Skip to comments.MoveOn petition plays race card with another gunshot tragedy in swing state (North Carolina)
Posted on 04/21/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As preparations begin for the trial of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, MoveOn.org is ready to stir racial tensions on behalf of another victim in a different swing state.
The liberal advocacy group on Saturday morning sent out a petition and plea for donations to its members, urging Justice for Jasmine, a black North Carolina teen apparently shot accidentally by a white man last year.
In a letter to MoveOn.org members, Treka McMillian, Jasmine Thars godmother, alleged that Thars shooter, a 23-year-old Caucasian male, was never brought to justice for the death of the 16-year-old African American because investigators simply did not care.
The 23-year-old Caucasian male who fired the fatal shot from the house across the street was taken in for questioning, but he has not been charged with a crime of any kind, she wrote to members, claiming the man also had a Confederate flag and Nazi literature in his house.
The message being sent is that you can shoot and kill someone like Jasmine and get away with it by simply claiming it was an accident, she wrote. That cant be the world we live in.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the bullet came from inside the home of James Anthony Blackwell, who told police his Remington Model 700 fired without him touching the trigger. The Remington Model 700 has been the subject of more than 75 lawsuits, which have alleged the model is subject to discharge without the trigger being pulled.
The Observer also reported that a witness saw Blackwell run from his bungalow shouting No! No! No! as he fell to his knees at the time of the shooting.
The USA Today reported in 2010 that the Remington Arms Company has twice considered recalling the rifle due to the firing flaw, which has been linked to at least 24 deaths and over 100 injuries.
Remington contends that the rifle is safe, trusted and reliable.
The Chadbourn, NC police department brought Blackwell in for questioning but did not arrest him.
Thars mother on Friday held a press conference in uptown Charlotte, N.C. (the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention) with community activists to urge prosecutors to take action against Blackwell, saying she believes the shooting was racially motivated, The Charlotte Observer reported.
The conference did not shy away from comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Fla.
Its like déjà vu, activist John Barnett said at the press conference, comparing the Thar investigation to the Martin case. Its happening all over again.
MoveOn.orgs petition so far has 31,345 signatures, with a goal of 40,000. It reads:
We demand justice for Jasmine Thar who was shot and killed. Three months after the shooting we still have no answers. We urge you to sign this petition to demand a lawful, thorough, and unprejudiced investigation from the SBI and sound judicial decisions from Columbus County District Attorney Jon David and ADA Chris Gentry.
Treka McMillian and Jah-mesha McMillian were also hurt by the single bullet.
According to the Observer, the FBIs civil rights unit is now looking into the case.
Looks like the Remington Model 700 don’t like blacks.
And to get some $$$.
He is most assuredly in it for the money. How can he make money off this?
I’d guess that Soros may be “shorting” the dollar...or, he just hates the USA, loves Power and will get his jollies trying to bring down the USA.
more mayhem means more problems for the American economy...bet it down...
btw- considering the way the Zimmerman case has gone for the demokkkrats- i hope they play the race card on this one...
North Carolina Democratic Party is imploding over a child sex scandal right now.
The head of the party is resigning soon.
It is a psychopathic ideal that one's life can be extended by wealth.
But of course...psychopaths abound!
Soros' modus operandi is to destabilize and cripple the economies, societies and governments of countries by any means possible, and then swoop in to buy up huge chunks of the businesses/properties/currecny/government at chaos-driven pennies on the dollar.
Then as a controlling influence, he rebuilds to his own liking and watches his power/money/control explode with him in the catbird seat as order is restored.
He destroys countries for sport and power; he's the human embodiment of the most vile evil known to man.
good...i hope they expend a lot of resources on this...then again you can see the strategy here- play the race card and race bait in an attempt to divert from the real issue in NC politics...
I don’t get it. Does anyone think the blacks WON’T vote for obama? Or are they trying to scare white people into voting for him?
I saw the craziest political ad today..it was from MoveOn.org and it was on Animal Planet.
It showed a set of scales and on one side, a few cute little kitties cuddling together. On the other side of the scale, they had a fat cat (get it? ha-ha) and of course the scales tipped over because of the fat cat and all his money. And then narrator explained that if you take some of that money away from the fat cat (and now the scales are even) and spread it out for all the poor little helpless kitties to use, everyone would be much happier and the world would be a better place...cue cute little kitties waving the American flag.
Un-freakin-believable...I can’t even watch Animal Planet without Obama and “his minions” interrupting...!
Black victims of black murderers are worth-less.
Only those blacks killed by whites had lives of any value.
It sure is amazing how whites have that uncanny ability to find the only ones whose lives mattered.
Hate to think a weapon can fire without being touched, but 75 lawsuits may mean something. Might be a misalignment with the sear or other miscalcualtion if handling the weapon can make it fire. Seems like any competent gunsmith could examine such a weapon and be able to determine whether or not it can happen.
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