Joining the ‘hoodie’ protest

State Sens. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur, and Lester Jackson, D-Savannah, before they headed out to the Trayvon Martin protest just getting underway at the state Capitol:

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Jim Galloway/AJC

Small note: The hoodies worn by the senators were only a recent fashion conversion. Price tags were still attached.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Truthbe

March 26th, 2012
8:24 pm

Just like two government paid public servants to make a racist issue out of a criminal case. Who paid for the hoodies? I bet it was we the people. Blacks are so racist. The young man Mr. Martin attacked Mr.Zimmerman with violent that would be self defense.. If Mr.Martin didn’t attack Mr.Zimmerman than this is a case of murder. But in any case this is terrible for a young man to be killed. Mr.Zimmerman should have backed off and let the police handle this. If Mr.Martin was casing the place for a crime later than the police should do it’s job not the people.

td

March 26th, 2012
8:43 pm

What an embarrassment to the state Democratic party. You Dems should be on here telling these idiots to take those hoodies off and stop acting like goons.

E-Roll

March 26th, 2012
8:52 pm

It is pretty amazing that two men putting on hoodies and smiling for a photo offends the good people of Georgia. “Blacks are so racists”, ” What an embarrassment….stop acting like goons.” I would hate to see the venom of these two had actually SAID something about the case.

Chill out guys and have a drink or something, you two are WAY TOO TIGHT!!!!

What is next?

March 26th, 2012
9:07 pm

Concern

March 26th, 2012
9:42 pm

Where is the outrage at the local boys killed in the past week in Atlanta? These so called supporters are outraged but only if these kids are killed elsewhere? Is it because the majority of kids killed in Atlanta are by their own race, that’s ok but not if they are killed by someone else?

Sonny LIED!

March 26th, 2012
9:44 pm

Concern you are absoloutely correct.

gagirl

March 26th, 2012
9:58 pm

@Concern, the outrage is because the murderer has not been arrested for the crime. It’s not because the victim is black. Had the shooter been black and murdered a white youth, he would’ve been arrested on the spot. Had it been your child murdered by ANY person regardless of race *just for walking from the store minding their own business* and the shooter has yet to be arrested, you would be outraged also and want the world to rally behind your child for justice. It’s not about race, it’s about justice.

Concern

March 26th, 2012
10:06 pm

GaGirl – you are wrong. You act like this is the FIRST time this has ever happened. This is about race and nothing else. This is also about being politically correct. People are rallying not because of this kid but because they see an opportunity to further their agenda. They couldn’t care less about this kid. If they did care then they would be just as upset about other killings, not just in Atlanta,(like the young man just killed by two guys impersonating cops) but other cities. These 2 bogus cops haven’t been charged yet either. Where is the outrage?

Concern

March 26th, 2012
10:11 pm

GaGirl – also you said “the shooter has yet to be arrested”. I believe the investigation was still going on and it may have led to him being arrested but they weren’t given the chance, and now because of the “hype” involved, and media and political pressure, a lynch mob is now involved.

Going Right

March 26th, 2012
10:17 pm

Zimmerman was an Hispanic-American and not white s they would like to have you believe. Actually he was Indian (as in Inca). The Bros and Sistuhs want it to be whitey, of course.

seriously

March 26th, 2012
10:26 pm

I’m SO glad that, yet again, our elected leaders are going off with half the facts and jumping on a bandwagon. How about they call for calm and allow the process WHICH THEY ARE A PART OF reach a just end? The media has been shockingly irresponsible in their reporting of this case, leaning on esteemed purveyors of BS such as Sharpton and Jackson. Law enforcement cannot comment on the ongoing investigation so we’ve been left with their version (can anyone say Tawana Brawley?). The truth is coming out slowly (although not in the AJC, of course) http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1939/020/Was_Trayvon_Martin_a_Drug_Dealer.html , both CNN and FOX ran stories tonight detailing the injuries to Zimmerman and eyewitnesses that showed Martin on top of him. Whoever these dopes are they need to do some research before jumping on a bandwagon in my name.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
10:30 pm

TRAYVON MARTIN WAS A THUG, HE THOUGHT HE WAS LITTLE WAYNE LIKE THE REST OF HIS FRIENDS, WAS LOOKING FOR TROUBLE AND FOUND IT, NO LIMIT, WORLD STAR HIP HOP, I SAY WHITES AND HISPANICS COME TOGETHER AND RALLY FOR ZIMMERMAN

OutRaged

March 26th, 2012
10:33 pm

gagirl, why is it that the law enforcement organization looked into this incident and found no cause for arrest. Do you not know that it was a BLACK chief of police that oversaw this investigation? Were do you get YOUR FACTS? From the race hate baters that are attracting national attention? Well, good source, since they are really so concerned in making sure that someone who is “innocent under the law until proven guilty” gets justice. And all this hub bub over a man who was obviously trying to protect himself? Since when is it a crime to do that?

