It’s taken a week, but finally … Jesse Jackson responded to that viral video of three 15 year old black teens beating a 13 year old white boy. The victim says he was attacked because he told school administrators that the older teens tried to sell him drugs at school.
The incident happened July 9th in the St. Petersburg area of Gulfport, but the bus surveillance video and cell phone video from other students just became public last week.
Former Florida Congressman Allen West quickly had harsh words for Jackson because after all the “show” in Florida over the Trayvon Martin case … Jackson was silent on this issue.
The Sunshine State News quoted West as saying, “Do you hear anything from Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues, or is that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself once again? Ya’ll just make me sick.”
Breitbart News caught up with Jackson and asked why he fought for justice for Trayvon Martin, but said nothing about the black-white attack on the 13 year old.
In MY opinion … Jackson’s response was typical & expected — weak and side-stepping the issue, but I’ll let you judge.
Jackson was quoted as saying, “It’s hard to make a comparison … In one case a man was unarmed, killed by another man. Last year a hundred and thirty five blacks were killed, black men, unarmed, killed by vigilantes, police, killed by security guards, so whether it’s the case of Oakland, Calif., or the case in New York, it’s just too much of it. Wherever it occurs, it must always be discouraged; there must be a deterrent from it occurring. We must urge people to live in civilized ways.”
Of course, it is different from Trayvon Martin in that the boy wasn’t killed — he did suffer two black eyes and a broken arm.
It is different from Martin …BUT … if whites attacked a black teen … I think we all know that Jackson, Sharpton, the Liberal Media and related vultures would have swarmed back into Florida which Jackson has labeled “an apartheid state”.
In fact, to deal with Jackson’s statement that in the Zimmerman case, Trayvon was killed … at the time of the bus attack, the 64 year old bus driver feared this could be a case of murder. He was calling for help saying, “They about to beat this boy to death over here.”
The best thing for our nation is for all this senseless violence … involving all sides, races, cultures, religions … to stop — but that’s not going to happen.
So, for that sad fact, I was glad to see Allen West call out Jackson and the rest of that group on this case.
That should happen every time when something like this happens, because I guarantee you — the next time there is a beating or death involving white on black … Jackson and Company will be on the scene hustling — for all the camera, internet and print coverage they can get.