Sunday, June 24, 2007
History Always Repeats Itself: Jessie Jackson Arrested
In Chicago, Rev. Jesse Jackson once again proved that history repeats itself. Jackson was arrested Saturday at a demonstration outside a suburban gun shop. Jackson was charged with criminal trespass to property. Jackson refused to move away from Chuck's Gun Shop in Riverdale, thus prompting his arrest. While Jackson had a right to protest with other activists, it is incumbent upon him to do so within the law. Jackson's demonstration follows a 16-year-old honor student being gunned down on a city bus. The shooting was believed to be gang-related although the student was not the intended target. Two teens have been charged as adults in the death. Jackson has used protests to call for stricter gun laws. A Catholic priest. Michael Pfleger, was also arrested.