Knight of White

March 26th, 2012
10:35 pm

What a crock of crap! I say we WHITES come together and form an anti-Black group and call for a $10,000 reward to capture the leader of the black panthers. I hope one of these black guys who are protesting “self-defense laws” approach me…I will put a cap in his black ass so fast it’ll make his head spin.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
10:37 pm

FUNNY THAT THE LEADER OF THE BLACK PANTERS WAS JUST LOCKED UP FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON IN DEKALB COUNTY. I AM TRAYVON MARTIN, I AM A THUG.

seriously

March 26th, 2012
10:39 pm

@Bert, you cant say that – his mom filed trademark papers! Nothing like earning some bucks on your dead son to show credibility!

Concern

March 26th, 2012
10:43 pm

Trademark papers?? Are you serious? UNREAL. What a joke. Way to go mom! Is she on Welfare also? Foodstamps? Moolah for 9 babies?

BERT

March 26th, 2012
10:44 pm

that was funny…oh hell naw yall owe me some money for dat.I AM TRAYVON MARTIN, I AM THUG.

Mama Says

March 26th, 2012
10:44 pm

Folks like GaGirl would have us believe that arresting people without facts is justice.

Isn’t it interesting that the entire civil rights movement was about justice for all. I mean the movement demanded that blacks be allowed to participate in our society without the oppression of wrongful convictions at the hands of all white juries and unlawful arrest at the hands of the all white police departments. It demanded the right to be protected from the klan and the lynchings they performed. They demanded to be looked at as innocent until being proven guilty. I mean basic human rights is what they wanted.

Now in 2012 those exact leaders and the supporters who would march for “freedom” in the past, now march for the arrest of a man whose innocents has already been decided by them. Some offer rewards to bring him in, I would assume so they can kill him. Political leaders demand his arrest just to calm the masses. They actually pass around a petition demanding his arrest.

No facts, no reasoning, no respect for his rights, no concern for his life. Just the fact that a black kid is dead. That alone is enough, enough to make one man ( who by normal everyday accounts would be looked at as a Hispanic at best-but most certainly not white) responsible for every death of every black kid in America, matters not if he is innocent, they still want his blood.

Boy we have come a long way haven’t we. Now the rabbits have become the hounds–now its ok, isn’t it.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
10:47 pm

go figure trayvons mom and dad have different last names….I AM A THUG

Concern

March 26th, 2012
10:49 pm

Well said “Mama Says”

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
10:54 pm

so many racists on here ……. grow up

Going Right

March 26th, 2012
10:56 pm

Jerito
Grow up? And join the myriad of dumb asses on the left that populate this and other Gullible blogs?

BERT

March 26th, 2012
10:57 pm

Jerito is nothing but another black conformist

Mama Says

March 26th, 2012
11:00 pm

Every political “leader” who is publicly supporting this new age political correctness, as opposed to the old age political correctness under the Klan, should be prosecuted for violating their oath of office. None of them are ensuring that the laws of this state nor the constitution’s bill of rights are protected. In fact they are using thier political power to usurp one persond rights under law.

Instead of leading they are putting up their hoods and promoting the mob mentality.

I seriously doubt that any of them really understand what a poor black or a poor Hispanic person does go through now, especially Mr. Jones, a millionaire who owns at least 3 car dealerships in the metro area.

None of them are doing what they swore to do !

E-Roll

March 26th, 2012
11:04 pm

….And comments like the ones above me is why America has a LONG wait to go in race relations.

Knight of White – you do have a group for that, KKK, Skin Heads, Concerned Citizens Club, etc.

seriously – just read your attached article and all of those “alleged” characterizations do not change the fact that an unarmed boy was shot and killed. Most of the allegations in that article are based on assumptions that gold teeth equals thug or the fact that our youth say a lot of dumb stuff on Twitter and Facebook but it does not define them. I have caught my 17 y.o. posting somethings that are not even routinely close to him but that is the bravado culture that we live in now.

TRAYVON MARTIN WAS A THUG, The Bros and Sistuhs want it to be whitey, of course, I will put a cap in his black ass so fast it’ll make his head spin, Is she on Welfare also? Foodstamps? Moolah for 9 babies?

