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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Congressional staffers walk out in protest of police killings

WASHINGTON (AP) - A gathering of black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police.

They bowed their heads as Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black prayed, "Forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn't speak or breathe for themselves" - emphasizing "breathe" in reference to Eric Garner, who died after a policeman grabbed him in a chokehold in New York.

"May we not forget that in our history injustice has often been maintained because good people failed to promptly act," Black said, with well over 100 people standing behind him.

The demonstration was organized by the Congressional Black Associates and other groups representing minority employees of Congress to show support for protests around the country following the deaths of Garner and 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, in Ferguson, Missouri.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

They might be able to get their point across better if they weren't using Michael Brown as their poster child. Putting their hands up just makes me want to give them a cigarillo so they won't mug and rob me.

Fire them all said...

They are not worth the money we pay them...

Anonymous said...

I guess ALL those politicians dont believe in our system and coroners reports, these fools are only trying to push obama holder and sharpscums bs agenda and should be removed for Treason.

Anonymous said...

Pants up hands down.

Anonymous said...

When are they going to protest the huge number of black on black murders?

Anonymous said...

Shows how intelligent they aren't with evidence showing how wrong they are. Must be liberal democrats.

dogg said...

fire them all

Anonymous said...

And now you know what is running the government.

Anonymous said...

More useful idiots.

Anonymous said...

If I left my job I won't get paid are they getting paid?

Anonymous said...

don't let the door hit you in the butt. PLEASE don't come back. you're useless and cost us too much money...

Anonymous said...

WOW what sheep.

Anonymous said...

How ironic, lawmakers who won't accept the law! They're an embarrassment to the country.

Anonymous said...

OH GO TO WORK FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!

Anonymous said...

They should ALL be fired. Tax dollars pay these idiots, and they are writing bills. FFS enough is enough. Send every one to the unemployment line, remove any pension or other handout they get from tax payers.

Anonymous said...

Someone ressurect Reagan.he fired the Air Traffic Controllers and he would do the same to this bunch.I have yet to meet the man or woman who couldn't be replaced.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OH GO TO WORK FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!

December 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Work? It's a government job, no one works.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone ressurect Reagan.he fired the Air Traffic Controllers and he would do the same to this bunch.I have yet to meet the man or woman who couldn't be replaced.

December 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Obama isn't going to fire any blacks. He put them up to it.

Anonymous said...

Racists