Congressman Kicked Out Of The House

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 5 years ago in

Congressman Bobby Rush grandstanding or making a point? He wore a hoodie while the house was in session.
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Male 83
Guy saw a black man in a hoodie and was frightened he`d pull out his tec-9 and steal his wallet... /sarcasm

On a serious note, damn I am ashamed of my country when we fail to hear a message because of pompous rules about hates (and I am also ashamed of the constant bible posturing - but at least this guy was trying to make a positive point about how to treat people instead of using it as a platform to not teach science, so I`ll tolerate it).
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Male 195
America, this is why you`re...
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Male 25,417
MEH,,,,,,,,,,
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Male 68
"Given that choice, can anyone explain to me why the facts of the case even matter?"
@OldOllie
comments like that scare the poo out of me. That ANYONE would even consider not giving someone a fair trial for FEAR of what would happen.
That is truly scarey. And then you will defend those that riot, loot, and cause fires.
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Male 2,390
that`s like some ufc poo right there.. that was intense. off to find cspan... maybe someone`ll get drunk and start a fight too.
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Female 683
argument invalid when you bring religion into government.

drating ridiculous.
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Male 599
He deserved to be kicked out just on principle. Congressmen shouldn`t be getting involved with judicial affairs. It`s not their place. They don`t even do their own job as it is.
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Male 39,603

[quote]Until he is convicted of a crime, he must be considered INNOCENT. [/quote]




Good one!


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Male 1,625
[quote]Until he is convicted of a crime, he must be considered INNOCENT.[/quote]

welcome to america, where, while this is often stated, the inverse is actually true.

go plead to a court your defense (not a trial by jury, a trial in front of a judge) and you have the choice: not guilty or no contest (see 5th amendment), either way the judge will consider you guilty.
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Male 2,513
Someone shoot that hoodlum congressman, he looks suspicious!
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Male 15,832
If he`s found not guilty, there will be riots, looting, vandalism, arson, mayhem, and death.

If he`s found guilty, there will be one less Democrat voter.

Given that choice, can anyone explain to me why the facts of the case even matter?
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Male 599
@viperjason
Unless there is a lot of evidence that we don`t know about, the prosecutor probably won`t even try for murder. There`s less evidence to support murder in this case then there was in the anthony case, and casey didn`t get a single thing, although I think she should have, just not murder.
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Male 12,365
Is there anyone who thinks there`s any possibility of a fair trial now?

You`d need to find a dozen people who`ve been trapped in a cave for weeks, at the very least. Preferably, you`d need a dozen aliens who`ve never even been to Earth and have no idea what racism is.
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Male 25

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Male 68
And even if convicted, it could still not be considered murder.
Homicide yes, murder not necessarily.
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Male 68
@swoop408
ivran is correct. This is still a shooting or a killing. Until convicted this is not a murder. Now when and IF this ever goes to trial then it will be a murder trial, but until then...this is a shooting or killing.

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Male 25
Ya this trial hasn`t become bias.......
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Male 599
@swoop408
Please go to www.dictionary.com and look up the word `murder` and then explain to me why it is a murder case.
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Male 163
It`s hard for me to care about this story after it has been sensationalized.

The only thing I can conclude from these stories is that people suck no matter what color their skin is.
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Male 2,033
I agree with him totally, especially the part where he said "mflfrf isve immf laurf fmalsh"
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Male 1,754
@Viper -- there`s enough evidence and witness testimony to come to your own conclusion. He wasn`t killed by falling off a bridge or running into traffic; an adult approached him and shot him while he was on his way home. So yes, it was murder.
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Male 599
@swoop408
I`m pretty sure anything worn over your head is inappropriate dress.
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Male 48
I`m so glad when a white gets killed by a black we dont do circus stunts like this and those marches.
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Male 40,349
There`s a good idea: make congress into a circus!
Oh wait, too late, happened years ago...

Still, it`s his right to `protest` if he chooses.
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Male 165
Ive seen this guy before.....


Anton Jackson
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Male 427
"Until he is convicted of a crime, he must be considered INNOCENT."
Legally yes, but each individual is free to believe in whatever he wants.
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Male 68
@swoop408
He wasnt murdered. Yes he was killed but that is much different than murder.
Until he is convicted of a crime, he must be considered INNOCENT.
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Male 1,754
Leesah, you fail to realize this is only this big BECAUSE it hasn`t gone to trial yet and there`s a kid that was murdered for wearing a hoodie and being black. No one fails to realize it hasn`t gone to trial. That falls under the "no poo" category.
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Male 2,672
Rules state No Hats. By extension a hood is cover for the head so it`s no stretch that you ain`t coming correct by wearing one. Flagrant disregard for congressional procedure is hardly becoming one who holds such an esteemed office. Then again Bobby Rush has done jail time so go figure.

Geraldo never said wearing a hoodie makes you a criminal he said it tends to make you LOOK like one. Bit of a difference.

For the record I just wish the truth would come out. The definitive truth without the spin from those on both sides of the issue. The county`s gotta heal.

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Male 3,745
he was kicked out because he put on a "hat" debated this yesterday with other people and apparently there is no real rule against wearing a hoodie during a session...im sure he knew what was coming...he`s one of the original black panthers and more than likely they didnt like him anyway...
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Male 43
Its just my opinion, but if you get paid as much money as he does you should have to uphold a standard of dress and appearance as all federal employees are required to do. Making a stand or not, this is very unprofessional
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Male 3,327
"Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:13:09 AM
So hoodies are not considered appropriate attire now?"

No, hoods are inappropriate. If he hadn`t put up the hood, he probably would have been left alone. He was escorted out for not heading the order to stop talking.
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Male 1,442
If he was 20-40 I would laugh as they drag him out quoting the bible. Since he seems 2 years past death, go old man!
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Female 1,566
People fail to remember this whole mess hasn`t gone to trail. He is a member of the government, it was inappropriate enough for Obama to comment on it at all, but to turn it into this big speech and get theatrical is even worse.
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Male 342
But Missuh speekuh, iff you be warin da black skin, den you be allowt ta burn little crackas and nobody is gonna tell you a damn thang
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Male 39,603

I get his point. Wearing a hoodie doesn`t make you a criminal as Geraldo Rivera claimed it does. But it`s stupid topic for Congress to get involved in. It`s gotten so far out of proportion that it`s become a joke, which does not honor anyone`s memory. If that`s what he`s trying to do and not just get 5 minutes of CNN air time.
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Male 1,239
A bit of both I suppose. It does make a point but is that the appropriate place for protest? Even so, being removed over dress code seems silly with so many important things going on.
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Male 1,010
Would be cooler if he quoted Ezekiel 25, 17.

Other than that, well - we`re seeing this worldwide today. Success :-)
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Male 1,754
Why was he out of order? He was making a speech and demonstrating his point. A little theatrical and the crappy bible quotes didn`t help, but I get what he was trying to do and the message he was trying to send. Why are hoods not okay?
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Male 2,737
Rules don`t apply to black people.
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Male 1,045
So hoodies are not considered appropriate attire now?
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Male 761
Couldn`t understand a word he was saying. Sounded like he was about to kick the bucket...
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Male 2,672
Old Brutha`s dissin` teh rulz!
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Male 39,603
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