Skip to comments.NAACP Chief: Zimmerman arrest a great moment for our country
Posted on 04/11/2012 10:18:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
ALBANY - NAACP President Benjamin Jealous told an Albany Law School lecture hall on Wednesday afternoon the arrest of George Zimmerman is a "great moment for our country" even though it is long over due.
"People of Sanford (Florida) have been tortured," Jealous says, "Our country has been torn apart just waiting for the man to simply be arrested."
On that point, you'll find no disagreement from Alice Green of the Center for Law and Justice.
"It should have happened a long time ago," Green insists. "There was certainly always probable cause to arrest him and people are outraged because they understand that."
The problem for Albany Law School Professor Laurie Shanks is the perception that Zimmerman was treated differently then if the situation were reversed.
"The racial part of this is, the belief that most of us who have been working in the criminal justice system have seen, that if a black man had shot an unarmed white man, he would be arrested," Shanks said.
"If it takes this long to get an arrest, something is wrong with the entire department," opined Albany Law School Professor Anthony Paul Farley.
Farley thinks the real crime was committed by Sanford Police. He believes the case was bungled from the onset and that detectives need to be arrested.
"One fears for any black person in Sanford, Florida," he says. "One fears for anybody who knows a black person in Sanford, Florida. One fears for anyone in Sanford, Florida with a police department like that."
Also problematic, according to Jealous, is the Florida law that allows residents to carry concealed handguns and not have to worry about backing down from a confrontation.
"We parted ways with Wild West justice a long time ago in this country," Jealous says, "Unfortunately, the Stand Your Ground Law is threatening to bring it back. It has brought it back in some places."
The law school consensus seemed to be that the Trayvon Martin Case had nothing to do with Stand Your Ground. They believe it had everything to do with racial profiling.
If there is a silver lining, Benjamin Jealous says it might be that the country is having its first honest conversation about racial profiling and he's hopeful that will lead to something beneficial.
anglian has been spouting this same kind of BS long before Allen West made a statement. Now anglian comes here and pulls this coy trick with West’s statement. It sucks that West has repeated such ignorant nonsense. But it seems like anglian’s purpose is to add trashing Allen West to his routine of spreading BS. He’s a troll.
So, you’re as ignorant as his brother? That’s your excuse? The Sanford police issued a statement that it was a non-emergency call well before George’s brother or father made any statement.
Thank you very much.
Nothing in those poorly typed quotes says any such thing. You're a liar.
Meanwhile; black on black continues daily and nightly in all of our major cities!
It’s the same senseless chit that police have to go through everytime a black kid gets shot down for pointing a gun at the officer.
“You ain’t have to shoot him, he ain’t have no gun.”
“Why you have to kill him, you could have shot the gun out of his hand.”
“The police are racist, I want the police locked up.”
And so on, and so, ad nauseum.
George Zimmerman is getting railroaded but I have no doubts a jury is going to be hung or straight acquittal. It only takes one sympathethic person, and in light of how many people carry concealed in Florida, and how many people are now seeing the light on WHO is responsible for most of the crime, a sympathetic ear is not going to be hard to find.
Nothing has changed since the sixties. As soon as blacks start taking about blood in the streets the white power structure goes weak in the knees and the next thing you know a non-black gets arrested by some prosecutor and charged with murder. When the New Black Panthers made their threats the first thing out of Tallahassee should have been the National Guard sent to Sanford FL to control the streets and make damn sure that whites were protected from this out of control fringe group. But that never happened. The white power structure got that deer-in-the-headlights stare. This non-black who was doing a thankless job will never get a fair trial because a jury acquittal of him will spark another black backlash. OJ was acquitted for the very same reason. Don’t believe in patterns? It’s called riot insurance! Meanwhile if you want to read about attacks on white folk by blacks in the U.S. which happen fifteen times more frequently than the other way around, you have to go to The Times of London for the reporting, as the MSM in the U.S. will never report black on white assaults. Or if it does the skin color of the perpetrators is never revealed. America is getting what it deserves, a 12 percent minority endowed with superior rights and privileges so now whites will be completely unable to defend themselves from attack by any minority including illegals from Mexico without being charged with a hate crime. This is what the elite power structure has been working on for the past fifty years. It’s called national suicide.
