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CBC (Congressional Black Caucus): Zimmerman acquittal could spark race riots
Beltway Confidential ^ | June 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 06/11/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT by Zakeet

Race riots could ensue if George Zimmerman -- the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case -- is found not guilty of second-degree murder by a Florida jury, the Congressional Black Caucus' executive director allowed yesterday.

"I think a 'not guilty' verdict is extremely problematic in 2012," said Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus. She said, "I don't know," when asked what would happen in the event of an acquittal. "I know that folks have talked about race riots -- I don't know that. I think that we live in a day and age where people are educated enough not to do that. I know that his mother and his father have asked for peace, peaceful solutions, not repaying evil for evil, so I'm not sure. I think it would set us back . . . there's no value to racial violence or any other kind of violence."

Rye cited the media handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting as an example of racial bias. "To demonize a victim is always heavily criticized if it's a white woman, if it's a child -- but in this situation, this boy who was not alive anymore to tell his side of the story was quickly demonized, and that's where I take issue," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbc; georgezimmerman; racism; saintskittles; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Zakeet

Allow me to throw some kerosene on the fire. With gold hovering around $1600 an ounce, where does an “at risk youth” acquire the funds to rearrange his dental bite with gold appliques?? All America wants to know. sd


41 posted on 06/11/2012 2:57:44 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Zakeet

Allow me to throw some kerosene on the fire. With gold hovering around $1600 an ounce, where does an “at risk youth” acquire the funds to rearrange his dental bite with gold appliques?? All America wants to know. sd


42 posted on 06/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: MNDude

“...seems almost inevitable, but the rioters may overplay their hand this time (much to the detriment to everyone in this country). If we’re seeing dozens of major cities on fire in USA and seeing innocent people beaten left and right, race relations will never be the same....”

Many Americans have been quietly preparing for it for a long time now. The government knows it coming too...thus the push toward the police state. Only problem is: There are millions of us that want peace and security and are willing to fight and die to get it and maintain it. Guns, ammo, etc. sales have been thru the roof for several years now. We all know it’s coming. The bullying has got to stop because once this starts, there will be no stopping it. IMHO, They have NO IDEA of what they’re up against once it starts. There will be no “putting the genie back in the bottle”.


43 posted on 06/11/2012 2:59:30 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: Zakeet

Typical Demonrats..

Aleays wanting to cull the herd.


44 posted on 06/11/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: fatnotlazy
Perhaps there will be a riot if Zimnerman is found guilty.

It would be a celebration riot, not an anger riot. Effectively, there's no difference between the two.

45 posted on 06/11/2012 3:00:25 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Zakeet

So, is that Zimmerman’s fault? Better to put him away when innocent then to have a bunch of hothead kids riot?


46 posted on 06/11/2012 3:00:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Zakeet

Lynch Mob Al.


47 posted on 06/11/2012 3:01:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: taxcontrol

“Better go pick up another case of ammo.”

I just took delivery Friday of another 5,000 .50cal (Beowulf) and 1,500 .50cal BMG (Barrett), making it a comfy 355,000 rounds for my 8 calibers (several choice Class IIIs). I’m ready for this BS and SHTF.


48 posted on 06/11/2012 3:03:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Zakeet

Hey thanks for the warning. Better go pick up another case of ammo.


49 posted on 06/11/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: fatnotlazy

Maybe the Congressional White Caucus will announce this.


50 posted on 06/11/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Terry Mross
"I think a 'not guilty' verdict is extremely problematic in 2012," said Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus.

I can tell you this: there will NOT be a "guilty" verdict in 2012.

Zim's attorney has already telegraphed there won't be a trial until 2013.

So she is wrong and uninformed. What a shock.

51 posted on 06/11/2012 3:09:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

Which is exactly what that gaggle of animal waste wants to happen...


52 posted on 06/11/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: shotdog

Don’t know, but if the riots do start might be able to hoard away some quick gold along with my other silver and gold.

Just saying.


53 posted on 06/11/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Zakeet

Riot? Ha, Ha. Let them destroy their own neighborhoods. If they riot in my neighborhood, they will never leave it.


54 posted on 06/11/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Terry Mross

“And frankly, not much would be done to stop them so we’d all best be prepared to protect ourselves.”

Let’s see...

...the FBI estimates there are over 200 million firearms and somewhere on the order of 20 billion rounds of ammunition in private hands as of 2012.

You are right, time to stock up some more...


55 posted on 06/11/2012 3:16:07 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Zakeet
CBC: On Our Bus, Justice Rides Bitch
56 posted on 06/11/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: SMGFan
Is that a threat?

She should be arrested for making a threat like that -----

57 posted on 06/11/2012 3:22:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

They don’t need no stinkin trials, just let politicians decide who to hang. And on racial grounds, no less. Brilliant. /s


58 posted on 06/11/2012 3:24:02 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: fishtank

Trayvon sure looks taller than 5’11” in that picture —


59 posted on 06/11/2012 3:24:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Zakeet

You know it’s lunacy when they say white crime victims are not “demonized”. A multitude of NYT’s stories are about a “poor” black guy convicted by an “all white jury” for killing the “richest white man in town”.


60 posted on 06/11/2012 3:26:30 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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