Ben Jealous, he head of the NAACP steps down citing family reasons. As reported at USA Today, the civil rights leader said he’s satisfied that he will leave an organization in much better condition than it was when he took over five years ago. Really, how so? If anything the NAACP has become more polarized and partisan in the past 5 years. Interestingly enough his reign of the NAACP has mirrored Barack Obama’s election as president. I would ask both, how is that black unemployment rate doing these days, especially black teens? Sorry, but it would appear the NAACP has become more political than carrying to truly help black America. As Jealous and the NAACP were so quick to demonstrate against the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin and call for civil rights hate crime charges, they have been all but non-existent to address the “killing fields” of Chicago and the black on black violence.
It is amazing that he focuses on Trayvon Martin and the 700 black teens were killed in Chicago.
The man who has become the face of the NAACP — from marches protesting the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin to vigils for death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia — is resigning effective Dec. 31.
In an interview with USA TODAY, Benjamin Todd Jealous said the constant travel as president and CEO of the nation’s largest civil rights organization has kept him away too much from his wife, civil rights lawyer Lia Epperson, and children, daughter Morgan, 7, and Jack, 13 months. He said he plans to make a formal announcement to his staff Monday morning.
“Leadership knows when to step up and when to step down,” Jealous said. “This day I can say with pride that I’m prepared to step down and make room for the next person who will lead this organization to its next chapter.”
HATE CRIME: Ginger Slepski Brutally Beaten by Four Black Teens in North Side of Pittsburgh, PA Says Attack Was ‘Racially Motivated’ … ‘Shut up White Bitch’
A note to President Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP and Attorney General Eric Holder … the following is what would be considered a racially motivated hate crime …
As reported at WPXI, Ginger Slepski was brutally attacked by a group of black female teens after Slepski stopped her vehicle to confront the girls after they had thrown a bottle at her car. When Ginger Slepski got out of her vehicle she was brutally attacked by the teens as they yelled at Slepski, “Shut up white bitch.” The other said, “Get that white bitch.” According to Slepski, she tried to get back into her car, but they grabbed her by her hair. Then one of the attackers punched her in the head and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard. Then Slepski said, “Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair. They kept telling each other to, ‘Kick her in the head. Kick her head in the concrete.”
Hmm, where is the MSM demanding justice?
A woman who said she was brutally attacked by a group of black teenagers in Pittsburgh’s North Side Sunday said the girls savagely beat her while calling her racial slurs.
Ginger Slepski said she suffered multiple injuries, including torn shoulder ligaments. She said she thought the girls were going to kill her.
“I thought it was so animalistic. So violent. I’m so afraid for these girls to get out and walk the streets,” Slepski said.
Police said Slepski was savagely beaten after the girls threw a bottle at her car on Concord Street and she stopped to confront them.
“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski said.
All four African-American girls then called her names before getting physically violent.
“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive].’ The other said, ‘Get that white [expletive],’” Slepski said.
Paging Attorney General Eric Holder. What a joke that Holder would actually contemplate civil rights and hate crime charges against George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Marin where there was no racial motivation, but in a case like the above attack where there is an obvious racial component, all we hear from Holder is the sound of crickets. Maybe Holder should be charged with a hate crime for his bias in determining what is and is not a hate crime depending on the color of one’s skin who is the attacker.
Well here’s an easy case, Eric. It won’t be too hard to prove a violation of 18 USC 249 or 18 USC 245 in this context. No outrageous self-defense defenses here.
But like in all the other similar cases you refuse to prosecute, the victim here wasn’t one of “your people.” Ginger’s parents didn’t endure the sort of garbage that your wife’s parents did down south. So she isn’t entitled to equal protection of the law, right?
Make no mistake, Ginger isn’t the only victim who won’t get justice from Justice just because of her race. Neither will the parents who were beaten at the Wisconsin State Fair. Nor will the parents in Ohio who saw thugs come on their lawn shouting racial slurs before they beat them.
