Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. leads local Ferguson protest

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At Operation PUSH's headquarters today Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. was at the head of a peace demonstration to protest the decision by the St. Louis County grandly jury to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

In the aftermath of that, Reverend Jackson is now calling on President Obama to step in and issue an executive order, "And whether it's police departments or fire depts or highways they can not get federal money at the same be unjust and not meet federal employment practices."

The protest here in Chicago mirrors others held around the nation as well today.

They come just one day after Black Friday protests encouraged and economic boycott to continue to raise awareness and increase pressure.

Back at Operation PUSH, Rev. Jackson was joined by Baltimore Maryland Pastor Reverend Jamal Bryant, who has been a leading voice in pushing for the economic boycott from last Wednesday to the upcoming Cyber Monday.
Together Jackson and Bryant are calling for an end to looting that took place in Ferguson, they also are pushing for a federal investigation in Brown's death.

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17 comments

  • Kevin

    Yuk,why isn’t this guy protesting the behavior of his people and the out of control shootings/crime around the country by blacks. RACE HUSTLER!!!!

    • edward moore

      There’s no money or attention in it.jesse and al should be addressing these out of control black men in this country that kill themselves.

  • Al

    Jessie Jackson VS Al Sharpton at Wrestlemania. Special guess referee NOBama. Does anyone work anymore? When the OJ Simpson verdict was read, didi you see anyone flipping patrol carsa over and setting them on fire? Gee, I wonder why not! SHUT UP! already!

  • Mister

    Jesse struggling to get his grove back. He’l jump on any racial bandwagon except in his own hometown Chicago where he knows his lies and deception is well known,

    • Ismael

      All these commenters have forgotten one thing. It is o.k. for blacks to kill each other but God forbid a white or Hispanic man does it. All hell breaks loose. Once again thank God We do not have that plague around this neighborhood.

  • 57ml

    The only item which requires a federal investigation in this piece is JJ and how his bogus charitable org spends the millions of taxpayer dollars supporting his lifestyle.

  • Al

    Quote:” In the aftermath of that, Reverend Jackson is now calling on President Obama to step in and issue an executive order, “And whether it’s police departments or fire depts or highways they can not get federal money at the same be unjust and not meet federal employment practices.” GET OVER IT! You want to protest, then protest two Americans that were murdered at Benghazi! Tell your part time, so-called, president, what the hell happened that night, oh, wait..he was busy preparing campaigning the next day! And where is your son? Oh, yeah, should be at 26th/California. SHUT UP!