Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Excerpt from up-dated PB Post article:

One of the protest's organizers, Rebecca Wood of the South Florida Palestinian Solidarity Network group, released a statement late Monday in which she quoted Jennings as saying shortly after her arrest: "The Israeli government is illegally killing hundreds of Palestinians, and now they have seriously injured my friend. Who are the police to tell me that I do not have a right to stand on a public sidewalk and peacefully express my grief to those responsible?"

Commissioner Jennings, those people housed in the building in Miami, whose sidewalk you were "expressing" your grief upon, are they really responsible? Perhaps you can elaborate how employees of the Israeli Consulate in Miami are responsible for your grief and then explain the impact that this expression of grief made on the lives of the people with which you sympathize. Do you only express this grief when it is one of your own that is harmed? I don't remember hearing anything about the plight of the Palestinians during your campaign.