Oh yeah, ans as The Other McCain reminds us, what say you Eric Holder about the “hate” speech coming from DHS Employs Deranged Race Warrior Ayo Kimathi who has only been placed on administrative leave with pay? Huh?
Posted August 29, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Don’t Mess with Texas … Obama Rodeo Clown Fired & Banned in Missouri is a Special Guest Star at the Mesquie Rodeo
Don’t mess with Texas … the Mesquie rodeo is bringing in the Obama rodeo clown along with three other presidential rodeo clowns. The Obama clown is a special guest star as the Mesquie Rodeo puts on the grand finale to its 2013 season with non-stop action you will only find in the aptly named ‘Rodeo Capital of Texas’.
To those who have no clue, have never watched a rodeo or have ever been to one, having presidential clowns at them is a tradition. This is nothing special targeting Barack Obama. No one squawked when there was a GWB clown. But the thin-skinned, always at the ready to cry racism LEFT always act like children in their reaction to anything that could be mean to Obama. How dare they. Too bad they did not also have the same feelings when it came to doing something that was in poor taste against Jesus. But in that case it is called “art” and “freedom of speech”.
Mesquite Arena General Manager Steve Gander reportedly said presidential rodeo clowns have been a long standing tradition at rodeos and that Obama will be joined at the event by three other presidents this weekend.
“Presidential and celebrity clowns and dummies have been in rodeo and other sports and entertainment events since before Richard Nixon,” Gander reportedly wrote.
“We are just being current and exercising our freedom of speech,” he added, assuring it will be “good clean family entertainment” and that the rodeo clowns will be “respectful.”
The ridiculous over-reaction in Missouri got the Obama rodeo clown banned for life from the State fair. How typical, Obama once again causing people to lose jobs and the LEFT causing nothing but problems and sticking their nose in where it does not belong. However, how is it that the NAACP wanted the Obama rodeo clown brought up on hate crimes and destroyed , yet Ayo Kimathi, an employee at the DHS can post anti-white, race war … In Order for Black people to Survive the 21st Century, We are Going to Have to Kill a lot of Whites” … and still retain his job? Sorry, suspended with pay is still retaining one’s job.
88 Year old WWII Vet Delbert Belton Attacked (Beaten to Death) in North Spokane, WA by Two Black Male Teens … Update: Delbert Belton Died of Injuries … RIP
Another murder at the hand of two black teen thugs … So let’s get this correct, a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask is a hate crime, but two black teens beating an elderly, white war vet to death is not.
88 year old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran, was beaten to death Wednesday night, August 21, 2013 around 8 pm in the Eagles Lodge parking lot near the Eagles Ice-A-Rena in North Spokane, Washington. Belton was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit. Belton died Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center from his injuries. The police are looking for two suspects in the murder that are described as two black teens between the ages of 16 and 19. Both low-life thugs were wearing black clothing, one was wearing a black “Do-Rag”. Delbert Belton served during WWII in Okinawa, was wounded, but survived. However, he could not survive the streets of North Spokane and two black thugs. This man served his country and this is his reward from a generation of thugs where murder has become an epidemic.
Police say two teens assaulted 88-year-old Delbert Belton outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane Wednesday night around 8pm. Belton was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit but later died. Police are actively searching for two suspects. They are described to be 16-19 in age, black males & both wearing black clothing, one was wearing a black “Do-Rag” police say.
Family & friends of Delbert Belton tell KHQ’s Dylan Wohlenhaus that Delbert was “full of life” at 88-years-old. They say Belton loved working on cars and helping out others. Belton also served overseas in the military in WWII.
Friends of Belton say he was wounded in WWII in Okinawa but survived. Police have not said if or what the motive was for the beating. Police believe this was a random attack.
