How do you know when a city is truly on the verge of collapse?
When Jesse Jackson calls out the violence in Chicago as “humiliating, embarrassing, and morally wrong,” you know there is a major problem.
That’s exactly where Chicago is headed, as even the infamous Reverend can see.
Jackson took to Twitter on Monday to address the failing city’s issues.
Fox News has more:
Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the widespread looting that took place in Chicago early Monday morning, calling it "humiliating" and "embarrassing" to the movement for racial equality.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said as of Monday morning, responding units have arrested more than 100 people on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to battery against police. He added that 13 officers were hurt in the unrest, including a sergeant struck in the face with a bottle and an officer who had his nose broken while scuffling with a group of looters.
“This was not an organized protest. Rather, this was an incident of pure criminality," Brown told reporters. "This was an act of violence against our police officers and against our city.”
Jackson, the founder of The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition organization and a Chicago native, slammed the rioters, stressing their actions are not associated with the movement toward Black civil rights.
"This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong. It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality," Jackson tweeted.
He added, "#DrKing, #MedgarEvers & #JohnLewsi, our martyrs, cry together in shame. #StopTheViolence #SaveTheChildren."
The unrest began Sunday afternoon after police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. While being pursued by police, the man, who was on foot, “turned and fired shots” at officers before being struck himself and taken to a local hospital, Deputy Chief Delonda Tally told Fox 32 Chicago.
A crowd that had gathered at the scene then faced off against police and started hurling objects at officers after getting agitated over a false rumor that the suspect – who is 20-years-old – was a child, investigators add. Brown says the suspect previously has been arrested four times for charges including burglary, child endangerment and domestic battery.
Jackson, for once, is absolutely right in this case.
Chicago's famous "Magnificent Mile" shopping district was the site of rioting and looting Sunday night.
Jackson isn't the only one who is starting to tell truths.
Even members of the media are letting the truth slip through.
Check this clip out, and specifically pay attention to the 0:55 mark.
On-site reporter lets a major Freudian slip out when describing Chicago's violence.
Check out this quote from Jackson via the Washington Examiner:
Jackson said civil rights icons such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers would "cry together in shame" if they witnessed the actions of residents who used cars to break into storefronts, including Apple, Tesla, and Christian Dior. Jackson also shared a tweet by Pastor Tavis Grant, which stated that the looting was "beneath our dignity as people."
Good for Jackson for speaking up now, but where has he been for the last several months? Hiding under a rock?
How long before Black Lives Matter comes after Jesse Jackson?
Things could get very interesting.