Skip to comments.Englewood fire chief wants to stop doing business w/ companies in states with stand-your-ground laws
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 citys 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. Ive never been an activist, the 46-year-old said. Im fed up. It should not be a law that you get to murder because youre 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 youre 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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False. Yet another fact-free out-of-the-ass liberal opinion.
“Im fed up. It should not be a law that you get to murder because youre uncomfortable.”
Is this not what Travon did?
Or was trying to do I mean...
The gut needs to review some objective stastics.
Hey Gerald, how about if all the white people just get together decide to quit paying your salary.
Let whitey’s house burn \black firefighter
Another useless leftist lemming...
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.
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.
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.
“Seemingly endless stories..”
Really? Name a few.
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!
Stand you ground laws have benefited more blacks than whites. Of course no one expects a leftist to let truth get in the way
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!
Englewood, NJ...IIRC, that’s where Sharpton lives.
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.
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