Police are claiming it was a random attack. Why? How do they know it was not a hate crime and this elderly man was not targeted because he was white and an easy mark? Enough of the BS random crap and call it for what it is. The police, the media and the race hustlers would certainly not be calling it random if two white teens assaulted and murdered and elderly black WWI vet.
Pic of murder suspect from surveillance video camera
Another pic of suspect from surveillance video camera
What say you Barack Obama? What say you Al Shapton? What say you Jesse Jackson? What say you NAACP?
Belton’s daughter-in-law tells KREM-TV that the suspects beat him with flashlights.
“They used those great big heavy flashlights,” Bobbie Belton said. “The doctors said he was bleeding from all parts of his face.”
Spokane Police say they have surveillance images of the attackers — at least one of them has been taken into police custody.
The Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Says Stop and Frisk Is Racial-Profiling … The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin’s Death Continues
NYC … soon to be the new Chicago.
Are you kidding me, first Trayvon’s mother is against stand your ground laws and now stop and frisk? Neither of which had anything to do with her son’s death. What is the point of her honoring her son’s death other than calling everything racist?
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, goes on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ and states stop and frisk is racial profiling. Even though ‘stop and frisk’ laws have made NYC a safer place and actually prevented crime, these misguided individuals just want to call everything racially profiling. Flanked by NAACP’s Ben Jealous and Fulton’s attorney Benjamin Crump, this poor woman does not even realize she and the memory of her dead son are being exploited by race-baiters. How sad, or worse … she does. Sorry, but to end a police progam that actually works and actually saves the lives of individuals, including blacks, is just irresponsible. These race baiters have been looking for their “racial profile” campaign and they have found it by exploiting the death of Trayvon Martin. I can empathize with Sabrina Fulton’s loss, no parent should ever have to bury their child. But that certainly does not give you the right to back ignorant and foolish positions without question or criticism. Of course any one who disagrees will be branded a racist.
The wider point, Sabrina Fulton, i welcome you to the program. Just your reaction as a mother who’s lost her son so tragically and as now someone who’s trying to create something positive out of that searing loss by talking about stand your ground laws. You’ve heard the commissioner of new york say, look, what happened to Trayvon Martin, even though it was referenced in the judge’s ruling, is quite different. that was civilian on civilian. This is about civilians interacting with the police department. do you see that distinction or not?
I think it’s all about laws, and I think you have to give not only civilians, but you have to give the police officers the right direction. You can’t give people the authority, police officers the right to stop somebody because of the color of their skin.
Now for the sane side of the discussion from New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly who is adamantly is against the recent court ruling that ‘stop and frisk’ is Unconstitutional. This very law actually protect blacks in inner cities, but some how that is irrelevant. Once the law is banned and murders are on the rise of blacks in NYC, the same people will be complaining that the police are doing nothing.
No, absolutely, we are sensitive to this. nobody wants to be stopped. at the very least, you’re giving up your time. But we need some balance here. the stark reality is that violence is happening disproportionately in minority communities, and that, unfortunately, is in big cities throughout America. We have record low numbers of murders in New York City, record low numbers of shootings. We’re doing something right to save lives. last year, as i said, we had a record low in murders. This year we’re running 30% below that. let me give you another figure. In the last 11 years, 11 full years of the Bloomberg administration, there were 7,363 fewer murders in New York City than there were in the preceding 11 years. Now, if history is any guide, those lives saved are largely the lives of young men of color. so, we’re doing something.
Let me go back to those numbers that you referenced and put it up on the screen for our audience and go through some of those numbers and where some of the criticism is. 4.4 million stops. 6% arrests. 6% summons. 88% no further law enforcement action. And then look at who is getting targeted. 52% black, 31% Hispanic, 10% white. I first want to focus on that 88% number of people not doing anything wrong. Does that not say to you as the commissioner of the police, we’re doing too much of this?
