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Jesse Jackson: We’re Going to March Until There’s Change in the Police Department

Friday on the Fox Business Channel, Rainbow Coalition PUSH founder Jesse Jackson said he is protesting Black Friday in downtown Chicago’s shopping district dubbed the Magnificent Mile in order to bring attention to the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and declared to “march until there’s a change in the police department.”

Jackson said, “We challenge the behavior and the culture of the police. You know, one policeman killed Laquan. It was his twentieth infraction and he was still on the payroll. Now other police saw the killing and never reported it was the murder it was. So that’s culture. The culture must change.”

He continued, “It seemed to me  the mayor and the police chief and the state’s attorney who saw the tape and held it back must be part of an investigation by the federal government of who did what when? The people deserve to know.”

He added, “The whole city must say that this behavior is unacceptable and must stop. We’re going to march until there’s a change in the police department, a change in the state attorney’s office, and those who have suppressed the tape are made public.”

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