Rep. Charlie Rangel: Sanford police would have beaten a black George Zimmerman to death

Hold on a second now. Plenty of experts have weighed in on the George Zimmerman verdict since it was handed down late Saturday, but noted authority Bette Midler hypothesized that only one thing was certain: had Zimmerman not had a gun, both he and Trayvon Martin would be alive today.

Leave it to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to throw a wrench into that theory. Rangel today told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir that if George Zimmerman were black and not a “white Hispanic,” police likely would have killed him — and not with their service firearms, either. The only question would have been “whether they would have beat him to death and then threw handcuffs on him and dragged him into the precinct,” Rangel said.

We’re not used to seeing everything in terms of race, so we’re not sure what color the police are in Rangel’s scenario or whether that would matter.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    I get the impression that the democrats want a “white hispanic” George Zimmerman beaten to death now.

  • Love of Country

    I’ll give you a pass, Charlie. No telling what horrors racist Dems did to you as a young child to shape your perceptions as an adult. But Stockholm Syndrome? Come on … that’s on you, Charlie …. wise up!

  • RblDiver

    Hey Rangel, I don’t know about your statement, but I DO know you’re doing the same to that dead horse over there.

  • Clayton Grant

    Charlie Rangel – Helping to keep racism alive since 1971

  • SpaceRacer423

    I only have one question for Chuck:
    why is it Lauren Hill is in jail and youre still in congress?

    • TocksNedlog

      If she wanted to avoid jail time, then she should have run for office, herself.

  • Guest

    Charlie Rangel, race baiting must be a profitable business, you’ve been at it far to long. Time to do what is right and leave skin colour and ethnicity out of it.

  • Neal M Smith Jr.

    What is a white Hispanic??????????? is there a White Black, a White Asian, a White American Indian? For a party that alway trumps race, if it don’t fit throw in white and they have a case.

    • TocksNedlog

      White Hispanic is an official designation in government statistics — especially on the census. It’s never used in the media … correction: the media never used that distinction before UNTIL this case, where the use of it emphasized the difference in race between GZ and TM. For what purpose? Well, let’s just say that for some people there’s money to be made in race hustling, race baiting, fear mongering, etc.

  • Tim Mauch

    Charlie Rangel, race baiting must be a profitable business, you have been at it too long. Time to start doing what is right ( I know that would leave you unemployed ) and leave skin color and ethnicity out of it.

    • Adela Wagner

      He could always go make some repairs to the slum apt. buildings he owns.

  • ObamaFail

    A black George Zimmerman would have been treated the same was as the gang bangers in Chicago. Everyone would have looked the other way and ignored it.

    • KIdGallahad

      Moreso if he shot a white guy.

  • Rich

    Coverage of this trial has been beaten to death. Time to get back to the real problems of this country.

  • Calcat36

    Do police beat blacks that kill other blacks? Have you paid your taxes, criminal, or should you get a beat down?

  • WhoCares

    The case was about the right to defend yourself. All the protest and statements are actually REAL RACISM

  • URGR82 if Trayvon got his way he would be another black youth sent to jail for killing a hispanic and you wouldn’t even know his name. But you and your team would be trolling for a similar situation with a creepy azz cracker.

    • TopCat_Texas

      More likely he would not have been caught and free to kill again.

  • BoscoBolt

    Uh yeah, because as we know, the police beat to death every black person that they arrest. Whatever.

    • KIdGallahad

      Rangel, like Al Sharpton is another imbecile.

  • keyboard jockey

    So the police didn’t beat Zimmerman to death because he’s a mixed black Hispanic? If he had just been a generic black, they would have beaten him to death? Because the police stop and check a person’s blood quantum- before they beat them?

    Yeah I’m sure that’s just how it happens/ #WhiteRage

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Show of hands . . . who here did not already know that Rep. Rangel was a racist bigot?

  • bill_a_bob

    But would they beat a tax cheat, ……. Please!

  • Guest

    So, since we’re pushing the “white” hispanic, does that make Obama a “white” black man?

