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Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2013

Jesse Jackson follows ‘frowned upon’ comment with blame for conservatives while discussing Chris Lane murder

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a tweet that the murder of an Australian baseball player, Chris Lane, by three Oklahoma teens who were bored, is “senseless violence” and should be “frowned upon.”

Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frowned upon and the justice system must prevail.

— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) August 21, 2013

Jesse Jackson gun banOn MSNBC Thursday afternoon was asked whether he thinks that “some on the right are making a false equivalency” between Trayvon Martin and the murdered Australian baseball player Chris Lane.

“Yeah, They want to connect what happened in the Trayvon Martin case with these three young men on this foolish rampage killing this ballplayer.”

Jackson continued by bring up a case in Oklahoma last year when two white men killed three people in a black community, saying conservatives “seem to have forgotten” about last year’s slayings.

The Lane murder is drawing comparisons as one of the suspects, James Edwards, has a Facebook page and twitter account full of anti-white and hate speech.

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