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Trayvon Martin case: 'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson
latimes.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Rene Lynch

Posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?

"We're surprised that everyone else is surprised," Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. African Americans have tried for decades to get the rest of America to understand their plight, he said, particularly their beliefs that justice is still elusive in many parts of America, especially the Deep South.

Then along comes the Trayvon Martin case, and facts that are not in contention: Volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman pursued and then gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old last month, and never faced arrest because police said there was no evidence to contradict his claim that he fired in self-defense.

"I hope that this will be a transformative moment," Jackson said.

Jackson was speaking Friday morning from the Chicago offices of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He had just returned from duties in Belgium and Switzerland. He was in Geneva on Wednesday as part of a delegation of religious leaders trying to find a way to end the violence in Syria. Jackson was preparing to get back on a plane for a flight south so he can add his voice to the growing protests in and around Sanford, Fla., where Martin's shooting took place.

Jackson said the Martin case is getting plenty of media attention overseas, attention that is both embarrassing to white America and humiliating to black America.

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1 posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pffttt!!


2 posted on 03/23/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Blacks attack Blacks way more than Whites attack Blacks. That’s a fact jack.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Blacks are under attack by minorities with white sounding names.....


4 posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wondered when Jessie was going to stop chasing young girls and join the re-election team.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Under counterattack, perhaps.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 5:01:30 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If that were true, it would take about two days.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 5:02:15 PM PDT by dainbramaged (No more RINOS, for cryin' out loud!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Weren’t like 6 people shot and killed in the city of Chicago alone just the other day? Why are we paying so much attention to Trayvon again?


8 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:10 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Anti-Bubba182

So are British tourist when visiting Sarasota, Fl

Shawn Tyson murdered two tourist after first humiliating them by making them pull their pants down and beg for their lives and then killing them. Didn’t even bother to rob them. Just wanted to kill em. Shawn was 17 at the time and had just been released for a detention center.

Is sharpton, jackson, farakan or wright going down there to say the British are under attack?


9 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:31 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Time for the balck people to try some new leaders, jesse, al, et al, have been b!tching and whining about the same crap for 50+ years and apparently haven’t solved a single problem.

Time for someone to lead them that has a better message and can do more than scream “racism”.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: dainbramaged

It’s tragic about Trayvon Martin. It was a crime, no doubt... I just wished the race baiters would hold back just this once... sad to see it didn’t happen.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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To: dainbramaged

It’s tragic about Trayvon Martin. It was a crime, no doubt... I just wished the race baiters would hold back just this once... sad to see it didn’t happen.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:12 PM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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13 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:55 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is not going to end well.

Anyone think George Zimmerman can get a fair trial?

Think whites are going to feel comfortable about being stereotyped based on the actions of hispanic George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida?

Think Obama will benefit from racial anger boiling over? (I don’t).

Why again is America racist when our president is black?

Why would anyone allow Al “blood on his hands” Sharpton to accuse police of anything (again)?

Can Sharpton really get away with this after causing Koreans to be racially firebombed in NYC?


14 posted on 03/23/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its going to be a long hot summer


15 posted on 03/23/2012 5:07:03 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This just happened two weeks ago...not a peep.

Black Teens set kid on fire for being ‘white boy’

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-04/news/31122324_1_white-boy-fire-tv-station


16 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:01 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
* Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
* When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
* Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
* The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.

Interracial Crime

* Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
* Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
* Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
* Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
Gangs

* Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
* Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.

Incarceration

* Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million. * Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.
Source(s):
Arrest data: FBI, Crime in the United States, 2001
(USGPO, 2002), p. 252. FBI, Crime in the United States, 2002
(USGPO, 2003), p. 252. FBI, Crime in the United States, 2003
(USGPO, 2004), p. 288

17 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Race baiting whores abound..

Hard to believe anyone regardless of color, pays any attention to this individual.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Longbow1969
Weren’t like 6 people shot and killed in the city of Chicago alone just the other day? Why are we paying so much attention to Trayvon again?

