Skip to comments.Florida governor holds emergency meeting with anti-Zimmerman protesters (Another cave-in)
Posted on 07/18/2013 10:29:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Florida Gov. Rick Scott held an emergency meeting Thursday night with pro-Trayvon Martin protesters that staged a sit-in outside his office to demand an end to Floridas Stand Your Ground law.
Scott, who has been under fire from activists in the wake of George Zimmermans acquittal in Martins death, met with protesters at the State Capitol and reminded them that he agrees with Floridas Stand Your Ground law, but that hes calling for a statewide day of prayer for unity to help people of all persuasions move beyond the verdict.
Sean Rossman @SeanRossman
Dream Defenders meeting with @FLGovScott at the Capitol. Talking about race, criminal justice. @tdonline pic.twitter.com/BCWgBRUsHo
More than 100 protesters from the group Dream Defenders, which previously coordinated with a unit of the Obama administrations Justice Department, descended upon the Florida state capitol Wednesday demanding to meet with Governor Scott to request that a special legislative session be held to repeal the states Stand Your Ground law, which Scott supports. Scott, who is facing tough re-election odds in 2014, initially showed no sign of desiring a meeting with protesters, but eventually caved in at 9 pm ET Thursday night, at the end of Day 2 of the protesters sit-in in the lobby of Scotts office....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
I hope the Tea Party “primaries” Gov. Scott after he appointed State Attorney Corey to falsely prosecute George Zimmerman.
Again the adults are abdicating!
If these anti-White Hispanic types weren’t doing so much “lean”, they’d have a good chance of figuring out that the “Stand Your Ground” law played no part in this. Martin was using Zimmerman’s head for a basketball. Zimmerman shot him to stop the bouncing noise in his head.
Prayer for unity? Uh-oh, now he’s done it. The American Atheists will be holding a sit in next!
How about this, Scott? Explain the facts to these people. SYG was not a part of this case. If you continue to block government buildings you will be arrested.
Appeasing these racists with day of prayer legitimates their nonsense. If Scott wants to play these people fine, one off. Any further disruption and you will be arrested.
Scott better stand up and denounce these intimidation tactics.
It’s the oldest trick, goad the government into responding and then claim oppression. Filthy communist pukes.
Dumbarse cretins don't realize that SYG was not part of this case and even if it weren't Florida law, GZ still would have been acquitted.
Why are people still pretending that the Stand Your Ground law was used for Zimmerman’s defense?
Because there’s a push from the White House on down to repeal that various state “stand-your-ground” laws?
True enough, but certainly they could come up with some pretext that actually has a logical connection to Stand Your Ground to push their agenda. What would happen if some of these protestors actually read up on the Zimmerman case.... Oh wait, what am I thinking. They don’t want to know actual facts. And they probably can’t read. Commence protesting as planned.
the devil is behind the scenes trying to pick the world apart. no worldly plan, not worldly scheme can prevail against the devil. only God can, and God has to be invited into our lives to save us, God will not barge in to save us uninvited.
as long as people respond to being lied to with something other than “this is nonsense” then the liars will lie more and more boldly.
It’s kind of hard to fight that when the acronym news sources (ABC I personally heard multiple times) kept top-of-hour reporting that SYG was “pivotal in Zimmermans defense”...
Ben Carson had said he wished Zimmerman had used a taser but I think that wouldn’t have worked at such close range and would have shocked them both.
media always lie
It’s nice where possible, but not always practical, to use a stun gun (and a hand held stunner would have worked better than a taser gun assuming Zimmerman could get at it).
Scott is such a gem..........NOT!
Stand Your Ground law ping
Most of the low information fools still think SYG was how GZ got off. They’ll follow Judge Judy chapter-and-verse but take Al Sharpton’s word on this case.
SYG is popular in his state overall with the populous. WTF is he doing kneeling to this nonsense. What a whimp.
The GOP certainly doesn’t represent me. That’s why I registered as an Independent back in 2007 and have not had one regret.
Their leaders don’t care. They want to disarm white people. They don’t care about criminals with guns, only white people. For them Zimmerman is close enough.
I read the article, which was clearly biased. But, I did not see any caving by Gov. Scott on anything. He supports the verdict, is not calling a special session of the legislature, and supports Stand Your Ground which is what this group wants repealed. It’s irrelevant that SYG was not part of GZ’s defense. What is relevant is what these leftists want, and Gov. Scott is not giving them that. It’s his duty to represent all Floridians and listen to their views. But, he is standing his ground and adhering to conservative principles.
So I don’t believe the whining on this thread that somehow Gov. Scott is now a turncoat.
You've had numerous insightful comments along the same lines recently. I fully concur.
as long as its not in cursive...
>> [Scott’s] calling for a statewide day of prayer for unity
Good on Scott.
Scrape away the idiocy and opportunism, and what remains is a lotta hurt.
It saddens me that many Blacks truly believe the incident and judicial outcome was a matter of racist persecution. Perhaps prayer will help to alleviate the burden of distrust.
>> God has to be invited into our lives
Ain’t that the truth.
Agreed with your posts, and.......no.......not a cave-in.
Just a pol doing what needs to be done to diffuse a situation that the race baiters and media have drummed up.
“the devil is behind the scenes trying to pick the world apart. no worldly plan, not worldly scheme can prevail against the devil. only God can, and God has to be invited into our lives to save us, God will not barge in to save us uninvited.”
Worthy of a repost. ;o)
The same scenario has played out over and over again.
WWI, WWII are just recent examples.
When the "good guys" decide to fight, Reverend Manning is right.
Evil will die at the point of something, be that a point of a pole, as Vlad the Impaler used, to the point of a rail, sword or gun.
Don’t hold your breath. It won’t happen.
Yes, I know. I neglected to put the /s at the end of my sentence.
Or evil can die at another point, the “finger of God.”
The governor doesn't make the law.
Mebbe they should just lobby the legislature if they want to reopen the streets to thuggery.
the legislature would be more likely to hand them their hind ends on a platter, however. they believe it more opportune to keep pecking at the place they know is weak.
Rick Scott, Pam Bondi, Angela Corey and Berni de la Rionda should all be prosecuted for the attempted Murder of George Zimmerman.
Rick Scott is a sniveling COWARD. He should be recalled and then thrown in jail. He is a despicable criminal coward.
Let's take a look at that, shall we?
The media have failed miserably in their crusade to disarm Americans in general. Not one of the senseless incidents of slaughter has been an effective tool in recent years as the driving force for more constraints on the RKBA, in fact, just the opposite has occurred with rare and limited exceptions.
Not Sandy Hook, nor Aurora Colorado, not even Gabby Giffords' new-found poster-child status has been enough to throw against the firmly held belief that Americans have a Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and furthermore, the unalienable right to use those arms in self defense.
By trying to make this a racial issue, by trying to blame it on "too loose" laws regarding self-defense, the media are desperately trying to find a crack in that armor.
The SEIU, the usual race-baiters, and other professional agitators are the last assault force, who (if ever) win concessions by threatening or implying threats of violence and/or disruption.
The Communists have failed, again, to turn legitimate self-defense (the jury said so) into something it is not in order to further their agenda of weakening America and Americans' fundamental rights.
People need to encourage the Governor in the other direction from the agitators (pols always stand straighter when the majority, as perceived, has their back).
They don't ordinarily have much for a spine, but exert enough pressure and they can stand up straight.
Its irrelevant that SYG was not part of GZs defense. What is relevant is what these leftists want...
And what they want is Back-door Gun Control. Thats all there ever is or was to this case. Striking terror into Whitey's heart is a twofer.
Look for a conservative to be elected as the next governor of FL.
Well primary Gov. Scott.
Evil dies when the good news of the Gospel of Jesus gets proclaimed.
Remember when Americans had a backbone? When they stood up to communist agitators?
They'd both be fried.
Oh, puhleeeeeze. It's been 8-10 generations since slavery and 2-3 generations since Jim Crow. Isn't it about time that all people got over race?
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