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.

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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