No. it doesn’t mean that people are not doing anything wrong. If you look at the statute, it says reasonable suspicion that individuals may be about to commit, are committing or have committed a crime. One of the classic examples that we use is somebody going down the street trying door handles, or a group of young men that the bodega owner fears going to strong arm rob them when they leave their store. so, there’s a preventive aspect to this. and people say innocent. that’s not the appropriate word. what we use here.
Wait until NYC looks like Chicago with the ridiculous murder rates … Maybe Trayvon’s mom will be happy then?
Bill O’Reilly Blasts ‘Race Hustler’ Al Sharpton: You Have Failed. FAILED! Your Day Is Done! … Make a Lot of Money by Promoting Racial Division
I give Bill O’Reilly a lot of credit for discussing the situation for fear of being branded a racists …
Fox News Bill O’Reilly blasted Al Sharpton, the race hustler for his failure to help the black community and only promote racial division while making money in the process. Previously, O’Reilly did a talking points memo as to what the real problems were in the black community and was spot on. However, the race hustlers like Sharpton could never accept such comments because it did not promote racial divide and Sharpton could not turn a profit off it. It is a sad state of affairs when today’s Civil Rights activists are nothing more than agitators and the MSM gives them credibility. In the end, O’Reilly stated that Sharpton’s days are over, done! I could only hope so for the sake of the black community and racial peace in the United States.
“Sharpton and others are attacking me because I am a threat to them. They have failed. FAILED. to deal with problems in the black community and they make a lot of money promoting racial division… Talking Points believes the day of the race hustler has come to an end. This we and them business gets the country nowhere. There are severe problems in the black community that have to be solved… You bet, Al. Your day is done.”
Check out the talking points memo from O’Reilly that started it all as to the real problems in the black community. To not have a real conversation on the black community, not just racism … is the real racism. How can whites, blacks, anyone just sit by and watch it continue to happen without lifting a finger? O’Reilly called out the black race baiting merchants to address the real problems, not pray on the continued racial division and jump on the anti-George Zimmerman band wagon.
You want a conversation, You got it. The only problem is it has to be an honest conversation and stop the nonsense and for leaders to actually lead the way to a better America and stop the victimization. Those were basically the sentiments of Bill O’Reilly. Of course he will be branded a racist for actually caring and wanting to make a real difference.
Every one should view this honest, hard, tough love video
Mark & Dana Michelle Gerstle, the Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Following SUV Rollover Crash in Florida Terrified They will Become Targets of Trayvon Martin Hate Mobs
An Obamanation where a heroic act goes unnoticed because of fear of the mob … This is despicable … I blame you President Barack Obama.
Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle, the family that was rescued by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, have told friend that they are terrified that they might become targets of the pro-Trayvon, “no Justice, no Peace” mob following their roll-over crash where Zimmerman came to their aid. The family believes that if they go public with their story that George Zimmerman rescued them from their turned-over SUV and make him appear to be a hero, they will be targeted by the hate mobs. How sad and worse yet, sick is this? George Zimmerman pulled the Gerstles’ and their two young children from their SUV after it rolled over in Sanford, Florida near the busy I-4 motorway. However, they are afraid to get involved and state publicly that Zimmerman is a hero for fear of the backlash. It is unbelievable that this is where we have gotten in this country thanks the the race-baiting by civil rights agitators Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the New Black Panther Party, the MSM and President Barack Hussein Obama.
The family rescued by George Zimmerman after a rollover crash in Florida are terrified they will become targets for hate mobs who have made death threats to the neighborhood vigilante.
Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle told friends they do not want to talk publicly about Zimmerman for fear they will be accused of portraying him as a hero – and face a backlash from those who consider he got away with murder.
‘They are very grateful to Zimmerman for what he did, but they do not want to get involved,’ said a friend, who asked not to be named.
‘There is so much hatred directed towards him they have got to think about their own family. There are a lot of crazies out there. If they say anything in support of him it could backfire.’
The neighborhood watch volunteer, who to many is the most hated man in America after being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, helped save the family after a terrifying crash.
