I just want to know when the rioting and looting begins so I can steal my free stuff in honor of Trayvon
Final post today on all things Trayvonesque. The institutional left-wing contingencies who carry their greatest dependence on race baiting narratives are in a feeding frenzy trying to position themselves at the trough for optical and financial advantage.
SANFORD, Fla. — Rallying in front of the Sanford Police Department headquarters, members of the New Black Panther Party ripped President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for not responding forcefully enough to the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.
Mikhail Muhammad, the southern regional minister for the New Black Panther Party, told The Daily Caller that he thinks that the DOJ’s decision to get involved in this case came “a little too late.”
The DOJ didn’t decide to get involved until after Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown pressed Holder for federal help on the case. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division finally announced it was launching an investigation into the case on March 19, according to The Miami Herald, nearly a month after Martin was killed.
“With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids — the highest level of intent in criminal law,” an unnamed DOJ spokesperson told The Herald. “Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws.” (read more)
MSNBC’s Al Sharpton spoke at a rally for Trayvon Martin in Martin’s hometown of Sanford, Florida on Thursday night.
Sharpton has been heavily involved in the unfolding story surrounding Martin’s death for weeks, using both his television show and his broader activism to push the case. On Thursday, he devoted his entire show to Martin before going immediately to the rally.
“We are tired of going to jail for nothing and others going home for something. Zimmerman should have been arrested that night … you cannot defend yourself against a pack of Skittles and iced tea. Don’t talk to us like we’re stupid! Don’t talk to us like we’re ignorant! We love our children like you love yours. Lock him up!”
Sharpton said that he would stay on the case.
“We cannot allow a legal precedent to be established in this city that tells us it is legal for a man to kill us, tell any story he wants, and walks out with the murder weapon,” he said. (read more)
A banner day for race driven MSNBC – they have even managed to blame the Koch Brothers. This, on the heals of blaming Jeb Bush, blaming Rush Limbaugh, and any other figure that needs a good progressive smearing.
Gee, I wonder what the benefit is?