Is in the news, of course, speaking about the death of Trayvon Martin. Although, according to this "Civil Rights" leader, it was more of a hunting trip for Zimmerman than a case of probable self defense. I'm not quite sure how anyone has come to any conclusion with all of the mis-information put out by the media, evidence not released to the public, and a Grand Jury still out on the matter.
So, what does Jesse, I'm "sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust", Jackson have to say? Let's see.
"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.
Catch that? Their beliefs. Not truths, or evidence based accusations, they feel that justice is still elusive. Well don't we all?
The article continues with:
Jackson predicted that the protests will continue to multiply in number and that the ranks of protestors will swell until Zimmerman is arrested.
Really Mr. Civil Rights Leader? not until he's indicted for a crime in compliance with the United States Constitution (you know the whole civil rights thing) or a no bill is handed down, but will multiply until this man is arrested.
Personally, I don't know what happened on that evening. I've heard the 911 calls, I've read the police reports, but I and no one else not involved in the investigation, have read the witness statements or looked at the other evidence.
Continuing, he says:
"As long as he is outside of the court system, the protests will intensify and spill over into other dimensions," Jackson said. "His lack of appearance in the court system is a source of embarrassment and humiliation. He needs to face the court."
Uh, no, he needs to be indicted by a Grand Jury or no billed.
He then brings up things that only affect the black community:
He added: "Blacks are under attack." African American families are facing record home foreclosures and unemployment. Their children are burdened with student loan debt. States, particularly conservative ones, are passing voter laws that leaders know will disenfranchise blacks and other minorities. Meanwhile, the nation's prisons are brimming with black faces, he said, and their numbers that suggest that the legal system is quicker to send blacks to prison than whites.
Yes, of course, Whites aren't faced with foreclosures, unemployment or student load debt, that's only a black thing.
Jackson said gunfire in America continues to be a problem for all Americans -- not just blacks.
Thank you Mr. Civil Rights only for the black folk for recognizing us white folk.
Jackson said he also wants to see the Martin protests accomplish something else beyond justice for the slain teen's family.
Not justice, but justice for the black folks
He said he wants the repeal of Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law, which gives legal protection to people who fight back in self-defense.
And this is what really caught my attention. "gives legal protection to people who FIGHT BACK IN SELF-DEFENSE. What about the civil rights of the victims Mr. Jesse Obama's"acting like he's white" Jackson? You do realize those laws protect the black community too? Unless you're saying that it's the black folks committing the crimes.
He finishes with:
"No justice, no peace," he said. "The indifference to this kind of pain is just going to intensify the protests."
Are we talking about justice justice, you know, civil rights, due process and all that or just lynching a white man? Of course, you always pick the right side, just like that black girl that accused those white boys of raping her over at Duke.
I'm not racist, I hate racism, but I hate liars, too.