This poor family simply had the unfortunate circumstance of getting into an accident and then having George Zimmerman save them. The reaction from the unhinged LEFT and race-baiters … how dare Zimmerman do anything good. He can’t be a hero, he is the Devil. Zimmerman can’t be a hero, that does not play into the Left’s and racial agitators narrative that Zimmerman is an evil racist. However, the truth is that the Gerstle family was rescued by Zimmerman and for that they are most likely personally grateful. However, publicly they cannot say anything for fear of being attacked. I cannot say I do not blame them, but what a commentary of society today. Thank you Barack Obama for your lack of leadership, your lack of bringing people together and your lack of character. Instead of providing leadership, Obama brought back the past and fanned the flames of racism. But what should we expect from a life-long community agitator?
The Gerstle family from Port Orange, near Daytona Beach, have refused all requests to talk about their encounter with one of the most infamous men in America.
Mr Gerstle was in no mood to discuss Zimmerman when he arrived back at the family home today in a rental car.
He screamed at reporters from his garage saying: ‘Go away. I’ve got nothing to say.’
The family have lived in the single story, tan stucco home for the past 10 years.
Gerstle drove straight into his garage after speeding down the road past several TV trucks and film crews waiting to interview him.
He appeared enraged that media wanted to talk to him.
What a Joke … Chicago Holds Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin as Their City is a Killing Fields for Blacks … 61 Murders Took Place in Chicago During Zimmerman Trial
THE CHICAGO KILLING FIELDS: They say charity begins at home. Maybe protests and rallies should as well. The city of Chicago should maybe worry about their own issues of black teen deaths before they hold a rally for Trayvon Martin. Just saying.
Like many cities across the country, Chicago held a rally for Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old teen who was shot by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida in self defense. Zimmerman was arrested, charged with murder and found “not guilty” of murder and manslaughter by a jury. But the jury verdict did not stop the race hustlers from fanning the flames of racism and calling for protests in an effort to force the DOJ to charge Zimmerman with Civil Rights charges and hate crimes.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities: from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., and Atlanta, where people stood in the rain at the base of the federal courthouse, with traffic blocked on surrounding downtown streets.
Chants rang out across the rallies. “Justice! Justice! Justice! … Now! Now! Now!” ”We won’t forget.” ”No justice! No peace!” Many also sang hymns, prayed and held hands.
And plenty of participants carried signs: “Who’s next?” “I am Trayvon Martin.” ”Enough Is Enough.”
Really Chicago, do the protesters really want to know who’s next? Is enough really enough? Who are these people kidding? Are they just in denial or do they really not pay attention to current affairs or what is going on in their own back yard? Do the people of Chicago even comprehend that there were 61 murders in Chicago, Illinois while the George Zimmerman murder trial was taking place? 61!!! Why is it that President Barack Obama has nothing to say to the black community about blacks killing blacks? Instead, it’s about racism. For some reason, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and the rest who show up to rallies for Trayvon Martin and his death calling for “justice” seem to care little about the real crime and issues that threaten blacks and black teens. Do they really want to break the cycle, or just find excuses to blame others?
But instead it being about the “Killing Fields” of Chicago, they make it all about George Zimmerman and focusing on a teen that was killed in self defense, so says the jury.
Pic from The Gateway Pundit from today’s “Justice for Trayvon” march in St. Louis. Justice, looks like vigilantism.
According to data available on the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye website, 52 of those killed were black, 43 were black males, and seven were children under the age of 18. The vast majority died of gunshot wounds.
The 15-year-old boy, Ed Cooper, was shot in the chest about 5:08 p.m. in the 600 block of North Lawndale Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was declared dead at 5:54 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Cooper lived in the 1200 block of South Kostner Avenue.Police were dispatched to the block following a report of a person shot and found the boy, O’Brien said.The boy was playing a ballgame at the playground of Laura Ward Elementary School, formerly Ryerson Elementary, 646 N. Lawndale Ave., when he was shot, according to a relative who did not want to give her name. Ryerson was one of 49 elementary schools closed this June by the district.