They scream "unarmed" as if fists feet and teeth cannot serve as weapons.
They scream about "fairness", as if the Marquess of Queensberry rules must be followed even when your life is endangered.
They compare the ages of those involved, as if a 17 year old male is incapable of mayhem, and a 28 year old male is an invincible killing machine.
They even compare weights as if staging a prize fight.
All must be "fair"! There is no other measure!
How many times must your head bounce on the pavement before you may assume that your life is at risk? Must you wait until it stops bouncing, when your skull fractures, before acting to save your life?
Just dial 911 and die. You might even get your name in the paper1
And a reminder-Crystal is in jail for MURDER. I hope they roast her.
Skin color trumps all, no matter who it is.
Look for trouble to occur.
I have read that the young man was in a gated community when he was not suposed to be at to begin with?
This could end up helping Romney, because there will be people who are “fed up” with the antics of Obama and Holder, meaning a “new silent majority?”
I have read that the young man was in a gated community when he was not suposed to be at to begin with?
Not a chance. The vast majority of whites have been completely snowed by the media and will vote for the black guy again due to white guilt.
The kid was staying with a parent who lived in that community.
“If the citizens of this nation no longer have the right to self defense then there will be a civil war. Do you understand that?”
You are correct, I am very afraid this whole incident has planted the seeds for one down the road.
Thanks to organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Communist Principles, George Zimmerman doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of getting a fair trial. And that’s fine with them.
Whatever the verdict, there will be riots.
...and a big 'FU' to the 69 million that voted for him. Each and every one of you is beneath contempt. You are either racist, anti-American, or just flat-out stupid.
Some time back, I had posted to another FRper whose late parents lived in a gated community as well as an aunt and the late father told him to be mindful of the security folks.
I have doubts. Not this time.
There will be a hung jury, just as I predicted.
Jeff, Great post and bears repeating.
This what I have been saying, look for a hung jury, no doubt.
He/she/it likely doesn't have two brain cells to rub together, if anything can be deduced from postings. It is actions of people precisely like anglian that have resulted in this arrest.
Mob rule. And people who usually advocate for mob rule are one of three things: Stupid, Evil or Liberal.
Sometimes all three. I can't say if anglian is a liberal, though, or a liar.
Yes, a hung jury is the most likely outcome, unless there’s an all-black jury.
But why even have a trial? The media has already convicted him.
There is irony in this, it is true.
The fact is, for conservatives, 2nd Amendment rights trump political affiliation. We fully support the right of liberals to carry concealed weapons to protect themselves with. (Unfortunately, there are a disproportionate number of “liberals” who carry concealed weapons are criminals who do not carry under the structure of the 2nd Amendment.
There are idiots, even on this thread, who don’t understand that the 2nd Amendment is for those of us who don’t fall into the category above, and even a low-life liberal Democrat, Obama supporter deserves the protection the 2nd Amendment affords.
Zimmerman should have left the country.
The dissolution of the naacp, a racist organization, would be a “great moment for our country”.
Over the horizon?
This object may be MUCH closer than it appears in your rear view mirror (or through your windshield).
BTW, didn't I hear yesterday that Zimmerman's two lawyers quit the case.
Actually the removal of 2A rights for felons is a liberal construct without basis in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. This was done so that the government can control all the people, eventually. Make enough laws and everyone is a criminal.
There is nothing in law that requires that.
Admit it: you don't believe ANYBODY should have a CCW permit, much less own a handgun.
I would suggest that you have not really read that much, or have only read biased sources, and you certainly do not seem to have a grasp of the facts of the case.
You tell 'em! Exactly right!
Which is why it is NOT news.
Now, let one 'white' person kill a 'black' person, and it's so rare it makes NATIONAL HEADLINES.
“....cause we finally get to put up a lynching on our side of the scoreboard”
Actually he was not supposed to be out wandering around casing houses or going to 7-11.
He was supposed to be home at his separated/divorced Dad's girlfriend's house.
It says your name is Anglian, but I'm wondering who you really are? Jesse, Al, or Malik???
The media will be chomping at the bit to name the jurors along with their addresses and phone numbers.
CW2, comin’ at ya, after the acquittal.
Or at least, a return to its roots and original purpose.
I think this is what he meant.