Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin case: 'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson
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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Why are we paying so much attention to the Trayvon shooting? It was white on Black, or was it?
The Chicago shootings were probably Black on Black. I have to wonder how many of the crime statistics that show that Blacks are over represented in convictions, also indicate whether the crime was Black on Black.
Why are we paying so much attention to the Trayvon shooting? It was white on Black, or was it?
The Chicago shootings were probably Black on Black. I have to wonder how many of the crime statistics that show that Blacks are over represented in convictions, also indicate whether the crime was Black on Black?
-——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.——
Jesse, the facts are in contention.....in the end the facts will come out and all you race baiting asshats will have to eat crow....he shot in self defense
Zimmerman is a idiot and should be charged with manslaughter at the maximum
Don’t forget Fat Al - NOT a Reverend - Sharp-scum being “on the job”, *gettin’ his share*.
It gets 20x worse after they get involved and muck-up the already overburdened and crippled Legal System.
There’s a special place in Hell for all of them. They’ll have to answer for it all, someday.
This circus is not complete until Gloria Allred shows up
What if the race of each person involved were reversed?
Al and his race hustlers would have demonized the dead white kid for attacking an innocent black guy just out protecting his neighborhood.
Its all about the color of the skin no matter the circumstances according to Non-Rev Sharpton and his race hustlers.
Many in the Democratic Party and SEIU are unhappy that “Occupy Whatever” didn't produce the violent nightly news stories that they had hoped for.
This unfortunate shooting of a Black teen is being used as an attempt to gain the violence, race hatred, and class war that some in the Democratic party want to help Dear Leader be reelected.
NO! It was NOT a crime. Based on the evidence present and the law enforcement details, this was a case of self-defense. Zimmerman was bloody, wet, and his shirt was stained from the grass. There was some type of altercation.
I'm not defending him, but the MSM has regular people, FReepers, Conservatives believing that Zimmerman is guilty, and he's not been arrested nor is there any evidence for which to arrest him.
Go to Hell, Jackson, you race-baiting anal discharge! If blacks were truly under attack, the overwhelming majority of them would be jailed or detained at the point. You've had more freedom given to you than even the white man can expect, yet your own people are killing each other and dragging down the rest of us. Clean up your own damned community before you come preaching to ours!
If that is true whites are under attack 9 times as much as blacks are under attack. Most violent crime (fbi stats) - over 90% is black on white crime. Just under 10% is white on black.
Jesse, you’re a freaking liar. You people are attacking whites at 9 times the rate you get attacked by whites.
HE'S NOT GUILTY OF ANYTHING! If he's brought into court, it will be due the public opinion, and he'll likely be the first man every found guilty of a crime simply for being white!
The facts are out there, folks. Do NOT be cowed by the MSM's portrayal of this. This was an obvious case of self-defense that's being blown up into a humungous political balloon!
Look at the stat’s you big chubby blow hard loser...JJ that is.
Indeed. Obvious to you, who's rare (plus sumpin)!
The facts are not clear are completely known. Perhaps Zimmerman was overly zealous. Maybe he’s a vigilante. Maybe the young man got scared and lashed out at an inexplicable stranger pursuing him and things spun out of control. Speculations could go on and on. We should hope that cool heads will prevail and that the rule of law will be all that really matters in the end.
If you don’t mention this fact, perhaps you can convince blacks that blacks killing blacks is not a problem. And then blacks will keep killing blacks. Hmmm. It matches the goal of Planned Parenthood! Dead blacks are dead blacks, so SHHHHH! Don’t anyone say anything!
The democRATS had better be careful what they wish for. People are on edge, and many of us are sick of the false "racist" BS that they've been claiming for the last 3 decades. Instigating violence from an angry public is not a good idea. I think that there's many of us that won't let the left turn this country into Venezuela without a bloody fight.
There are no other reports on this case. All of the evidence is out there for the public to consume. There’s nothing missing, the timeline is complete, the story has been told.
Trayvon is not alive to tell us his side of the story, so the media is making it up for him. We here at FR always joke, “He was such a good boy. He was finally getting his life on track” when there’s a story like this. Now everyone’s on the bandwagon out of FEAR.
Stand up FReepers and do the research necessary to understand everything about this case. There’s nothing in evidence to suggest that this WAS NOT self-defense. I’m not defending Zimmerman, I’m simply pointing out facts.
This is a Bill Ayers crisis that they’re taking advantage of to the extreme, and it will not go away unless and until 1) Zimmerman is tried for something or 2) a full-blown race war breaks out.
I’m opting for the latter.
Jesse Jackson..the great black dope.
Damn, I forgot all about that one. I’m sure she’ll put in an “appearance” if she can get some “mileage” out of it.
