Rep. John Lewis: Ferguson, Like Selma, Is Civil Rights 'Turning Point'

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Civil rights activist and Georgia Rep. John Lewis says if an indictment is not handed down by a grand jury investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the nation will see "massive, nonviolent protests all over America."

Lewis said those protests will mark a "turning point" in the nation's civil rights history akin to the 1965 demonstrations that took place in Selma, Alabama.

"Selma was the turning point. And I think what happened in Ferguson will be the turning point. I think people are waiting, they’re watching, and we’re gonna see within the next few days what’s going to happen — and that would be massive, nonviolent protests all over America," he said during an appearance on Roland Martin's radio show, according to Mediaite.

On March 7, 1965, Rep. Lewis was one of the 525 civil rights demonstrators who were beaten by police officers as they took part in a march between Selma and Alabama's state capital of Montgomery. The marches were inspired by the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who was demonstrating for voting rights, by a state trooper a month earlier.

"When we were beaten on that bridge in Selma, people couldn’t take it, for they saw it, they heard about it, they read about it, and it lit a sense of righteous indignation. When we see a miscarriage of justice in Ferguson, they’re going to have the same reaction they had towards Selma," the Georgia Democrat added.

Read More: http://www.Newsmax.com/US/RepJohn-Lewis-Ferguson/2014/11/18/id/6081... 

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but if all of the evidence proves the officer isn't guilty of what has been in grand jury, then why would anyone be protesting the truth?

Look at the Black on white violence, that has been going on, the knock out game, these thugs don't want justice ! they want blood !

Gun up America.

They are just looking for another excuse to riot, break into stores and get something for nothing

It is called black privilege. 

I have known a lot of black people and I can't remember one who despised me or was disrespectful to me. The reason, I'm sure, is because I was always respectful of them. Yes, I agree there are a lot of black people who believe they're entitled to a lot of things for which they never worked, like welfare and food stamps provided by taxpayers. I truly hope and pray there is no violence in Ferguson, nor do I want to see anyone killed because of senseless violence. But I understand that Sharpton will be there when the Grand Jury's decision is made public, meaning that my hopes and prayers may be in vain.

 I guess  his point being,if your a thug and black you get to attack a cop and steal what you want --thats a civil right .What a gas bag 

This is not the usual racism from black elects but denial of facts all over America with inner city violence spawned by a 3 fold increase in drugs because of "Fast and Furious!" It was a setup and the Mexican President was in support if it. It is all about the One World Order. This is becoming Worldwide  by treasonous scum like the thing in the WH!!

America used to be the example of morality, we helped the underdogs, we stood for freedom. We led, in science, inventions, individual freedom, standard of living. We are now a nation of jackasses being mocked worldwide. These clowns have sucked on the lemon of racism until their DNA is warped. It's like one big black cloud over their minds and they can see nothing else than rascism, rascism, rascism.

Times have changed. Justice, as they want so badly, is supposed to be the result of truth, that's why they are inexorably linked both in words and concepts. Some of these people live lives I cannot even imagine—full of hatred, negativity, self-loathing and desire for violence. And yet, they never question themselves—they only question everyone else. It is always someone else's fault. No matter what. 

Who could add to your statement ?.. this has been brewing for a long time and it took Obama to bring it to a head , 

Let the war begin.

"When we were beaten on that bridge in Selma, people couldn’t take it, for they saw it, they heard about it, they read about it, and it lit a sense of righteous indignation.

It would seem that people like Mr. Lewis act like it was the blacks that changed the laws, WRONG! Let give credit where it belongs, white people were appalled by what we saw in Selma and white people stood up and said "that's enough!" We work together or we watch as America becomes divided.

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