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Assemblyman Plans to Urge Boycott of Florida

By City News Service

Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, said Wednesday he plans to introduce a resolution urging a statewide boycott of Florida and calling for a repeal of its "stand your ground" law in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

"When I heard the verdict last weekend, I was disappointed and saddened," Holden said. "Another young black child is dead and nobody is being held accountable. It is a true nightmare scenario for every black parent in America, and a sad commentary on racial injustice in this country."

Holden said he would introduce a resolution on behalf of the California Legislative Black Caucus calling for a boycott of the state, encouraging all organizations, businesses and families who normally do business with or travel to Florida "to consider patronizing other states."

"It's just not safe to travel in Florida until the law is changed," he said.

Cynthia Lum July 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM
I agree 100% complaining does no good .. you have to hurt them financially to make them stand up and take notice.
Mr. Manhattan Beach July 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Did Florida boycott California after Rodney King verdict?
Cynthia Lum July 19, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Mr Manhattan Beach .. I can't believe you posted this response.. why in the world would people in Florida protest the acquittal of a white policeman beating an African American as in the Rodney King case? The state of Florida applauds the acquittal of whites beating and killing blacks.
Machlin July 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Cynthia, you go have fun in the lefty gun-control paradise Chicago, the murder capitol of the country. If anything the "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida will INCREASE tourism to Florida. Ever since the law took affect there, crime has decreased and Florida has become safer, as is true of most every gun-carrying state or Stand Your Ground state.
Machlin July 19, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Cynthia, you are also promoting false propaganda. Although the prosecution for some irrelevant reason accused Zimmerman of having studied the "Stand Your Ground" laws in college, Zimmermans attorneys never cited the "Stand Your Ground" law as a defense during the trial. They simply argued self defense or something. Please explain why all of the sudden people should boycott Florida?
Mr. Manhattan Beach July 20, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Cynthia, My comment was sarcasm on the hypocrisy of supporting such a boycott. Even in the great, all-knowin, all powerful liberal state of California... a jury can still make bad decisons (ala rodney king). However, supporting a boycott against an entire state due to the actions of a few is as absurd as the idea itself. When you are done hugging your tree, saving your whale, and drinkingg your vegan juice blend... Perhaps you should consider finding something more productive to channel your internal pent-up rage.
Cynthia Lum July 20, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Wow .. talk about pent up rage ..you guys are truly unbelievable and frankly not worth my time.
Mr. Manhattan Beach July 20, 2013 at 08:50 PM
LOL... We are just having fun taunting a crazy bi-otch trying to economically repress 19.3M of her fellow US citizens. We'll let the readers decide who needs more help.
Mr. Manhattan Beach July 20, 2013 at 08:54 PM
On an unrelated note, do your dyslexic friends refer to you as Lynthia Cum? Just curious.
Mr. Manhattan Beach July 20, 2013 at 08:59 PM
On a side note, do your dyslexic friends mixup the C & L in your first & last names? Just curious.
Machlin July 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM
If Florida didn't have a "stand your ground" law, the Zimmerman trial results would have been the same because Zimmerman's attorneys didn't make any reference to the "stand your ground law". Zimmerman was aquitted based on self defense precedences that all of the 50 states have. I would die of embarresment to see someone I know waving around a sign saying "repeal the stand your ground laws", when those laws didn't even apply to the case in question.
Always Right July 22, 2013 at 08:00 PM
This is the best I've seen regarding this case. Hard to say that any of it is untrue.  The main stream media should be embarrassed about their lack of integrity and honesty!      This video puts things in the proper perspective:   http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-lynching/  
Richard July 24, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Cynthia does not seem that bright, or at least not well informed. I do like her strategy, I've used it in the past when I'm losing a debate.... Attack the writer. It's a last ditch effort that pays out about 1 in 100. Just not this time.
Johnny July 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Man, I read this for the laughs. Thanks, y'all!

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