Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I personally support Geraldo Rivera in his “hoodie” comment @GeraldoRivera , he meant well and simply wanted to educate and protect people from the realities of the street world which is different then our comfortable politically correct world we create in our minds!
Geraldo was dead right about the reality of police profiling suspects on how they dress, appear and act. You may not like it, but walking around a gated community late at night with a hoodie on will attract attention and suspicion. It’s a fact not a dig! Why don’t people get that?
Friday, March 23, 2012
Sanford, Florida (CNN) -- President Barack Obama spoke out publicly Friday for the first time on the growing controversy over the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Florida, saying that the incident requires national "soul-searching."
"When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids," Obama told reporters in response to a question. "And I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together -- federal, state and local -- to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened."
Trayvon Martin, 17, died February 26. Police say he was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, who said he was acting in self-defense. Martin was unarmed, carrying a bag of Skittles candy and an iced tea, according to police.
Although a grand jury is scheduled to convene April 10 to look into the case, authorities have declined to arrest the volunteer, George Zimmerman, sparking a national debate over Florida's "stand your ground" deadly force law amid concerns about racial profiling. [full story]
I agree with much of what Obama said about this tragic incident, however I’m not so sure his son would look like Trayvon Martin.