Local NAACP Leader Rejects Sharpton’s Call for Escalation of Civil Disobedience

Local NAACP leaders in Seminole County Florida rejected Al Sharpton’s call for an escalation in civil disobedience.
Click Orlando reported:

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Friday his National Action Network will “move to the next level” if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Sharpton called for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions, although he did not say what those sanctions might be.

Turner Clayton, the Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP, reacted immediately to Sharpton’s warning, saying, “We hope that the citizens of Sanford will govern themselves accordingly. We are not calling for any sanctions, against any business or anyone else. And, of course, what Rev. Sharpton does, that’s strictly the [National] Action Network. We can’t condone that part of the conversation, if that’s what he said.”

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.”

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  • TomH

    Well good. It sounds like it will be a peaceful assembly that we can all attend and work out our differances. Everyone was so worried too. It’s funny how things work out for the best. Lock your doors.

  • bg



    miracles still do happen..

    God bless & thank you Turner Clayton..


  • are people finally realizing that causing racial discord is how sharpton makes his living.

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  • Taqiyyotomist


    Mmm. Wow. :shaking my head, and laughing:

    Good 1st comment.

    Like, awww! Good! Everything will be fine, now! Release the ponies and unicorns!

    They s**t Skittles™, you know.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I mean, everyone knows that.

  • AC

    Nope, they’re not learning. This is about self-preservation. If an out of state interloper stirs up a destructive race riot then local black leaders will be unable to play the victim and sympathy cards. If Floridians have to sift through the ashes of a riot then they will finally see the ignorant, violent hooligans for who they are, instead of the innocent and downtrodden “youth” the media portrays them to be.

    The train has already been set into motion. This crowd is already so agitated and angry it will not accept any result other than a conviction for murder one.

  • Patty

    Must admit: SMART MOVE!!

  • Jingo

    The sanctions are: No more buying crack.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Are there any all-white prisons to which they could possibly send Zimmerman?

    Good God. What happens the minute he sets foot in even a COUNTY jail?

    Hope this dude, while in hiding, is getting a crash course in some serious martial arts.

    And I hope that Zimmerman isn’t thinking of suicide.

    If he does that — the Race Mob will still want someone’s blood — by their hands.

    And THAT, my friends, is just the possibilities if he is brought in.

    If they decide (on April 9) that he remains clear of wrongdoing?

    God help America. We’re talking Joel Chapter 2.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Joel 2

    It’s not about locusts (the movie Day of the Locusts was supposedly about this false interpretation of the chapter).

    It’s about people. An army of them. Coming over the land LIKE locusts, over your rooftops, into your windows. All at once.


    Anyone who says it’s about locusts (including those “translators” of the NIV) is LYING TO YOU.

  • valerie

    “Clayton said that the rallies are going to show support from the community and show the special prosecutor that “we are interested in what happened, and we’re not going to stand by and let them do something that the people of Sanford will not accept.” ”

    I can go with that. The special prosecutor at some point will make a decision, and that decision will need to be in writing. I would not be surprised if a decision is made to try the case, even if it appears at the outset that the defendant has a good defense. Zimmerman’s right is to a trial by a jury of his peers according to the rule of law. He has that right so that others don’t lynch him for killing another human being. His right is to present his defense in a calm and orderly manner, not to avoid trial at all.

    If, at the close of the evidence against him, the prosecution has not made its case, or if the defendant then proceeds to present a compelling defense, the court may issue a directed verdict.

  • valerie

    #7 March 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm
    AC commented:

    The Floridians have already seen the New Black Panthers sounding like fools; they have heard that Trayvon’s parents want nothing to do with them. And, they know carpetbaggers when they see them.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Sometimes, even when the Law and its application after due process says a guy is innocent…

    …the mob gets what it demands.


  • valerie

    Taqiyyotomist, that’s what a directed verdict, or a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, is for.

  • Patty

    Bill Maher On George Zimmerman Tape: Is There Any Doubt That He Is A ‘Big F*cking Liar?’

    you knew this guy had to put his two cents in and I mean 2 cents

  • Adi

    Sometimes sanity kicks in-good call. What they were supposed to say anyways, free mob justice for everyone?

  • Patty


    NY Senator Tweets Pants-less Photo for Children’s Museum

    Breitbart…is this another Weiner Moment

  • Patty
  • Taqiyyotomist


    And yet another National Distraction arises, unbidden.

    Who knew?

    Yeah, they can give us seven months of media distractions and national crises.

    Here comes the next. Every six days or so, another.

    And the media will comply — and ignore Iran, Israel, our borders, and hey! I was at the gas station today, and gasoline was $4.12 for Regular! (Hey, look at the pantsless senator, people!)

    It is an evil art, but an art nonetheless — and these folks are creating an exquisite masterpice of public deception and control.

