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    Zimmerman verdict: The world reacts

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    Just as Surely as any Caucasian can be robbed, etc., U.S. born Blacks are also victimized, because It is a case of the "Haves vs. the Have Nots" and the need to survive in spite of being underserved or misrepresented!

     

    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-936676

    Theft by Court: Inglewood and Culver City Municipal Courts Enforce Black Codes.

    http://s1.zetaboards.com/Express_Yourself/topic/5189324/1/#new

    Just as surely as any Caucasian can be robbed, etc., U.S. born Blacks are also victimized, because it is a case of the "Haves vs. the Have Nots" and the need to survive in spite of being underserved or misrepresented!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d87h9nAajqM

    YouTube: FULL SPEECH - Barack Obama Addresses George Zimmerman…..” uploaded by DrudgeReportFanatic, Jul 19, 2013

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-race-20130720%2C0%2C6687025.story
    Source: "President Obama speaks personally on Trayvon Martin and race" by Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    LA Times, July 19, 2013
    Selected excerpt:
    "
    There are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven't had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often." by President Barack Obama

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-964545
    President Barack Obama still does not have a clue. Just as surely as any Caucasian who passes through or visits the "inner-city" can be robbed, be a victim of purse snatching, etc., etc., by a Black man, woman, or minor, other Black people who actually reside in the "inner-city or the "burbs" can also be robbed by other Blacks.
    It is a case of the "Haves vs. the Have Nots" and the need to survive in spite of being underserved or misrepresented!

    ****************************************************************

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-race-20130720%2C0%2C6687025.story

    President Obama speaks personally on Trayvon Martin and race, On the eve of more protests over the George Zimmerman verdict, Obama discusses black skepticism of the legal system and his own experience with prejudice.” by Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2013

    WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary 19-minute soliloquy, President Obama on Friday spoke bluntly and emotionally about his personal experiences with prejudice, the roots of African American skepticism toward the legal system and his optimism about the future of a nation still fractured along racial lines.

    The comments, in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, were Obama's most extensive and personal on race since his election almost five years ago. Obama spoke on the eve of planned national protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, in 2012.

    The president's remarks followed several days of internal White House discussions about how the first black president should respond to the Florida jury's decision in the Zimmerman case. The White House released a statement by Obama a day after the verdict, but the president himself had not commented until Friday.

    "When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. And another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," Obama said. "When you think about why, in the African American community at least, there's a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it's important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away.

    "There are very few African American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me," Obama continued. "There are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven't had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often."

    Obama's comments marked a rare moment for him. He has only occasionally addressed racial issues since a speech in 2008, in which he talked memorably about racism within his own family at a time when his presidential campaign faced controversy over his relationship with the outspoken black pastor Jeremiah Wright.

    But since his reelection last year, the president has shown a new willingness to talk about the subject, although mostly to overseas audiences. In speeches in Myanmar, Germany and Northern Ireland, Obama has spoken of the U.S. history of slavery and bigotry, and cited himself as the once-unlikely evidence of one nation's progress.

    A few weeks ago, on his first major tour of Africa as president, he noted that racial prejudice in South Africa had spurred his political activism as a 19-year-old. "As the son of an African father and a white American mother, the diversity of America was in my blood, but I had never cared much for politics" until getting involved in the fight against apartheid, Obama said at a speech at the University of Cape Town.

    PHOTOS: Team Obama, where are they now?

    In Friday's comments, Obama said little about Zimmerman, but said the trial had been conducted "in a professional manner."

    "The jurors were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that's how our system works," he said.

    Obama's remarks were greeted warmly by Martin's parents.

    "We know our family has become a conduit for people to talk about race in America and to try and talk about the difficult issues that we need to bring into the light in order to become a better people," Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin said in a statement. "What touches people is that our son, Trayvon Benjamin Martin, could have been their son. President Obama sees himself in Trayvon and identifies with him. This is a beautiful tribute to our boy."

    The White House would not say whether Obama had called Martin's family, and Obama ignored the question shouted at him as he left the briefing room.

