It’s good when the people make the right connections and you only have to sit back and nod.
That’s what happened recently in Ferguson, a city under military occupation after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed, black teen. Officer Darren Wilson is now in hiding and Michael Brown is dead.
Rev. Jesse Jackson rolled into town– as have a host of other camera-seeking opportunists. He started his famous routine of asking for donations from high denominations to the low. Who has $100 he’ll asked, then on down to $5 .
Before the few high rollers could raise their hand, the mainly working class crowd soundly booed the Reverend. I don’t think we’ll be seeing the Jesse any time soon.
I can’t seem to find the audio on this one but I can definitely verify that it DID happen!
You may not remember the 2005 case of Kevin Johnson. He was only a teen when he killed a Kirkwood, MO officer after he believed the officer allowed his little brother to die. Officer McEntee had a reputation as a bully in the neighboring, black town of Meacham Park. Johnson’s little brother had a congential heart problem but was given no medical attention by McEntee or other officers at the scene. Many believed Johnson snapped after the death of his brother. I didn’t make any difference about his trauma or grief, he was convicted of murder and is on Missouri death row.