Politics Chicago Teachers Union, Jesse Jackson Launch Robocall to Urge Black Friday Unrest over Laquan McDona

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  1. XXXXX

    XXXXX Well-Known Member

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    Why is a teachers union sponsoring a protest and funding robocalls?

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...all-urge-black-friday-unrest-laquan-mcdonald/


    On Thursday thousands of Chicago residents had their Thanksgiving interrupted by a robocall featuring the voice of Jesse Jackson, Sr. and sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union urging Chicagoans to join them in disrupting the Windy City’s Black Friday shopping day downtown.

    Earlier in the day Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis asked members to join activist Chicago Catholic Priest Father Michael Pfleger and others in Friday’s protests. But the union went even further than mere press releases by funding a Thursday night robocall featuring Jesse Jackson, Sr. and CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey urging Chicagoans to eschew shopping to attend a Black Friday protest march down the “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s nickname for retail-heavy Michigan Avenue.

    “Join us Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, at 11 AM,” Jackson says on the call, “on Michigan and Wacker Drive to march down the Magnificent Mile to express our outrage and our sense of dignity.”

    The calls began at around 6:30 PM on Thursday, but Chicago TV news stations all featured stories on Thursday evening noting that residents of the city were annoyed by these robocalls featuring Jackson and his exhortations for Black Friday unrest.

    Chicago’s WGN News, for instance, reported that some viewers said they were upset the calls interrupted their Thanksgiving, and Chicago’s ABC station also reported that Chicagoans felt that the robocalls flooding their homes on Thanksgiving night were inappropriate.

    One angry resident told ABC 7 that she didn’t appreciate the interruption during her Thanksgiving holiday.

    “It was very aggravating,” the woman told Chicago’s ABC affiliate, “you know, it’s Thanksgiving and you’re going to call and try and get these people to come out and support your cause. And I just don’t like the fact that my phone number is being accesses when I pay to keep it unlisted.”

    After complaints over the calls hit the media, Chicago Teachers Union spokesperson Stephanie Gadlin issued a non-apology statement to the media, saying, “I am sorry some people may be upset, but you can imagine how so many of us feel to have watched a child riddled with bullets.

    Gadlin is, of course, speaking about the police dashcam video of the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the latter of whom was only this week indicted for murder.

    McDonald’s death has sparked three days of protests in the Windy City.

    The Chicago Teacher’s union has formally joined the protests, with union president Karen Lewis lambasting city officials for taking a year to address the teenager’s death.

    As the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Thursday, Lewis attended a press conference hosted by the Rev. Jesse Jackson who prayed with her in Grant Park.

    “It is time to turn our pain into power,” Lewis said before going on to urging CTU members to “express their outrage and dignity.”

    Lewis hopes to leverage the protests into more support for demands of pay raises for Chicago’s teachers.

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    "Laquan" got himself shot, huh? Tragic. Perhaps returning en masse to the Mother Continent would be the best way to honor his memory. DO IT FOR LAQUAN. #ReturnToAfrica #GTFO
     
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    The police union has distanced themselves from the teachers union for this, they had some joint functions coming up.
     
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    There are some people who still think Teachers' Unions are for the benefit of "The Children.":bounce:
     
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    all decked out in red. subtle. pic is an earlier demonstration.

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    This is easy, breitbart.com made the calls. They always create their own stories.
     
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    Same "union" that protects shitty teachers...no doubt
    It's "in the contract"
     
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    I got the robocall, but it was more like:

    "Now looky here peoples of Chicago. While you white folk gone be shopping fo TVs, my newbian brothas and sistas gone be marching down the streets fo our son LaQuan. He was shot by another white devil and we gone get our revenge soon!"
     
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    It was selfdefense -- Laquan McDonald was using foul language so the cop had to shoot him.
     
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    Teacher's Unions align themselves with these criminals so that they don't have to discipline the nogs at school and are in line with the lefties agenda of closing the (lack of) achievement gap.
     
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    Well if that were true I'm sure we'd have heard from Jesse J by now
     
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    Planned parenthood video anyone, anyone?
     
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    That's better than addressing my point I see. :facepalm:

    And what about that video?
    Yes, it was edited for effect but she really did say those things.
    You should have more tact when talking about a subject such as unborn baby-parts
     
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    Bottom line it was a total bullshit story, they did nothing wrong.
     
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    All unions are leftist, but it also depends on the municipality. There are many teachers in conservative areas who disagree with the unions and dislike having to be part of one. Private school teachers don't belong to one.
     
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    It's no wonder youre so mocked here. Your arguments are shit.
    No, that woman broke no laws. But LAUGHING about harvesting unborn fetus parts is classless and macabre
    .
    Why am I arguing with you? You're not very bright
     
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    Hain't no protesters on Amazon.
     
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    Oh you're mister sensitive on this board! Are one of those PC guys? lol.
     
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    Yep, that's me.
    Captain PC sensitive.
     
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    Someone laughed inappropriately, oh the horror, lol.