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Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace [backpedal alert]
Yahoo News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 04/27/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT by kevcol

Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace on 20th anniversary of L.A. race riots

To mark the 2oth anniversary of the deadly riots that engulfed Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King verdict, civil rights activist Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's parents are urging peace at events. Sharpton spoke to Yahoo News before he and Martin's family addressed a church on Thursday night.

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"I think even though people are angry and as concerned as I am, we don't feel like we have no options," he says. "Unlike [with] Rodney King, there's defined leadership in Trayvon Martin's case who have said from the beginning we cannot have violence."

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Sharpton says he has no idea whether Zimmerman was prejudiced against Martin because of his race

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; georgezimmerman; lariots; rodneyking; sharpton; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Yet Al Sharpton urged his buddy Holder to get the DoJ involved in investigating this as a so-called "hate crime", and they did.

"Zimmerman is still being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division. In a speech at a conference in Washington, D.C., led by Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said a hate crime would be tough to prove." LINK

With the real facts trickling out (all of which evidence anything but a "hate crime"), fat Albert is getting scared and trying to put this thing in reverse - too late. There is a civil suit with a big price tag heading his way which might just bankrupt him and his quasi-federal NAN organization.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Al... “people” are looking for an excuse to riot.
Plain and simple.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 8:18:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kevcol

Maybe they meant “piece,” as in heat.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 8:19:50 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: kevcol

“we don’t feel like we have no options”

That means they DO have options!


4 posted on 04/27/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: kevcol
Sue them Zimmerman.

Sue Sharpton. Jackson, the Black Panthers, NBC, ABC, CBS.

Sue them all!

5 posted on 04/27/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: eCSMaster

Why can’t victims in South Carolina (Seneca, Applebees) and Illinois and Alabama sue Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson’ family and the Marin family? They are victims of this race-baiting team of hustlers.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 8:28:08 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: kevcol

Ren Jackson and Stimpy Sharpton.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
It seems Sharpton et al know Trayon was no angel that night and that that will come out in the trial. Yahoo!
8 posted on 04/27/2012 8:31:19 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: kevcol
Translated this isn't polling the way they wanted. Every time some yabo kills someone and says "this is for Trayvon" it makes them look worse. This was supposed to be Obama's excuse for a gun grab, but instead it is causing people to run our and buy guns.

Obama is going to have a riot on his hands in Chicago in May. Throw in the riot for Trayvon crew and he could see inner cities across the country go up in flames. That happened in 1968 and didn't end well for the Democrats that November.
9 posted on 04/27/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

1968: Race Riots + rampaging hippies = win for Richard Nixon

2012: Race Riots + rampaging OWS hippies = win for Mitt Romney

These guys just never learn from history.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 8:33:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol
Trayvon would riot for peace.
11 posted on 04/27/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: kevcol
He better be scared, his big mouth outran his brain again. It's getting to be a habit.

Al isn't playing in the big cities now, people in flyover country don't panic and hide in little boxes.

12 posted on 04/27/2012 8:43:55 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kevcol
Peace my rear you little toad..your day is coming Fat Al,one day that mouth will get you in big trouble..I think whites and some blacks are getting tired of your race baiting so be on alert fat boy...Most people know what you are all about.
13 posted on 04/27/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: kevcol

How about Mr. Sharpton’s first quote? It is virtually inscrutable. Nice going, Al. You’re a real mensch.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 8:46:17 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: kevcol

To Sharpton and the Martin family....three little words:

Too f**king late.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 8:46:55 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: utahagen

“It seems Sharpton et al know Trayon was no angel that night and that that will come out in the trial”

I’ll be laughing my butt off if the autopsy shows illegal substances were present in the body.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 8:48:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kevcol; All
You're all missing the key reasons for this. Racial tensions are being inflamed around the country by racial motivated radical blacks...as well as the usual thugs..we've had several instances of blacks beating a white person, and saying "that's for Trayvon."

Sharpton, Jackson, et al are planning massive rallies/demonstrations/marches at the RNC in Tampa..they're hoping to upset the GOP, rally their base, and of course, get the MSM to focus on the Trayvon marches.

If there is an incident of a major race riot before the RNC..it will totally discredit these planned marches..thus they are tryign to dial it down BIG time...trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

17 posted on 04/27/2012 8:48:35 AM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
These guys just never learn from history.

Neither do we. Any Republican could have won in 1968. We put Nixon in office and he gave us the EPA and price controls.
18 posted on 04/27/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Any way you slice it, 12-15% of the population - even with Holder and Obama’s blessing - cannot exact the revenge they seek through rioting and mayhem. They will only be destroying their own neighborhoods and some of those urban areas that surround them. Doesn’t do much for ensuring the government infrastructure that supports their daily lives with EBT, Section 8, EITC, AFDC, SCHIP, WICs, SNAP and all the other free largesse.

