Ex-NAACP big rips Al & Jesse for handling of Trayvon Martin shooting
By FRANK ROSARIO in Sanford, Fla., ERIK KRISS in Albany and DAVID SEIFMAN in New York
Last Updated:9:28 AM, March 27, 2012
Posted:12:25 AM, March 27, 2012
The furor over the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is being exploited by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to racially divide the country, a civil-rights leader charged yesterday.
Martins family should be outraged at the fact that theyre using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions, the Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP leader, said of the 17-year-old hoodie-wearing black youth who was shot dead by a mixed white-Latino neighborhood-watch volunteer.
The pastor accused Jackson and Sharpton who yesterday organized a thousands-strong protest in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred last month of acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy in an interview with The Daily Caller, a news Web site.
Bryant, the past president of the NAACP chapter in Garland, Texas, called Jackson and Sharpton race hustlers for inserting themselves into the drama.