Skip to comments.Jackson calls for end to ‘vigilante’ laws
Posted on 04/12/2012 12:53:22 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined local ministers and Houston Congressman Al Green at a news conference Thursday to call for an end to Stand Your Ground-type state laws across the nation and an end to gun violence.
The presentation at the Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church came one day after George Zimmerman, a central Florida neighborhood watch captain, was charged with second-degree murder in the February fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The teens death has sparked an international outcry for the arrest of Zimmerman, who was released from police custody based on Floridas Stand Your Ground law. Numerous Justice for Trayvon rallies and protests have been held in Houston over the last few weeks.
Lets not forget that Mr. Zimmerman represents a first down, not a touchdown the beginning of a process. But far beyond him, the victory is not in how long he stays in jail. The victory is in repealing these draconian, stand your ground, self-defense, vigilante laws, Jackson told reporters and others attending a ministers conference. These laws incentivized vigilantism, take-the-law-into-your-own hands, kill or be killed. Thats beneath the civility of a great nation.
Green clarified that although Texas does not have a typical Stand Your Ground law, the group is calling for the repeal of the Castle Doctrine relating to self-defense.
The Castle Doctrine, as you know, has to do with ones home, but weve extended the Castle Doctrine beyond the home and while we dont call it Stand Your Ground you might recall that the Castle Doctrine was used to justify a homicide in Pasadena where two persons were shot outside of the mans home after the man was told not to go outside, Green said, referencing the 2007 Joe Horn case.
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Self defense is verboten.
Oh, I see, they are wussing out now because we got the guns, so we got to stop laws favoring the guns, only allowing Affirmative ACtion “civil disobedience”, flash mobs and other sorts of vigilante behaviors...
They are trying to rally Romneynites against conservatives, all the while attacking Romney, who will soon be hated by liberal GOP who will vote Zero, and hated by conservatives who will vote for him despite it all.
As he stands behind his armed guards.
the irony is tragic
I call for an end to destructive black savages destroying once great American inner cities.
Translation: Our youth should be able to loot, pillage, rape and assault "whitey" without having to live in fear of being shot while committing these acts.
No. Jackson is not against new felonies committed against private citizens.
Jackson is against private citizens defending themselves.
I'm glad I didn't say that.
I call an end to Jessie’s big fat mouth. He can take his panther bros with him.
Jesse’s peeps are feeling the heat from these kinds of laws. The FBI says violent crime has dropped off dramatically.
“Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church”
Wow. They must be very ‘diverse’.
Debunking the stand your ground myth
where’s his divinity degree from again?
Given the number of black on black defensive shootings going on in Detroit these days, I’d have to say that Jesse Jackson hates black people.
How else can you explain his wanting to leave them defenseless?
“Detroit woman kills intruder in her home.”
I didn’t read anything about Jackson condemning the blackkk panther guy’s dead or alive poster. Maybe the author just forgot to report that part.
The predators have become the prey and they don’t like it. Florida has the lowest crime rate in 40 years... proof these laws work. That’s why they had to go to Florida to try and change the law so they can have their race war and try and get the voters to come over to the dark side.
Jackson is a political puppet who will say or do anything for more wealth, power, and free chicks.
These laws should be called the “Whitey Has Had Enough and Is Ready To Fight Back” laws....
With Zimmerman in jail the New Black Panthers owe somebody $10,000.
Same place you mail to get those HANDICAPPED cards for your Navigator with 30" rims.
If Jackson could disarm the feral blacks in America, it would make the country a lot safer.
WOW. He wants self-defense laws to be repealed? Complete craziness.
A step further.... “because if you shoot me if I break into your house, my mother will be forced to go on TV tomorrow and tell the world what a great father I was, and how I was just turnin’ my life around, and I was thinkin’ about gettin’ a GED and then a job!!!”....
WOW. He wants self-defense laws to be repealed? Complete craziness.
That is the whole motive behind the Zimmerman Martin outrage plain and simple.
And no one will suffer more from this kind of stupidity than blacks.
I appreciate the fact she put his lights out immediately and did’nt give him a chance to respond,personally i’d like to see the perpatrators gut shot so they might have a moment to reflect on what might have contributed to the circumstances they were presently experencing.
I’d prefer the end of quotas, crime, bounty threats, corporate shakedowns, Sec. 8 housing, food stamps, medicaid . those types of actions and laws Jesse...the ones that really are hurting America.
If I had a racist he would look like Jesse Jackass
No way Jesse.
Not when much of your race are criminal thugs you have no problem with murdering the rest of us with.
Oh so all of this was so they could take away our right to self defense? Ok so if I am attacked by a black youth I no longer have the right to self defense?I don’t think so.....!
Jackson and the entire Democrat establishment are cutting their own throats with this.
The times we are living in are too much like the 70’s.
And Charles Bronson did not become a major international star in the 70’s due to his good looks or thespian talents.
Most of the public is pro-vigilante. The Dems can take that on at their own peril.
“The Castle Doctrine, as you know, has to do with ones home, but weve extended the Castle Doctrine beyond the home and while we dont call it Stand Your Ground you might recall that the Castle Doctrine was used to justify a homicide in Pasadena where two persons were shot outside of the mans home after the man was told not to go outside, Green said, referencing the 2007 Joe Horn case.”
Yeah, they were shot because they were scum sucking burglars. Joe was looking out for his neighbors. And Green can SUCK MY....
There is no possible way to consider self-defense or stand-your-ground or Castle Doctrine as “vigilante” in nature!
This is the moment which SHOULD knock Jesse Jackson’s off the racist ROOST that he so proudly occupies! Al Green and all the other Democrat racist jacka$$es who have screwed up a once great city in Texas should be ashamed of this suggestion!
This should be Jesse’s “Clayton Williams, Jr.” moment! Basically, these people just argued for something that gave Ann Richards the Texas Governorship! Basically, they are saying, “If you are being raped, robbed, assaulted, you might as well enjoy it or play along or hope for the best; then just wait for the cops!”
Screw ALL of them! I will not be a volunteer victim to a criminal!
As long as a certain segment of society thinks it’s perfectly fine to rob me of my hard-earned property, or worse, I am relieved these laws are in place. Any attempt to steal from me,or worse, will result in said thug assuming room temperature long before I do. Oh, and regardless of what sort of theatrical antics the thug’s family employs,they will not result in any sort of payday for them at my or my home insurance’s expense.
A happy ending for home owners defending their property and society has one less low-life criminal in it’s midst. A win-win for everyone. I love living in Texas and thank God for our ‘castle doctrine’.
Of course this race pimp would want an end to Stand Your Ground laws. His people are PROVABLY at risk based upon their propensity to commit more crimes per capita.
Doubly a problem for his people is they are committing these crimes against mostly their own people.
Jesse Jackson can go to hell.... Florida is and will be a “Stand Your Ground” state.
repealing these draconian....vigilante laws
Yeah, me and the rev it up agree on my slight edit to his words i.e. get rid of vigilante laws so some folk have an opportunity to do some redress about black on white crime via an extra legal approach.
Jesse, any Mau Mau Uprising at my house will be put down with great prejudice.
Only problem with that card is that Holder is not a “N”.
He’s an ARAB.
Wonder if Jesse will be interested in this case?
Trevor Dooley’s lawyers seek dismissal in Tampa ‘stand your ground’ case(FL)
The Rev. Jackson is a professional vigilante