Outside their habitats, they’d get their asses kicked.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 8:51:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Outside their habitats, they’d get their asses kicked.

Long term yes, but in the short term they can do a lot of looting. The fact is the gangs are armed and organized. Most suburbanites are not armed. Those that do have weapons are largely unorganized. In fact any attempt to organize them gets suppressed by the cops. Just look what happened to neighborhood watch volunteer Zimmerman.

Once the rioting comes out of the cities it would take weeks for effective armed patrols to be put together. And in the blue states they would find themselves fighting the Cops and the National Guard more than the rioters.
20 posted on 04/27/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

I think you underestimate the preparedness of the non-urban denizen. Small towns, rural areas are certainly not unaccustomed to protecting themselves. The county I live in has more guns than Obama’s got food stamps.


21 posted on 04/27/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GonzoGOP
Had an interesting column from Clinton buttboy Gene Lyons today.

Lyons has always done the DNC's bidding. In this column, he tossed Sharpton under the bus and put his own form of reasonable doubt into the liberal attacks on Zimmerman. I think the DNC is looking at the polling on this case and not liking what they see.

22 posted on 04/27/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: PLD

Sharpton is a usefull idiot for the lefties. When he becomes a liabilty they will dump him.


23 posted on 04/27/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by SgtSki
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To: kevcol

LOL... the fools are trying to un-ring a bell and rewrite history.

Too late, butt-wipe Sharpton.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 9:06:41 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: eCSMaster
Sue them Zimmerman. Sue Sharpton. Jackson, the Black Panthers, NBC, ABC, CBS. Sue them all!

Sue until the laws of remorse have been restored.

Sue Sharpton, Jackson, Panthers, NBC, the New York Times, and ABC.

Standing on the sidelines pushing matches and gasoline on lowlifes to burn down our cities is NOT the same as being innocent. And that 'don't throw me in that briar patch" is crap - the threat of violence is the one card - race hucksters have. Take away 'cities will burn - white men will die' - and they've got nothing.

Poverty pimps and their big bully brothers in the MSM must be held accountable.

Zimmermen should sue them. Cities that burn should to sue them. Citizens forced to hide in their homes should sue them...

25 posted on 04/27/2012 9:12:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: kevcol

Translation: We don’t want to get sued when the riot breaks out


26 posted on 04/27/2012 9:15:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: kevcol

20 years ago.

Rodney King - we hardly knew thee.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 9:17:51 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: kevcol

Good luck getting him to pay any judgment.


28 posted on 04/27/2012 9:18:56 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: PLD
Zimmerman needs to sue Sharpton, Jackson, Panthers, NBC, the New York Times, and ABC 'until the laws of remorse have been restored'.

Standing on the sidelines pushing matches and gasoline on lowlifes to burn down our cities is NOT innocent. They will be held accountable.

Zimmermen should sue them. Cities that burn should to sue them. Citizens forced to hide in their homes should sue them...

29 posted on 04/27/2012 9:19:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: kevcol

Backpedal or blowback, or what ever else.


30 posted on 04/27/2012 9:20:22 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: GonzoGOP
Neither do we. Any Republican could have won in 1968. We put Nixon in office and he gave us the EPA and price controls.

AWESOME POINTS! Just stunning. I salute you.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Gaffer
Small towns, rural areas are certainly not unaccustomed to protecting themselves.

Note that i specifically mentioned suburban, not rural. In the rural areas the mobs wouldn't last five minutes. In the inner city they will be unchallenged. It is in the yuppy suburbs that the battle will be fought. And trying to convince my neighbors of that fact has convinced me that the majority are simply not ready for what is going to fall on them. I live there, I know.

These are the people who not only won't put in their own gardens, or make any preparation to feed themselves in an emergency, but will call the village on you if your garden is visible from the street. We had an extended power outage last year and there were only about a dozen houses in our subdivision that had generators. And two of those hadn't been stored properly and wouldn't start.

At a recent block party the subject of firearms came up. A little under half owned them. Another quarter were thinking it might be a good idea to get one. The final quarter were in whining histrionics about the idea of bringing firearms into their neighborhood. However of those that had firearms most were pistols. Fine for self and home defense, not sufficient for stopping a rampaging mob. It is illegal to own an assault rifle in Illinois so it doesn't get talked about in public. But I suspect that there may be at least a few in the subdivision. There will also be a few deer rifles to supplement those.

You might be able to mount a defense with the weapons available. But then you run into the biggest problem, attitude. The simple fact is that the people in my neighborhood I would most want around in a total SHTF situation are the ones I also know have bugout locations already set up. I do. It is not that we won't stand. It is just that Cook county Illinois is not where I would choose to make a last stand.
32 posted on 04/27/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: PLD

‘No one manipsnapes me or my family’


33 posted on 04/27/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: kevcol
Gee, Al, guess you changed your mind after finding out Z has black ancestors, was raised with blacks and oh my, had blacks eating at his very racially mixed dinner table. Of course, once a bounty has been placed on someone’s head it's hard to get it taken off so don't think this little speech will exonerate you from stirring up trouble.
34 posted on 04/27/2012 9:36:05 AM PDT by bgill
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To: GonzoGOP

Depends on the suburbs you are referencing. Most I have lived in the majority are well armed with not only handguns and rifles, but possess what the MSM would label “assault weapons”.

