Hoodies For Travyon Martin – Worn In Solidarity
NO SOLIDARITY FOR TRAYVON MARTIN: CBC SPLINTERS OVER HOODIES – Jon Allen sends over this dispatch for Huddle: It seemed like a small show of solidarity for a youngster gunned down in Florida. A Congressional Black Caucus aide wanted lawmakers to don ‘hoodies’ in honor of Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was shot. Here’s what Stephanie Young, the CBC aide, sent out to black caucus offices: ‘It’s national Hoodie Day in memory of Trayvon. Last MINUTE idea. I would like to get as many Members as possible in Hoodies to take a picture following votes. … If your Member does not have a hoodie we might have to take individual shots but I believe they sell them in the gift shop. I have 2 others some can borrow. If not the Chairman will wear his hoodie and I am hoping Members can surround him. This should take 15 min. Sorry this is SO last min. Hoping we can make it work. Please let me know if your Member will participate I will be sending it out to press.’ It went out at 11:10 a.m., according to a copy provided to POLITICO by someone who received it. 67 minutes and a couple of emails later, Young sent this out: ‘Hi Guys! Thanks so much for the quick response and support. The Members decided as a Caucus that they do not want to participate.’ But even the no-go wasn’t unanimous. A little before 1 p.m., Young followed up with a note saying she didn’t want to discourage individual CBC members from wearing hoodies and having their pictures taken.
– And it’s not stopping others from sporting their Hoodies. The Congressional Black Associates, Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, Black Republican Congressional Staff Association, African American Men on the Hill, & Greeks on the Hill will convene for ‘Hoodies on the Hill” at 1 p.m. on the East Steps of the Capitol. During this time there will be a moment of contemplation in memory of Martin.
i know the pain that family isn’t going through. it have happened to my family with a hate crime. my uncle’s death went worldwide in 1976. his name was richard Dunn. he was coming back from a free gary tyler(another victim of racial injustice)rally . when my uncle & friend Gus stepped off the RTA bus a car full of white men try to shoot gus, my uncle jumped in the way to save gus life, died on. the spot. racist district att. Harry Connick sr.(jazz artist & actor’s father)
Aquitted? He hasn’t even been arrested. They have to brink attention to this case because the police questioned Zimmerman and let him go home with his gun. Not even a drug test. If this case goes anywhere (as in actually becoming a case) then it will be because of attention like this.
given that you can connect the Stand Your Ground bill to Jeb Bush signing it into law, you gotta think that none of the republicans want to have to deal with the threat of possible protesters in august when they host the convention in Tampa, eventually their gonna have to put the presure on for an arrest and for the police chief to step down to hope that no one even remembers this by summer time