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  1. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Link: Congressman Kicked Out Of The House - Congressman Bobby Rush grandstanding or making a point? He wore a hoodie while the house was in session.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Old Brutha`s dissin` teh rulz!
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Couldn`t understand a word he was saying. Sounded like he was about to kick the bucket...
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:13 am
    So hoodies are not considered appropriate attire now?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:13 am
    Rules don`t apply to black people.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:17 am
    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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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Would be cooler if he quoted Ezekiel 25, 17.

    Other than that, well - we`re seeing this worldwide today. Success :-)
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:20 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

    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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    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:22 am
    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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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:27 am
    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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    leesah Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:27 am
    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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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:34 am
    "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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    lampshadshoe Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:36 am
    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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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:44 am
    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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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2012 at 11:49 am
    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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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    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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    viperjason Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    @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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    Canoas Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    "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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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
    164 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Ive seen this guy before.....


    Anton Jackson
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    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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    jboug24 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    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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    ivran Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    @swoop408
    I`m pretty sure anything worn over your head is inappropriate dress.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    @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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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    I agree with him totally, especially the part where he said "mflfrf isve immf laurf fmalsh"
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    94% of black murders are committed by a black. wikipedia
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    GlockPants Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    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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    ivran Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    @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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    McGovinator Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Ya this trial hasn`t become bias.......
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    viperjason Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    @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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    viperjason Male 18-29
    68 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    And even if convicted, it could still not be considered murder.
    Homicide yes, murder not necessarily.
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    McGovinator Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    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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    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    @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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    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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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    Someone shoot that hoodlum congressman, he looks suspicious!
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    Until he is convicted of a crime, he must be considered INNOCENT.

    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36176 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Until he is convicted of a crime, he must be considered INNOCENT.




    Good one!


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    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    March 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    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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    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 1:44 am
    argument invalid when you bring religion into government.

    drating ridiculous.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:59 am
    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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    viperjason Male 18-29
    68 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 8:46 am
    "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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    MEH,,,,,,,,,,
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    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
    195 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    America, this is why you`re...
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    verbosity Male 30-39
    83 posts
    March 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    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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