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.
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!
“...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.
Odd stance for a firefighter — unless letting arsonists run loose is good for business.
“...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.
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.
Mr. Zimmerman is also about a quarter black, which is the elephant in the room in this case.
He “rose throught the ranks”-ie, got affirmative action points to add to his test scores.
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.
” 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
No hyperbole here... Who writes this stuff?
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.
No one gives a crap. Half of New Jersey is moving the hell out anyway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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”.
Im fed up. It should not be a law that you get to murder because youre uncomfortable.
Yes, Zimmerman was “uncomfortable” getting his head bashed in on the pavement.
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.
“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.
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
Nope. Affirmative Action.
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.
If Englewood isn’t in Florida, then what difference does it make.
Another anti-white racist. That’s all this guy is.
You think that this SOB would venture into a burning building to save a white man? I doubt it.
Shut up and go rescue a cat from a tree.