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Long time coming: Trayvonís law [Tyranny Alert]
Salon ^ | 18 Apr 2012 | Jefferson Morley

Posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:06 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss

The name of Trayvon Martin was invoked early and often at a Capitol Hill hearing on federal anti-profiling laws Tuesday as supporters hope the furor over the shooting of the Florida teenage will prompt Congress to take up a legislation that has languished since 2001.

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“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling.”

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“There is no way to enforce the [anti-illegal immigration] laws ‘show me your papers’ provisions without engaging in stereotypes based on race and ethnicity,” Anthony Romero of the ACLU told the hearing.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fredericawilson; georgezimmerman; racism; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“Since when is it illegal for civilians to profile?”

The theory is that Zimmerman’s profiling led directly to Martin’s death, which you may have heard some people think was murder. Or, rather, that profiling led to following which led to confrontation which led to murder. The profiling itself, then, is not to blame, but the inevitable result of it when you add in Zimmerman’s deranged Dirty Harry mindset, or something.

Profiling itself is not the problem with cops, either, by the way. You can’t stop them thinking worse things about black people than others, nor should you, so long as it doesn’t push them to break the law. It does matter is when cops rely on it solely to effect stops, searches, and arrests. That is an important point, and it sheds light on the whole controversy. For those things are illegal in themselves when done without probable cause, which racial profiling alone cannot give you. So the problem’s the abuse of power, not the profiling.

But they want you to think profiling itself is the problem, and the trick is to confuse it with illegal searching and seizing. I’m not just making this up: there are people who want it to be harder for cops to arrest racial minorities (especially gang bangers and illegal immigrants), regardless of whether they are guilty of anything. There is some logic to it, I guess. Racial prejudice needs very little encouragement, and cops are all too willing to abuse power. However, it can get absurd. For instance when they pretend civilian profiling is the same thing.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: backwoods-engineer

makes their head look like a pr!ck.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 2:34:23 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Meet the New Boss
“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling.”

“He was profiled acting very suspiciously in a neighborhood that had been victimized by robberies often in the recent past, followed, chased, stopped being chased, decided to follow, confront and attack the neighborhood watch guy who called the cops on him, and murdered killed in self-defense by the poor sap whose head he was in the process of caving in,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing, shitferbrains congresswoman from Miami where Trayvon lived with his father. “This case has captured international attention and will go down in history as a textbook example of racial profiling race-baiting, extortion, cynical gun-control dancing on the grave of the recently dead and liberal cowardice.”

There, fixed it.

23 posted on 04/18/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: kcvl

His face looks like it stopped a double load of no. nine birdshot.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Meet the New Boss
“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson, the cowboy hat-wearing congresswoman from Miami

Ah, Frederica, I didn't know you were a witness!

25 posted on 04/18/2012 3:13:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: thethirddegree

When can I quit paying for the likes of him with my tax dollars? And, when can I quit paying for the likes of Trayvon?


26 posted on 04/18/2012 3:23:10 PM PDT by Sundog (When Hollywood defines reality there is none.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

“He was profiled, followed, chased and murdered,” said Frederica Wilson...”

THAT goofy freak should go to prison for such comment.

They are sure in a hurry to bring back racism as it was 50 years ago.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 6:18:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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