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  • Public University Pays $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer

    09/10/2015 9:06:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2015 | Eric Owens 09/07/2015
    Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. The personal injury lawyer appears to have a standard “Hoodies Up” spiel that involves the “use of the media to...
  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Business owner killed, three perps injured during robbery-gone-bad at Shawnee gun store (Kansas)

    01/09/2015 5:18:15 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 68 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 9, 2015 | TONY RIZZO, GLENN E. RICE and BRIAN BURNES
    The co-owner of a Shawnee gun store was fatally shot and three suspects were wounded during an attempted robbery Friday afternoon. The gunfight broke out after four robbers entered She’s A Pistol, at 57th Street and Nieman Road, about 2:10 p.m., according to Shawnee police. Jon Bieker, 44, of Gardner, who co-owned the business with his wife, Becky Bieker, died later at a hospital, police said. “Jon was a kind of a quiet guy, very conscientious,” said Sandy Kaspar, who for several years operated a sign language business on the lower level of the building. “He and Becky took great...
  • In Oklahoma, Wearing Your Hoodie In Public Could Soon Bring A $500 Fine

    01/03/2015 12:36:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 147 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | January 3, 2015
    An Oklahoma lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make wearing a hoodie — the popular cold-weather garment that protects your face and head from the elements — a crime punishable by a fine of up to $500, KFOR (Oklahoma City) is reporting. Ostensibly, the proposed hoodie ban is meant to make Oklahoma safer from people who would conceal their identity, but civil liberties groups argue the ban is little more than another means of racial profiling.
  • 3 Rock Hill (SC) teens charged in mob assault, flare gun shooting

    03/29/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    The State ^ | March 28, 2014
    ROCK HILL — Three Rock Hill teens have been arrested in the alleged gang assault on two other teenagers, one of whom police say was shot in the leg with a flare gun two weeks ago. Police on Thursday arrested Malik McCullough, 18, Thomas Hagins, 17, and Dontavious Gordon, 17, charging them with third-degree assault and battery by a mob, armed robbery and criminal conspiracy, according to Rock Hill police documents. By Friday morning, they were held at the city jail awaiting afternoon bond hearings. At about 8 p.m. Mar. 13, police were sent to a Highland Street home after...
  • Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle

    02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST · by matt04 · 97 replies
    This is the dramatic moment a mother-of-two opened fire with an assault rifle on intruders who tried to smash their way into her home. The woman took action after three hooded individuals kicked down the door of her Detroit home on Monday night where she lives with her two young children. She fired off rounds in a bid to deter the would-be burglars, later saying she 'didn't have time to get scared'. The unnamed mother told WXYZ Detroit: 'I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house and they challenged me and said "no you...
  • Black Mob Violence in the Liberal City of Portland

    09/02/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 78 replies
    Portland is in the middle of a nasty bout of black mob violence. This time directed at bicyclists. But Tim Oberlander does not want us to know. Oberlander says he wants to be able to live in a city that does good things for good people. So what’s wrong with that? Everything. Oberlander is a news editor at KGW TV in Portland. His city is under attack from black mob violence centered around Martin Luther King Boulevard. This mob has been attacking bike riders, housewives, students, seniors, you name it. These attacks are part of a long — but quiet...
  • White couple brutally beaten by black mob in New Orleans

    09/02/2013 5:25:26 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/29/2013
    On Saturday, a couple walking through the French Quarter was severely beaten in what appears to be yet another act of violence, motivated by racism. Around 6 a.m., the couple was approached by three young black men near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine Streets. The suspects quickly surrounded the couple and without warning, physically assaulted both of them, according to police. The Times-Picayune reported: The woman was punched in the mouth, police said, and her male companion was struck several times by the group. The man was beaten so badly that his jaw broke, requiring him to be hospitalized...
  • Smithsonian Eyes Trayvon Martin Hoodie for Museum Exhibit

