The Reverend Al is jumping on the Moral Monday bandwagon in Florida. Circus nearly complete – we’re just missing Jesse Jackson now. See below, emphasis is mine.
The Rev. Al Sharpton led a crowd of about 1,000 people to the Florida Capitol on Monday, demanding that Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature fix or repeal the “stand your ground” self-defense law.
Sharpton marched alongside the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, two teens the marchers said were wrongly killed under Florida’s first-in-the-nation law, which allows people to use deadly force when they feel their lives are in danger and provides immunity from prosecution.
“Florida is ground zero for a sick and wicked law that has now spread through 23 other states,” Sharpton told the crowd on the Capitol steps. “It started in Florida, and we’ve come to start the ending of it in Florida.”
Speakers ranged from Black pastors to radio personality Tom Joyner to Democratic politicians who tried and failed to repeal the law last year.
The speakers invoked Martin, who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, and Davis, who was killed by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, both in 2012. They also invoked Marissa Alexander, who faces 60 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband.
All three are African-American. – Florida Courier
Resist, we much? What’s ‘wicked’ is the Zimmerman case had nothing to do with Stand Your Ground, but that’s besides the point because well, racism! House Judiciary Chairman Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala went on to call out Sharpton as irresponsible:
This scenario that he’s painted that old White vigilantes are going around hunting down young teenage Black kids and murdering them in the street – he knows that is not what’s happened,” Baxley said. “That fits the myth, and that fits the scenario that he wants to paint, but it’s a very dangerous one. It’s very irresponsible, and it will get people hurt that shouldn’t be.”
Well, Reverend Al has a penchant for being irresponsible. I suppose he was bored and didn’t want to get his hands dirty in the continuing gun violence in Chicago? Just remember, Rev. Al has a way with words: “Rosa Parks wasn’t no ho and Fannie Lou Hamer wasn’t no b**ch”
In NY, the union backing of Moral Monday is rather clear in this article by Communications Workers of America.
Here in NC, it’s back to the BlueprintNC template of eviscerate, slam and cripple. No topic is beyond being tied to
Moral Occupy Monday – even a coal ash spill: