CNN ASKS JESSE JACKASS: ‘Why Would You Burn Down A Store Or A Place Where You Could Possibly Get Work?’

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Jesse Jackson: But there is a body of people who have a long train of abuses done, people simply explode. You remember we were down there for nine days before they even released the name of Mr. Wilson. But for three hours before they released his name, they released a video about Michael and the cigarillos and the store, laying the groundwork…

Don Lemon: But Reverend, with all due respect, if people need jobs, in the community, why would you burn down a store or a place where you could possibly get work? What does one have to do with the other? What does lawlessness have to do with lack of jobs?

If you want a job, if you want to be educated then you go look for a job, you go look for an education, what does it have to do with burning down your neighbor or burning down a store that someone needs for their livelihood? Someone needs the income from that store. That is their job. Someone needs that income to pay their bills. What does one have to do with the other?

Jackson: Sometimes pain can lead to irrational conclusions. Sometimes when people are in pain they cry out. For example, in that city if you have with fifty-five police and three African-Americans, and the same is true in the fire department, if you had a fairer distribution of those jobs, you may have had an amnesty of peace in the first place. So there is an irrational dimension to pain.

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