if its between you and fatty, you should be happy to be able to ourun him. lol.
Pistol grip shotgun = scary looking = illegal in New Jersey.
Are you blind? The shirt is covering it.
There was a thread here at FR about this donation site.