Skip to comments.Jackson, Houston leaders stand up against 'Stand Your Ground'
Posted on 04/13/2012 4:07:32 AM PDT by humblegunner
The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined local ministers and Houston Congressman Al Green at a news conference on Thursday to call for an end to Stand Your Ground-type state laws across the nation and an end to gun violence.
The presentation at the Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church came one day after George Zimmerman, a central Florida neighborhood watch captain, was charged with second-degree murder in the February fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The teen's death had sparked an international outcry for the arrest of Zimmerman, 28, who was questioned then released from police custody the night of the incident based on Florida's Stand Your Ground law. Numerous "Justice for Trayvon" rallies and protests have been held in Houston over the last few weeks.
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Dreadful sorry too that Jackson doesn't like our laws.
Maybe he should go the hell back wherever he came from.
Any protests against SYG is only going to increase its support.
Please allow me to translate what all of these idiots are really saying to us:
“Yo, Whitey.......put up yo guns and take it. If a young black man wantsta whup yo ass and rob yo stuff o’ maybe killya....jus’ take it like ya should ‘n’ sh**. Y’all ain’t got NO right to defend yoself; y’all deSERVE it, motherf***er!!”
There. Hope that’s a bit clearer.
Jesse Jackson hates black people.
He must. He sure seems to want to leave them defenseless.
Just watch the news out of Detroit and you’ll see that the defensive shootings are almost exclusively done by blacks defending themselves against black attackers.
Ignore that translation and carry on being well-protected.
Hopefully blacks and Hispanics in America will realize that, once again, they're being spitefully used.
Will they finally get tired of being used in such a manner and say...enough?
When this Zimmerman story broke, the Stand Your Ground law was the first thing the guy I carpool with brought up. He is a graduate of ND and is a proclaimed independent. He’s not. He’s a Liberal.
But the SYG was the first thing He brought up and he was saying how Florida has this law that would let Zimmerman off. I didn’t know anything about the case, so I just said “I doubt it’s as clear cut as that”. I did my research then and at a later date started debating him. He didn’t even know that PA just adopted, basically, the same law. He then went on to claim that people could just shoot people randomly. Ugh. Then he went on to say gangs and drug dealers use the SYG defense. I asked for sources on those. Of course, He had none.
Here’s the kicker. It came down to him saying that unless someone is going to get shot (horrible logic, I know), then he would shoot in defense. I then asked him if He would shoot someone who was raping his mom or sister. He said no. That was the end of that discussion. I don’t debate idiots. Especially Immoral and lying ones.
The GOP should be to brand Obama with this between now and election day......but they’ll find a way to run away from it....even tho the issues involve a social minority that will never vote for them
Please tell me what the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law did in this case. If there was no law, nothing would have changed and Treyvon Martin would still be dead.
What the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is good for, is to give fools like Jesse Jackson a little bit more air time. That’s all!
Well said; but how did you omit the word "sneakers" from the deal???
Just because a large majority of those assuming room temperature as a result of ‘stand your ground’ and other similar laws are black does not mean these laws are inherently racist. It does signal those attempting to commit the crimes are predominantly black. These so-called ‘leaders’ should be more concerned with the staggeringly high numbers of violent crimes perpetrated by and on members of the black community, rather than the justifiable actions of property owners protecting life and limb.
Idiot socialists can never trump the God given right, the very drive programmed into us for self preservation.
We're just born that way, you intolerant leftist scumbags, get over it, haters!
How'd that sound, Hummblegunner? Am I getting this "leftspeak" thingy down? : )
There was a theory, called The precipice Theory, now I am not a professor, I am just a truck driver but this theory has been around some time and its essentially saying society can only change its course when its right at the edge of the precipice, cliff or the edge of reason.
America has a social disease, its called stupidity, its a weakness of the soul, its why so many millions supported an Islamofascist, its why so many are afraid to correct their mistakes.
I see this occasionally and it fills my heart with a heavy weight that I can try to educate these people, I can do it only because I too have done stupid things, but I saw the incorrect decision and learned from it, I did NOT work thrice as hard supporting a bad decision, working deeper into lies, deception and misdirection to support my act of stupidity.
These are the people that will “figuratively” turn into pillars of salt when their beloved ideology and city falls, for they are too weak to to let go of their stupidity.
Sorry about the rant, its not at you but for any of those who decide to just read this here at FR.
People like that are cowards. They, of course, would not mind if a cop shot the rapist. It would let them off the hook and they could “feel better” about themselves.
Does this mean no mo’ bring a gun to a knife fight?
Yo obama, you cool with that? What about the folks that like a good brawl?
Jesse and his traveling minstrel show can go pimp some place else.
Basically exactly what He said except for the cop part. He mentioned how he couldn’t live with himself if he took someone else’s life. Again. I stopped talking after He said that. No point.
100% agree. This is what is the greater danger to this country. Not a politician or leader, but the people that put them into office without thought.
@Ten years after the Los Angeles Rebellion - No justice, no peace! April 26, 2001 (http://socialistworker.org)
Location, location, location!
Fools not realizing they're being led around by their nose rings.
I had basically the same conversation with a woman at work, she a self-proclaimed pacifist.
I asked her is she would not defend her child against an attacker or rapist. She replied she could not live with herself if she hurt someone. I asked if she would allow me to adopt her child as she did not have enough intelligence to be a parent. We have not spoken since that conversation.
You are right: can’t fix stupid.
I couldn't think of a post explaining the truth of the matter without running into "Comment #X removed by Moderator".
The more examples I hear, the more it confirms to me that the essence of liberalism is the attempt to affirm the lie of “I’m a good person”.
Nothing else, including common sense and reason, matter.
Same way I managed to omit the word “hoodie”; it wasn’t easy.
Jesse Jackson should know that we will not put up with young black men attacking us. Young black men should know what most of us know: you don’t pick a fight with someone who may have a knife or a gun. If Americans are not attacked, they will not be compelled to shoot, and everything will be happy and peaceful, and we can all get along.
“Just because a large majority of those assuming room temperature as a result of stand your ground and other similar laws are black does not mean these laws are inherently racist. It does signal those attempting to commit the crimes are predominantly black. These so-called leaders should be more concerned with the staggeringly high numbers of violent crimes perpetrated by and on members of the black community, rather than the justifiable actions of property owners protecting life and limb.”..
If the “law breakers” (notice not a racist remark) would not be out of control or breaking the laws, the “SYG” would not be needed or an issue now, would it?
Jesse says what we need here is a STAND STILL WHILE I ROB, BEAT OR KILL YOU Bill !
How dare you actually apply “logic” to such an emotional, racially-charged issue???
The problem we have is that a large portion of the black community tolerates a high level a violence, and a not inconsequential portion venerates it.
Until we face this forthrightly as a society, it will not change.
What about ending thug violence, Je$$e?
It appears they are trying to replicate every single condition of the 1970’s which led to two Reagan landslides.
It also helps to have real leaders, not race-baiting hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
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