Martin Case County's NAACP Chapter Distances Self from Sharpton
Having already been critical of the Sanford City police department, hatemonger Al Sharpton continues to try to add fuel to the fire swirling around a tragedy that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead and George Zimmerman in hiding. The target of a New Black Panther bounty and multiple death threats, Zimmerman's location remains unknown. Barack Obama has remained silent since claiming Trayvon Martin would look just like his son if he had one.
If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, the Rev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions.
Meanwhile, Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP Turner Clayton spoke out to put distance between his organization and Sharpton's inflammatory rhetoric.
Clayton said he believes that the expected 3,000 people who will attend Saturday's march and rally in Sanford will realize the difference between Sharpton's message and the NAACP's mission. "I don't think they can confuse that," Clayton said. "It's just that they will have to make a judgment as to whether they want to follow the mission of the NAACP or follow what the Rev. Sharpton said."
Todd Schnitt, a national radio host, is calling for Sharpton to be fired by MSNBC.
Nationally syndicated radio host Todd Schnitt is calling for MSNBC to fire their host, the Rev. Al Sharpton, for his attempt at inciting violence. Schnitt has called for Sharpton's arrest if riots occur.
Syndicated columist Margaret Carlson also weighed in, claiming Trayvon Martin's family doesn't need the likes of Al Sharpton hanging around to stir up even more trouble. America doesn't seem prepared to accept or simply ignore Sharpton's divisive tactics as they have on some past occasions.
The family of Martin, the teenager who was shot and killed last month in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, has yet to get any justice. But the case is getting lots of attention -- from editorial and op-ed pages, on cable talk shows, even from the president--all without the help of Sharpton, thank you.
In a recent poll, the number of people who believe George Zimmerman should be arrested has dropped to 48%, quite a bit below where it stood earlier in the week.
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