Black Conservative On CNN Asks Why Ferguson Police Should Want To Protect People Who Don’t Like Them
[su_right_ad]Just as the National Association of Black Journalists decries the exodus of black talent away from CNN, the network has invited conservative Blacksphere host Kevin Jackson on to tell protesters in Ferguson that their protesting might make cops not want to protect them. In a segment related to renewed protests in Missouri over the shooting of 18 year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off-duty St. Louis police officer, Jackson was introduced, not as a virulent conservative commentator, but simply as a guy who runs a website and wrote a book.
Jackson starts off, reasonably enough, by saying that people have a right to protest, but that he doesn’t feel the outrage is justified in this case. According to police, they have recovered a weapon that Myers allegedly used to fire three shots at the officer, who fired 17 times at Myers, killing him. Family members allege that the teen was holding nothing but a sandwich.
But then, Jackson brings up the “disproportionate amount of crime in the black community,” and accuses protesters of making cops not want to protect them…READ MORE[su_csky_ad]