    08/01/2013 4:40:11 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    The hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin wore the night George Zimmerman shot him to death could end up on display at the Smithsonian Institution. The shirt became a powerful symbol of the case after Zimmerman described Martin as wearing a "hoodie" the night he killed the teen, claiming self-defense. Protestors across the country wore hoodies in support of Martin as they called for Zimmerman's arrest, prosecution and conviction. A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman last month, finding too little evidence to convict him of second-degree murder or manslaughter.
  • Milford police on the hunt for two armed street robbery suspects wearing hoodies (PC Barf alert)

    07/29/2013 4:48:38 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 6 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Jul 28, 2013 | unattributed
    Police said a preliminary investigation shows the two victims were walking when they were approached by two males wearing hooded shirts; one of the men brandished a handgun. The suspects took personal property from the victims and fled the area, heading Northbound on Gulf Street toward New Haven Avenue. A police K9 team conducted a search of the area which terminated in the area of Bedford Street, police said. No one was injured during the incident. The victims told police the robbers were wearing dark jeans and dark, zipped up hooded jackets.
  • Churches hold 'Hoodie Sunday'

    07/16/2013 3:34:28 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 62 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/15/2013 | Orlando Sentinal Staff
    "I am hurt. I am sad. I am shocked, but I shouldn't be," preached the Rev. Valarie Houston of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Sanford's historic Goldsboro area. Several times during her impassioned Sunday-morning sermon about George Zimmerman's acquittal, Houston's words brought church members to their feet. "We are African-Americans. We are people. We are allowed to go the store and buy Arizona Ice Tea and a package of Skittles and go home," she said, recalling Trayvon Martin's trip to a convenience store that ended in his death. "Now is the time to lift our national policy from the...
  • Hoodies Up rally in Minneapolis for Trayvon Martin

    07/15/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    KMSP ^ | 7/15/13 | Lindsey LaBelle
    A Minneapolis rally to support Trayvon Martin in the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman is slated for Monday night with help from a group that supports Uptown shooting victim Terrance Franklin. MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change calls it the #HoodiesUp for Trayvon Rally which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. The Justice 4 Terrance Franklin Committee is also helping organize the event, among others. SNIP Terrance Franklin, 22, was fatally shot by Minneapolis police in Uptown on May 10 after allegedly shooting two cops. According to the Minneapolis Police...
  • Tragic end to 2012: Two killed, three injured in New Year's Eve shooting in Old Sacramento

    01/01/2013 6:41:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    SacramentoPress ^ | December 31, 2012
    The New Year's Eve fireworks celebration in Old Sacramento ended tragically before it had even begun: Someone pulled a gun during a fight inside the Sports Corner Cafe around 9:40 p.m., and now two people are dead three more have been shot, according to police. The midnight display was cancelled. An eyewitness, who provided her name but asked not to be identified, was walking outside the bar when said she heard several gunshots. She said she ducked under a stairwell, turned, and saw a young man in a white hoodie run outside the door, pull out a handgun, turn it...
  • 10 slain, dozens injured in weekend shootings (Chicago)

    05/29/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Stacy St. Clair
    Killings are double the figure for Memorial Day 2011 A man was shot dead near a raucous outdoor holiday party in the South Shore neighborhood late Monday night, bringing the number of homicides to 10 during a warm and violent Memorial Day weekend. More than 40 shootings were reported during the four-day weekend. The city has had more homicides and shootings so far in 2012 than during the same time last year, according to unofficial briefing summaries prepared by the Chicago Police Department. A department spokesman would not confirm the tally, saying several incidents were still under investigation and could...
  • Tinley Park brawl between white supremacists, 'anti-racists'

    05/20/2012 2:21:41 PM PDT · by Pelham · 62 replies
    FOX Chicago News ^ | May 20, 2012 | Mike Flannery
    <p>FIRST ON FOX: It now appears that a vicious brawl at a south suburban restaurant on Saturday involved hammer-wielding "anti-fascists" attacking a group of self-professed "white nationalists."</p> <p>The attack occurred at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Tinley Park police. Ten were injured, with three taken to local hospitals. Among innocent bystanders terrified by the bizarre explosion of violence were several dozen women there for a wedding shower.</p>
  • Gang Of Robbers Wearing Same Distinctive Hoodie Believed To Be Behind Rash Of OC Thefts

