RIP Roy Innis, rare conservative black pro-gun civil rights icon, dead at 82

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  1. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Roy Innis died on January 8, 2017 at the age of 82, from Parkinson's disease

    His son Niger Innis continues his fight for civil rights, including gun rights, and conservative values which protect all rights.

    Amazing how long some people can live, by avoiding drugs and foolish behavior.
    He was the leader of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality since 1968, and he was a Democrat until becoming a Libertarian, and he supported Nixon in 1968 and 1972.

    Wiki:
    Innis was noted for two on-air fights in the middle of TV talk shows in 1988. The first in the midst of an argument about the Tawana Brawley case during a taping of the The Morton Downey, Jr. Show, Innis shoved Al Sharpton to the floor.[10] Also that year, Innis was in a scuffle on Geraldo with white supremacist John Metzger.[11] The skirmish started after Metzger, son of White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger, called Innis an "Uncle Tom", and Innis grabbed the seated Metzger's throat, appearing to choke him

    Interesting guy.
     
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  2. prism

    prism more ammo

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    I remember the geraldo fight. it's on youtube. (nsfw)

    sure looked like a choke.


    btw, the "that escalated quickly" meme fits that clip perfectly.

    :grouphug:
     

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    Yeah, he was one of the good guys. CORE supports individual responsibility regardless of your skin color. RIP, Mr. Innis.
     
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    Heh...I remember both of those incidents. Roy Innis was the man.
     
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    Mr. Innes wasn't quite as much of a turn-the-other-cheek sort of guy as Dr. King. Jesse and Al weren't fit to clean his shoes.
     
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    I remember hearing him speak at a gun owners rally at the step of the Massachusetts state house. (from Wikipedia >) After losing two sons to criminals with guns, he became an advocate for the rights of law-abiding citizens to self-defense.
    RIP Roy
     
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    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    R.I.P. Roy Innis
     
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    Lockback Polymerlicious!

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    He was a good man. We need many more like him.
    R.I.P., sir. You've earned the rest.
     
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    I heard him speak at a George Wallace rally, about a month before Wallace was shot. Our Scout troop attended as part of the requirements to get our civics skill awards. The other guest speaker was a very young Andrew Young.

    Both men had enough of a sense of decorum to not initiate any public spectacle in front of a few hundred Boy Scouts, but it was clear they did not agree, even to us. Mr. Innis was in full Black Panther gear, and Mr. Young was in a very hip dashiki.
     
  12. cowboywannabe

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    he wasn't at all liked by the plantation folks.
     
  13. ChuteTheMall

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    Back then, his slogan was Stand Up For America.
    Then Arthur Bremer put him in a wheelchair.