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AL SHARPTON CALLING FOR ESCALATION IN TRAYVON MARTIN CASE JUST LIKE PEOPLE WERE STILL LISTENING
March 31 2012
New York, NY – One day, perhaps one day soon, the drama over the death of Trayvon Martin will end. As big as it seems right now, eventually everything will start to fizzle out no matter how it’s resolved. George Zimmerman may or not be charged but eventually the story will go away and that will happen because that’s what always happens.
Of course some people are more than eager to keep the story going no matter the cost and will keep pressing it for as long as they can. The family of Martin will undoubtedly keep it going because they have every right to do so, but other groups, others who have latched onto the case, will also have a vested interest in keeping the whole thing afloat.
Al Sharpton is one of those people and already he has tried to push the story further into the news, and in the process raise his own profile from the doldrums in which it has been wallowing for a number of years. Sharpton is now calling for an escalation of the case, assuming it is believed that someone is out there listening to him, somewhere.
“I will speak about how the National Action Network will move to the next level if Zimmerman isn't arrested. Whether he had a swollen or broken nose, neither one means he had to take a 9mm and kill someone,” said Sharpton. “It's not about saying Zimmerman is innocent or guilty, this is about whether there was probable cause to arrest him.”
Sharpton’s calls to action in the past have never resulted in any arrests, even in his heyday of the 1990’s.
Jesse Jackson has also sided with Sharpton in the call for action and though he is more widely respected it’s not clear if anyone still actually listens to him or if they just hear words coming from his mouth.
“At this stage it’s pretty clear that something is going to have to happen to George Zimmerman. I would bet that murder charges will be out but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a raft of things with which he could be charged. I think, rightly or wrongly, that the call for blood is going to result in blood being spilled. It’s just too big of a thing right now,” said Scrape TV Legal analyst Gabe Hawthorne. “Whether that blood is spilled as a result of Al Sharpton or not is a totally separate issue. I would doubt it really has anything to do with what he says. He’s just one of many voices in a lot of voices, though I would guess he will be more than willing to take full credit for it.”
Many people showed up for the rally on Saturday though it’s not clear how many actually listened to Sharpton.
“There are so many people calling for action right now that It’s really hard to be on the losing side of the deal right now and once something does actually happen, once action is taken against Zimmerman, I’m sure they will all be very pleased with themselves, including Sharpton I’m sure,” continued Hawthrone. “Whether or not that actually does anything for his profile or not is a totally separate issue. It’s hard to bring things back after so long because people just tend to forget, especially when they didn’t really listen in the first place which will be Sharpton’s issue I think.”
Sharpton, it is believed, is listening to himself.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent