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Local NAACP wants sheriff investigated [by Holder]
NBC2 ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | Jim Spiewak

Posted on 08/12/2013 10:14:30 AM PDT by kevcol

LEE COUNTY, FL -

The local branch of the NAACP is asking the Justice Department to investigate Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. The request comes after a controversial letter sent by the sheriff calls out the civil rights group for not doing enough to stop black-on-black crime.

In the letter, the Sheriff uses the "N" word, prompting the organization's president James Muwakkil to call the Sheriff a racist. He later retracted the comment.

Now voicemail messages Muwakkil left for the Sheriff contradicting the NAACP's agenda have been released.

Sheriff Scott responded to the inquiry by saying he thinks "federal involvement is laughable."

The response from the local NAACP executive board is more subdued.

"The federal intervention is something that's new to us as VP's, the president did let us know that he was contacting national," said executive board member Nancy Kelley Simms.

Monday, Sheriff Scott released two voice messages Muwakkil sent him in late July after the NAACP board voted unanimously for Muwakkil to not meet with Sheriff Scott.

"I do agree with you on some of the points you made regarding the black on black crime and especially hip hop community using the n-word all the time and none of it, and no black leadership is speaking against it," Muwakkil said in the message.

The messages -- which board members heard for the first time today -- left members wondering how the federal government can interject now that their president is on record agreeing with the sheriff.

"If were going to be united than we need to get on the same page," Simms said.

Some board members are still hesitant that federal action is needed.

"I'm not sure about that at this point," Simms said.

Federal intervention or not, the local NAACP says they still have no intention of meeting with the Sheriff.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: civilwar; leecounty; naacp; racebaiters; robertelee
...and now, NAACP gets OK to picket Lee County over Robert E. Lee portrait.

Sheriff's take on this:

"It's ridiculous. Really, going to take down Robert E. Lee all over Lee County? What are we going to do...rechange the name of the sheriff's office? It's totally preposterous," said Scott.

Scott says he has no real dispute with the NAACP and this will be his final correspondence on the matter.

1 posted on 08/12/2013 10:14:30 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Lee Co.,FL NAACP president James Muwakkil

2 posted on 08/12/2013 10:17:41 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

12% responsible for 99.9% of the problems in the USA.


3 posted on 08/12/2013 10:21:01 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: kevcol
"Muwakkil"

Isn't that a stool softener ?

4 posted on 08/12/2013 10:23:49 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kevcol

Hey you fascist Muwakkil... just remember how fascism has ended in any society it has been tried throughout the world? Better brush up on some history buddy....


5 posted on 08/12/2013 10:24:04 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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kevcol ~:" Federal intervention or not, the local NAACP says they still have no intention of meeting with the Sheriff. "

Anywhere else and you would call it what it really is :

A CONJURED-UP HISSEY-FIT (A/K/A TANTRUM) !

They should go sit in the corner , like any other 6 year old ..

6 posted on 08/12/2013 10:24:27 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: kevcol

My understanding is that in private conversations Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton also voice the same concerns as Muwakkil but once the cameras go on the extortion begins.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 10:24:50 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: rhubarbk

There is another 1% that causes a lot of disproportional
problems to. I find that “queer”


8 posted on 08/12/2013 10:29:32 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: kevcol

It would be useful to see the letter in question to make sure the n-word reference is not being used out of context. Also, would all of this be an issue if Lee wasn’t a Republican? I wonder...


9 posted on 08/12/2013 10:29:57 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: kevcol
"It's ridiculous. Really, going to take down Robert E. Lee all over Lee County?

King County Wa. was named for the first VP; William King. But they changed it to be more PC to "King" as in MLK.

Maybe they will be forced to do similar: "Spike Lee" County?

10 posted on 08/12/2013 10:32:36 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: kevcol

Instead of the NAACP blaming everyone else on the planet for the plight of blacks, perhaps they need to look at their own constituents for the causes of their problems and ask them to clean up their act first. Having done that, the NAACP can then properly address those problems that persist after their own internal cleanup is done.


11 posted on 08/12/2013 10:35:40 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: kevcol
I remember 25 years ago seeing a popular bumper sticker in Savannah that said 'Stop Black-on-Black Crime'.

Obviously, nothing is being done.

12 posted on 08/12/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: real saxophonist

PS: I think I remember seeing the same sticker in Atlanta, too.


13 posted on 08/12/2013 10:41:04 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: econjack

If I’m correctly reading between the lines of the NAACP guy’s response, the Sheriff would have said something about low-class rappers yelling N,N,N all the time, which has a corrosive effect in many ways. I’d bet that’s his shocking, shocking! “use of the N-word”.


14 posted on 08/12/2013 10:41:26 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: econjack

“It would be useful to see the letter in question”

Here it is: http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wbbh/documents/NAACPLETTER.pdf

There is no “there” there! Just “black leaders” throwing a hissy fit while ignoring the truth of their predicament.


15 posted on 08/12/2013 10:50:49 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: econjack

Don’t bet the ranch on it. Too much money and publicity to be made, in ***racism***, pure and simple.


16 posted on 08/12/2013 10:59:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: vette6387
AWL in a days WORK at Obamas Magic Kingdom!!




17 posted on 08/12/2013 11:06:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: rhubarbk

A lot more than 12% of the country are liberals.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: kevcol

Screw NAACP and black jackass Holder. Getting tired of blacks.


19 posted on 08/12/2013 11:15:42 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: econjack

I read it....no bs pc weak kneed letter...the sherriff declines to give him a donation and refuses to speak at their meeting...

He uses the N - word within context and not in any shape or form racist...


20 posted on 08/12/2013 11:20:11 AM PDT by Popman
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Since I am from the south let me translate it for you.
The High Sheriff he be a soda cracker.
That means he has to go so hold-em will get his craka ass. . .
You know the 12% RULES RIGHT NOW. . . . .
21 posted on 08/12/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Future trayvons: Make sure the CRAKA ain't packing HEAT before you sucker punch him. . .)
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To: dps.inspect
Better brush up on some history buddy....

He did...alas, it was in cursive.

22 posted on 08/12/2013 11:42:47 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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The NAAPC can’t take it. You tell them the truth and all they want to do is HIDE THE DECLINE.


23 posted on 08/12/2013 11:51:05 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: vette6387

I kinda thought as much. Once again, the MSM skews things to suit their perception of how the story should be told.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 12:54:36 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: kevcol

The NAACP is nothing more than the Black Ku Klux Klan

Folks need to wake up


25 posted on 08/12/2013 1:22:45 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: kevcol

Eric Holder is an oozing pustule on the butt of justice and liberty. This corrupt racist isn’t fit to chase an ambulance, must less be the nation’s top lawyer.


26 posted on 08/12/2013 7:06:16 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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