Jesse Jackson calls on UN to investigate Zimmerman case

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Veteran race-baiter Jesse Jackson is asking the United Nations to get involved in the case of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

In a column published Monday in the Chicago Sun-Times, Jackson called for “a national investigation of the racial context that led to Trayvon Martin’s slaying” by Congress.

jessejackson“And it’s time to call on the United Nations Human Rights Commission for an in-depth investigation of whether the U.S. is upholding its obligations under international human rights laws and treaties.”

It’s an empty statement – the U.N. can’t even bring itself to get involved when a criminal court convicts someone of a spurious crime – like when Iranian women are stoned to death for adultery.

A defendant actually being acquitted – under the rule of law – of a criminal charge brought by the state is something the U.N. is so unfamiliar with it probably wouldn’t know where to begin.

It’s also a sign that Jackson – who during the 2008 campaign said he wanted to literally emasculate then-candidate Barack Obama for opposing Jackson’s candidate, Hillary Clinton — still hasn’t reconciled himself to the fact that the United States has a black man as its president. And one who did just about everything but go into the jury room to make sure of a prison term for the man accused of a boy who looked like the son Obama never had.

That president isn’t done yet. The Justice Department is pursuing a “hate crime” investigation into Zimmerman – despite its own investigation by the FBI that concluded last year any such charge couldn’t be proven.

The president of Jackson’s country is a black man. The top law enforcement officer of his country is a black man.

So why is Jackson proposing the U.N. get involved? Because he knows that even if it means nothing in reality, it will make headlines. And a case like Zimmerman’s is perfect for a hustler like Jackson. He can put his ignorance on display without any consequences — as he did Sunday when he said Martin was denied a jury of his “peers” — and he gets a chance to make the name Jesse Jackson matter again, however briefly, outside the hometown he shares with Barack Obama.

Like the segment of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court struck in June – which relied 40-year-old voting registration numbers – Jackson is an artifact whose time as past

 

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