    Instead of dwelling on the acquittal, Obama focused on reaching out to young black men.

    He said the White House was looking at several ways to respond to the Zimmerman case, including measures to address racial profiling by law enforcement, initiatives aimed at supporting youth and a review of "stand your ground" self-defense laws.

    The president didn't say explicitly that he found such state laws improper, but he suggested they are ripe for racial bias and problematic in practice.

    "I'd just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?" Obama asked. "And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened? And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws."

    The president's comments struck some as showing the sort of candor he has avoided, either out of political concerns or privacy. "What you're seeing is Barack Obama, the guy. At some point every president is a human being," said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). "Today he was himself."

    The president discusses race in optimistic terms with staff and friends, according to Jon Favreau, the former speechwriter who helped Obama write his pivotal race speech in 2008. "For all the injustice and challenges that still exist, he's always believed that we should take heart at the tremendous progress we've made," Favreau said.

    Protests sparked by the Zimmerman verdict are planned in at least 100 cities this weekend, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and New York, where members of the Martin family will join the Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton, other black leaders and liberal activists had urged Obama to weigh in.

    "African Americans are not only angry about the decision, they're angry about the context which produced it," said Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. "Obama's silence could have easily folded into that."

    Although the White House had issued a written statement on the verdict, aides said Obama recognized the need to speak out. Earlier this week he told his advisors that something more needed to be said, according to one aide, and that "he was in the best position to say it."

    Aides said they were expecting Obama to address the matter in an interview or a news conference. But the president passed up the chance to discuss the subject when a reporter asked him about it Tuesday. He waited instead until he could speak about it in the briefing room, where he did so at unusual length.

    "This speech was a step forward, a moment of identification with the African American community," said Glaude. "He's saying to America, 'Hey, I'm a black man.' But he didn't linger there. … He's always careful not to trigger suspicions that he really favors African Americans, in a way that will disadvantage white Americans."

    Obama's impulse to walk gingerly around race has at times angered African American leaders. Some argue the president too often talks tough to black audiences. At a speech at Morehouse College in May, he told new graduates at the historically black college that now was "no time for excuses."

    The president has botched other attempts to speak plainly about being black in America.

    In 2009, Obama made an off-the-cuff comment about the treatment of a prominent black professor at Harvard University, who had been arrested for disorderly conduct after police mistakenly questioned him about breaking into his own home. Obama said that he, too, would have been stopped by police in that situation.

    PHOTOS: President Obama’s past

    Law enforcement officials responded angrily, and Obama tried to smooth over the situation by hosting a "beer summit" between the white police officer and the black professor at the White House.

    After that, he confined his comments on the subject to carefully scripted addresses.

    On Friday, the president declared, "Things are getting better," saying his daughters' generation gives him hope that race relations are continuing to improve.

    "It doesn't mean we're in a post-racial society. It doesn't mean that racism is eliminated," Obama said. "But when I talk to Malia and Sasha, and I listen to their friends, and I see them interact, they're better than we are — they're better than we were — on these issues."

    kathleen.hennessey@latimes.com, christi.parsons@latimes.com

    Times staff writers Devin Kelly in Los Angeles and Lisa Mascaro in Washington contributed to this report.

    Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-race-20130720%2C0%2C6687025.story
    Source: "President Obama speaks personally on Trayvon Martin and race" by Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    LA Times, July 19, 2013
    Selected excerpt:
    "
    There are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven't had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often." by President Barack Obama
    President Barack Obama still does not have a clue. Just as surely as any Caucasian who passes through or visits the "inner-city" can be robbed, be a victim of purse snatching, etc., etc., by a Black man, woman, or minor, other Black people who actually reside in the "inner-city or the "burbs" can also be robbed by other Blacks.
    It is a case of the "Haves vs. the Have Nots" and the need to survival in spite of being underserved and misrepresented.

