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Trayvon Martin case: 'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson
latimes.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Rene Lynch

Posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?

"We're surprised that everyone else is surprised," Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. African Americans have tried for decades to get the rest of America to understand their plight, he said, particularly their beliefs that justice is still elusive in many parts of America, especially the Deep South.

Then along comes the Trayvon Martin case, and facts that are not in contention: Volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old last month, and never faced arrest because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.

"I hope that this will be a transformative moment," Jackson said.

Jackson was speaking Friday morning from the Chicago offices of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He had just returned from duties in Belgium and Switzerland. He was in Geneva on Wednesday as part of a delegation of religious leaders trying to find a way to end the violence in Syria. Jackson was preparing to get back on a plane for a flight south so he can add his voice to the growing protests in and around Sanford, Fla., where Martin's shooting took place.

Jackson said the Martin case is getting plenty of media attention overseas, attention that is both embarrassing to white America and humiliating to black America.

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1 posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pffttt!!


2 posted on 03/23/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Blacks attack Blacks way more than Whites attack Blacks. That’s a fact jack.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Blacks are under attack by minorities with white sounding names.....


4 posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wondered when Jessie was going to stop chasing young girls and join the re-election team.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Under counterattack, perhaps.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 5:01:30 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If that were true, it would take about two days.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 5:02:15 PM PDT by dainbramaged (No more RINOS, for cryin' out loud!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Weren’t like 6 people shot and killed in the city of Chicago alone just the other day? Why are we paying so much attention to Trayvon again?


8 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:10 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Anti-Bubba182

So are British tourist when visiting Sarasota, Fl

Shawn Tyson murdered two tourist after first humiliating them by making them pull their pants down and beg for their lives and then killing them. Didn’t even bother to rob them. Just wanted to kill em. Shawn was 17 at the time and had just been released for a detention center.

Is sharpton, jackson, farakan or wright going down there to say the British are under attack?


9 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:31 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Time for the balck people to try some new leaders, jesse, al, et al, have been b!tching and whining about the same crap for 50+ years and apparently haven’t solved a single problem.

Time for someone to lead them that has a better message and can do more than scream “racism”.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: dainbramaged

It’s tragic about Trayvon Martin. It was a crime, no doubt... I just wished the race baiters would hold back just this once... sad to see it didn’t happen.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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To: dainbramaged

It’s tragic about Trayvon Martin. It was a crime, no doubt... I just wished the race baiters would hold back just this once... sad to see it didn’t happen.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:12 PM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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13 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:55 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is not going to end well.

Anyone think George Zimmerman can get a fair trial?

Think whites are going to feel comfortable about being stereotyped based on the actions of hispanic George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida?

Think Obama will benefit from racial anger boiling over? (I don’t).

Why again is America racist when our president is black?

Why would anyone allow Al “blood on his hands” Sharpton to accuse police of anything (again)?

Can Sharpton really get away with this after causing Koreans to be racially firebombed in NYC?


14 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its going to be a long hot summer


15 posted on 03/23/2012 5:07:03 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This just happened two weeks ago...not a peep.

Black Teens set kid on fire for being ‘white boy’

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-04/news/31122324_1_white-boy-fire-tv-station


16 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:01 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
* Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
* When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
* Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
* The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.

Interracial Crime

* Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
* Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
* Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
* Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
Gangs

* Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
* Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.

Incarceration

* Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million. * Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.
Source(s):
Arrest data: FBI, Crime in the United States, 2001
(USGPO, 2002), p. 252. FBI, Crime in the United States, 2002
(USGPO, 2003), p. 252. FBI, Crime in the United States, 2003
(USGPO, 2004), p. 288

17 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Race baiting whores abound..

Hard to believe anyone regardless of color, pays any attention to this individual.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Longbow1969
Weren’t like 6 people shot and killed in the city of Chicago alone just the other day? Why are we paying so much attention to Trayvon again?

To the race baiters it's okay for black to murder blacks however it's not okay for a non-black to defend themselves against a black.

19 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Longbow1969

10 killed and 40 wounded. Just another “normal weekend” in Chi-Town...


20 posted on 03/23/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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