Jesse Jackson Tweets That Killing of Chris Lane ‘Frowned Upon’

Aaron Blake, Washington Post, August 21, 2013

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a tweet Wednesday that the killing of an Australian baseball player, allegedly by three Oklahoma teenagers who were bored, is “senseless violence” and should be “frowned upon.”

Conservatives and others on social media immediately criticized the remark as tepid and insincere—especially in light of Jackson’s and other black leaders’ strong reactions to the killing of Trayvon Martin, a young black man, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman last year.

The teens who stand accused of the crime include two who appear to be African American. {snip} Critics of Jackson’s remark began tweeting with the hashtag #frownedupon, noting other far-less-severe things that are “frowned upon.” A sampling of the response to Jackson’s tweet:

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  • MekongDelta69

    From the Washington Post of course:
    “The teens who stand accused of the crime include two who appear to be African American.”

    ‘APPEAR’?! – Seriously Aaron Blake, you need to make an appointment with a non-PC opthomologist.

    • willbest

      Won’t know until the DNA test is performed.

  • Here’s what I think:

    The reverend threw his cup of coffee against the wall when he heard about this story.

    You see, it’s getting harder and harder to keep burying these crimes as more diversity increases the probability of another crime happening tomorrow.

    Oh well, at least he’s heard of this crime. The White House apparently did not

    Josh Earnest, principal deputy White House press secretary, said he was not familiar with the murder of Australian jogger Chris Lane during Wednesday’s White House briefing.

    • Major

      The “journalists” there…and I watched it and I think there were 4 in the entire room…should have pied this lying dunce.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Mr. O should tune in to Reverend Manning’s little show. Once we set this country right again, the good reverend (Manning) should be made “Minister of Black Affairs” and given dictatorial powers over black America.

      As well as over slimy white libtards, coalburners, oil drillers and all sorts of microcephalic wi**ers. Not all whites are White in my opinion, especially that little high yaller punk that drove the other two.

  • Funruffian

    A guess a hate crime against a White guy is far less egregious than a community watchman killing a thug in self defense.

    • serious123

      I frown on the grand kids stepping on ants.

      • willbest

        What if the ants are in your house?

        • Major

          Then they’re Mexican ants.

        • serious123

          In that case I definitely join in. Otherwise I frown because it is a little troubling to see my grand kids joyfully stomping on live creatures even if ants just for the fun of it. But you missed my point, His frown equates the value of a white life with an ant.

          • Individual ants are not really creatures: the hive and only the hive itself is the complete organism. The individuals are unable to reproduce on their own: the queen and drones do that. That said, children should be discouraged from this behavior.

  • Bo_Sears

    At Resisting Defamation, we have been discussing the bizarre reactions in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere about this cold-blooded killing and we wondered what kind of saying to attach to T-shirts that is not as egregious as the Trayvon Martin T-shirts seen around town, and we respectfully suggest that we adopt Mr. Jackson’s hideously insincere comment, “senseless violence is frowned upon,” for T-shirts as a way to remember the way this killing was commemorated in America.

  • bigone4u

    At the Obama White House, the vicious racist killing of Chris Lane is not even frowned upon. It’s not even on their radar screen. Dead silence. Thus, let me write the words for Obama’s telepromter: “If I had three sons, they would look like …”

  • Jefferson

    2013 is the year of the Chimp Out explosion. First Christopher Dorner goes around killing White cops, than a White baby gets shot in the head in the ATL, a White kid gets beaten in a school bus in Florida, and now a White Australian is murdered in Oklahoma. It’s Chimping Out on steroids.

  • Spartacus

    I wouldn’t frown upon this moron’s murder…

  • APaige

    We are Chris Lane.

    • Spartacus

      No thanks. I’d rather be Oscar Yeager .

      • DragropeJustice

        I’d rather be Mike Hoare.

  • APaige

    Jessie-extortion is frowned upon…out of wedlock births are frowned upon…improper usage of campaign funds to buy girlfriend gifts is frowned upon…going to prison is frowned upon…I guess your family is…frowned upon.

    • Greg Thomas

      Not if you are black. They simply give you street creed.

  • WmarkW

    Trayvon Martin’s killing should be “frowned upon.”
    This is premeditated murder.

  • ncpride

    Sorry, but I can’t understand why White folk expect this race hustler to say anything about black on White crime. He simply does not care, and personally, I don’t want him ‘speaking’ for me and mine. I don’t care what he has to say about this case, or any other thing for that matter. We truly are in trouble if we expect this thug to speak on our behalf.

    • watling

      Then he is clearly racist for being far less concerned about black on white crime than he is about the opposite, which is so rare that alleged hispanic perpetrators miraculously become white hispanic, or simply white, to boost the numbers.

