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Englewood fire chief wants to stop doing business w/ companies in states with stand-your-ground laws
The Herald-News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Rebecca Baker

Posted on 07/18/2013 12:55:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Englewood Fire Chief, Gerald Marion says he's, 'fed up' with seemingly endless stories of blacks being killed by whites with little or no repercussions.

Gerald Marion has spent his career fighting fires, not racial injustice. The lifelong Englewood resident rose through the ranks and became the city’s second black fire chief, earning a reputation as a calm, steadfast advocate for his department who stayed out of the political fray. But Marion reached a breaking point on Saturday, when a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, during a con­fron­ta­tion in a gated community. The chief entered the racially charged controversy surrounding the verdict this week, when he asked the City Council to boycott businesses in Florida and other states with “stand-your-ground” laws, which eliminate the legal requirement to retreat before people can defend themselves — with deadly force if necessary — if they believe someone is trying to kill or seriously harm them. “I’ve never been an activist,” the 46-year-old said. “I’m fed up. It should not be a law that you get to murder because you’re uncomfortable.” Marion, a firefighter for 24 years, said stand-your-ground laws disproportionately affect blacks, especially when law enforcement and others assume black youths have criminal intent while white youths get the benefit of the doubt. “We read the news every day and you’re always coming across a story … an African-American gets shot because the shooter was threatened by their presence or the shooter was reacting to a stereotype,” he said. “It could be me. It could be my son. It could be my nephew.” Marion may be the first public official in Bergen County, if not New Jersey, to ask a local government to shun Florida businesses in the wake of the verdict.....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; florida; guncontrol; moronalert; newjersey; secondamendment; standyourground; trayvon; zimmerman
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Everything the Left is against is controversial. Ever notice that?
1 posted on 07/18/2013 12:55:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Everything the Left is against is controversial. Ever notice that?

Yep.

2 posted on 07/18/2013 12:57:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Marion, a firefighter for 24 years, said stand-your-ground laws disproportionately affect blacks,

False. Yet another fact-free out-of-the-ass liberal opinion.

3 posted on 07/18/2013 12:58:34 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““I’m fed up. It should not be a law that you get to murder because you’re uncomfortable.””

Is this not what Travon did?


4 posted on 07/18/2013 12:58:36 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DonaldC

Or was trying to do I mean...


5 posted on 07/18/2013 12:59:01 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The gut needs to review some objective stastics.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 12:59:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Gerald, how about if all the white people just get together decide to quit paying your salary.


7 posted on 07/18/2013 12:59:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let whitey’s house burn \black firefighter


8 posted on 07/18/2013 12:59:32 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another useless leftist lemming...
Freegards
LEX


9 posted on 07/18/2013 12:59:48 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Paladin2

guy


10 posted on 07/18/2013 12:59:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No . . . everything the Left stands for is against the establishment and against law. The Manifesto makes that plain in Chapter 4:
The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.
So any issue that has the potential of opening the floodgates for such overthrow they exploit.
11 posted on 07/18/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NUTS!


12 posted on 07/18/2013 1:01:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Florida, 25% of all successful Stand Your Ground cases have been for BLACK people who shot an attacker. They are disproportionately benefiting from the law.


13 posted on 07/18/2013 1:01:12 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This moron doesn’t even know what he’s talking about. SYG laws do no such thing. You still have to be in legitimate, reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury. Under SYG you just can’t be second-guessed about whether you should have rolled down the embankment and run across five lanes of interstate before using force.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 1:01:13 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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“Seemingly endless stories..”

Really? Name a few.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 1:01:13 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Low information voter?

Since he lives in the People’s State of New Jersey, he will be roundly lauded rather than soundly trashed for his ignorant remarks!


16 posted on 07/18/2013 1:01:41 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stand you ground laws have benefited more blacks than whites. Of course no one expects a leftist to let truth get in the way


17 posted on 07/18/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that North Jersey? Not surprised at all by the ‘tude. Ask the Chief if he’ll transfer to Camden.

Pineys are altogether different. Great people!


18 posted on 07/18/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Englewood, NJ...IIRC, that’s where Sharpton lives.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 1:02:23 PM PDT by Roccus
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Englewood Fire Chief, Gerald Marion says he's, 'fed up' with seemingly endless stories of blacks being killed by whites with little or no repercussions.

"Endless?

Gerald, how many of those endless stories involved blacks who were perps who got theirs attacking a white? I call "BS". Get a life racist.

20 posted on 07/18/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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The Never Again Campaign

SYG laws arose as an outgrowth of anti-Jim Crow laws but don't let that stand in the way of cutting your own throat, dumbass!

21 posted on 07/18/2013 1:03:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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“...of blacks being killed by whites...”

Um, chiefy, Zimmerman is a self-proclaimed Hispanic. If you have a problem with things, take it up with the Hispanics. You can’t pin St. Skittles demise on whites, as much as you’d like to.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 1:03:49 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Odd stance for a firefighter — unless letting arsonists run loose is good for business.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 1:04:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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“...Englewood Fire Chief, Gerald Marion says he’s, ‘fed up’ with seemingly endless stories of blacks being killed by whites with little or no repercussions....”

???

Obviously this loon cannot count.

Or spell.

Let me help.

Hey loon, look up “CHICAGO”.

More blacks are killed by blacks there in one week than are shot by whites in the entire country for a period of at least one year...probably more.

