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  • After Zimmerman Arrest, Activists Look To Gun Laws

    04/13/2012 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The civil rights groups that turned outrage over Trayvon Martin's death into action say their work is far from over now that his killer has been charged with second-degree murder. Next, they hope to harness the activism to challenge Florida's "stand your ground" law and similar statutes in 24 other states. But they also worry about maintaining their momentum during what could be a long judicial process and translating it into political action that could help sway lawmakers. The leaders plan to use churches, social media and other means to rally the movement that has already prompted protesters to take...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Action Network 14th Annual Convention

    04/11/2012 11:55:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | Wednesday, April 11 2012 | O.G. Eric Holder
    Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Action Network 14th Annual Convention Washington, D.C. ~ Wednesday, April 11, 2012 As prepared for delivery Thank you, Reverend [Al] Sharpton. I appreciate your kind words, but I am especially grateful for your prayers – and for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill. It is a privilege to join with you and Reverend [Franklyn] Richardson – and with Executive Director Tamika...
  • Allen West on Trayvon Martin case: No One Should Use This to ‘Push An Ideological Agenda’ [VIDEO]

    04/09/2012 1:16:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasay
    The Daily Caller asked Florida Republican Rep. Allen West on Capitol Hill if it’s appropriate for Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Al Sharpton to publicly protest the Trayvon Martin case. “I don’t think anyone should be using this tragedy to push an ideological agenda, to include the anti-gun lobby,” West told TheDC. Some civil rights leaders, such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, have been criticized by conservatives for politicizing the case. “His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP leader told...
  • Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’

    04/08/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/08/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller – 4 hrs ago MSNBC host and the Rev. Al Sharpton has broken a major promise he made to those supporting him and Trayvon Martin’s family: he didn’t show up in Sanford, Fla., to “occupy” the town over Easter weekend. On March 26, Sharpton had vowed to “occupy” Sanford over Easter weekend to show support for Trayvon, the 17-year-old black teen who was shot by Hispanic man George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. “We’re going to have a full blown...
  • Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (Refuses to name supposedly "fired producer")

    04/08/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/12 | Chris Francescani
    NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division. The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week, made it appear that Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher. Under growing public pressure to explain...
  • Walking Back the Trayvon Martin Hysteria

    04/05/2012 7:42:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 5, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    1) If one suggests that there may not be, at least as yet, enough evidence to overturn the initial police decision of not charging Mr. Zimmerman with a crime, then one is a de facto racist. In other words, the liberal position of letting all the evidence be reexamined in a dispassionate fashion is now illiberal. And the illiberal one of charging someone with a felony without established probable cause is liberal. But just arresting and charging a suspect to let a judge or jury post facto decide whether there was ever probable cause for such an arrest is neither...
  • Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

    04/04/2012 10:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    It’s high time we, the majority, take our country back: When certain individuals began chanting their mantra of ‘take our country back’, the rest of us hoped that it wasn’t a subliminal message to strip away this nation’s advancements and take us back to some sort of Jim Crow era. But in such a short span of time in office, many conservative elected officials have proved that their goal is precisely to implement regressive measures that begin to chip away at the core of the fundamental constructs of the civil rights movement. The latest enactment of voter ID laws across...
  • Department of Propaganda (DOL puts up Al Sharpton-leftist motivational posters at taxpayer expense)

    04/04/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | April 4, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    Government-financed political propaganda at the Department of Labor is causing discomfort for some employees. Signs posted in at least 20 DOL elevators depict Secretary Hilda Solis carrying a bullhorn and rallying alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Free Beacon has learned. Next to the pictures is a quote from Solis that reads in part: “We all march in our own way.” “Whether we take to the streets or simply do our work with integrity and commitment here at the U.S. Department of Labor… we are all marching toward the same goals: safe workplaces, fair pay, dignity of the job, secure...
  • Richard Land says activists using Trayvon Martin to get out the vote [Duh! Alert]

    04/03/2012 5:40:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 4/2/12 | Bob Allen
    Southern Baptists top public-policy spokesman said on his radio program March 31 that black leaders are exploiting outrage over the shooting death of a Florida teenager to help President Obama get re-elected. Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, described activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as “racial ambulance chasers” who are fomenting a “mob mentality” over the recent shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. Land said President Obama turned it into a national issue when he said if he had a son, he would...
  • Trayvon Martin Rally in Miami Draws Thousands (Trayvon killed because he was suspended from school)