    05/15/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 15, 2012 2:45 PM
    STANTON (CBS) — Authorities believe a man wearing a hoodie during a Stanton convenience store robbery is the same robber arrested for a holdup at a nearby store. In the latest holdup, a suspect described as a black man with a mustache about 6 feet tall and 160 pounds walked into a Shell convenience store at 8971 Katella Ave. about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, grabbed a soft drink and took it to the register, sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said. When the clerk, who happened to be working his first shift at the store, opened the register, the man pulled out a...
  • Team Obama’s Hoodies Sale Canceled After Conservative Outrage

    04/09/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Obama Campaign decides that hawking hoodies during Trayvon controversy is as tawdry as it appears. The sale is off— Team Obama canceled their shameless hoodie sale this past week. Yahoo reported: President Obama recently said that if he had a son, he’d look like murder victim Trayvon Martin. And in what some conservatives see as a direct connection between the national controversy surrounding the teen’s death, the Obama 2012 re-election campaign announced via Twitter on Monday that it was putting its collegiate hooded sweatshirt on sale.
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Blacks To Wear Hoodies To Polling Places

    04/05/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 90 replies
    Speaking to The Tom Joyner Morning Show on Wednesday, Jesse Jackson said: "If a white kills a black we revolt, if a black kills a white it's jail time, we kill each other it's Miller time. It's as if somebody has the right to kill us." Jackson then added "This right wing, we got to win the election, so wear your hoodie, put a voter registration card under your hoodie if you have a hoodie without a voter card you've been Hoodiewinked."
  • Mpls. Police Ponder 8 P.M. Curfew After Youth Mob Attacks

    04/02/2012 8:56:56 AM PDT · by ElenaM · 82 replies
    CBS Minneapolis ^ | 3/31/12 | CBS Minneapolis
    Watch the video. The story doesn't mention the characteristics of the mob members. Wonder why not? Mpls. Police Ponder 8 P.M. Curfew After Youth Mob AttacksThere have been six mob attacks, in all, since February. Now, police are now wondering if an 8 o’clock curfew keeping anyone 17 and under from two downtown streets will stop the violence. Nicollet Mall is a destination for many. Outdoor patios where drinks and food are served are a draw not only to people who live here, but also tourist. Since February, when the sun goes down, later in the evening, mobs of teens...
  • Newark church members wear hoodies on Palm Sunday as sign of solidarity with Trayvon Martin

    04/01/2012 7:58:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | April 1, 2012 | Eunice Lee
    Pastor Ronald Slaughter wore his Sunday best, plus a white hoodie sweatshirt as he preached his Palm Sunday sermon today. Slaughter and members of his congregation at St. James AME Church in Newark donned hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain last month. Several congregants wore their hoodies up while others sitting in the pews came in regular dress. Slaughter, who wore a white zipped up hoodie sweatshirt over a shirt and tie, and other church leaders behind the pulpit wore hoodies but did not cover their heads.
  • Hoodie' Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 In Bobby Rush's Ill. District

    03/30/2012 7:36:18 AM PDT · by sunmars · 59 replies
    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...
  • 13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night

    03/30/2012 8:29:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 30, 2012 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight, most of the victims from just two shootings on the West and South sides, according to police. Suspects were being questioned in one of the shootings, the killing of a man near his home on the Far South Side, officials said.
  • California legislators don hoodies for slain Florida teen

    03/30/2012 2:22:09 AM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 29 March 2012 | Steven Harmon
    SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday in the Capitol to express outrage over the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old black teen shot to death by a self-styled neighborhood watch leader in a case that has generated an impassioned national debate about race and justice. The lawmakers, led by the legislative Black, Latino and Asian Pacific Islander caucuses, adjourned in memory of Martin as pressure grew around the country for Florida authorities to file charges against the alleged killer, George Zimmerman. ..."Why, in America, almost 150 years after slavery, is African-American life not valued at the same level...
  • Coincidence? Obama Camp Peddles 2012 Hoodies

    03/27/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies ^ | 3/27/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A lot has been made about the hoodie lately. Not only has Geraldo partially blamed it for the death of Trayvon Martin, but it’s also become a symbol of unity for standing with the slain teen and his family. So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on sale, it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin? On Monday, the Obama2012 Twitter account sent out this message:
  • Christians, Pastors Wear Hoodies to Church; Speak Out for Trayvon

