The Hijacking of Trayvon Martin: Jesse Jackson Calls For Boycotting Florida Over “Stand Your Ground” Laws and Compares Florida To Apartheid South Africa … Martin Family Attorney Says Changing “Stand Your Ground” way to “Properly Honor” the Legacy of Trayvon Martin
The hijacking of Trayvon Martin’s memory and the misrepresentation of the George Zimmerman murder trial.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called fro the boycott of Florida because of Florida’s ‘Stand your Ground’ laws in the wake of the George Zimmerman “not guilty” jury verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin. Jesse Jackson in his over the top manner has also compared Florida to ‘Apartheid’ South Africa. Really Mr. Jackson, Florida is like “apartheid” South Africa? Such comments from an old and tired race-baiting messager do a dispersive to those that really struggled in South Africa, to the Zimmerman murder trial jury and to Trayvon Martin. Where to begin? First, when will anyone in the race-baiting industry act responsible and honest in the wake of the not guilty Zimmerman verdict? No where in the defense of George Zimmerman was “Stand your Ground” used. NO WHERE!!! In fact, the Zimmerman defense attorneys purposely decided not to use it and instead simply used common self-defense. Making matters even worse, it is a falsehood that ‘stand your ground’ is discriminatory. As reported at the Daily Caller, in Florida blacks benefit from Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law at disproportionate rate. Second, you show yourself to be a fool and trivialize apartheid in South Africa to the death of one individual, in which a jury returned a “not guilty” verdict.
Hard to give Jackson any credibility when he had no problem with Castro’s Cuba
Stevie Wonder isn’t the only one who wants to boycott Florida over its “stand your ground” law, which served as a backdrop in the recent not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday he also wanted a boycott of the state.
“We can boycott Florida, cut conventions in Florida, for its ‘stand your ground’ laws,” said Jackson, speaking on a panel at the National Urban League’s annual conference in Philadelphia. “If we can boycott South Africa and bring it down, we should boycott Florida and bring it down.”
Jackson made the comments less than a week after Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, said he wouldn’t change the controversial law that allows people to use physical force in self-defense without a duty to retreat.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the Martin family, also spoke at the conference Friday, where he said that changing “stand your ground” was the way to “properly honor” the legacy of Trayvon Martin.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of an important little fact, Jesse Jackson compares Florida to apartheid South Africa; however, Jackson is perfectly ok with Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Now which one would be considered more like the oppressive apartheid South Africa, Florida or Cuba?
Oh wait, and then there is Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the Martin family, who says that changing “stand your ground” was the way to “properly honor” the legacy of Trayvon Martin. HOW? Why don’t they also change the speeding laws, drunk driving and drug possession laws as well in Florida as a way of honoring Trayvon Martin? All of these laws had as much to do with the George Zimmerman murder trial as did stand your ground!