Skip to comments.CNN Anchor Blasts Sanford PD for Warning Community Not to Riot After Zimmerman Verdict — ‘Strikes Me
Posted on 07/12/2013 7:29:26 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
CNN anchor Don Lemon rebuked the Sanford Police Department for warning the Florida community not to riot after the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, saying it struck him as those barbarians cant contain themselves.
Let me say this, no one should ever be violent about anything, especially in this particular case, Lemon said on CNN Friday. I want to say this as judiciously as possible, and Im not just saying this because Im African-American, but to hear people come out before hand and talk about the possibility of violence and not rioting, it strikes me as, those barbarians cant contain themselves and it strikes many people as that well.
Lemon said there wasnt any such talk surrounding the Jodi Arias verdict or the Casey Anthony verdict.
There is race involved [in this case], but to say beforehand, many people think that is sort of inciting violence, by telling people not to be riotous and not to come out. It is incumbent on police departments to protect and serve all the time, including in these particular situations.
Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger and Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith went on national television Friday afternoon to appeal for calm after the verdict is read, no matter the outcome. There is no party involved in this case who wants to see any violence, Eslinger said after the case was handed off to the jury. We have every expectation upon the announcement of this verdict that our community and its visitors will continue to act peacefully. We will not tolerate anyone who uses this verdict as an excuse to violate the law.
Smith said law enforcement officials have spent months working on a plan to ensure the safety of Sanford and our surrounding communities following the verdict.
Ladies and gentlemen, its a trying time for all of us. Were not sure what the verdict is going to bring out, but at the same time its a great opportunity for evolution within the Sanford community and to show how we as a community evolve to do better and be better, he said. To ensure that we have an opportunity to to speak our piece, peacefully; to come together, peacefully; and when you leave here, you leave her peacefully.
In addition to local law enforcement, Rev. Jesse Jackson also appealed for a peaceful response to the decision.
If Zimmerman is convicted there should not be inappropriate celebrations, because a young man lost his life, and if he is not convicted we should avoid violence because it will only lead to more tragedies, Jackson said.
Now, now, they’re not going to riot... they’re going to loot.
I have no idea what they are trying to say.
“All The Lies Of Political Correctness Must Be Destroyed”.
Uh, maybe history plays a role? The threats of rioting? Could that be it?
This from CNN? No surprise there.
Sounds like a “sour” Lemon to me. Guest he never heard Sharpton’s chants, “No justice, no peace”.
Then again, a Lemon is YELLOW.
was he not around for rodney king?
does he not read about the black flash mobs that regularly occur that injurepeople and destroy stuff and steal stuff?
the "barbarians" have telegraphed that they "cannot contain themselves."
If the shoe fits.
Look, every time some damn Moslem does something, a bunch of America-hating pompous leaders of various stripes warn all us naturally evil Americans that we better not go vigilante on Moslems or lash out at them. So we ALL get the condescension every time, too.
But know what? THAT is never needed.
History proves each.
I am so sick of the media! The media started the flames and tended them...eff them to hell!
liberals are fairly stupid people, especially those who believe living as a sodomite is an acceptable way of life.
Don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing.
W H E N they riot, lets all do what we can to ensure this apologist for the barbarians NEVER is allowed to forget it.
“was he not around for rodney king?
does he not read about the black flash mobs that regularly occur that injurepeople and destroy stuff and steal stuff?”
He couldn’t care less about those matters; he’s simply jumping on the bandwagon, like the rest of the race-war hopefuls out there.
not like there’s prescedent ...
Uh, could it be because there are tons of Facebook pages created to encourage the savages or that Al, Jesse, etal, are front and center stirring up anger and hatred??
Well those barbarians can’t! Unless something stops them. History don’t lie.
Could it be because he and like minded attitudes have their very own stare decisis to cause concern for riots and looting?
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