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Jesse Jackson Wants Libya, Cuba and China to Investigate Martin Shooting

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 17, 2013 @ 11:13 am In The Point | 58 Comments

Great plan. I hear China still has that tank guy who runs over people. I bet he could offer a lot of insight into the Zimmerman case. Also I’m sure that Libya will be happy to take a break from murdering black people to come over here and investigate Trayvon Martin’s shooting.

But Jesse Jackson’s career is a testament to his penchant for acting stupidly. So he’s reaching over Obama’s head to the UN Human Rights Council which consists of such nations as Cuba, China, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. Not to mention Mauritania, which still has slavery.

So these are the perfect folks to come down and take charge of our human rights situation.  (Oh and let the record show that Jesse Jackson invited a country which still has slaves to investigate America’s treatment of black people.)

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Jackson is proposing an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights apparatus, the Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body whose ranks include regimes with poor human rights records, including some of America’s most vocal critics.

Among the many and ongoing reactions to the acquittal, Jackson called in a statement for “a national investigation of the racial context that led to Trayvon Martin’s slaying.”

“Congress must act,” he added. “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.” (The Human Rights Commission no longer exists; it was replaced by the HRC in 2006.)

I think Jesse should get Russia in on this. Their police are really good at shooting people and then explaining how they shot themselves.


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