Sharpton Calling for Civil Disobedience

Jeannie DeAngelis
In response to the Sanford Police Department's failure to arrest the man accused in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, a local chapter of the NAACP organized a march that planned to bus into Sanford, Florida a number of Skittle-eating, hoodie-wearing protestors from other states.  According to the Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP, Turner Clayton, the intent was for the "rallies ...to show support from the community and show the special prosecutor that 'we are interested in what happened, and we're not going to stand by and let them do something that the people of Sanford will not accept.'"  Nothing wrong with that. However, much to the chagrin of Mr. Turner, Al Sharpton will also attend the march.  Contrary to the polite and peaceful demonstration the NAACP had planned, if local law enforcement doesn't obey the commands of the mob and immediately arrest George Zimmerman, Sharpton has upped the ante to include "civil...(Read Full Post)

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