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Jackson Wants UN To Investigate Trayvon Case

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Investigate the racial context behind Martin’s death

By JESSE JACKSON | July 15, 2013

If Trayvon Martin were not a young black male, he would be alive today. Despite the verdict, it’s clear that George Zimmerman would never have confronted a young white man wearing a hoodie. He would, at the very least, have listened to the cops and stayed back.

This is simply a lie. Zimmerman was not told by anyone not to follow Martin. A non-LEO dispatcher said "“We don’t need you to do that.” The dispatcher, Sean Noffke, testified on the first day of the jury trial that it is dispatchers’ policy not to give orders to callers. “We’re directly liable if we give a direct order,” he explained. “We always try to give general basic . . . not commands, just suggestions.” …

Moreover, Zimmerman was already out of his car when he spoke to the dispatcher, anyway.

Trayvon Martin’s death shatters the convenient myths that blind us to reality…

And yet Mr. Jackson has just repeated a de-bunked myth.

Both the prosecutor and the defense claimed that the trial was not about race. But Trayvon Martin was assumed to be threatening just for walking while being young, black and male…

This is Mr. Jackson’s own racist projection. In fact, in his work for the neighborhood watch Zimmerman had called the 911 dispatchers over people of all races.

By the way, lest we forget, we know Mr. Jackson has a prejudice again all walking non-white people. At a meeting of Operation PUSH in Chicago on 27 November 1993, the Reverend famously admitted: "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved." …

As Trayvon Martin’s death shows us, the norm increasingly is to police and punish poor young men of color, not educate or empower them. And that norm makes it dangerous to be young, black and male in America.

There are three possible reactions to this reality. African Americans can adjust to it, teaching their children how to survive against the odds.

Given that his son is currently on his way to prison for numerous crimes, Mr. Jackson seems to have failed this option.

We can resent it, seething in suppressed fury until we can’t stand it anymore. Or we can resist, assert our rights to equal protection under the laws, and challenge openly the new reality.

We need a national investigation of the racial context that led to Trayvon Martin’s slaying. Congress must act. And it’s time to call on the United Nations Human Rights Commission for an in-depth investigation of whether the U.S. is upholding its obligations under international human rights laws and treaties.

Trayvon Martin’s death demands much more than a jury’s verdict on George Zimmerman. It calls for us to hear the evidence and render a verdict on the racial reality that never had its day in court at the trial.

In other words, Mr. Jackson wants heaven and earth to be moved until Zimmerman is lynched for racism. Even though everyone involved agrees there was no racism involved. Even Rachel Jeantel.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Jackson Wants UN To Investigate Trayvon Case”

  1. Liberals Demise

    Why not ask the un to patrol the hood.
    The blue helmets protecting the poor innocent people of said hood.
    Until a drive by or flash mob send the cowards scurrying.
    Jesse ……… you deserve no better.
    The un ………. Jesus Christ.

  2. Astravogel

    It would be a hoot if the UN found that
    the United States was way better than
    most of the rest of the planet. Wouldn’t
    happen, but it would be fun. Probably
    wouldn’t hear about it on anything but
    Fox News, though, so Jessie, Father
    of the Year, would not know of it.

  3. yadayada

    the double standard for libs blazes brightest when they rant about racial equality-
    of course no double standard exists in this issue.

    did trayvon have a duty to retreat? apparently Zimmerman did

    should trayvon have called 911 when a suspicious man was following him? of course not.

    trayvon should have been in fear for his safety because a man of a dissimilar color was following him at a distance, but Zimmerman should not feel he is in any danger of suffering harm when a 6′ tall black thug knocked him down, jumped on his chest and started punching him in the face/hitting his head on the sidewalk.

    Zimmerman was “ordered by the police to not confront” (condensed quote of all msm) trayvon-the-unarmed-teen, but tray’s attack on Zimmerman was the proper thing to do because the humble, young, innocent, unarmed, nonviolent, frail trayvon was actually defending himself against some larger, older, mentally deranged, perverted, homosexual, rapist, racist cracker (pardon me, “crakka)

    it must be in the eye of the beholder – some people can expound endlessly on the nuances of a piece by jackson Pollock and call it great art and buy it for a million $$. I see a drop cloth after I’ve repainted the living room.
    I don’t get it.




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