    03/27/2012 10:11:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2012 | By Anugrah Kumar
    Christians across the country went to church on Sunday wearing hooded sweatshirts to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin, who wore one when he was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Pastors called for justice for the slain black teenager as part of their sermons. At Martin's family church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, Fla., Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton, attended the 7 a.m. service Sunday. The members planned to leave in buses for rallies in Sanford Monday, Miami Herald reported. Sanford is where 17-year-old Martin was shot to death on Feb. 26 by a 28-year-old neighborhood watch...
  • Coincidence? Obama Camp Peddles 2012 'Hoodies'

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Coincidence? Obama camp peddles 2012 'Hoodies' So when the Obama camp announced via Twitter yesterday that it was putting its 2012 hoodies on sale, it got some thinking: Is the President trying to capitalize off the death of Martin?
  • Geraldo's Point (Thomas Sowell)

    03/26/2012 11:32:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies · 62+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies. There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths, including the teenager who was shot and killed in a confrontation in Florida. I don't know the whole story of that tragedy, any more than those who are making loud noises in the media do, but that...
  • LeBron James, Miami support of Trayvon Martin (pic)

    03/23/2012 9:26:58 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/23/12 | Joseph Goodman
  • Geraldo Rivera Places Blame Of Trayvon Martin Death On Hoody

    03/23/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies · 3+ views
    WebProNews ^ | 3-18-2012 | John Vinson
    March 18, 2012Geraldo Rivera Places Blame Of Trayvon Martin Death On Hoody Watch video ten times, take shot every time Rivera says "gangsta" by John Vinson Here’s a quick breakdown of Geraldo Rivera’s Trayvon Martin segment on the show Fox & Friends: 0:01 – 0:18 – Talking about how George Zimmerman, "the person responsible for gunning down Trayvon Martin should be investigated to the full extent of the law." 0:19 – 2:55 – Goes on an asinine diatribe about how black & latino people shouldn’t wear hoodies, and how white people cross the street when someone of a darker color...
  • BP, Shell ban hoodies at Gold Coast petrol pumps after armed robbery epidemic

    06/20/2011 4:01:22 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 37 replies ^ | June 18, 2011 | Milena Stojceska
    RETAILERS have demanded Gold Coast staff enforce bans on hoodies and helmets in response to the city's armed robbery epidemic. Chains such as BP and Shell are urging their Gold Coast store managers to follow the policy to help avoid robberies and easily identify thieves, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports. BP senior customer response representative Ryan Holmes said company-owned sites on the Gold Coast had been ordered to take initiatives to protect their staff. About 20 Gold Coast BP service stations now close at 8.30pm instead of 10pm and staff are asking customers to remove clothing that hides their face....
  • Gangsta grannies take on hoodies

    07/13/2005 10:18:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 653+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 14, 2005 | David Sapsted
    Working on the premise that if adults do it, teenagers won't, a group of grandmothers has started wearing hooded tops and baseball caps.Mari Savage has enlisted friends in the seaside town of Margate, Kent, to adopt the "gangsta granny" look as they queue for their pensions at the post office. With stores and shopping centres around the country banning the hooded tops and caps in an attempt to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime, Mrs Savage decided to take the matters a step further with a campaign to make the garments "uncool". "If we wear these things, they won't want...
  • Anyone wearing their white 'hoodies' this week????

    11/07/2004 1:06:02 PM PST · by Solodeo · 9 replies · 339+ views
    11/7/2004 | Walker Dollahon
    Right before the election the notorious rapper Eminem (who has rapped about killing his mother, by the way) released his new anti-Bush rap MOSH and the DU crowd went NUTS over it. The video for the song features hordes of young, alienated youths marching in lock-step with a recently returned US marine from Irag who found out as he came home that he was being ordered back onto the front lines and decides to rebel, or something. Anyway, he and his followers all wear these black 'hoodies' which they menacingly ppull tight over their glowering eyes... The DU crowd started...