Rev. Jesse Jackson: Like a ‘state execution’
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday likened the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer to a “state execution.”Like that kind of rhetoric is really going to calm things down.
“[H]ow many times was he shot?” Jackson asked on MSNBC, in a series of rhetorical questions about Brown. “And where was he shot? And why was he lying in the street for several hours? That was kind of a state execution.”
He went on to link Brown’s killing with other incidents of unarmed black men killed by police, including 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 and 22-year-old Oscar Grant in California in 2009. “There’s a pattern of this behavior.”~snip~
Others have said it better than I could but I'm wondering where all the outrage is concerning the youth being gunned down by each other in major cities like Chicago,New York and even Washington,DC?
You don't see reverends Al and Jesse racing to those areas and firing off provocative rhetoric about those deaths.
I think that it's mostly because it would be harder for them to shake down those cities as opposed to smaller police departments in fly over country.
They're going for perception as opposed to solving problems. These communities need to turn their backs on these two professional provocateurs and tell then to pound sand so they can work out their own problems.