Congressional Black Caucus Introduces Trayvon Martin Resolution
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus introduced the Trayvon Martin resolution today. In the resolution they lash out at racist Hispanic shooter George Zimmmerman and call for new gun regulations.
The Politico reported:
Several Congressional Black Caucus members have introduced a resolution that memorializes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of controversial gun laws that allow shooters to claim self-defense.
The resolution states that the February shooting of Martin “sets a horrific precedent of vigilante justice and compromises the integrity of the legal system.” It also says assailant George Zimmerman’s “unfounded assumptions and racial bias led to the use of deadly force.”
Zimmerman’s family and lawyer have refuted claims that he shot Martin because he was black.
“As the Department of Justice continues its thorough investigation into Trayvon Martin’s untimely death, it is time for us as legislators to look at the troubling ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which has enabled George Zimmerman to remain free,” CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in a statement.