Ted Cruz Tells Trayvon’s Mother 'Stand Your Ground Laws benefits Blacks more than Whites
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in early 2012, appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a hearing regarding the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws.
Said Ted Cruz
“We know that some in our political process have a desire to exploit that tragic, violent incident for agendas that have nothing to do with that young man who lost his life,”
“We have seen efforts to undermine the verdict of the jury and, more broadly, to inflame racial tensions that I think are sad and irresponsible.”
Then, Cruz got to one of his primary points, which concerned that effect of Stand Your Ground laws on African-American communities. He rejected the notion, put forward earlier in the hearing that “no one could reasonably believe that Stand Your Ground laws protect those in the African-American communities who are victims of violent crimes.”
He found that idea particularly remarkable since “a great many African-Americans find themselves victims of violent crime and have asserted this defense to defend themselves, defend their families, defend their children.”
Cruz also cited the fact that “in 2004 a state senator in Illinois by the name of Barack Obama co-sponsored an expansion of Illinois’ law providing civil immunity for those who use justifiable force to defend themselves” as evidence that similar laws could not possibly be racially biased.
“The notion that stand your ground laws are some form of veiled racism may be a convenient political attack,” he said, “but it is not borne out by the facts remotely.”
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/30/2013|
He's just the gift that keeps on giving.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/29/2013|
Literally everything he says is the opposite and/or applies to Republicans.
[quote]“We know that some in our political process have a desire to exploit that tragic, violent incident for agendas that have nothing to do with that young man who lost his life,”
Jaw On Floor.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/29/2013|
That man is more tone deaf than Britney Spears, Joe Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Keisha, and Madonna put together.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/29/2013|
I saw him with some reporter where he justified his being allowed to run for president by stating his mother was an American citizen. I wish that cowardly reporter would've asked him "Then why wasn't that satisfactory enough for birthers when Obama was running?"
Birthers are Cruz's biggest fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/29/2013|
Trayvon Martin did find himself the victim of a violent crime. He had no gun to defend himself and was murdered.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/29/2013|
"The jury disagreed".......and they were wrong.
And yes r11, without a doubt he will be more isolated and powerless than Sarah Palin is these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/29/2013|
the jury got it wrong, and more than one has since admitted that.
r10, you are disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/29/2013|
Really, r10? You are saying that the jury found that Trayvon was carrying a gun? Because no one else has ever claimed that, and neither have the jury.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/29/2013|
[R10] You have no understanding of how our imperfect system of justice works. OJ gets it. Casey Anthony gets it. WTF is wrong with you?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/30/2013|
John Boehner should off Ted Cruz some of the House speaker's best scotch.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/30/2013|
You had it partly right, R18.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/30/2013|
[quote] Ted Cruz Tells Trayvon’s Mother 'Stand Your Ground Laws benefits Blacks more than Whites
Really? Trayvon Martin was tried and convicted for his own murder
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/30/2013|
A friend of mine slept with him in college. I pressed for details, but she said she was really really drunk and didn't remember much.
So obviously he's an unmemorable fuck who likes to fuck drunk girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/30/2013|