Tyler Perry Speaks on Trayvon Martin Case, Says Racial Profiling Should Be Federal Offense

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In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case an his own experiences, Tyler Perry has called for federal agents to take racial profiling seriously as a potential hate crime.

The Good Deeds director took to Facebook to discuss Martin, who was shot and killed in Florida in February by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

Moreover, Perry alleges he was pulled over in L.A. late one night for an illegal turn, reprimanded for having tinted windows, and realized he was in big trouble.

Tyler Perry writes on his official page:

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“My mother would always say to me, ‘if you get stopped by the police, especially if they are white policemen, you say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and if they want to take you in, you go with them. Don’t resist, you hear me?"

"Don’t make any quick moves, don’t run, just go.’ It wasn’t until after I heard her voice that I realized that both officers were white… I didn’t feel safe at all."

"At this point, I told him (the arresting officer) that I wanted to get out of the car. I wanted the passersby to see what was happening.”

However, once a black officer pulled up at the scene and recognized Perry, the officials apologized and let him go. But the incident has stayed with him.

Perry wonders what he might have endured if he lacked celebrity status.

“I know that there are many great officers, patrolmen and security guys out there. I am aware of that. But although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know we are still being profiled."

"Until this situation has improved greatly, I’m not sure how a murder in Florida can be protected by a ‘stand your ground law’. RACIAL PROFILING SHOULD BE A HATE CRIME INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI!!!"

If there's a federal investigation process, he says, "that way local government can’t make the decision on whether or not these people get punished.”

George Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense. A grand jury will be impaneled to hear the case April 10.




Considering the fact that young Trayvon was killed over a month ago,and "his killer" was taken to the police station in handcuffs, and let go, this would have been just another case of "Internal Affairs" looking into this case, and they would have found No wrong doing, and Trayvon would have been just a statistic of another family left to deal with their pain. The Martin Family Needing answers from an outside source is "probably" what led to them hiring an attorney who in realizing the enormity of this case called in Rev. Al Sharpton and other civic leaders. The media had Not picked up on this story right away, and once it did, there was No turning back. Once this story became Nationalized, there became a familiar ring to other people in their own dealings with other police departments through out this Nation, and the write is on the wall for all to see that truth can be buried when a person is killed with No witnesses present except the person firing the gun!!


To know that there are parents who have to teach their sons this in order to keep them safe makes me very sad. I have 2 brothers and I dont recall my parents ever having to tell them how to behave around cops. I expect my police service to be passed this BS.




That's what everyone w/ descent parents would tell their children. It's not rocket science, be respectful if you get pulled over and don't resist arrest. What a joke! That's common sense, what does that have to do w/ race? I've gotten a ticket for tint, how did he get away w/ NOT getting one just because there were black officers there? When you point a finger Tyler, there are 3 more pointing back at you. You sir seem to be a racist! How many actors from different ethnic groups play in your movies/shows?


as far as this case goes though i do think he should be arrested from the info that i have seen so far. That 911 call just doesnt look good. U cant have it both ways. U cant be told to wait for cops but then pursue the kid and shoot him. If ur scared for ur life u dnt go after that person. If it was my kid i would be pissed to! Ive said it before i dnt think its race i think because dudes father was a judge he got off easy. I saw on the news nt sure if this is true but they said the original det. Did want to charge zimmerman and the higher ups said no so its their fault! Not the arresting officer or the det. I think in the end he will be charged with manslaughter and the fam will most def sue the sandford pd. And probably win too. I dnt think zimmerman was racist i do think he is biased against any young person esp a boy and assumed he was up to no good. And its going to cost him im sure of that.


Mr.perry is a racist point blank period they want justice for trayvon i want justice for nicole brown simpson and ronald goldman eye for an eye


Racial or not if your neighbor hood watch thats not a liscence to kill just call the police and report what you see and give a profile .. its ok he dont have to go to jail for justice to be served somebody gone get that ass ! To all the people who is ok with the fact he not arrested if it was your family you would be pissed... fuck racial lines this is about justice hes not a cop dont try to be in such a position of power and get your ass whiped thats why cops go thru boot camp.


Why can't we look at things for what they really are. Profiling is everywhere,I was in Sam club just the other day. I was sharing a basket with my sister.I only purshed three items and went to get a pop after paid for my items. My sister headed for the exit and was stopped because she had twenty-three items and her receipt said twenty. I reached in my pocket to give the employee my receipt. A older white women decided she was not going to wait. She walked out and just waved her receipt. I said what is that, you stop my sister and counted her items but she gets to walk out because she don't want to wait in line, you didn't count her items. The empoyee stated he coundn't make her wait. I said bullshit you got my sister standing here until we produce another receipt. What did that teach me about store policy,they pick and choose when to enforce it. Do they feel every black person steals.


Tyler Perry is a racist himself. He should be the first on the list to be investigated by the FBI for racial profiling and such.

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