WATCH: Jesse Jackson Pushes Back on Fox - What Could Possibly Justify 6 Shots at Close Range in Brown Case?
Jesse Jackson appeared on Fox News on Sunday, and was immediately put on the defensive for his assertion that Michael Brown's killing was a "state execution." Jackson replied that we do know that Brown was shot six times, four times at close range, and that even if the worst case scenario reports are true—that Brown charged at the officer and hit him in the face, the indisputable number and pattern of the shots indicate that police acted as "judge, jury and executioner." Fox's Ben Carson was invited to reply, and lectured that the problem is way deeper and is about how black children are raised. Host Chris Wallace then brought up the usual irrelevant canard about black on black crime, which, of course, Jesse Jackson has heard a million times, and is well aware of. But it is beside the point. He then sensibly pointed out that it is the disparity in justice—when blacks kill whites, justice is swift; when white police officers kill blacks, not so much—that is deeply troubling and highly combustible.