To the race baiters it's okay for black to murder blacks however it's not okay for a non-black to defend themselves against a black.

19 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Longbow1969

10 killed and 40 wounded. Just another “normal weekend” in Chi-Town...


20 posted on 03/23/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Chainsawj

“same crap for 50+ years and apparently haven’t solved a single problem.”

They don’t want to solve any problems..there is too much money still to be made off the “racial problem”


21 posted on 03/23/2012 5:09:49 PM PDT by PeachyKeen
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To: Beave Meister

Black POTUS, black Sanford city manager, hispanic shooter

Equals white racism?

But hey if Obama wants to preside over a black/ hispanic race war that’s his call.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 5:10:32 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Uhhh Jesse... Philadelphia ‘flash mobs’: black mayor takes aim at black community

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2011/0815/Philadelphia-flash-mobs-black-mayor-takes-aim-at-black-community


23 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:18 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Keeping with the SOP of the main stream media. After every islamist terrorist attack the MSM is quick to make muslims a victim by claiming threats of retaliation against muslims.

Why don’t “the crackers” take a cue from the MSM and claim that same victim hood by saying they fear attacks from blacks that the president and rev. al and jackson are inciting.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 5:11:34 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You wonder, if in a same world, whites would continue to pretend race doesn’t matter and that they are not under siege.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Beave Meister

Child’s play.

Google Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome...and notice you only find local news stories and those are alarming in the barbarity. Truly alarming..

This is so disgusting, I’ll put a strong warning on it. And it wasn’t considered a “hate crime.”


26 posted on 03/23/2012 5:13:58 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: carriage_hill
10 killed and 40 wounded. Just another “normal weekend” in Chi-Town...

Good thing race baiter Jesse Jackson and his corrupt son are on the case, bettering the lives of all the blacks "under attack" in Chicago.

27 posted on 03/23/2012 5:14:39 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Chainsawj

Solving problems is not their goal. Shootin’ their mouths off on national “news” shows and stirring up the angry mob is all they know.

Rioting will come next, no matter what the outcome of this latest “cause” of theirs.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 5:15:29 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: Free ThinkerNY
'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson

By the Democrats trying to keep them on the government's plantation.

29 posted on 03/23/2012 5:17:26 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Williams

I feel uneasy, too.

The Detroit mayor was hospitalized yesterday for some sort of gastric upset. It’s not life-threatening but the whole Detroit area and the capital is simmering because of the financial train wreck the city has crafted for itself. Story after story has been hitting the papers of stolen money - both state and federal - who’s going to pay it back, Detroiters want the state to bail them out, want to keep control of the city, and so on. It’s been “our people” against “those people” (IYKWIM) for decades and they’re using racism as any and every excuse not to clean up the graft.

Obama will use race in the election, especially if he’s struggling in the polls. This could get very serious, indeed.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 5:17:37 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Longbow1969

I live in the New Orleans area and the blacks are killing each other every day nobody is coming down here and complaining. Please tell me why they are calling this guy white and not Latino?


31 posted on 03/23/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: Longbow1969

Here’s the story link:

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/19/10758488-chicago-bloodbath-6-year-old-among-those-killed


32 posted on 03/23/2012 5:20:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jesse, do you think whites are not under attack?

OBAMA, if you had a mother, would she look like Nancy Strait??

White 85 year old partially blind Nancy Strait was robbed, tortured, raped and beaten to death just the other day in Oklahoma by a gang of feral blacks.

Her 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten, his jaw broken, shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

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While the Zimmerman ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by ‘African Americans’ in Oklahoma just the other day?

WHY NO MENTION ON THE MSM??
WHY DOES IT TAKE THE BRITS TO BRING THIS NEWS TO US??

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There’s a lot more here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with BB gun?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage

Where is the outrage?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html

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33 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now I get it.

