To Jesse Jackson, Trayvon Martin’s an opportunity to promote his vision of American, which curiously is the same one held by antebellum slave owners.
To recap, George Zimmerman shot and killed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, claiming self-defense. Sanford, Florida police agreed, prompting “civil rights activists” like Jackson to protest. (Bryan Preston covers it here and here.)
Jackson wants to use this incident to repeal Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Curiously, Jackson didn’t protest when Black, self-employed roofing contractor Hygens Labidou defended himself against two white racists who called him a “N—-r” while trying to pull him from his truck and murder him. In that incident, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office stated:
“These two men approached him with a deadly weapon in an aggressive manner…Clearly, he was inside his vehicle, and he was clearly within his right to defend himself.”
(Retrieved from Miami Herald, December 19, 2007. No longer available online.)
Labidou’s story is important because Sanford police interviewed a witness who reported that Martin was on top of Zimmerman and beating Zimmerman when the shooting occurred. Curiously, Jackson didn’t mention this even though he claims he wants justice, which used to mean innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Sanford police say Zimmerman was bloody in his face and head, and the back of his shirt was wet and had grass stains, indicating a struggle took place before the shooting.
Jackson claims “Blacks are under attack.” But Labidou successfully repelled an attack because he was armed.
Anti-rights extremists like Jackson want America disarmed because so many people die of “gun violence.”
Jackson is either ignorant–or supportive–of what historically was one of the most brutally racist agendas to keep Blacks enslaved via terror: gun control. (I cover this in chapter 1 of Four Hundred Years of Gun Control.)
Jackson is also ignorant–or intentionally working against Black civil rights–by refusing to acknowledge that gun control remains racist: States with the most gun control have the highest rates of Black homicide.
Meet the new Uncle Tom: Jesse Jackson.