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Fla. Gov. criticizes Jesse Jackson over comments

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Updated: 7/31/2013 8:40 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is sharply criticizing Jesse Jackson over comments he made while joining a Capitol protest.

Jackson spent time this week with a group upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. They've refused to leave the Capitol until Scott calls a special session and asks legislators to overhaul the state's self-defense laws.

Scott so far has refused the request.

The veteran activist criticized the state as the "Selma of our time" and made a comparison of Scott to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Selma, Alabama was the site of civil rights protests and clashes with police during the '60s.

Scott in a release blasted Jackson's comments as "reckless" and "divisive." He says that Jackson should apologize for his remarks, which he also called insulting.

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doug1 - 8/1/2013 7:57 PM
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in the first place jesse you don't even live in THE GREAT STATE OF FLORIDA [THANK GOD] so do not come to this state and tell us how to do things. go solve all the black on black crime in Chicago. oh, that's not different races involved. all you "activist" go back where you came from and protest. you are NOT florida citizens. you can't vote here. GO HOME NOW!! doug1.

Truthseeker - 8/1/2013 4:45 AM
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Jackson and Sharpton are no more than leeches and mooches on our black communities.

nativejax - 7/31/2013 11:54 PM
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I don't even know you Tilly but you sound like a beautiful person with a good heart, and I am a white woman. It is not 'race' that is ruining this Country, it is bad hateful THUG 'behavior' that is allowed to continue, to the point it is their 'culture' and way of life. Like any other 'HATE' groups, it needs to be 'stamped out' and not allowed to corrupt and assault society. I grew up learning throughout my life that America was a'melting pot' of people that strived for PEACE,FREEDOM and OPPORTUNITY and was known all the world for those three things. And THAT was what made us the greatest Nation on earth. That and a system that worked better than any other system in the world. GOD Blessed this Nation for our efforts, it was not easy for any of our ancestors, but He blessed us. Now I see a Nation with no pride and no civility...And it breaks my heart that ANYONE would dishonor their ancestors who fought, worked and died to build it and make it free, by killing, robbing, raping, assaulting,etc like uneducated lowlifes...With loud mouths like al sharpton and jessie jackson in bed together leading the way, with their hateful lies just to start more trouble.

Tilly - 7/31/2013 8:07 PM
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Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are the biggest racist of them all,and i can say it i'm a black women.The Good Lord made me as i am and I am Proud of my skin color.But i am not proud of jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton there are ministers and all there do is spit out Hate .

Tilly - 7/31/2013 8:06 PM
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Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are the biggest racist of them all,and i can say it i'm a black women.The Good Lord made me as i am and I am Proud of my skin color.But i am not proud of jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton there are ministers and all there do is spit out Hate .

Realchange - 7/31/2013 7:14 PM
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I keep pasting in the real Trayvon Martin comments just portion of them to show what he was like. To bad the news, or no one else will ask these people why they want make a thug into a saint. For sake of argument here they are again just small excerpt you can find the rest on the web if you want know the REAL TRAYVON MARTING GANGSTA :QUery: Mee too,but wat happen tah yuhh?? Response: Fight Query : Y!? Response: cause man dat N (word) (filters will not allow the real word) snitched on me Query: Bae Y youn always fightinqq man, yu got suspended? Response: Naw we thumped afta skool in a duckd off spot Query: Ohh, well damee Response: I los da 1st round :) but I won da 2nd and 3rd... Response: I los dn first :( but won da 2nd nd 3rd Query: Ohh so it was 3 rounds? damee well at least yu wonn lol but yuu needsa stop fighting qq bae forereal' Response Naw I am not done wit fool... he gone have 2 seem again Query: NOoo BAe stop yuu aint gonn be staisfied till yuh get suspeneded again huh? Response Naw but he aint breed (means bleed) nuff 4 me, only his nose... but afta dat im done

c9bcrewman - 7/31/2013 5:32 PM
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jesse who play's a good black man and who tell's everyone how bad they are had a kid out of wedlock. how come the naacp stay's out of it when a black man is involved. shame on them. go scott!

nativejax - 7/31/2013 4:37 PM
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Good for you Scott, WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU.

nativejax - 7/31/2013 4:37 PM
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Good for you Scot, WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU.

jacksonville21 - 7/31/2013 3:56 PM
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Jackson found out there were cameras and media at this event so he got there quick. Its been going on for a few weeks now. I don't think this this guy, Or Al Sharpton, realize what embarrassments they are.
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