After facing fire Wednesday for a particularly tepid response to the thrill killing of 22-year-old Christopher Lane in Oklahoma, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. took to Facebook today to address all violence.
“The recent incidents of violence in America most notably the murder of Christopher Lane an aspiring student athlete from Australia in Oklahoma and the attack of a student on a school bus in Florida once again calls each of us to a collectively resist all forms of violence in our society [sic],” Mr. Jackson wrote.
The reverend wrote on Wednesday morning to his 24,000 Twitter followers that the “senseless” murder of Christopher Lane by three black teenagers in Oklahoma is “frowned upon.”
“Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frowned upon and the justice system must prevail,” Mr. Jackson said.
Mr. Lane, a 23-year-old native of Australia, was visiting the town of Duncan, Okla., where his girlfriend and her family live, when he was gunned down by three young men who said they were “bored.”
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,'” Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday “The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.'”
Laura Ingraham, Allen West and others have wondered if Mr. Jackson would be taking action in this case, since he so vigorously supported Trayvon Martin.
‘Frowned upon’?? Why not be REALLY harsh and call the boys ‘naughty’ or ‘fresh’?” one user asked Mr. Jackson.
“But I guess you aren’t ‘Outraged’ and won’t be marching over it huh?” another commenter asked.