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Jesse Jackson: Get The UN Involved in the Zimmerman Case

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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The idea of getting the federal Department of Justice involved in what should have remained a local story is preposterous. But Eric Holder announced recently that his department would be opening an investigation and will possibly bring civil rights charges against Zimmerman. We’ll see. Holder may have bitten off more than he can chew, since there isn’t any real evidence that Zimmerman “profiled” Martin because he was black.

As over-the-top as it is, getting the DOJ involved just isn’t enough for some people. Take a look at what Jesse Jackson said:

 “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.”

All because a jury decided that Zimmerman was not guilty? Earlier, Jackson was complaining that there were no men or blacks on the jury. Only women. White women:

 “Well, it was a stretch, trying to avoid the obvious. There was no–you speak of jury of your peers: there was no man on the jury—Trayvon was a black boy—there was no man, no black on the jury. So at least the idea of jury of your peers was a stretch all the while.”

The “jury of your peers” is something that applies to the person being accused of a crime. That would be George Zimmerman. And he was afforded a jury of his peers (except that they were women).

Jackson balks at an “unfair” jury composition, but then says we need to get an international body involved to determine whether or not we’re abiding by international human rights laws. But we are. Zimmerman was given a fair trial. Many argue that he shouldn’t have even been prosecuted in the first place because of a lack of evidence. That doesn’t mean that he was innocent; just that there wasn’t enough to prove one way or the other. That’s another one of those “human rights” that I’m sure Jesse Jackson doesn’t want to bring up in the context of this trial – the presumption of innocence until the accused is proven guilty. Even the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights acknowledges that one.

If the UN doesn’t deliver for Jesse Jackson, I’m sure he can call on the Galactic Republic.

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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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Fuck Jackson and the UN.

DusterMommy
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:33 AM
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

Gimme a break.
muslimah
by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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 Is this for real? Tell me it's a fucken joke.

snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Nothing outrageous in JJ's behavior.  Why shouldn't our judicial system be under scrutiny?

candlegal
by Judy on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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Not only is it real, but it is typical Jesse Jacksom.


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smushy79
by Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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 Jackson is an idiot.

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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"If the UN doesn’t deliver for Jesse Jackson, I’m sure he can call on the Galactic Republic."


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MomTiara19
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM

The federal department of justice getting involved in a local story is preposterous when you view the case from Zimmermans perspective.

When you view the case through Trayvons families perspective justice was not served.

Even if you feel Zimmerman is not guilty.This does not justify pursuing and killing Trayvon.Trayvon had no weapon to defend himself and no reason to be stalked.This is a very unfair defense claim on Zimmermans part when he was the instigator.

Zimmerman made a very big mistake that night.It is unfair that a young man lost his life and his killer walked away with no remorse or responsibilty.

Yes Zimmerman is a free man and the law has spoken.Yet that doesnt mean we cant look into ways of making sure this doesnt happen to another young man....nor neighborhood watchman.

 

 

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Quoting MomTiara19:


Yes Zimmerman is a free man and the law has spoken.Yet that doesnt mean we cant look into ways of making sure this doesnt happen to another young man....nor neighborhood watchman.





I think the majority agree we need to look into ways of making sure this doesn't happen again.  What many don't agree with is the demonization of Zimmerman.  

ashellbell
by shellbark on Jul. 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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Whatever keeps Zimmerman's name out there is fine with me. Whatever continues to ruin his life is even better.
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