Detroit City Council -with No Other Really Important Issues to Handle- Passes Trayvon Resolution

Yeah, I guess since the bankruptcy has already been declared, they got time to do other important stuff, like pass a resolution to tell the federal government what to do in the aftermath of a criminal case that happened in Florida and resulted in an acquittal. Never mind that other agencies and organizations have already asked for it – guess they just had to get their “stand with Trayvon” cred.

Sheesh – no wonder they’re broke.

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

The resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, sparked a discussion over the need for city leaders and others to focus more on violence in Detroit.

“We need to have that same level of outrage with respect to the black-on-black crime that takes place in our community,” Councilman Kenneth Cockrel Jr. said. “How many people were shot — maybe even shot and killed this past weekend in the city — mostly likely by folks who look just like them?”

Watson said there are many events held regularly to address violence in Detroit. “Because the so-called major media does not cover all of the expressions does not mean it does not happen,” she said. “So that’s not correct.”

via Detroit council supports calls for federal investigation of possible civil rights charges against George Zimmerman | Detroit Free Press |

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  1. Never mind that Detroit has one of the highest (if not the highest) per capital murder rates in the country or the fact that black males are seven times more likely to commit murder than their white counterparts.

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