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Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District

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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 11:35 AM
Anoyone whoever thought the assault weapons ban was a good idea must also believe a "hoodie" ban to be a good idea.

The AWB was rooted in aesthetic qualities such as collapsible stocks, barrel shrouds and bayonet lugs. When's the last time a bayonet lug or barrel shroud killed anyone? The AWB had no bearing on the operation or lethality of firearms yet was touted as a great protective leap.

So is the same with hoodies. Theyre aesthetic. Have no bearing on the function or lethality of the individual cloaked in one.

Both are regulatory manifestations of irrational fears which accomplish nothing real yet serve to pacify idiots and win political points for the spokesmen of idiots.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Thought provoking I would hope. Since some of the ones making this piece of clothing "suspicious" are members of the NRA and promoted the law which is spawning all this crap.
"hoodies are for thugs"......"buy this hoodie. It will pack two ninas and no one will know"
See where I am coming from?

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 12:51 PM
In order to put this whole case to rest, just look at the statistics, then look at the lack of outrage regarding the never ending incidents of violent Black on Black crimes from assaults to homicides.

Pat Buchanan wrote an excellent fact filled article on the subject.

If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested.

So assert those demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

And they may be right.

Yet if Trayvon had been shot dead by a black neighborhood watch volunteer, Jesse Jackson would not have been in a pulpit in Sanford, Fla., howling that he had been "murdered and martyred."

Maxine Waters would not be screaming "hate crime."

Rep. Hank Johnson would not be raging that Trayvon had been "executed." And ex-Black Panther Bobby Rush would not have been wearing a hoodie in the well of the House.

Which tells you what this whipped-up hysteria is all about.

It is not about finding the truth about what happened that night in Sanford when Zimmerman followed Trayvon in his SUV, and the two wound up in a fight, with Trayvon dead.

It is about the exacerbation of and the exploitation of racial conflict.

And it is about an irreconcilable conflict of visions about what the real America is in the year 2012.

Zimmerman "profiled" Trayvon, we are told. And perhaps he did.

But why? What did George Zimmerman, self-styled protector of his gated community, see that night from the wheel of his SUV?

He saw a male. And males are 90 percent of prison inmates. He saw a stranger over 6 feet tall. And he saw a black man or youth with a hood over his head.

Why would this raise Zimmerman's antennae?

Perhaps because black males between 16 and 36, though only 2 to 3 percent of the population, are responsible for a third of all our crimes.

In some cities, 40 percent of all black males are in jail or prison, on probation or parole, or have criminal records. This is not a product of white racism but of prosecutions and convictions of criminal acts.

Had Zimmerman seen a black woman or older man in his neighborhood, he likely would never have tensed up or called in.

The real America is a country where the black crime rate is seven times as high as the white rate. It is a country where white criminals choose black victims in 3 percent of their crimes, but black criminals choose white victims in 45 percent of their crimes.

Black journalists point to the racism manifest even in progressive cities, where cabs deliberately pass them by to pick up white folks down the block.

That this happens is undeniable. But, again, what is behind it?

As Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has written, from January to June 2008 in New York City, 83 percent of all identified gun assailants were black and 15 percent were Hispanics.

Together, blacks and Hispanics accounted for 98 percent of gun assaults.

Translated: If a cabdriver is going to be mugged or murdered in New York City by a fare, 49 times out of 50 his assailant or killer will be black or Hispanic.

Fernando Mateo of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has told his drivers, "Profile your passengers" for your own protection. "The God's honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these guys are blacks and Hispanics."

Fernando Mateo is himself black and Hispanic.

I think Buchanan may be on to something

As yet convicted of no crime, he is being crucified in the arena of public opinion as a hate-crime monster and murderer.

Is this our idea of justice?

No. But if the purpose here is to turn this into a national black-white face-off, instead of a mutual search for truth and justice, it is succeeding marvelously well.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 01:02 PM

Originally posted by AmericanPitBull
reply to post by xuenchen

Thought provoking I would hope. Since some of the ones making this piece of clothing "suspicious" are members of the NRA and promoted the law which is spawning all this crap.
"hoodies are for thugs"......"buy this hoodie. It will pack two ninas and no one will know"
See where I am coming from?

What's even stranger is ...

Those hoodies are only available in TWO colors .... black and navy.

select color

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 03:48 PM
I see lots of desperation to draw attention away from real matters so that Obama can be reelected. Expect lots more in the days to come. When the Health Care Bill is shot down, it will get really bad.

Their only hope of holding power is to get peoples attention diverted and on other things. That and to increase division and hate to benefit them.

Real leaders stand up and call for calm and sanity. These are not real leaders. Sadly though people fall for it and keep them in power and money by falling for it.

They rely on, for lack of a better phrase, dumb people to elect them back into office after they have totally screwed up the whole country.

Right now they are secretly hoping for riots and they are attempting to help cause them. They will do anything not to loose, even destroy us.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 03:53 PM
This whole t martin fiasco is an engineered racial civil war, black and white, dress code prejudices, attacking gun laws, its complete nonsense and it is a distraction. The best revenge is making friends with a person of a different race.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 05:49 PM
MILLIONS of crimes are committed every year by people wearing jeans, so that must mean that all people that wear jeans must be criminals, right?

* rolls eyes *

Like in the gun control debate, it's the person committing the crime, not the implement used or the article of clothing worn.

posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 06:02 PM

Originally posted by satron
People were wearing hoodies before it was a fad.

them dang hipsters.

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