Rev. Al Sharpton: ‘We’re Not Having a Fit, We’re Having a Movement’

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TOM JOYNER:  And who is going to represent Trayvon’s family?  Ben Crump?

REV. AL SHARPTON :  Ben Crump.  And not the prosecutor, Ben Crump would be the one that would interrogate George Zimmerman.  So it’s not over.  And we are going to make sure it’s not over.  That’s why we’re calling on people to go to the nationalactionnetwork.net and organize in your city.  I don’t care if it’s 20 people.  We want to show the nation that over 100 cities a week later is still demanding justice.  We’re not having a fit, we’re having a movement.

TOM JOYNER:  You know, I think a lot of people have forgotten that the reason that there was a trial, as you just mentioned is because we demonstrated.

REV. AL SHARPTON :  That’s right.

TOM JOYNER:  Yeah, because this would’ve never gone to trial.

SYBIL WILKES:  They weren’t going to charge him.

TOM JOYNER:  They weren’t going to charge him.

SYBIL WILKES:  They sent him home.

TOM JOYNER:  If not for Reverend Al, us, others saying hey, there needs to be a trial, this is wrong.  And remember, they fired the sheriff?

REV. AL SHARPTON :  The local police chief.  He announced that there was not going to be a trial.

SW:  Right.

REV. AL SHARPTON :  When I first came on the airwaves and you said, let’s go with  Reverend Al, we came because they had closed the case.

TOM JOYNER:  Had closed it.

REV. AL SHARPTON :  We got the case reopened.  It was a special prosecutor, Corey, that brought this case.  So people are talking about; well, I don’t know what this is going to do.  What we watched the last  several weeks was not the system correcting itself, it was the people correcting the system.  Now we’ve got to finish the job.

TOM JOYNER:  My blog today compares the Trayvon story to the Emmett Till story.  That Trayvon’s story is the Emmett Till of this generation.

SW:  Yeah.

REV. AL SHARPTON :  In many ways it is an appropriate blog that you wrote, because the reaction is you’re talking about two people that were killed.  And the people that killed them we have to fight to bring to Justice.  And the Till family had to fight many years.  It’s ironic in July is where we celebrate Emmett Till and where we have this verdict on Trayvon Martin.

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