Jul 17, 2013 No Comments ›› Darby Crash
Excepted from National Review Online: Calls for Congress to hold hearings on the death of Trayvon Martin don’t go far enough for Jesse Jackson: He’s demanding international oversight. The reverend wants the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the case as well.
“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,” Jackson said. (CNS.com notes that the Human Rights Commission was actually replaced by the Human Rights Council in 2006.)
U.N. officials, including the council’s top official, weighed in on the case when it first began to unfold. High Commissioner Navi Pillay called for an investigation last year. Other committees associated with the council pointed to the case in terms of race as well and criticized Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws.
The HRC is often criticized for being composed of nations notable for their own human-rights violations. Last year the terms of China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia expired, but Pakistan and Venezuela remain members. Keep reading
Excerpted from Biz Pac Review: 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.
“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. Keep reading