Brandon Cage was standing with a group of people when a black Ford Taurus pulled up and a man got out and yelled gang slogans, according to police and Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The group yelled back their own slogans, and the man started firing. Cage was hit several times, and was rushed in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said.
But in Chicago, the crime and murders go on and on and on, but some how they all focus on a “white” Hispanic who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida, who was found not guilty of the murder and no one has been able to show that he was a racist, ever was a racist and ever committed a hate crime.
- Weekend violence leaves 9 dead, 47 shot
- 2 dead, 2 wounded in overnight shootings
- Man killed in Southwest Side shooting, teen found fatally shot
- Fourth Of July Violence In Chicago: Homicide Rate Passes 200 After Long Holiday Weekend Of Shootings
- Records show four children gunned down in Chicago during Zimmerman trial
But the race baiters who cling to the George Zimmerman murder trial and make him the face of racism, even though he is Hispanic, oh sorry, as the liberal MSM dubbed him, a “white” Hispanic, they sadly do not even know the names, nor care to the ones that are murdered in the Killing Fields of Chicago. Check out the following Sean Hannity interview where he stumped Hilary Shelton, the NAACP’s Washington Bureau Director, by asking him a simple question, “There were 61 deaths in Chicago. 61 deaths during just the time of the Zimmerman trial. Can you name one one person by name that died in Chicago?” Shelton could not name one!!! Now that is criminal.
Posted July 20, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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President Barack Obama Calls Death of Trayvon Martin a Tragedy, Then Says, “We are a Nation of Laws, and a Jury has Spoken.”
THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF: President Obama says we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken, yet then disregards the juries verdict that George Zimmerman used a gun in self defense.
President Barack Obama makes his first statement following the juries verdict of “NOT GUILTY” in the murder trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Barack Obama called for calm reflection following the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Obama also went on to say, “we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.” Hmm. Usually, those are only the laws that he wishes to enforce. Is such calls for calm a little too late as its difficult to put the genie back in the bottle. Obama’s call for calm, however, has already been inflamed by his previous comments when he decided to get involved in an investigation by making his comment,”that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” Such comments further brought pressure to bear to prosecute George Zimmerman.
President Barack Obama called on Sunday for “calm reflection” following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The president, in a statement, acknowledged an emotionally charged climate but concluded that “we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.”
Obama called Martin’s death a tragedy for America.
“I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher,” he said.
“I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities.
“We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis,” Obama said.
Obama said in closing his statement that Americans asking “ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this” is one way “to honor Trayvon Martin.”
However, just like Barack Obama wrongly interjected himself in this case by further dividing a country by taking sides when he stated, “if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” Obama also made some self-serving comments with regards to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Obama called on the nation to honor Trayvon Martin by asking “ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence.”
“We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”
Really Mr. President, you are going to take this opportunity where the jury decided that the use of a gun for self-defense is gun violence? So much for respecting the juries verdict. So let’s get this correct, Barack Obama wants to honor Trayvon Martin with gun control? A note to President Obama, if you really cared about gun violence and wanted to compare what your son might look like if you had once, why don’t you look no further than the streets of inner city Chicago where blacks are killing blacks ever day and at record rates? Just this past July 4th, 34 people were shot. After all, Chicago is his home town, is it not?
The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin
So according to Barack Obama, self-defense is gun violence. Maybe some one in the MSM might want to ask him that very question and if so, how does he claim we are a nation of laws if be does not believe in those laws? No we shall see if the Obama – Holder DOJ goes after George Zimmerman on federal civil rights charges under the pressure of the NAACP, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, after he has said, “we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken”.
