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?
The affirmative action Negro lemon said this?
It was pretty obvious why they stepped to the podium. They wanted to say it in black and white. Really pi**** me off.
Well, now, can we just go by what's REGULARLY happened in the past, or do we have to IGNORE THE FACTS, because "someone" might be offended that we point them out?????
THIS is what political correctness is all about: ignoring the obvious, and pretending it didn't happen.......ROFL
Figures Jackson can’t say all violence should be avoided because it is MORALLY WRONG.
they either contain themselves, or they will be contained
this isn’t New York or washdc and this isn’t the 80s.
people are quite fed up
and the powder is dry
Of course not! After all, for liberals, history began this morning...
What? This “journalist” didn’t see all of the blog posts, FB posts and tweets about burning down the city made by his fellow “African-Americans”? He didn’t hear about the Black Panthers threatening to go into non-black neighborhoods and kill people? What planet has he been on? It’s all the fault of the authorities for being pro-active? This is just another blame-it-on-racism pimp. I wish just once these people would quit posing as victims and take ownership of their behavior and its consequences. It if walks like a barbarian and talks like a barbarian ...
Listen, you f*ggy dumb@ss Don Lemon: Who rioted in Los Angeles in 1992? Who is the only group that riots, anytime, in America? Which demographic makes up the most violent segment of our society?
And when the riots happen (not if) ... what will his next article say?
If you don’t have the time, don’t do the crime.
What? A CNN anchor who doesn’t follow Twitter? Never saw or heard any threats of violence if Zimmerman is acquitted? Sure would like to find that nice, isolated island where Lemon lives.
I believe the term now is redistribution.
Some portion of the “media” is in fact demonstrably guilty of intentionally inciting violence.
So are some elements of our federal government.
And not a few elements of our state government, and assorted special interest groups.
I agree with you, that all of those people should burn in hell. But fortunately or unfortunately, that is not our call, as mere humans.
What we each can controll is how we individually react to them in this world.
If we are not with them, then we are against them.
Time to take a roll call.
Guess Lemon hasn’t seen the postings on social media nor the New Black Panther Party nor Al Charlatan stirring the pot.
Perhaps the Sanford PD saw this:
InterOccupy.Net has set itself up as a hub for demonstrations to react to the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has set up a Facebook Page for people to list any planned actions responding to the imminent verdict in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial.
Below are some planned actions. If you dont see yours here please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org AND contact the Stop Mass Incarceration Network through any of the following avenues:
Stop Mass Incarceration Website
SMI Facebook Page
We Are All Trayvon Twitter
Go to our website to find materials to use in spreading the message: We Are All Trayvon; The Whole Damned System Is Guilty! Send your plans to SMIN at email@example.com. Take pictures of what you do and send the pictures and reports to SMIN as well.
I recall during the tragic riots following the Rodney King arrest video thinking that the black leaders allegedly pleading for calm might really have been, using reverse psychological persuasion, pushing for civil unrest and violence.
I have that same, uneasy worry at this moment.
(Hoping I'm totally wrong.)
I can’t believe this took more than 15 minutes. Self defense by this man who gives back to his community rather that this POT smoking thug who’s girl friend “ho” cant read. This is over. Shoot any rioter on sight . It will stop in 30 seconds. What a joke to prosecute this national hero.
I think they have voted and it is over but they are suppressing the verdict until blacks are waking up late tomorrow.
Pleading for calm? Sorry, I don't recall that ever happening. Jackson, Sharpton, et al were AWOL that night.
Good, maybe I’m mus-remembering.
Don Lemon is, without question, the dumbest human on national television. The guy is an idiot.
maybe vecause both were white on white crimes don you ignorant racist jerk
Why loot when all you need to do is vote?
I live in a coastal community in Florida. Here, there is a part of town that is predominantly African American and I’d bet dollars against donuts that there will be riots there no matter what the verdict - they just enjoy rioting and getting attention. That gets them money and free stuff.
Please Lord, help Don Lemon remove his head from his or any other man’s rear end.
Riot at Don Lemon’s house!
You guys in the news have been saying “riots” since the day this occurred! How racist was that?? Now police call for calm and THAT’S outrageous???
how can it be rascists when on of the Sheriffs (from a neighbor County I guess) is black and saying riots would not be tolerated ?
Something dawned on me after reading these posts because in a previous post there was the question of skin color. Both actually have a similar complexion. If the Martin kid shot and killed Zimmerman would we have all this hyperbole about racism ? Would Obama call Zimmmerman his could have been son ? Would Sharpton come to Zimmermans defence ? Would CNN and the local NBC local affilate be showing pictures of a 12 year old kid...
Or would they be treating as another black on black shooting or ignored as another black on white murder ?