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December 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Ferguson protests: Rev. Jesse Jackson is inciting protests

Rev. Jesse Jackson is doing nothing more than attempting to incite protests and riots over the Michael Brown verdict even though all of the facts have been presented and released [“Jesse Jackson urges crowd in Seattle to keep protests going,” Local News, Nov. 30].

The Ferguson police officer did not commit a crime, but somehow Jackson thinks that all of these protests are going to magically change what happened. His campaign is another one of his classic “speak first and to hell with facts” movements and it is not accomplishing anything.

Race relations are a major problem in our country, but protests and riots over the death of a man are not going to make any progress on the issue. As a leader in race relations, Jackson needs to work on fixing issues that are solvable instead of ones that have already happened.

He has a lot of power to progress racial issues, but, as of now, he is completely misusing it.

Erik Johnson, Seattle

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