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NAACP President Ben Jealous Wants the Obama/Holder Justice Department to Try George Zimmerman on Civil Rights Charges in Death of Trayvon Martin
Ben Jealous and the NAACP just won’t let it go … hey NAACP Don’t you realize your political pressure to try Zimmerman resulted in the failed trial? Now they want to try George Zimmerman on Civil Rights charges?
Following the “NOT GUILTY” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial where he was found not guilty on all charges, both second degree murder and homicide, the NAACP was quick to demand that the Barack Obama – Eric Holder Department of Justice try George Zimmerman on civil rights violations. HUH? Some folks will not let things be and respect the juries verdict, until they get their pound of flesh.
NAACP president Ben Jealous appeared this morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” with Candy Crowley. Jealous stated that he has spoke to senior members of the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s team at the Justice Department about pursuing federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. As if this tragic tale has not been politically exploited enough already? Do any of these race hustlers realize that it was most likely the political pressure that was forced upon law enforcement and the prosecutors that resulted in such a weak and pathetic case against George Zimmerman? Haven’t the so-called civil rights folks done enough? The case was reviewed by a fired former police chief and prosecutor who did not want to bring charges, because there was no there, there. But no, that was not good enough. The liberal MSM, namely MSNBC doctored 911 tapes and presented it as legitimate news in an effort to inflame public opinion and fan the flames of racism. Then, President Barack Obama ignorantly and foolishly interjected himself in a case that he knew nothing about that further divided a country when he stated, if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon” (VIDEO). Hasn’t the federal government done enough damage? They brought pressure to bear to force a prosecution that under Florida law had no way of winning as long as the jury followed the law and not their emotions.
Leaders at the nation’s oldest civil rights organization have spoken with senior members of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s team at the Justice Department about pursuing federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, NAACP president Ben Jealous said Sunday, though Holder himself has noted the high bar for establishing a hate crime.
Speaking to chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Jealous said he hadn’t yet spoken with Holder himself, but that in conversations with Justice Department officials, he had pressed the federal government to continue investigating the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
“We are glad what they began months back continues, which is a serious reviewing of everything that came out in this case, everything that was known before this case,” Jealous said.
Haven’t we just been though a trial that proved that the what George Zimmerman did was not a “hate crime,” but instead self defense? That is what the 6 female jury had decided when the acquitted Zimmerman. But the NAACP can not accept the jury verdict and wants the DOJ to file civil rights charges. However, for such charges to be done, a federal hate crime would have to be proved and that something that was reckless, and that a specif intent and “to do the crime with requisite state of mind.” Sorry, but that in no way exists here.
However, that does not stop the NAACP as seen at the Gateway Pundit with Ben Jealous and the NAACP’s tweets.
Attorney General Eric Holder now is in a position to either act responsibly and follow the law, or succumb to the pressures of the NAACP and pseudo-civil rights activists like the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Just curious, when is the NAACP, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton going to address the issues of inner city black-on-black violence that goes on every day in America. But no, instead they exploit the case of a “white” Hispanic killing a black teen in self defense as their cause celeb.
The public pressure leaves Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general, facing a difficult decision on a controversial case that has grabbed the nation’s attention and sparked renewed debate about racial profiling.
In a statement from NAACP President Ben Jealous, the civil rights group said they were “not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.”
“The most fundamental of civil rights—the right to life—was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin. We ask that the Department of Justice file civil rights charges against Mr. Zimmerman for this egregious violation,” said the group in a petition unveiled Saturday night. “Please address the travesties of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin by acting today.”
What’s ironic in all of this that the real hate and speculated hate crimes are coming from the other side where pro-Trayvon Martin individuals are threatening George Zimmerman and wishing him dead. So what is the hate crime here? Oh, and we even have pampered, millionaire NFL football players from the NY Giants making such threats that it is only a matter of time before the hood catches up with him. Gee Victor Cruzm how gangsta of you.
I would have to say I agree with Jammie Wearing Fool, that if I were George Zimmerman’s shoes I’d have already cleared Customs on my way to exile.
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