Former Congressman Allen West says civil rights activists Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and black activists make him "sick" for remaining silent about a video that shows three black teens beating a 13-year-old white boy on a school bus.
"Y'all just make me sick," the Florida Republican said Wednesday in a Facebook posting
of black leaders who complained about the George Zimmerman acquittal in the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
According to the Sunshine State News
, the three boys, all 15 years of age, beat up the younger boy while riding on a Gulfport, Fla., school bus because he'd reportedly told school authorities that one of them had tried to sell him drugs. He suffered a broken arm and two black eyes. The bus driver tried to stop the fight verbally, but did not physically intervene.
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John Moody, 64-year-old driver, has defended his decision not to intervene, but has retired since the incident.
The three accused attackers face charges of aggravated battery, with one also facing charges of unarmed robbery.
"Three 15-year-old black teens beat up a 13-year-old white kid because he told school officials they tried to sell him drugs," West said. "Do you hear anything from Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media, or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues, or is it that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself again?"
After the Zimmerman verdict, Wonder said
he would not hold concerts in Florida as a way to support Martin's family and he urged repeal of the state's "stand your ground" gun law.
At the same time, Jackson compared
Florida's struggle over the Zimmerman-Martin case to the civil rights battles waged in the 1960s in Selma, Ala.
West, now a Fox News commentator, is a tea party favorite who lost his seat to Democrat Patrick Murphy last year. However, he remains politically active and has not ruled out an attempt at a comeback in 2016, reports the Sunshine State News.
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