This is a rerun of the despicable 1996 Clinton campaign ads "Black churches are burning!"

These people are so dim that their playbook takes up half a page, and most of that is bullet points.

34 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: onthegulf
Please tell me why they are calling this guy white and not Latino?

The new racial designation floating around is White Hispanic

35 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did he mention the shooter was hispanic? I didn’t think so.


36 posted on 03/23/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some have said that Obama would find a way to declare martial law if it looked like he was going to lose. Sure looks like they’re trying to whip up some kind of civil war over this shooting.

Politicians need to stop fanning the flames before they tear this country apart. It’s a virtual lynch mob that’s going to materialize if these morons don’t stop.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 5:22:45 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: onthegulf

Latinos can’t be *racist murderers*; Whites can be because “they have the power”. So the race-baiters’ fallacious argument goes.


38 posted on 03/23/2012 5:23:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: fightin kentuckian

This man was a trespasser in a gated community. Did he hop the Gate.? The security guard is part Hispanic and mainly Negroe. Let me point out a criminal worth demonstrations until he is executed. It is that Nidal Hussein who shot 45 unarmed people at Ft Hood. What the hell happened to that trial? Are we just going to forget it? And I don’t want any action against that war hero (4 tours of duty) that went insane and killed all those afganies after they killed 6 American soldiers following the burning of their internal conspiracy notes written in their book written 600 years after the Bible. Not one legal proceeding until after the execution of Nidal Hussein!! This country is doomed.


39 posted on 03/23/2012 5:26:29 PM PDT by tpuskett
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then perhaps they might want to consider not being criminals.


40 posted on 03/23/2012 5:27:08 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FBI statistics confirm the simple fact that blacks who are 12% of the population comprise 30% of suspects charged under the hate crime law. On a per capita basis this one group has the highest participation in hate crimes.


41 posted on 03/23/2012 5:27:55 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: patriot08

I did 4 searches on this shooting/murder and found 1 mention at a site called stormfront, which looked very ugly, so I won’t post it here. No other mention, anywhere.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 5:28:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: onthegulf

“Please tell me why they are calling this guy white and not Latino?”

If you can stir up the black community and get some good riots started, everyone is tuned into the news.
Disgusted that Hannity spent his whole radio show today and half of yesterdays show on this topic. It happened a month ago and the news whores are now just figuring out how to capitalize on this event. The latino vs. black argument doesn’t sell as well as white vs. black.


43 posted on 03/23/2012 5:29:31 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is this the same Jesse Jackson who reportedly said:

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

― Jesse Jackson

44 posted on 03/23/2012 5:30:59 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: tpuskett
This man was a trespasser in a gated community.

That part of your post is not correct. He was either visiting his Dad or his Dad's girlfriend's home. I'm not quite clear which it was.

But the point is, he was not trespassing.

45 posted on 03/23/2012 5:31:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Beave Meister
But don't you remember? He was getting what he deserved--he was white. [/Holder's People mode]
46 posted on 03/23/2012 5:31:27 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: jessduntno

I had to stop reading about that attack.......My blood was beginning to boil. My only hope is that these scumbags suffer a horrible death while in prison. And I don’t mean their lethal injections. Something 1000 times more horrific.


47 posted on 03/23/2012 5:31:57 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: onthegulf
Please tell me why they are calling this guy white and not Latino?

His name is giving the left cover for this media frenzy. George Zimmerman doesn't sound Latino enough. If this guy was called Pedro Garcia the press would have avoided this story like the plague.

48 posted on 03/23/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: onthegulf

Jesse must think Zimmerman is Jewish....


49 posted on 03/23/2012 5:33:39 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Your right Jesse, blacks are under attack..by OTHER blacks..Hey Jesse, try going to Compton or South Central during the day, you will see that everyday black men, women, and children are shot and killed by other blacks, but of course you won’t hear this in the media


50 posted on 03/23/2012 5:34:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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