Dick Durbin, Where Are You?

It’s been said that “Silence is Golden.”  The “Silence” of Senator Dick Durbin D-IL. on the recent Black Panther “Bounty” on George M. Zimmerman has me perplexed.  Zimmerman is the individual that reportedly shot teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26th, 2012.  He was not placed under arrest.  Apparently, after interviewing witnesses, the police or prosecutors  determined that it was an act of self defense.  The story is complicated and intensely emotional.  Read more about it here.  My purpose here is not to determine guilt or innocence but to find out where Dick Durbin is on the issue of the Bounty placed on Zimmerman by the Black Panthers.

Why am I curious about Senator Durbin’s silence?  Well, Dick Durbin was very concerned about the “Bounties” the New Orleans Saints were willing to pay for injury to opposing teams Quarterbacks and other star offensive players. Senator Durbin was so concerned he wants to conduct hearings on the matter.  (Please note, that the NFL, I thought, handled the matter pretty well.  A one year suspension for the Saints Head Coach.  The Defensive Coordinator, who coaches for the Rams now, has been handed an “indefinite” suspension.  He could be done.  Fines have been levied etc.)  If Senator Durbin D-IL. has said anything about the Black Panther Bounty, I haven’t been able to find it.

The NFL policed its own problem.  A problem that was confined to their sport.  The Black Panther Bounty, in my mind, is a much more ominous problem to the public at large.  It could lend itself to Vigilante Justice.  One would think that if Senator Durbin D-IL. wanted to conduct hearings on “Bounties”, this would be a good place to start.  You’d think that Senator Durbin D-IL. would be extremely concerned about public sector “Bounties” because he said……”Let’s be real basic about it here. If this activity were taking place off of a sporting field, away from a court, nobody would have a second thought [about whether it’s wrong]. ‘You mean, someone paid you to go out and hurt someone?’ ” Durbin said in a telephone interview before raising the issue on the floor of the Senate.  This is from an ESPN article here.  The Black Panther Bounty says “capture.”  It doesn’t say anything about harming Zimmerman.  However,  when New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad was asked at this past weekends rally in Sanford, Florida whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”  This latter statement is from an article by the Chicago Tribune here.  The problem with the “Bounty” is that, if individuals and not the police apprehend Zimmerman, we could end up with another death or great bodily harm.  It could even happen to those attempting to apprehend Zimmerman, again fanning the flames that already exist.

It’s been over a year since the Senate has proposed a budget.  The country teeters on bankruptcy.  Unemployment is sky high.  Gas prices are at historically high levels as well and Senator Durbin D-IL. is worried about “Bounties” in the NFL.  Do you think that perhaps Senator Durbin D-IL. should reconsider the direction his “Bounties” investigation should take?  Remember, he’s the one that said,   “… If this activity were taking place off of a sporting field, away from a court, nobody would have a second thought [about whether it’s wrong]…”

Senator Durbin D-IL.  Where Are You?  For that matter,  President Obama (the Uniter), Where Are You?  Any thoughts on “Bounties?”


More Reading…….More reading on Trayvon Martin shooting…Video: Zimmerman friend calls for patience in investigation

And Here…..Outcry mounts, answers few in Trayvon Martin shooting


One Response to “Dick Durbin, Where Are You?”

  1. The problem is much bigger than Just Senator Dick Durbin. It is the Entire Chicago Political Machine. It starts with Gov. Quinn, then Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and works its way over to Michael Madigan and Lisa Madigan. It is a systemic problem that involves the Democratic Party of the Chicago Region. Chicago has major issues in crime that they can not handle, so they blame Guns. Illinois was not named the #1 most corrupt State in the Nation because of just one bad apple! If you raise your voice in opposition, you are labeled a “Racist” or a “Conservative”. The organizational skill and shear numbers of groups supporting this Machine are enormous and well funded. It is a blueprint of how they plan to seize control of the Nation and dismantle the Constitution of the United States of America. If anyone cares to learn more, just listen to : PROGRESSIVE TALK RADIO. You will hear the people involved speak of how the U,S, Supreme Court does not have the authority to overturn Congressional Passed Laws, and how they plan to do away with the U.S. Supreme Court. Calling the 9 Justices, nine un-elected Kings! This is disturbing and should not be ignored. Become more informed about the forces, who wish to undermine all that America stands for. Learn more about these people involved and use your voice to dispute their lies and disinformation.

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