    • evilsandmich

      It’s at least a small joy that after these many decades someone is making an effort to trap him in his hypocritical outrage.

  • Major

    This toad of a man…this worm….this frog eyed bug…this fraud can barely contain his contempt for the white public, can he? This is a man of the “cloth”? Yes, indeed…$3000 Armani suits, $400 haircuts, $45,000 gold watches. Professional Racism surely pays well doesn’t it “rearend” Jerkson. We’ve got your number pal…but it’s shameful you have such an army of sycophants and parasites that cannot show any real grief over a senseless MURDER of a man…because he happens to be the wrong color, in your twisted mind.

    You are a disgrace and not much of a human being jackson. You and all your ilk disgust all of us.

    • OlderWoman

      Correction. This is NOT a man of the ‘cloth’. It’s a black criminal posing as a man of the “cloth”. Remember, that black preachers don’t attend seminary and preach lies. Most black churches are just places for community organizing.

  • David Ashton

    Jesse, I didn’t know you CARED.

  • Hate motivated publicity seeking murder deserves a little more than a frown, Jesse.

  • ms_anthro

    Why does anyone care what Jesse Jackson says about anything? He’s subhuman garbage and his opinions are totally irrelevant. What matters is how White people will react to yet another genocidal attack upon their kind, and the deafening silence coming from the highest offices in the country.

    We are under siege. Do you get it now, White people? The war has begun whether you recognize it or not. We must defend ourselves or die. The choice couldn’t be more starkly clear at this point.

    They really are out to get us. And if we don’t fight back, they will.

  • RHG

    At least it’s more then our glorious leader sitting in the White House has said concerning this incident and who never seems to be without comments when something happens to blacks.

  • libertarian1234

    “Jesse Jackson Tweets That Killing of Chris Lane ‘Frowned Upon’

    Yes, “frowned upon.” You know, like chewing gum in class.

    Can you imagine his reaction if it was said the killing of a black is “frowned upon?”

    • din_do_nuffins

      Zimmerman Brother was on TV and failed to say, “If Trayvon could have looked like Obama’s son, then why doesn’t Chancy Luna look like Obama’s son.”
      We fail to get ahead because we fail to seize our best opportunities to Dismantle Diversity.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Except chewing gum in class is forbidden. Something “frowned upon” is not good, but there’s no real consequence. Ending a sentence with a preposition is frowned upon. Using the passive voice is frowned upon.
      So, in Jackson’s book, the animals who murdered Chris Lane are equally guilty as he, for murdering the language with his disingenuous, self-serving pronouncement.

  • din_do_nuffins

    Another good day for George Zimmerman.

    The Justice for Trayvon obscenity has given us a pivot point upon which we now see some in MSM beginning to immediately note the race hu$tler$’ meaningless response to black on white hate crimes.

    Shame on the MSM for not demanding the Civil Rights “icons” such as Joseph Lowery and John Lewis must say and do something. We can’t dismantle the dark Dream until we hold the dark Diversity accountable for genocide against the bright White community.

    Glenn Beck went of his medz again today and sounded like one of us. When his mind is clear, he’s obviously doing some soul searching and finding Amren Enlightenment. He made the connection between black on white murder, Obama’s silence compared to his racial immediacy on Trayvon, and Obama’s call for a National Civilian Security Force.

    Racist paranoia is catching on, because the situation demands it.

    • serious123

      So true, they do not care about security cameras. They have no sense of consequences. Live for the moment. The only lens they respect is the one on top of a rifle.

  • [Guest]

    Interesting. Those three specimens also “appear to be African American.”

    • watling

      No. The KKK has quite obviously hacked into the police computer and touched up these blatantly white faces to make them look black.

  • DragropeJustice

    “Ain’ dat kinda sad? Dey killed a white boy who mighta paid into da weffare system. Makes a nigga frown a little.”

  • Major

    How does an eggplant like that get the name Mario?

    • Gotsumpnferya

      The Y chromosome donor played a lot of Nintendo .

  • Erasmus

    When you put a black racist in the White House, don’t be surprised when black racism becomes the law of the land.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Reverend Manning? LOL…

  • OlderWoman

    Jesse is like Al Gore. Good for a laugh now and then. Comedy relief from two clowns.

  • Reverend Bacon

    Yes, stay tuned. He’s only white because the media like it that way. My guess is he’s at least 1/4, possibly 1/2 black.

    Anyone seen the father?

  • James Brown

    People of color get murdered every day and don’t rate a mention. Why should this crime, horrible as it was, receive any more attention than any other killing?

    Rev Jackson actually should have said nothing.

  • BarnyL

    These “youths” should return to their own country.

  • BarnyL

    It needs to be in the news daily, as with the deaths of “youths”, to make the people sit up and take notice.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    A frown in only really a smile upside down.