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BAMAPHIN 22
03-28-2012, 03:08 PM
In a dramatic moment on the House floor this morning, Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) was asked to leave the chamber after taking off his suit jacket and revealing that he was wearing a hoodie during a speech in tribute to Trayvon Martin. Rush, who donned the hood and put on sunglasses in support of Martin, the Florida teenager who was gunned down last month in a racially-tinged incident, was escorted out of the House chamber after repeated requests by the presiding officer to leave. Wearing a hood or hat while the House is in session is against House rules. "Racial profiling has to stop Mr. Speaker," Rush said while taking off his suit jacket, "Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum." http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/28/10904941-congressman-escorted-from-house-after-wearing-hoodie-in-trayvon-martin-tribute

SpurzN703
03-28-2012, 03:11 PM
I guarantee loads of suits look down on anyone in a hoodie regardless of race.

nyjunc
03-28-2012, 03:24 PM
he should be escorted out of his job for not allowing the justice system to find out exactly what happened.

jared81
03-28-2012, 03:50 PM
this is what i hate about the racial profiling arguement. if i wear baggy cloths and a hoodie and walk with a limp vs someone who is presentable and wears a suit. people are automatically going to assume the person in a suit is more successful than me. i think everyone prejudges and i dont think people can help it. it has nothing to do with race. id rather have my daughter marry an educated, thoughtful, respectable black man, then a womanizing trailer trash white man.

Dolphins9954
03-28-2012, 04:26 PM
Passing a law to stop racial profiling won't stop it no more than the War on Drugs stopped drug use. I believe rasicm is a legit debate that should get discuss. But manipulating a tragedy is a bad way to go about it. For me anyone could look suspicious wearing a hoodie regardless of race. Let's not forget the Unabomber.

WSE
03-28-2012, 04:29 PM
this is what i hate about the racial profiling arguement. if i wear baggy cloths and a hoodie and walk with a limp vs someone who is presentable and wears a suit. people are automatically going to assume the person in a suit is more successful than me. i think everyone prejudges and i dont think people can help it. it has nothing to do with race. id rather have my daughter marry an educated, thoughtful, respectable black man, then a womanizing trailer trash white man.

Well, your example doesnt hurt anyone, unlike in this example where the suspect decided to approach Martin with a gun notwithstanding police advice otherwise. The reason why he approached him was because he looked suspicious, etc.

Profiling on trivial matters is one thing, but on criminal justice matters is quite another.

nyjunc
03-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Well, your example doesnt hurt anyone, unlike in this example where the suspect decided to approach Martin with a gun notwithstanding police advice otherwise. The reason why he approached him was because he looked suspicious, etc.

Profiling on trivial matters is one thing, but on criminal justice matters is quite another.

maybe we should wait for all the facts to be sorted out? there are so many conflicting reports out there.

phinfan3411
03-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Can anybody put up a copy of the police report?

I believe there is much information, even on this thread, than what is on the police report.

I "believe" you will find that he was (Zimmerman) on his way to the store, when he spotted Martin, and the biggest thing about Martin, i believe, was that he did not recognize him, and he was "acting suspicious".

So, he was not "on duty" so to speak, he was doing something else.

He did follow, when i feel he should not have, but also he had told the dispatch he would meet the officers at the back gate, so he had to go there anyway.

I believe he was following because, as he said, they always get away, before the police get there, so i feel he was just trying to see where he was going.

According to his statement, he lost track of him, and got out of his truck to see if he could find him quickly, he could not, so he turned to walk back to his truck, and this is when (according to his statement) Trayvon came up from behind him, asking him if he had a problem, he replied no, and Trayvon said you do now, and cold ****ed him.

He went right down, and i believe this is when Trayvon jumped on him, and started going to town.

I do not know exactly how much of this is backed up by witnesses, i know a good portion is, but i do not know how much, which is why having the police report would help.

I also thought i read he wanted to go to the hospital, but the police made him go to the station for questioning first, but there is SO much misinformation out there, i do not know who to believe.

LANGER72
04-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Rush should have been escorted to the paddy wagon, and "rush" the black panther to prison.