“Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush was escorted from the House Wednesday after being reprimanded for wearing a hoodie to protest against the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
“In an interview with the Washington Post, [Trayvon Martin’s parents] praised Rush’s actions. The father, Tracy Martin, said: ‘I would like to commend Congressman Rush for pleading our case. My question would be why wasn’t Congressman Rush allowed to address racial profiling. This is something that needs to be talked about … This is a country of freedom of speech.’”
-Ewen MacAskill via The Guardian. 3/28/2012