Rev. Al Sharpton is taking the Trayvon Martin murder case to another level and it’s very ugly and just plain irresponsible, considering that he has a show on MSNBC. He said his National Action Network will ”move to the next level” if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He called for an escalation in a peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions, though he wouldn’t say what those sanctions would 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.” Source
When you have the NAACP condemning a call for civil disobedience, you know you have a serious problem. Doesn’t Rev. Sharpton realize that innocent people will suffer as a result of economic sanctions? Nationally syndicated radio host Todd Schnitt is calling for MSNBC to fire Rev. Al Sharpton for his attempt at inciting violence. He also called for his arrest if riots break out. Um, if they arrest Al Sharpton for calling for civil disobedience, shouldn’t people like Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck be behind bars for some better of the crazy things they have been advocating.