Friday, April 27, 2012

Okay I'm upset at Sharpton for co-signing "the blacks will riot" BS in Trayvon Martin Case.

Let me first say that I respect Al Sharpton and want to applaud him for his work on the Trayvon Martin case and his dedication to helping the family.

That said I'm not to happy with him feeling the need to come out and ask blacks not to riot on the 20th anniversay of the LA Riots.

"Twenty years ago I came out here after that protest after the verdict and tried to discourage the violence, and 20 years later now I'm here with Trayvon's parents and we're saying we don't want violence," said Sharpton.

"I think even though people are angry and as concerned as I am, we don't feel like we have no options," he says. "Unlike [with] Rodney King, there's defined leadership in Trayvon Martin's case who have said from the beginning we cannot have violence."

I don't know about you but I felt kind of insulted that Sharpton feels he had to tell African Americans not to riot especially since there doesn't even seem to be a movement to do so. I have many that are angry about the case but I have not heard one person even mention the word riot. Many know that a riot would accomplish absolutely nothing.

To me his is co-signing the rants and accusations of conservative talking heads ( both black & white ) who have been scaring their audiences by saying that if blacks don't get their way in this case that they will riot.
I give my people a lot more credit than that and I think Sharpton should also. The LA Riots were not just about Rodney King but about an incredible mix of horrible social conditions, despair, economic disparity, and yes police brutality all coming to a head at one time and in one place. People just couldn't take it any more.

And it was 20 years ago. You can't judge a whole group by the actions of some 20 years ago. Not saying that's what Sharpton is doing but that's what conservative talking heads are doing and Sharpton is unintentionally co-signing their bullsh** by even acknowledging it.

Love you Mr. Sharpton and will support you but I'm a little mad at you right now. I really think you should know better.

George Cook

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