    Mao, in the long run, will be ashamed.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Stalin will be, in the long run, when comparing himself to this system, even MORE ashamed than Mao.

    Hitler will be like, to advanced masters of skateboard technology, the guy who first said “hey, why don’t we put bearings in these wheels!

    This system is advanced, folks. Mao 6.0. The open beta starts soon!

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  • sandy

    How long before the left institutes a circular firing squad? Its clear they’re coming apart. Obama is the great divider but he has started something that he can’t control. Sharpton and Jackson have their own agendas. So how far they will carry all this is anyone’s guess.

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  • Shawny

    Ah, the NAACP can probably just sit this dance out. If the outcome of the shooting doesn’t rise to their expectations they can always punt it up the ladder past the dude in the White House who thinks the victim resembles him (*sigh*) and Nancy Pelosi’s “other options” (…..you know, we’ll pole vault over it crap) and go straight to a higher power…….No, not God……the U.N.

  • squeaky

    “The train has already been set into motion. This crowd is already so agitated and angry it will not accept any result other than a conviction for murder one.” too many outlets are still calling zimmerman a murderer. i noticed an article that had the obama campaign backing away from the story line and when i see the full steam ahead of actions of others i have to figure that team obama is trying to calculate what would be obama’s best position. obama has already accused the repubs af using the incident for political gain. i don’t hear obama calling for calm or demanding that zimmerman have his due process. his minions are doing the dirty work so obama can appear to be holding a moral higher ground. it’s all product placement. and this [another topic] from shep smith – if nothing more then pondering why michelle didn’t accompany obama to saudia arabia and the like

  • Bitter Clinger

    How much longer will NBC News keep “Rev” Al on its payroll? Soon he’ll be hosting Meet The Press. (apologies to the late Tim Russert)

  • YourMaster

    ….yeah… I think libs are purposely stoking the flames of unrest….
    cuz they can’t explain why all their policies are failing the USA.

    If 2010 was an indication of anything… should SC actually keep the healthcare (unlikely)
    ….libs will lose increasingly more seats in 2012 for keeping it around and if the mandate is still kept inside it.

    so looking into the 2012 election they know it’s not good odds running as a democrat…
    and I think they know 0bama is going to lose this one – he has nothing to show for his 3 yrs… and not drilling of oil just increasingly will hurt his chances even more as gas prices get even higher.

    so he has to orchestrate or plan for mass riots with OWS…
    and hope that someone overturns results. ….but riots don’t work in the USA… like they do in Europe. *l* …if 0bama throws a temper tantrum along with michelle on election night… I will laugh at him so hard… cuz it’ll be shown that he is just a sore loser. *l* without no understanding why voters keep rejecting them.

  • 1RedBeard

    It’s bad for Rev. Al when even other grievance-mongering leftists are finding his actions uncomfortable.

  • Ken

    Al Sharton imposing Economic Sanctions???? What….. Hooker solicitations and Malt Liquor sales are fixing to bottom out?

  • democraps suck

    “We can’t condone that part of the conversation, if that’s what he said.”

    you know damn well that’s what the rcae baiter said…real strong words NAACP….NOT…

  • Michael

    Anyone paying attention to the past 30 years knows that death and destruction, of either properties or reputations follow Al Sharpton in these kinds of moments.

    Crown Heights Riots (1 dead), Freddy’s Fashion Mart (7 dead), and Tawanna Brawley (reputation of Steven Pagones ruined) are just a few examples.

    How magnanimous of the NAACP to try to disassociate themselves from the faux Reverend Al Sharpton.

    It sure tells a lot that oBama picked Sharpton to be his liaison to the black community.

    March 17, 2010 – WSJ – President Barack Obama has turned to Mr. Sharpton in recent weeks to answer increasingly public criticism in the black community over his economic policy


  • Time

    Al not so sharp has taken this to a whole new level . He has gotten what his heart has desired for many years the chance to sit front and center on national TV on his own talk show and spew his hate. He is a baiter from way back but he never had the camera directly at his beck and call as he does now. Not so Sarpton is a law suit in the waiting.. If and when this thing blows sky high, and innocent people are injured or worse murdered due to his callings, regardless of him calling out for peaceful disobedience, he will be held in full responsible cause for their injuries and deaths. Mr Sharpton knows full well the mental instability of this country and the capabilities of some and he is playing with fire to incite the rage that certain groups hold. It would be of no difference if it was the KKK calling out and telling their peeps to do the same. There will always be some to escalate and take it to the extreme and cause harm. Shapton knows this and if he thinks for one second he is covered legally by inserting peaceful disobedience into his dialogue he is mistaken. He will be held accountable for the national stage he takes and rants his race baiting that brings fire to the streets of every city and injury along with death upon any one that suffers from his hatred.. He is a fool in a suit and a man of limited words. The only words this man knows is Racism..May this rev Sharpton be forgiven for the sins he so blatantly excites.

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