Friday, March 23, 2012

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) Makes Sense for the First Time Ever

From source.
Seriously. This dude is usually on the margins, and only on the margins. This time, he gets it right.


Allen West On Trayvon Martin Case: 'This Is An Outrage'

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a high-profile conservative and one of two African-American Republicans currently serving in Congress, posted a statement early Thursday evening on Facebook, lambasting the local authorities in the handling of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Notably, West said that the shooter George Zimmerman "should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. . . "

Read more at: Talking Points Memo


  1. The problem I have with this case is that it is a tragic case, but where are all these race baiters like a Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in inner city crime. They are silent. Only when a white kills a black do they get pissed. But when there is an innocent black kid killed by a black gang banger, where are they then? They are totally silent. It would be nice if the black leaders would care about those kids.

  2. I disagree on why this case garnered so much attention. The racial component is secondary (though incendiary) to the fact that the shooter wasn't even detained, didn't have his blood tested for alcohol or drugs. . .but the CORPSE was tested. I think Zimmerman turned himself in tonight, but he's been a free--gun toting--man for a MONTH. How much evidence is gone or undeterminable in a month? Zimmerman is also Hispanic, which is sometimes considered white, and sometimes not.

    I don't think anybody's saying that black people don't ever kill white people. But those black people get arrested, and tried when caught. Not turned loose with their gun!

  3. Dan, you're wrong. Jesse Jackson has been speaking out for years on inner city crime. See,752027

    Al Sharpton's National Action Network has also been heavily focused on inner city crime. See

    The national media gives more coverage to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when they are talking about white-on-black crime, which says more about the national media than it does about the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton.

  4. I will concede that I'm not a huge fan of either of the Reverends, mostly because I'm irreligious, and that they have at times seemed cartoonish. But Sharpton is growing on me. I love his blueberry pie analogy. And I wouldn't try to diminish their body of work.


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