Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Al Sharpton heads back to West Palm Beach- its not what you think!

Was he my first choice in aiding the residents of Dunbar Village? No, but it wasn't my meeting to plan so I was okay with helping. Remember, just because I'm advocating for people doesn't mean they become my little subservients where I get to dictate to them how things should go.

Al Sharpton is on his way back to West Palm Beach today. Not to do as he promised for the Dunbar Village residents but on a tour to round up lazy ass people with no sense of civic responsibility who decided they weren't going to vote because the Florida primaries, at the time of voting, would not count. The presidential nomination wasn't the only issue on the ballot by the way.

He did have something to say about the Dunbar Village incidents. But he didn't advocate for the residents or the victims, he's whining for the little animals who violated a mother, her child and assisted in terrorizing weak, defenseless residents.

In West Palm Beach, Sharpton will also condemn the "unfair" treatment of the suspects involved in the Dunbar Village assaults, said Rev. William Richardson, the Florida director of the National Action Network.

Richardson said Sharpton would compare the treatment between the Dunbar Village suspects, who are black, and the teenage suspects in the Boca Raton gang rape.

Now, I've never been okay with double standards involving criminals. If Chipper and DeQuan commit similar acts they should get similar punishment. Most people know that doesn't happen on a daily basis. (Reading recommendation: Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor by Angela Davis)

But lets be clear. I'm almost certain the suspects in the Dunbar Village rape did not receive "unfair" treatment. The suspects in the Boca Raton gang rape received preferential treatment and thats how he needs to frame it. (And thats provided they have received preferential treatment.)

Sharpton needs to show the inconsistency in who is trotted out for the public. But really, I'm not all that concerned about them. Because in the end, there was no unfairness to the perpetrators of the Dunbar Village rape. And putting their faces on blast is fine with me.

I don't feel the need to go into the forget the victims, protect the criminals mindset because thats done all the time and by more passionate bloggers, and I wholeheartedly agree with them. This is more personal to me. I'm still pissed at the way he treated Citoyia Greenwood. She deserved more respect than he and his minions gave her.
Sharpton is scheduled to hold an 11 a.m. press conference on Tuesday in front of the state attorney building on North Dixie Highway. He will also broadcast his three-hour daily radio program, "Keepin It Real with Al Sharpton" from the headquarters of 104.7 The Flame in Port St. Lucie.

Somewhere in a post last year and on the field negro's blog I talked about ending the support of national organizations and get back to supporting local advocates, volunteers and organization who do all their work within their own communities. No more supporting these organizations until they care about Black women and children.

I don't give my money to national groups like the Urban League, NAACP or the like. I refuse. There is too much sexism, bureaucratic crap, inefficiency, fraud, waste and abuse.

Put your money where your mouth is and your vote while you're at it.

Stay tuned for some great news about Citoyia Greenwood and the power of people working together!

1 comment:

Rainy said...

I would just like to say a quick thank you! As a FL voter who voted in the primaries (regardless of the threat of not being counted) it's nice to hear someone shame those who chose not to get up. Even my sick grandmother voted by absentee ballot and then went to assist at the polls. My mother went too! If they can do it, if I can do it...anyone can do it! Then they wouldn't have to call "recount" now if they had gone anyways...