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  • Trayvon Martin's father to Congressional task force: 'What can we do...?'

    07/24/2013 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    al.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Theresa Seiger
    The circumstances and aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting took the center stage Wednesday at the first ever meeting of the Congressional Black Men and Boys Caucus, aimed at addressing issues affecting black boys and their growth. "We have to train them [black boys] because there's nobody really out there to train them to be good men," said Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., pointing to an education and mentoring program in Miami-Dade County schools. "These boys are not to be feared, they are meant to be loved." The caucus, first formed in March, is aimed at educating members of Congress on...
  • Hundreds rally for Trayvon Martin in Miami

    07/20/2013 9:06:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    staugustine.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | MARC CAPUTO, DAVID SMILEY and KATHLEEN MCGRORY
    MIAMI — Demonstrators rallied in about 100 U.S. cities Saturday, chanting, singing, sign-waving and demanding justice in the shooting death of Miami Gardens, Fla., teenager Trayvon Martin. The coast-to-coast rallies — in which protestors called for a federal civil rights investigation and a repeal of Florida-style Stand Your Ground self-defense laws — came exactly one week after a jury acquitted shooter George Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter. The verdict prompted such a nationwide discussion of race, crime and justice that President Barack Obama unexpectedly held a White House briefing a day before the rallies to share deeply personal thoughts...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson introduces resolution honoring Trayvon Martin

    02/06/2013 4:09:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | February 5, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid
    WASHINGTON – A Florida congresswoman on Tuesday introduced a resolution honoring Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose slaying a year ago this month stirred national controversy. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat, introduced a resolution “honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States government to address the crisis of racial profiling,” according to a statement from her office. “Today, Trayvon Martin would have celebrated his 18th birthday,” the statement read. “We all know the tragic circumstances surrounding his murder: Trayvon was racially profiled, chased, made to fight...
  • The Current "Top Ten Least Intelligent" And "Top Ten Most Despised Democrats" Lists.

    07/12/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Based on the most embarrassing moments and inexcusable scandals of the Obama Administration, these two "Top Ten Democrat Lists" should be pretty accurate. Take a look at them and express your opinions of accuracy. There is likely a few more that can be added to the lists,so please feel free to add if you feel some Democrats are missing. TOP TEN WORLDS DUMBEST DEMOCRATS: 1)Debbie Wasserman, 2)Maxine Waters, 3)Nancy Pelosi, 4)Elizabeth Warren, 5)Sheila Jackson, 6)Hank Johnson, 7)Chuck Schumer, 8)Barney Frank, 9)Frederica Wilson, 10)Dick Durbin Top Ten Most Hated Democrats: 1)Eric Holder, 2)Van Jones, 3)David Axelrod, 4)O'Bozo, 5)Harry Reid, 6)Baba Boxer,...
  • Long time coming: Trayvon’s law [Tyranny Alert]

    04/18/2012 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | 18 Apr 2012 | Jefferson Morley
    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. snip “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.” snip “There is no way to enforce the [anti-illegal immigration] laws ‘show me...
  • DEMOCRAT CONGRESSWOMAN: ARREST ZIMMERMAN ‘FOR HIS OWN SAFETY’

    03/28/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT · by massmike · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 03/28/2012 | BEN SHAPIRO
    At a Congressional forum on the Hill yesterday at which killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin’s parents were asked to testify, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) took center stage. She claimed first that Martin had been victimized by racial profiling and a “botched police investigation.” But she went even further: George Zimmerman, the shooter in the case, she said, should be arrested “immediately for his own safety.”
  • House Dems host Trayvon Martin's parents on Hill, claim racial profiling led to shooting

    03/27/2012 7:49:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 27, 2012
    Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill called the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin a "murder" and the result of racial profiling, as they hosted the black teen's parents at a high-profile briefing Tuesday. "I tell my son, you have to be careful (wearing) a hoodie," Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who is black, said. "Trayvon was murdered for walking while black in a gated community." Martin's parents also spoke at the House Judiciary Committee briefing on hate crimes and racial profiling. Organized by House Democrats, the briefing brought the heated national debate over Martin's death and the handling of the...
  • Congressional Democrats' hate crime forum dominated by Trayvon Martin case

    03/27/2012 7:15:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    wsbt.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Mark K. Matthews
    With the parents of Trayvon Martin looking on, congressional Democrats met Tuesday on Capitol Hill to explore ways they could use federal law to prevent a repeat of the Feb. 26 shooting in Sanford that claimed the life of the Miami Gardens teenager. But legislative discussion largely took a back seat during the nearly three-hour session to emotional responses to the shooting of Trayvon by George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch coordinator who has claimed self-defense. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, said she was "counting down the days" until Zimmerman is arrested for what she called the "murder" of Trayvon, a...
  • Florida rep. on Trayvon Martin case: 'We're not trying to make it racial. It is racial'

    03/23/2012 2:21:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies · 1+ views
    cnn.com ^ | March 23, 2012
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) talks about the Trayvon Martin case on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien. Wilson says, “It's racial profiling. This isn't something that someone is pulling out of a hat. It happens all the time. It is happening as we speak. Racial profiling happens in our nation, in our state of Florida…. It happens every day. We're not trying to make it racial. It is racial.” On the potential public reaction if shooter George Zimmerman isn’t convicted, she adds, “Well, I am afraid to even think. I don't want to think back to the '60s when people burned...
  • Florida lawmakers call for arrest in Trayvon Martin shooting case

    03/22/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 03/21/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Two House Democrats called for an arrest in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was shot in February by George Zimmerman while returning from a convenience store to his home. Yesterday and this morning Florida Reps. Frederica Wilson (D) and Corrine Brown (D) spoke out against Zimmerman's actions. "Mr. Speaker, I am tired of burying young black boys," Wilson said on the floor Tuesday. "I am tired of watching them suffer at the hands of those who fear them and despise them." "I want a thorough investigation," Brown said on CNN Wednesday morning. "Personally, I would have liked...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson Cites 'Racism' First To Explain Black Unemployment

    08/22/2011 5:52:51 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's got to be the hat . . . In an entertaining interview with Tamron Hall on MSNBC this afternoon, Dem congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida cited "racism" first among causes of high black unemployment. She also: called for a second stimulus; said now is not the time to criticize President Obama; took a sideways swipe at Maxine Waters; and asserted President Obama would be defeated for re-election if he tried to help the black community. View video here.
  • Panel will be formed to help black men, boys

    04/28/2006 6:59:05 AM PDT · by twippo · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Apr. 28, 2006 | JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA
    TALLAHASSEE - State Sen. Frederica Wilson knows what a little TLC can do for at-risk black boys. As the founder of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, the Miami Democrat has seen troubled teens go from life on the streets to college graduation. For the past two years, Wilson, a former Miami-Dade School Board member, has made it her mission to pass legislation aimed at helping more black men and boys. She's just one vote away from success. A bill to create ''The Council on the Social Status of Men and Boys'' has cleared the House and will likely...