Math is most definitely not your friend...but then again, you are obviously a liberal, so you get a pass.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NCC-1701

Mr. Zimmerman is also about a quarter black, which is the elephant in the room in this case.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 1:06:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Taxman

He “rose throught the ranks”-ie, got affirmative action points to add to his test scores.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 1:07:04 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: NCC-1701

Where are these endless stories of blacks killed by whites and getting no punishment?

indeed, because this case was thought to be rare, a black victim of a white gunman, that’s why this case was in the news in the first place.

and when the liberals learned that Zimmerman was Hispanic, they decided he was really a white Hispanic, so that they could keep up the black/white racist angle.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 1:07:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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” he’s, ‘fed up’ with seemingly endless stories of blacks being killed by whites with little or no repercussions”

I know all day long that is all I hear about...............do I really need a sarcasm tag


28 posted on 07/18/2013 1:08:02 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We read the news every day and you’re always coming across a story … an African-American gets shot because the shooter was threatened by their presence or the shooter was reacting to a stereotype,”

No hyperbole here... Who writes this stuff?

29 posted on 07/18/2013 1:08:07 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: DonaldC

Yeah, Zimmerman was probably pretty “uncomfortable” getting his head pounded into the sidewalk. According to this moron, that’s no reason to shoot your attacker.


30 posted on 07/18/2013 1:08:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one gives a crap. Half of New Jersey is moving the hell out anyway.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 1:08:49 PM PDT by jersey117
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Sure thing, Gerry. I’m going to change my state’s laws so I can sell a fire hose to a racist jerk. Think that one over again, bub.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 1:09:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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OK

No more of my Tax Dollars go to your parasitic tribal members in your community, or any OTHER Major City in the USA....that way, you don't have to bother me, and I won't "bother" you, asswipe.

33 posted on 07/18/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: mrsmel

He should stick to comments about fire fighting — in regard to his opinion re: whites murdering blacks, he is badly misinformed, but it won’t matter.

He is, after all, black, and race trumps in this case.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 1:10:57 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is the esteemed fire chief an affirmative action hire, or did he get there on his own merits? The article states he rose through the ranks, but what is the truth? Call me skeptical.


35 posted on 07/18/2013 1:11:22 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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Marion, a firefighter for 24 years, said stand-your-ground laws disproportionately affect blacks, especially when law enforcement and others assume black youths have criminal intent while white youths get the benefit of the doubt.

Right, the disproportionately higher incidence of black crime is a giant nationwide police conspiracy. Just like the disproportionately higher incidence of high school drop outs, unemployment, teen pregnancy, poverty, welfare, homicide, etc.

Yes, let's blame the police and pretend like it has nothing to do with inner city democratic party social, economic, educational policy failures.

let's also ignore the fact that there is NO EVIDENCE to support the theory that SYG laws somehow affect blacks disproportionately. I repeat, there is ZERO EVIDENCE to support that theory.

36 posted on 07/18/2013 1:12:12 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Paladin2

Again-according to the government’s own statistics, blacks murder, assault, rape whites many times more than whites attack blacks, even though whites are app 70% of the pop and blacks are app 13%. Blacks are preying on whites, not the other way around. I wish it was a requirement for folks to have to study these statistics before shooting their mouths off about whites “preying” on blacks. It probably wouldn’t matter if they did know the statistics, they’d still lie.


37 posted on 07/18/2013 1:12:44 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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“Englewood Fire Chief, Gerald Marion says he’s, ‘fed up’ with seemingly endless stories of blacks being killed by whites with little or no repercussions.”

Looks like the Chief is quite the moron.


38 posted on 07/18/2013 1:15:21 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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Englewood Fire Chief, Gerald Marion, racist Negro bigot.
39 posted on 07/18/2013 1:17:08 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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“when he asked the City Council to boycott businesses in Florida and other states with “stand-your-ground” laws, which eliminate the legal requirement to retreat before people can defend themselves — with deadly force if necessary — if they believe someone is trying to kill or seriously harm them.”

Retreat to where chief? Out the window of your own home? Screw you.

Also, this case had nothing, repeat, nothing to do with “Stand Your Ground”.


40 posted on 07/18/2013 1:17:21 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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““I’m fed up. It should not be a law that you get to murder because you’re uncomfortable.””

Yes, Zimmerman was “uncomfortable” getting his head bashed in on the pavement.


41 posted on 07/18/2013 1:18:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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Marion, a firefighter for 24 years, said stand-your-ground laws disproportionately affect blacks,

I hate saying it but this guy was probably an affirmative action candidate.


42 posted on 07/18/2013 1:21:07 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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“Mr. Zimmerman is also about a quarter black, which is the elephant in the room in this case.”

Zimmerman actually has more “black blood” than obama who is only about 6 or 7 % black.


43 posted on 07/18/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Texas Fossil

Continue to support your local thugs, they will be victimizing you and your family before they TRY and victimize us. Idiot who believes a latino is a white man


44 posted on 07/18/2013 1:23:57 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Taxman

Nope. Affirmative Action.


45 posted on 07/18/2013 1:24:26 PM PDT by sport
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"Yes, Zimmerman was “uncomfortable” getting his head bashed in on the pavement."

Trayvon was trying to make Zimmerman "comfortable". He tried to explain as gently as he could to Zimmerman, that Zimmerman was going to die. And he had him in a lying down position and was trying hard to make Zimmerman unconscious.

46 posted on 07/18/2013 1:24:47 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Englewood isn’t in Florida, then what difference does it make.

Another anti-white racist. That’s all this guy is.


47 posted on 07/18/2013 1:25:07 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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You think that this SOB would venture into a burning building to save a white man? I doubt it.


48 posted on 07/18/2013 1:25:46 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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The guy just admitted he’s an idiot and a bigot which makes him unqualified to be in a position of power in the city.
49 posted on 07/18/2013 1:26:31 PM PDT by liberty or death
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Shut up and go rescue a cat from a tree.


50 posted on 07/18/2013 1:27:46 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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