"Crowd" presses city commissioners to say Zimmerman should be arrested
The "Crowd" is Al Sharpton, the National Urban League and the usual suspects.
As information starts leaking out about Trayvon Martin's suspension, drugs, and possible record, Black leaders are trying to intimidate the Sanford City Council to go on the record about whether or not Zimmerman should be arrested.
Or, as the Orlando Sentinel puts it:
Trayvon Martin: Crowd presses city commissioners to say Zimmerman should be arrested
SANFORD — Speaker [sic], one after the next, in a packed Sanford Civic Center, have pressed city council members to say — for the record — whether they believe George Zimemrman should be arrested
for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
"Go on the record today in support of the arrest of George Zimmmerman,"
said Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.
The Rev. Al Sharpton told Sanford leaders tonight that the city risked a reputation as a place where the civil rights of black people are trampled if it did not take action in the Trayvon Martin case.
"You are risking going down as the Birmingham and Selma of the 21st century," Sharpton said at the Sanford Civic Center, which is packed with hundreds of people.
And the City Council is risking the New Black Panthers at their door and a media character assassination like none they have ever seen.
This is no more and no less than blackmail.