Allen West on white boy’s bus beating: Where’s Jesse Jackson?

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Allen West on white boy’s bus beating: Where’s Jesse Jackson?

By Cheryl K. Chumley

The Washington Times

Friday, August 9, 2013

Former Florida Rep. Allen West had harsh words of criticism for nationally known civil rights activists like Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have remained silent on a video showing black teens beating a white boy, 13, on a school bus: “Ya’ll just make me sick.”

The video, which went viral this past week, depicts a July 9 assault on a Pinellas County school bus. Three black teenage boys, all age 15, beat a white boy, while the bus driver — who has since resigned — tries to verbally halt the altercation but does not physically intervene.

The beating, it was later reported, was due to the victim’s report to school authorities that one of the videotaped assailants tried to sell drugs to him.

The boy suffered a broken arm and two black eyes. And the three 15-year-olds, identified in Sunshine State News as Joshua ReddinJulian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj, fled but were later caught by police and charged with aggravated battery. Joshua also reportedly faces unarmed robbery charges, Sunshine State News said.

Now Mr. West wants to know why Stevie Wonder — who announced a boycott on concerts in Florida to support shooting victim Trayvon Martin and repeal of “stand your ground” gun laws — isn’t speaking out against the three assailants, demanding justice for the white victim. And he wants to know where Mr. Jackson and Mr. Sharpton are — given especially Mr. Jackson’s slam of Florida as an “apartheid state” for the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Sunshine State News reported.

“Three 15-year-old black teens beat up a 13-year-old white kid because he told school officials they tried to sell him drugs,” Mr. West said, earlier this week, Sunshine State News reported. “Do you hear anything fromSharptonJackson, NAACP. Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues, or is it that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself once again? Ya’ll just make me sick.”

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4 thoughts on “Allen West on white boy’s bus beating: Where’s Jesse Jackson?

  1. I am a black Christian. I do not agree with Sharpton and Jackson about most things. I will say there is No Reason for them to get involved in this cited incident because unlike the Martin/Zimmerman situation There Was An Arrest!! No need to wait 45 days and national uproar to fet one! Does anyone see the difference??

    1. Rosalind there was an arrest because we saw what they did on video. Also, Sharpton and Jackson kept on screaming after there was an arrest…and yes, we do see the glaring difference… a double standard.

      1. The reason for the rise of the Al Sharptons and the Jesse Jacksons in America was because there was no voice for blacks when injustices occurred. Systematic injustice toward blacks is very much a part of american history. We have come so far as a country and I am grateful that we have seen the mistakes from our ugly past as far as race relations are concerned. America is not a racist country although racism is very much alive in the hearts of many, black and white. I believe there has been a great “perversion” and many of the so called “black leaders” no longer do what’s in the best interest of those they say they represent. I desire to see godly leaders raised up that will soeak Truth without compromise. As far as a double standard…there is one for everyone. Life is not fair to all, but I will say that your outcry is hard to sell to people who live black every day. There is a difference between what you and I experience. I wish it wasn’t that way but it is. As a Christian my trust is in the Lord and I know He is the only One who is truly just. I am grieved by what happened to this young boy. I pray that justice will be served and those who wronged him will be punished.

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