Protesters out to perpetuate the myth that George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin was racially motivated besieged Florida Gov. Rick Scott‘s office on Tuesday demanding to meet with him.
Far-left activists from Dream Defenders and Florida New Majority, seeking political gain, are “occupying” Gov. Scott’s office until he agrees to meet with them to discuss their concerns.
“Dream Defenders demand that Governor Rick Scott call a special session of the Florida legislature to address the issues at the center of the Trayvon Martin tragedy: stand your ground vigilantism, racial profiling and a war on youth that paints us as criminals and funnels us out of schools and into jails,” the group posted on its website.
In addition to the claim that minorities are profiled, criminalized and targeted, the group said Saturday’s verdict “showed the world that Florida has no value for the life of its children.”
The charges ignore the fact that Stand Your Ground did not play a role in the Zimmerman trial and that the FBI, under the direction of Attorney General Eric Holder, did an in-depth investigation and found no evidence that Zimmerman acted out of racial hatred.
Dream Defender Melanie Andrade, told WCTV, “We have one goal and that is to speak to Governor Scott and have a special session convened. If he says no, then we are going to have to stay here. I mean we are just not going to leave.”
Scott was in New York for the day Tuesday and it remains to be seen how he will respond. His office did release the following statement:
“As the governor has said, as a father and a grandfather, his heart goes out to Trayvon Martin’s family and all those affected by his death. We are grateful that people across our great nation have the right to assemble and share their views. The Martin family’s representative said, ‘We accept the jury’s verdict in this case,’ and the Governor appreciates the service of the six women on the jury who did their duty as part of our country’s judicial process.
Immediately following Trayvon Martin’s death, Governor Scott called a bi-partisan Special Task Force with 19 citizens to review Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. This Task Force listened to Floridians across the state and heard their viewpoints and expert opinions on this law. The task force recommended that the law should not be overturned, and Governor Scott agrees.”
Meanwhile, the activists made themselves comfortable for a long night, with police taking no action to remove them. With an eye on the 2014 election, patience is on their side.
And make no mistake, this is about the politics of the left. Florida New Majority is one example, as it’s political and alliance officer, Badili Jones, is a prominent member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organizacion Socialista del Camino para la Libertad.
Freedom Road supports self determination and secession of black people in America, as well as Latinos, Asian-Americans and native Americans.
Images from Tallahassee, via Twitchy.com:
— The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) July 16, 2013
The Dream Defenders are currently occupying Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Office with demands to… http://t.co/CfSZob91LD
— Rep. Alan Williams (@Alan4Florida) July 16, 2013
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