  • NixTyranny

    NYPD, are you hearing what the racist Representative from one of your districts is saying about you?

  • DaCheezWhizKid

    You a-holes keep pushing this BS. You may not like the result.

  • JackOfDiamonds

    All Charlie Rangel needs to do is Google the name Roderick Scott.

  • KIdGallahad

    Rangel is another Democrat with an IQ of about 95 who could only get elected in a nearly 100% black community in Brooklyn NY.

  • bo1921

    How would this entitled ruler know? How long has he been sitting on the throne? Fifty years?

  • Connie D’Antonio

    Rangel needs to retire !!! (Talk about prejudice..) !

  • Marvin Nelson

    Nah, according to the edited NBC video, GZ clearly called Martin black. (face palm)

  • cmerlo1

    Charlie Rangel is a fine, upstanding citizen, and his opinion should be valued because of his wisbwhahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaha I cant say it with a straight face.

  • Jeremy
  • Frustrated Teacher

    They are going to get more and more shrill if they don’t get some violence NOW!! It’s what they want, it’s what they pray for, and what a POS like this guy pushes for EVERY time.

  • Ron Morisseau

    What’s stiffer than Rangels hair? answer Travon Martin

  • TocksNedlog

    Question for Chuckles the Congressional Clown: WHEN was the last time police officers in the U.S.A. actually beat a black person TO DEATH?

  • M F Scotto

    You are from NY, right Charlie? Why didn’t police beat that 42 year old black man who shot hat 16 year old kid he accused of breaking into cars… in NY? He was acquitted. Outraged, Charlie?

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    To Mr. Rangel and The Human Race..
    Life is to be entered upon with courage.
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    Intelligence is knowing that one has a brain to see with…
    the Natural Law…Natural Rights…
    As the only thing a person has the courage and ability to change about one’s self is behavior and attitude.
    Does the world owe you something?
    Do you owe it to yourself?
    The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. Founding Father – Samuel Adams
    Is it not natural to defend oneself?
    Are one’s own hands and feet born and attached on to thy own self or born on another person?

  • gekkobear

    What if he had one black grandparent, and his mother were Peruvian.

    Would the police have beaten him then?

    Just asking hypothetically here… but it might be relevant.

  • Kristin

    I’m married to a Florida Deputy Sheriff who has never done or said a racist thing in his life. Chuckie here just wants people to start hating on the police – probably our hardest-working and least-appreciated segment of the population. Idiot pot-stirrer.

  • VotingForZombieReagan2016

    Shouldn’t Charlie Rangel have his mail edited by a warden? Not interested in the opinion of yet another felon Democrat.

  • Vitiosum

    It seems these idiots cannot race-bait or cause racial divisiveness fast enough. They shovel that manure as fast as they can and the LIVs eat it up like candy. Makes me sick.

  • Magnifico

    That’s so untrue. Zimmerman is a Jewish name. I highly doubt a black guy would be named that.

  • Sua Sponte

    Hey Charlie, don’t you have some taxes to be avoiding?…..Crying racism, the last deperate act of rats on a sinking ship…

  • overbusy1

    Martin was not the Innocent Young Man who was out and just coming back from the store after buying Skittles candy. that’s what they want you to belive ! what next this black mob was just out for a Casual WALK in sunny LA when they were Harrassed by the police because they were Black . How many of those Bussiness were Black owened that got destroyed. OH I FORGOT ONLY WHITE PEOPLE CAN BE RACIST (George Zimmerman was a Hispanic) Why aren’t the Black Marching through East LA that’s were the Light skin Hispanic’s are in EAST LA

  • Rulz


    They did their job and got raked over the coals for it. What would have happened is that the left would be calling for his exoneration no matter what.

    As someone else said. I do get it if Charlie were persecuted as a young African American back in the day, but you can’t let that shape your views now.

    I was persecuted a lot too growing up but I also get that the republi—errrr, I mean conservatives, usually have it right in the political sphere.

  • Bryn Watkins

    Wait, blacks kill other blacks in Chicago (and every other major US city) every day, I don’t see the police beating them to death!