Dumb comments like this just serve to undermine the arguments that you make because as any lawyer will tell you the angry, agitated witness comes off as the one that you can not trust.

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
11:04 pm

Another racist comment ill pray for you because God doesnt see color, he sees a person and soul. And for your info im black and white. What u gotta say now???

OutRaged

March 26th, 2012
11:05 pm

I agree with you whole heartedly Knight of White. I carry and let someone attack me. I’ll pop them.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:06 pm

I AM TRAYVON MARTIN, I AM A THUG….LOOK AT MY TWITTA PAGE….NO_LIMIT_N*****G

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:08 pm

OK E-ROLL? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU ROLL ON ECTASY (ILLEGAL NARCOTIC) GO FIGURE, ANOTHER BLACK CONFORMIST…GET A LIFE….THE REAL STORY IS FINALLY COMING AROUND

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
11:13 pm

Ppl like this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ give America its bad name. What a shame!!!

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:15 pm

WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM AND TRAYVON MARTIN GIVE AMERICA A BAD NAME

Mama Says

March 26th, 2012
11:15 pm

Racist huh ?

The person in charge of a neighborhood watch program see a young black male who doesn’t live in the gated community, walking around the area at night with his hoodie up.

At least 9 previous burglaries by black males in the community

He follows him because it was his responsibility to.

He calls 911 and when asked if he was following the kid says yes.

When told not to follow he says that they always get away.

Anyone ever noticed how long it takes police to get to your call for service.

A 13 year old witness says he sees Trayvon on top of Zimmerman punching him.

Trayvon is 6-3 195 lbs and a star football player

An adult witness provides a statement to police that he walked up on Trayvon on top of Zimmerman who was yelling for help.

When police arrive Zimmerman has a broken and bloodied nose and a gash in the back of his head.

Zimmerman has grass stains —- on his back !

Trayvon has a single gunshot to his chest.

When allowed to listen to the 911 tape in which the person is heard yelling for help, treyvons father says that it is not his son yelling.

Now we hear that his mother has filed for copy rights on the hoodie and Trayvon slogans.

——Every fact that I just posted have been reported by the media up to this point—

Use your God given abilities, who does it sound like was attacking who ?

Who should have been arrested if Trayvon was not shot ?

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:17 pm

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
11:17 pm

O really and your racist comments and others on here dont?? I just lol

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:20 pm

I DONT CARE IF IT SOUNDS RACIST, BLACKS LOOK OUT FOR THEIR OWN, SO WILL I, I AM TRAYVON MARTIN, I AM A THUG, WORLD STAR HIP HOP, NO LIMIT LOL

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
11:22 pm

And oh my boys huh?? U must didnt hear I am BLACK and WHITE. I guess not cause you obviously just hear or read what you want!!! I have no problem with any race. But I see you clearly do.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:22 pm

Concern

March 26th, 2012
11:22 pm

Again, well said Mama Says. Facts are facts

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:25 pm

jerito watch out for 12…LOL

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:26 pm

hey jerito trayvon martin live in ur hoe crib…check his twitta page dorito

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
11:29 pm

You are just the comedian aren’t you??? The more you talk the more stupid you make yourself sound!!

Mama Says

March 26th, 2012
11:30 pm

Folks one day this race game of they did this so we can do that will make victims of you or someone in your family.

Be it the legal system actually being racist or the legal system being sensitive to the accusation and throwing you to the wolves so they can keep their career, you will be a victim.

Whether its at the hands of a klansman or a panther, you will be a victim.

If you truly wish to avoid a nightmare you should be demanding that facts be followed not all this conditional outrage based on race.

When Al and Jessie march on your white houses because it’s in their political interest to or when that racist white cop pulls you over on a lonely country road, remember the truth does not matter in this parallel world we all live in its perception. Perception that you allow to become truth

If you don’t pay the price your child will

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:31 pm

hey dorito i bet you have dread locks and wear true religion jeans like every other black man in atlanta…all want to copy lil wayne.

Concern

March 26th, 2012
11:33 pm

And don’t forget the 3 school suspensions, pot use and possible jewelery thief.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:33 pm

dont forget the straight rim A hats, underwear hanging out of their pants, and have a dodge charger, magnum, or chevy impala with RIIIMMMSSS.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:34 pm

sorry forgot the chrysler 300

Jerito

March 26th, 2012
11:35 pm

So that’s your stereotype of a biracial kid. I bet you just hate it when you see a black guy with a white woman and vice versa.

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:36 pm

Dorito go wash your dreads

BERT

March 26th, 2012
11:37 pm

jealous of a black man with a fat nasty white chick…..you can have em