If Jesse Jackson says so, it has to be true

Jesse Jackson doesn't think the death of the Oklahoma college baseball player Chris Lane is remotely similar to the murder of Trayvon Martin. The Hill: The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday that conservatives are wrong to compare the Trayvon Martin case to the death of Chris Lane. During an interview on MSNBC, Jackson was asked whether he thinks that "some on the right are making a false equivalency" between Martin and Lane, a young white baseball player allegedly killed Friday by three black teenagers. "Yeah," he said. "They want to connect what happened in the Trayvon Martin case with these three young men on this foolish rampage killing this ballplayer." Jackson said a better comparison was a case in Oklahoma last year when two white men shot five and killed three people in a black community. Jackson said conservatives "seem to have forgotten" about last year's slayings. "That's really more of an equivalent," Jackson said. "But there are no winners in any of this...(Read Full Post)

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