Jesse Jackson says that he should be able to buy jury decisions
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus appear undecided so far on whether to support a call for a boycott of Florida over the Trayvon Martin case, with Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards saying Sunday such a move could be “devastating” to some communities in the state.
Jackson said after a Florida jury found neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty July 13 of all charges in the fatal 2012 shooting of Martin, a black teenager, that his Rainbow PUSH Coalition would consider a boycotting on Florida, which he characterized as a “kind of apartheid state.”
Jackson’s son is being sentenced this week for theft and embezzling $750,000 from the people of Illinois, so Jesse is in Florida pretending he is Nelson Mandela.
“That’s probably the best strategy because people understand dollars and cents,” Clay, D-Mo., said Friday, according to The Hill newspaper. “And they understand if there’s a significant drop off in revenues — at conventions, at Disney World and Universal Studios — that will get the attention of the powerful.”
The black caucus thinks that they should be able to purchase jury decisions.
Their remarks were just part of the ongoing and wide-ranging discussions about race and equal justice since the fatal shooting, particularly after President Obama talked Friday about the verdict, his own experiences growing up black and what Americans could do about changing state gun laws on self-defense.
Obama wants to make sure that people can’t defend themselves any more. It makes martial law much easier to implement. All that States Rights nonsense and the US Constitution just get in the way of his bigger plans.
Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Black Caucus chairwoman, suggested the Martin case should be a call for “a broader discussion” on “how we are treating poor and minority people in this country.”
Yes, we need a discussion about why the black community is trying to lynch an Hispanic.
“We are being attacked from so many sides that you have to at some point decide where you can have the most impact,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
People who make statements like that are normally being treated for paranoid schizophrenia.