Jesse Jackson brings protest to Ga.

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ATLANTA — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is coming to Georgia to protest the state’s self-defense statute known as the stand-your-ground law.

Jackson’s office says he will appear this morning alongside local elected officials and families who’ve been affected by the laws that have sparked national debate since the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

A jury exonerated George Zimmerman for shooting Martin. The case involved a Florida law that allows someone to use deadly force if they can reasonably conclude they are in physical danger.

Similar state laws, including Georgia’s, go beyond traditional self-defense doctrine that requires a person who is not in their own home to retreat from a threat if possible.

Jackson and other critics say the more lenient laws lead to more violence, particularly against black males like Martin.

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teaparty
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teaparty 11/01/13 - 08:22 am
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Jesse should be in jail like
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Jesse should be in jail like his son and daughter-in-law, nice family. Jesse holds these rallies so he can steal more money from poor ignorant black people.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/01/13 - 08:26 am
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Must be hell

The only way to get name in the paper is to protest SOMETHING!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/01/13 - 08:26 am
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Easy to Say

From the story:

Jackson and other critics say the more lenient laws lead to more violence, particularly against black males like Martin.

It's easy to say, but there is absolutely no evidence to back up this irresponsible statement.

deestafford
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deestafford 11/01/13 - 08:34 am
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A few points:

Ol' Jesse ought to be bald from so much scratching his head as to what to do next to get publicity.

The stand-your-ground law was not used in the Martin trial. His supporters, to include his mother, are crusading for its repeal as if that is why Zimmerman was found innocent.

More blacks have been protected from bodily harm as a result of the stand-your-ground law than these racial pimps want the public to believe.

It shore must be nice to be rich like Ol' Jesse and not ever had a job.

Radwaste
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Radwaste 11/01/13 - 08:40 am
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There has to be more money in this...

...than there is in urging people to be civil, obey the law and be responsible for their own livelihood and conduct!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/01/13 - 09:55 am
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Reverend in title only

Rev. JJ has become a just a joke.

He has soiled the cause that others like Dr. King fought so hard to win.

Rev JJ and Rev. Al have become nothing more than Reverends crying wolf for $$$$$ and frame and political power.

BWT:
Did he ever charged for using over $2.16 Million from Rainbow/PUSH Coalition 501c 3/4 funds to pay for his adulterous affair with Karin Stanford, a worker at his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition office in Washington and the baby they produced?

BTW:
He did this even as he counseled President Clinton after public revelations of Bills affair with Monica.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/01/13 - 10:00 am
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Said it before and will say it again and again

Stand Your Ground and non-discretionary Conceal Carry laws
save innocent lives and reduce armed robberies and physical assaults.

Just Look no further than at the repeatedly proven statistics in the book by John Lott called "More Gun, Less Crime."

KSL
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KSL 11/01/13 - 10:09 am
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He has no shame.

He has no shame.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/01/13 - 10:19 am
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Like

What does it mean to be “like” Trayvon Martin?

Jackson and other critics say the more lenient laws lead to more violence, particularly against black males like Martin.

What about the black males unlike Martin? Thankfully, there are more black males unlike Martin than like him.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 11/01/13 - 10:33 am
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Law or no law

If I, or my family, is threatened with bodily harm or worse, I will defend myself and my family. I don't care what the law says. And I don't care if the attacker's name is "Trayvon Martin" or "William James Wellington IV." These criminals are not scared, and it's time they got scared. If you don't want to be a "victim" of violence, don't be a perpetrator of violence.

john
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john 11/01/13 - 11:07 am
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um

I dont believe stand your ground was used in that case. But what, at this point, does it matter?

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 11/01/13 - 11:23 am
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Where There is a Camera...

There will be Jesse Jackson. He even makes Charles Walker look a little saintly.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 11/01/13 - 12:18 pm
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Marinerman1 made the correct statement!

"Where There is a camera..." Jessie and the boys always love camera time because it encourages civil unrest and increases contributions to their slush funds!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/01/13 - 12:28 pm
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I've traveled with Jesse a

I've traveled with Jesse a few times in his younger years back when he was running for the Democrat presidential nomination. Believe me, he put more efforts into the "after the rally" activities than he did anything else. It usually involved a bottle of scotch and a local Democrat groupie...blond preferably.

I guess when you become irrelevant you look for any issue that can get you back in the spotlight. His blackmail money must be drying up. It's unfortunate he is too stupid to understand that "stand your ground" was never mentioned as part of the defense or prosecution in the Zimmerman case. Jesse never could get his facts quite right. A common fault among liberals and race baiters.

alleycat
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alleycat 11/01/13 - 12:56 pm
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Racist JJ

It is our right to own a gun and to stand our ground . No racist black guy is going to take that right from us. He hates whites so bad that he would deny law abiding black families the right to defend their family . Find a job a legal law abiding one & stop your hate buddy . Martin was a thug and got what he deserved.

Common.sense
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Common.sense 11/01/13 - 02:24 pm
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I guess Jesse Jackson loves

I guess Jesse Jackson loves wasting his time. Georgia isn't going to change the Stand Your Ground law anytime soon.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 11/01/13 - 03:08 pm
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I find this whole argument remarkable.

What is the alternative:
"Just lay there and take it sissy!"?

Black, white, red, purple ... no one should be expected to do that.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 11/01/13 - 03:14 pm
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If people would simply abide by the law,

stop trying to rob and burglarize other people and stay off private property unless invited onto it, and learn the most basic methods of answering another person's questions without bowing up and copping a rude 'tude, this discussion would never have happened (and Trayvon would never have gotten himself shot).

teaparty
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teaparty 11/01/13 - 03:18 pm
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Common.sense said, "I guess
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Common.sense said, "I guess Jesse Jackson loves wasting his time."
Jesse knows what he is doing. It is all about getting money from poor ignorant black people and few stupid white people.

Darby
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Darby 11/01/13 - 05:46 pm
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Jesse and Trayvon are a lot alike.

No, not skin color. Talking about the fact that they are (or in Trayvon's case was) both thugs.

It's getting so hard these day to rabble rouse in the name of race, don't you know?

Darby
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Darby 11/01/13 - 05:47 pm
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Ice tea and

Skittles, anyone?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 11/01/13 - 07:25 pm
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That thug
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needs to be with his boy, in prison.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/01/13 - 07:53 pm
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JJ
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He should work on getting his son out of jail for stealing and his brother off of the murder charge, then he can look around and "help" some one else.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 11/01/13 - 07:53 pm
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JJ
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He should work on getting his son out of jail for stealing and his brother off of the murder charge, then he can look around and "help" some one else.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/02/13 - 05:26 am
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Important to remember

In Georgia all it takes is 1 person whinging about something they don't like and it disappears in the night.

If Rev JJ holds a rally and buses in 20 people from DC and NYC the Gold Dome would melts from the speed of those jumping from the logic wagon to the appeasement bandwagon to rescind a law before elections.


Or have y'all forgot ?

This is SOP, as usual, for DNC to roll out fabricated
RACE issues in the lead up months before any national election.

EnoughAlready2
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EnoughAlready2 11/02/13 - 07:58 am
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fatboyhog.....

you said it perfectly.
Ditto.

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