[TWG: LOOKS LIKE THE RACISTS PROMOTING THIS CRAP HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE IT.  We all need to keep a close, watchful eye on those racist tyrants to ensure we preserve our right to self-defense.  A HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHT WHICH THEY HAVE NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY TO REVOKE.  Oh, and it says a lot that the islam-lover (Ellison) and the illegal alien lover (Grijalva) are the two primary instigators of this CRAP.]


Democrats withdraw Trayvon amendment

By Stephen Dinan

Democrats backed off of their effort Tuesday to offer a “Trayvon amendment” to pressure states to drop their stand-your-ground laws after learning it was likely to be ruled out of order under the evening’s rules for debate on the House floor.

Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, said he will still try to force a debate at a more “appropriate” time in the future, saying action is demanded by the case of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who police said was shot dead in a street encounter with a neighborhood watch volunteer.

The Ellison amendment would have docked federal criminal justice grants to states that have stand-your-ground laws, which allow residents to use deadly force to respond to an attack without first having to retreat.

Florida’s version of the law has come under scrutiny after Trayvon’s death. George Zimmermann, a neighborhood watch volunteer, has been charged with murder in the case.

“Shoot-first laws make prosecutions harder because they presume the use of deadly force is reasonable,” Mr. Ellison said on the House floor Tuesday as he explained why he wanted to raise his amendment.

His plan would have docked states with such laws 20 percent of their money under the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants, which are used to fund a wide array of programs, from law enforcement to drug treatment to jails and prosecutor’s offices. Mr. Ellison said nearly half of all states now have stand-your-ground laws.

He had wanted to raise the amendment as part of the House’s debate over the Justice Department spending bill.

But the way the amendment was drawn made it out of order.

Trayvon’s case has divided the country and prompted a heated debate, including in Congress, where one congressman was escorted off the House floor for wearing a “hoodie” sweatshirt while speaking. Rep. Bobbie Rush, Illinois Democrat, said he wore the garment as a statement against racial profiling.


SOURCE: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/may/8/democrats-withdraw-trayvon-amendment/

  1. Cynthia
    May 9, 2012 at 13:30

    I may be mistaken, but isn’t islam-lover and alien-lover a little racist?

    • May 9, 2012 at 14:14

      Indeed, you are mistaken, dumbass. Since WHEN did islam and illegal become a “RACE”???

      Go suck boiling sand up your manhole, you stupid bitch. I’m fed up with your continued harassment.

      Stop harassing me IMMEDIATELY, or I will begin “harassing” YOU immediately.

  2. May 9, 2012 at 16:03

    Reblogged this on theconservativehillbilly.

  3. May 9, 2012 at 16:13

    What they continue to miss is that the stand your ground law does not apply here nor can it be used as a defense. Zimmerman was the initiator and pursuer. I think the law had home invasion or being attacked in mind. Trayvon’s home is in Miami Gardens about 10 miles west of me. I taught at the high school he attended from 1974 to 1998.

    • May 9, 2012 at 17:10

      Indeed, the Stand Your Ground law would not apply ONLY if Zimmerman shot martin in cold blood. If, in fact, Martin was attacking Zimmerman, Zimmerman had every right to defend himself. You are in NO position to judge that before the trial, mr. “teacher”. You can blame your ignorance that you are too stupid to understand that since you’re all too damned posessed with your messiah to pay attention to the LAWS of this Nation. You have NO idea that Zimmermnan was, in FACT, “initiator and pursuer”, so I suggest you shut your snout.

      Now, I will say that it should be CLEAR AS CRYSTAL that I DESPISE you so-called “teachers” and if I had my way, you would all be tried, convicted and punished accordingly for your crimes against our children and against our country.
      I HATE YOU for what you’ve done..

  4. May 9, 2012 at 17:21

    Perhaps we are both wrong in the sense that neither one of us was there. I spent 33 years in inner city, minority, poverty, violent, drug infested, disadvantaged kids in high school and taught thousands some history and how to read and write. Got them functional for a job and many went on to college. I performed an entire adult life to serving the community and our nation.

    • May 9, 2012 at 18:03

      Yeah, right. The “difference” is that I have LIVED it. I’ve lived in the ghetto most of my life. You were paid by a commie clan (NEA) to withstand it. You didn’t LIVE there. You simply wag your scraggly hoof at everyone who doesn’t live there.

      You haven’t served anyone but your masters in the NEA. I HAVE LIVED IN AND SERVED THE COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE NOT.

  5. Rasbo
    May 10, 2012 at 07:45

    yeah,until the ass hats sucking the government teet,re-elect this commie loving socialism wanting POS ….then it will be right back on the list of things to destroy a great nation..

  6. May 10, 2012 at 10:45

    This is just one example of the kind of stunts that Keith Ellison continually pulls. Keith has a credible challenger this time around in Chris Fields. If you’re outraged by Keith Ellison’s actions please look up Chris and give $5. He needs all the help he can get. Twitter @FieldsFor5thCD

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