Glenn weighs in on Trayvon Martin murder, "Stand Your Ground" laws

On radio today, Glenn discussed the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teen who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman. As more and more evidence emerges, it appears that Zimmerman may have been motivated by race to pursue Martin, yet he remains free in Florida under a "stand your ground" law.

"It appears to be that he was shot by a racist," Glenn said, "Things are coming out now and phone recordings, et cetera, et cetera, and the guy looks like he just killed this kid, maybe because he's a racist."

Glenn noted that no evidence that he has seen points to Martin as having been the agressor.

But while Glenn says justice needs to be served, he sees progressive organizations using this to push their agenda.

"It looks like this kid was killed in cold blood. So, justice needs to be done, but now we have this extremist African-American militia group that says they're just going to come in and handle it. You're got Al Sharpton winding everybody up. You've got Color For Change winding everybody up. You've got it already in the Occupy movement," Glenn said.

"This guy is going to be the poster child for police brutality and racism, even though their charge on the police is that they did a sloppy job," Glenn explained.

While the police in Florida are coming under scrutiny for not arresting Zimmerman, they were in no way involved with the killing of Martin. Zimmerman was not a police officer.

"They don't care about the facts. All they care about is can I use it to further my own agenda." Glenn said.

"If their goal is actually justice, there's no need to wind people up. We're all with you on that. Everybody on the right is standing with you," Stu explained.

"We're with you," Glenn added.

Glenn then took a call from Floridian Brett, who said that the left will use this to squash "Stand your ground" laws. According to the AP, "Florida is among 21 states with a 'Stand Your Ground Law,' which gives people wide latitude to use deadly force rather than retreat during a fight. The self-defense law helps explain why a neighborhood watch captain has not been arrested in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager."

"It doesn't apply.  You can't just go follow somebody down the street and claim the 'Stand Your Ground' law," Glenn said.

"With everything that is going on right now, the last thing you want is to have people disempower you anymore.  You have to have a rate to stand your ground.  You have to have a right to say this is my property.  You are in violation.  Not to be able to shoot people but to protect yourself and that doesn't include going down the street and following the guy a block.  That's not what you do," Glenn said.

 

 

 

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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