    One of the best ways to curtail or reduce the chance of the "Have Nots" preying on other individuals who are believed to be the "Haves", including other Blacks, is to resolve some of the serious economic and lack of competent representation issues that so many Black people face daily, such as "high unemployment", "inequities in the court", lack of competent representation, serious Constitutional rights violations perpetrated against law abiding U.S. born Blacks, etc., etc.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-305812
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-170562
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-182700
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037
    President Barack Obama ignores, never addresses or fails to address these issues, because he really does not share the interests of any U.S. born descendant of Slavery who have actually faced the music.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-995068
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-800575
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-973780
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-879577
    More times than not, multiple members of the Congressional Black Clueless......AKA.....The Congressional Black Caucus and other past or present day elected Black leaders at the State, County, and City levels of government, have been too busy being deceitful, looking out for personal friends, bending over backwards to serve illegal aliens or outsiders, being treasonous (Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas being a realistic example), and/or trashing the essence of what it means to be an elected official or
    be a competent lawyer (Black lawyers advising innocent Black men and women to plead no contest is a sign of gross incompetence), to make a difference.
    **************************************
    http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/04/black-news/will-smith-jesse-jackson-chris-rock-support-dr-boyce-watkins-and-russell-simmons-campaign-against-mass-incarceration/
    Source: "Will Smith, Jesse Jackson, Chris Rock Support Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons’ Campaign Against Mass Incarceration".
    Selected comment:
    "The problem with MASS-INCARCERATION is not the USA JUST_US system…
    The problem is with Black people; as the old saying goes, ignorance of the law is no excuse…
    When you nine (9) out of ten (10) Blacks taking plea deals, and pleading guilty because of their ignorance, then there is nothing you can do about that…
    You go to any city in America, and Black folks will tell you, you better take that deal, these white folks don’t play here…and this is all too common among Blacks......
    1) Never give up your right to “REMAIN SILENT”…
    2) Never give up your right to a “SPEEDY TRIAL”…
    These are the most common rights we give up as a whole…I have been charged with every crime under the SUN, just for being Black…held in jail with a high bond for months waiting to go to trial…put in cells with thugs, and had to fight daily, because the people think that I will plead guilty to their erroneous charges…
    NEVER, too strong for that, my mind is not week…
    You have Black court appointed attorneys convincing their clients to plead guilty, instead of the attorney doing their job to investigate a case; I guess it is a lot easier to get $30,000.00 to convince your own race to plead guilty, then to have to work for the money and help convince a jury they are not guilty
    There is nothing your “NOT the Black people’s President” can do for you…it is like education, it must start in the home…but for some reason, families are first one to convince you to take the deal" -PB Short.
    -PB Short
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-967800
    There is one positive solution, and that is using the influence necessary to insure that any inept court appointed attorney or otherwise, especially a court appointed Black attorney who has a history of recommending his or her client and/or to any judge of the court that his or her Black and truly innocent client "plead no contest/guilty" be fired on the spot, or disbarred from practicing law in the U.S..
    Holding individuals accountable or firing them if they are not competent:
    1. Will keep you from senselessly losing your shirt/assets through paying for incompetence.
    2. Will increase the probability of finding and paying for competency in the Black community.
    3. Individuals who are not competent won’t be able to make a living.
    4. They can or will lose their license to be lawfully and gainfully employed, or if an incompetent individual is licensed he or she won’t be able to financially profit from holding the license, because truly informed individuals will not seek or pay for the services of the incompetent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLGTw_1PpaU

    YouTube: Diane Watson - Race Baiting Political Whore” uploaded by TheWatchdog, Jun 6, 2006

    http://www.minutemanproject.com/?page_id=56

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-217638

    http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Oath_Office.htm

    I commend you, Marvin Stewart, former Board Director of the Minuteman Project, for your understanding of a most important function of all elected officials and the duty of elected officials to respect the Constitution and his or her oath of office when serving U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

    **********************************************

    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/

    THE JOB OF A CONGRESSMAN

    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.
    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.

    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for all elected office officials)

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-839035

    Oath of Office,: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."

    http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Oath_Office.htm

    U.S. Senate and Congressional Oath of Office: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

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