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Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/22/rev-jesse-jackson-criticized-over-frowned-upon-tweet/

 

Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized over ?frowned upon? tweet

 

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who has been recently criticized for remaining silent on racially-charged crimes in which whites were the victims, said the shooting of a white jogger in Oklahoma by three young men is "frowned upon."

 

The oddly tepid remark came in a tweet, and was followed by a lengthier statement in which Jackson pleaded for an end to violence in general.

 

"Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frown upon and the justice system must prevail," Jackson tweeted.

 

Lane was fatally shot last Friday as he went for a run in in the town of Duncan, which is about 30 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. He was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla., and had been visiting his girlfriend when he was shot in the back and killed.

 

One Twitter response to Jackson's tweet said, "But I guess you aren't 'Outraged' and won't be marching over it huh?"

 

The Wall Street Journal ran an editorial Thursday calling external-link.pngLane's killing as 'troubling' as that of Martin, but noted the general silence from Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and even the White House on the matter.

 

To be sure, police in Oklahoma call the shooting random. One suspect allegedly told police that he and other boys were bored and that they followed Lane and killed him for "the fun of it." Two of the suspects appear to be black.

 

Race was not mentioned by police but a recent report from The Daily Caller pointed out that one of the suspects had posted racist tweets in the past, including, ?90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.?

 

Jackson has been criticized for comments he made during the Zimmerman trial. He called Florida an ?apartheid? state and compared Martin?s killing to civil rights clashes in Selma, Ala.

 

Jackson, in an interview with The Associated Press, defended his remarks. He cited the state's voter laws and incarceration rates of blacks versus the general population as examples of "apartheid like conditions."

 

A phone call and email from FoxNews.com to Jackson was not immediately returned. Jackson has also been recently criticized for not speaking publicly of the brutal beating aboard a school bus caught on cellphone and surveillance video. He later mentioned the school bus attack on a Facebook post about Oklahoma killing.

 

"The recent incidents of violence in America most notably the murder of Christopher Lane an aspiring student athlete from Australia in Oklahoma and the attack of a student on a school bus in Florida once again calls each of us to a collectively resist all forms of violence in our society," the post said.

 

Note: I lean liberal, but honestly, this makes me sick!

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those who wish to foment racial hatred and disparity have no idea how to handle this since it is SOO high profile and public. The racist tweets and hating white people "woods" is all to glaring. they can't hide this

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The hypocrisy & bigotry of Jackson, Sharpton etc. knows no bounds. They are no better than the bigots they purport to oppose. The sooner they and their opposite numbers lose their ability to influence things, the better.

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Why people still listen to or care about these two scumbags jackson, and sharpton? ....

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I feel the Martin Luther Kings legacy has been pee'd on. Everything his life's work for equality has been destroyed. Why do we celebrate "black history month" when today's generation of selfish people just urinate all over what the prior generations fought to build? :/  

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Spitting in the street is frowned upon. Committing cold blooded murder is an abhorrent act perpetrated by cowards who deserve no leniency or pity from the justice system regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, political ideology etc.

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Why people still listen to or care about these two scumbags jackson, and sharpton? ....

 

Why did they EVER listen to them, is beyond me.

 

Been apparent they are two faced scumbags from the beginning!

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Why people still listen to or care about these two scumbags jackson, and sharpton? ....

It's because news sites like to give them airtime. They're controversial people...controversies bring in money.

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