Originally Posted by zbromer
I'll comment for you. Like Piob's picture, you've posted an outdated picture of Holder and Sharpton, intending to show that they are being chummy in response to the Zimmerman verdict. This picture is from March 3 and is from a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." You can bing it, if you want to read about it.
I fully understand the criticism of Holder and Sharpton, but posting old pictures of Sharpton and Holder and intending to pass them off as recent is not the greatest tactic in making your point. It's now happened twice in the past few hours in this thread.
Also, it looks like Sharpton's suit may be from Minnis 0520, the forum's favorite cloth! I wonder if his is actually a blazersuit.
Well, I specifically posted it without comment, and made no suggestion it was a from after the Zimmerman verdict. But it is clear from this picture and others that Holder is beholden to these race baiting pieces of shit and will kowtow to them by "investigating" Zimmerman for civil rights violations when no such crime occurred. Further, that anyone takes Sharpton seriously in a murder case is laughable, as he is responsible for several deaths from the riots he has started in the past. It would be like listening to OJ discuss domestic violence. It's ludicrous.
And from the NAN meeting Piob referenced -
Holder - Thank you very much, Reverend Al. I appreciate your kind words, and I'm especially grateful for your prayers and for your partnership, your friendship, and also for your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve and the promises, the promises that we must fill.
There's no legitimate defense for such a statement. Sharpton and Jackson prey on ignorance and desperation to line their pockets. How else do you think he was able to afford that suit?
Originally Posted by zbromer
My understanding is that critics believe that the "victims" of people who successfully use the stand your ground/no duty to retreat defense are disproportionately black. I'm deliberately putting victims in quotations, because I'm acknowledging that they aren't victims, if there is a successful defense, but are considered such by the critics. I think there is a further belief that it is most pronounced when the defendants are not black (e.g. white or white Hispanic). I have no idea if there is data that supports this contention.
This is completely based on ignorance. Ata posted stats that refute this earlier. Shame that Sharpton, Jackson, and Holder aren't actually interested in helping black people stay out of prison as much as they are in putting a white-hispanic into one.
But hey, putting a few hundred poor and unknown black people in prison for crimes they didn't commit is a small price to pay to get your face on the news.