I predicted oboma would start a civil war after seeing his inaguration. This summer will be ugly
There is nothing in the evidence available to suggest that this was strictly self-defense. Who stalked who? We know. Who attacked who? We don’t know and won’t know.
There is very little evidence, and Zimmerman’s own words count for little, as he’s the one being accused now. Agreed? Would he ever say the shooting was NOT in self-defense, whether it was or not?!
I will NOT APOLOGIZE for being white! I will NOT APOLOGIZE for being the target of c*** sucking liberals! I am tired of bending over backwards!
I have watched the so called “news” programs distort this event. Have any of them read the actual police reports?
The so called perp is hispanic/white. The media portray him as a hood wearing KKK white trash. Fracking bustards!
Thank you omuzzie for destroying our nation. It took a while, but you were the straw that broke the camels back.
I walked with these people in the sixties, and now they want to kill me?
More recent photos of Martin, needs to go viral:
8 phone calls, 8 reports. Nothing in this stack of evidence indicates anything other than poor judgment on the part of Zimmerman in getting out of his car.
Who attacked who? We dont know and wont know.
That's correct! So quibbling over details is trivial and stupid. If you want to have your opinion, fine, but your as bad as the media if you're immediately convicting him the court of public opinion.
There is very little evidence, and Zimmermans own words count for little, as hes the one being accused now.
I'm at a loss as to how you could think that way. Trayvon is dead. He can't defend his actions or give any testimony. Zimmerman's own words are the only evidence that exists for the entire case. If this ever goes to court, there's absolutely nothing in evidence that could support any sort of conviction outside of maybe using some choice epithets and bad judgment.
Put yourself in a similar situation. Would YOU say the shooting wasn't in self-defense?
“.My blood was beginning to boil.”
The strong warning was heartfelt. I nearly got physically ill when I read about what they did to those kids. I followed the case pretty closely...delays, split sentencing...every trick in the book. NEVER reported in the MSM. NOT ONCE.
While Geraldo blames the tragic death of Trayvon Martin on his mode of dress, I believe there is another element that the MSM will studiously ignore.
Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. African Americans for Obama, Hispanics for Obama, Martians for Obama, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guys efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies.
While Obamas anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more and worse to come.
Barack, some of Trayvon Martins blood and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism is on YOUR hands.
All I hear is.......tic....tic...tic...
MSM: Everybody look over here. Trayvon Martin was murdered by a WHITE Hispanic man who hates Obama and is proof of the racists trying to keep him from being reelected.
MSM: Gas Prices and the economy crashing are not important right now you must pay attention to this racist WHITE Hispanic and his attempt to keep President Obama from being reelected.
MSM: [waggles fingers] These are NOT the Droids you are looking for...
Jesse doesn’t want violence to end because how else would he make a living from poverty pimping and shake downs?
What has he or Al Sharpton done in their entire lives that wasn’t on the backs of poor blacks? They should be ashamed.
Somebody ask Jesse Jackass if he wants stronger sentencing for the blacks who murder other blacks.
Old Hairlip mush mouth must be running short of cash to jump on this Hispanic guy like this.
True. Actions (not riots or civil disturbances) speak louder than words. Acts of violence perpetrate more acts of violence.
>>>If that were true, it would take about two days<<<
Deadly funny and absolutely true.
I ran across this on the interweebs, can anyone verify?
What the heck are you babbling about?
From the White House Insider:
“Ulsterman: How? Whats the plan? Whats going to be different from all the other campaigns?
Insider: Youve already seen it. A taste of it. Race. The race card. Racism. Race-race-race. Its all they f***king got to run on these days.
Ulsterman: Race? Hasnt Obama played that one out already? Its become a joke.
Insider: Played it out? No, not you might think so but no his people are going to raise the issue of race to a level this country hasnt seen since the Civil Rights movement. White guilt got Barack Obama the nomination. White guilt got Barack Obama into the White House.”
Young black men aren't dying of 'gun violence' - they're dying at the hands of other young black violent men.
This case is an extreme exception to the rule of black on black slaughter. Guess they think we're too stupid to notice and understand real crime statistics...
The MSM doesn't care about black on black crime - (doesn't sell ads) Liberal elites don't care either (doesn't gin up the black vote).
I’ve seen it on threads on another site - looks like a younger photo of the guy.
Good quote. Absolutely. The leftists and race mongers (but I repeat myself) jumped on this like vultures on fresh road kill. They were primed already. I am hoping that the actual facts are made public, loudly, and they are shown to the general public to be 100% wrong. But even here on FR there are so many drooling koolaid drinkers that it is quite discouraging.