In my current suburb in California, the demographics would closely mirror your example, and I would be one of those who would bug out to a more defensible position if it came down to it, but even in my current situation it would take a significant amount of firepower to take me out.

Those suburbanites who aren’t prepared only have themselves to blame and if they survive they will learn a valuable lesson.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 10:07:10 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox

Down in SFL, hurricanes have made us have extremely durable window coverings. Seems like an advantage sometimes, thinking of having all that available.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: GonzoGOP

“It is illegal to own an assault rifle in Illinois”

Umm...that’s news to me! Granted, I think it’s illegal to possess an “assault rifle” in Cook County, but I suspect that’s one of the most ignored laws on the books. I see AKs, ARs, FALs etc. for sale all the time at Illinois shows.

“so it doesn’t get talked about in public.”

I have a simple rule: unless I’m with people I trust and consider “safe”, I don’t tell people that I own firearms. The long case I’m carrying over my shoulder out to the car is “optical equipment I’m working on for a friend”.


37 posted on 04/27/2012 10:30:13 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: kevcol

This is so they can claim they weren’t behind it when the riots actually start.


38 posted on 04/27/2012 10:43:07 AM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: GonzoGOP
Most suburbanites are not armed.

Don't bet on that my friend. In my little neighborhood we can whistle up a squad of 12 very heavily armed people in about ten minutes. And the cops can only suppress what they know about. Freepmail me if you'd like details on how we did it.

39 posted on 04/27/2012 10:47:21 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Gaffer

If the riots were happening on their own, you’d be right. But this comes right after Obambi gave himself the right to declare martial law during peacetime. I really think that’s the point of these riots, it’s an excuse to declare martial law and seize power by force, nationwide.


40 posted on 04/27/2012 10:47:44 AM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: GonzoGOP
It is illegal to own an assault rifle in Illinois

Bullcrap. Maybe in Crook County, but not in Illinois. I can assure you that in my little area of DuPage County gun safes are bulging with AR-15's, AK clones, M1A rifles, etc.

41 posted on 04/27/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: MrB

har-de-har-har ...
Perhaps Fat Albert and Je$$e Jacka$$ have started to realize what’s been going on in the firearms business these last few years ...


42 posted on 04/27/2012 10:50:27 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Lurker
Don't bet on that my friend. In my little neighborhood we can whistle up a squad of 12 very heavily armed people in about ten minutes. And the cops can only suppress what they know about. Freepmail me if you'd like details on how we did it.

Any property available in your neighborhood?!

;>D

43 posted on 04/27/2012 11:02:05 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: GonzoGOP
It is in the yuppy suburbs that the battle will be fought. And trying to convince my neighbors of that fact has convinced me that the majority are simply not ready for what is going to fall on them. I live there, I know.

I live there too FRiend. A few of my suburban neighbors are of Asian descent and they are just as well armed as I am. The rest are about 30% armed, 70% no...but 30% is more than enough IMO. There is a 6 week wait for a decent slot at the closest range. I think you would be surprised as how well the suburbs are armed, but its not neighborhood-type conversation. And if I ever get a call from a "pollster" asking me how many guns I own the answer would be "none".
44 posted on 04/27/2012 11:07:57 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

They incited racial attacks against whites for their own personal monetary and political agenda and now have innocent blood on their racist hands.

Did the grand dragon Al speak with his hood on?


45 posted on 04/27/2012 11:56:37 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Buckeye McFrog; onyx; RedMDer; Jim Robinson




A bit late, and hope it's not to big ;)
46 posted on 04/27/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Buckeye McFrog; onyx; RedMDer; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator
Ok, I redid it and shrunk it too... I had completely forgotten to put Obummer in there X(

AM, if you wish to delete the previous once, please do so.. ;)



47 posted on 04/27/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Admin Moderator

“if you wish to delete the previous once”

**previous one**

Sorry about that.. lack of sleep again >.<


48 posted on 04/27/2012 1:03:54 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: kevcol
In a speech at a conference in Washington, D.C., led by Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Excuse me, but this is outrageous. Who is Mr. Holder's employer, Sharpton or the American Public? Well, I guess we have now cleared up that confusion.

49 posted on 04/27/2012 3:05:14 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: kevcol
but he thinks the police would have handled the situation differently if Martin had been white.

Maybe because the likelihood of a black male ages 12-33 being involved in criminal behavior is multitudes higher. Lets talk about that Mr Sharpton.

50 posted on 04/27/2012 3:10:53 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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