    04/02/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 2, 2012
    Political leaders, sport stars and entertainers joined several thousand protesters on Sunday at a Miami rally calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager. [Snip] Speaking at the rally Sunday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said the case was about ending all types of racial profiling — not just in criminal cases, but by banks, insurance companies and in the job market. "End profiling now," the civil rights activist said to applause. Jackson also said Martin's case illustrated the high number of black students who are suspended from school. A report issued by...
  • Civil rights leaders condemn Sharpton's call for escalated civil disobedience

    03/30/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies ^ | March 30, 2012 | Erik von Ancken
    SANFORD, Fla. - The Rev. Al Sharpton said Friday his National Action Network will "move to the next level" if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sharpton called for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions, although he did not say what those sanctions might be. Turner Clayton, the Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP, reacted immediately to Sharpton's warning, saying, "We hope that the citizens of Sanford will govern themselves accordingly. We are not calling for any sanctions, against any business or anyone else. And, of course, what Rev. Sharpton...
  • Al Sharpton: Civil disobedience will escalate if Zimmerman remains free

    03/30/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 146 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/30/12 | Arelis R. Hernández,
    If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, the Rev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of Sanford specifically, but he has been critical of the police department's handling of the case. (SNIP) "I will speak about how the National Action Network will move to the next level if Zimmerman isn't arrested," Sharpton said, who founded the organization. He added that it was the Martin family and lawyers who first asked him to get...
  • Sharpton: Zimmerman "not under life extenuating circumstances from IT and Skillets"

    03/29/2012 6:55:00 PM PDT · by dead · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | Al Sharpton
    IT and Skillets Priceless.
  • Vultures - new conservative cartoon from Safe Environment

    03/26/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies · 26+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | 3/26/2012
  • Geraldo's Point (Thomas Sowell)

    03/26/2012 11:32:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies · 62+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies. There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths, including the teenager who was shot and killed in a confrontation in Florida. I don't know the whole story of that tragedy, any more than those who are making loud noises in the media do, but that...
  • Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 1:09:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies · 36+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.” “His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller. The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”
  • Rich Lowry: This time, Sharpton gets it right

    03/26/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies · 7+ views
    Sun Journal ^ | Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:12 am | Rich Lowry
    What is true of the stopped clock is also true of the perpetually aggrieved, shamelessly exploitative publicity hound: Through sheer chance, he occasionally will be right. The Trayvon Martin case appears to be one of those instances for Al Sharpton. The longtime provocateur and MSNBC host has a leading role in the protests over the lethal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin at the hands of a zealous Neighborhood Watch volunteer in the Florida community of Sanford. During halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, Martin left the home of his father's girlfriend to walk to the local 7-Eleven for Skittles and...
  • Sharpton Vows to ‘Occupy’ Sanford, Fla., Over Easter

    03/26/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 43 replies · 48+ views
    ABC News ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    The Rev. Al Sharpton will camp out with protesters in front of City Hall in Sanford, Fla., over Easter weekend as part of a nationwide call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch captain who shot 17-year old Trayvon Martin in February, he told ABC News. “We’re going to have a full blown occupation of Sanford with tents and everything over Easter weekend until [authorities] either arrest George Zimmerman, or arrest us for praying for his arrest,” Sharpton said. The civil rights leader and MSNBC talk show host said he’d be urging supporters of the cause across...
  • The Face of Obama's Son

    03/25/2012 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 25, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    I was in the green room on the 12th floor of Fox News building in New York on Friday when I heard the soundbite the first time, "If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon..." That simple statement had been preceded by nearly two minutes of stating deep and profound "outrage" and "seriousness" in the need to "insure" that "this matter would be investigated to the fullest." I asked commentator Cal Thomas who was sitting on one of the sofas in the room, "How many child murders have taken place since he took office?" Calshrugged his shoulders as if...
  • NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts ["N" Word; "Greek Homos," 'Chinamen" "Watermelons"]

    03/16/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 16, 2012
    NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts By JEFFREY LORD on 3.16.12 Phil Griffin, Brian Williams, Al Sharpton, and Comcast: Nightly News anchor and "Reverend Al." The cast. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, NBC's cable sibling. Brian Williams, anchor of The NBC Nightly News. Brian Roberts, the Chairman and CEO of Comcast, owners of NBC Universal. The Reverend Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's Politics Nation. And Quicken Loans, one of the original seven national sponsors of The Rush Limbaugh Show that pretentiously dropped Rush's show. That would be the same MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton -- hired by MSNBC president...