NAACP Condemns Sharpton For Stance On Trayvon Martin Case
Organization doesn't agree with "escalated civil disobedience"
Where's the unity?
In the midst of nationwide protests over the Trayvon Martin tragedy many voices are starting to clash. The latest example comes from the Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP, Turner Clayton speaking out against Al Sharpton and his National Action Network.
Sharpton has vowed that he, his organization and supporters will take things to the "next level" if George Zimmerman is not arrested for killing Martin soon. By next level, he means an escalated form of his trademark "civil disobedience."
Clayton isn't a fan.
"We hope that the citizens of Sanford will govern themselves accordingly," he says. "We are not calling for any sanctions, against any business or anyone else. And, of course, what Rev. Sharpton does, that's strictly the [National] Action Network. We can't condone that part of the conversation, if that's what he said."
Clayton's remarks sound similar to that of Sanford city manager Norton N. Bonaparte, Jr. who has urged that people continue to shop and support local businesses in the wake of the shooting. He also gave people an ultimatum stating, "They will have to make a judgment as to whether they want to follow the mission of the NAACP or follow what the Rev. Sharpton said."