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Jesse Jackson: 'A Riot is the Language of the Unheard'

Rev. Jesse Jackson listens as Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks to the Progressive National Baptist Convention in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

In an interview with  Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Rev. Jesse Jackson refused to condemn the rioting in Charlotte, saying that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”

Washington Free Beacon:

“But when the police literally, and the camera becomes the conduit of justice, shoots them with their hands up in the air, again, that’s wrong, and those who do it should face the full weight of quick justice,” Jackson said.

“But you seem to be saying that all 680 cases that we’ve seen in the past year and a half where blacks were shot by police were all that way,” Cavuto said. “Were there not some that were legitimate, where a gun was involved?”

“Shooting people in the back is not legitimate,” Jackson responded.

“Careful, careful. Because you always say don’t generalize,” Cavuto said.

Jackson later said that not many police officers are being shot, although the press widely covered the five Dallas police officers who were fatally shot in July.

The reverend then said the police in Charlotte are covering up Tuesday’s incident.

“Would you say you went one step too far there?” Cavuto asked.

Jackson did not answer the question and began quoting King again.

“So, you condone their losing and justify what they did?” Cavuto asked.

Jackson again did not answer and instead tried to propose a reverse scenario in which police officers were shooting white individuals.

“You are justifying what happened last night,” Cavuto said.

Jackson responded that he advocates for peaceful protests.

For the record, Keith Scott was holding a gun with his fingerprints on it when he was shot. The rest of what happened is unclear. For Jackson to accuse the Charlotte police of a coverup is outrageous and only fuels the violence.

But that has always been Jackson’s game — a wink and a nod to encourage the thugs while piously proclaiming his desire for “peaceful protests.” It is the credo of the racialist to stir the pot and keep it boiling over in order to maintain the rage of protesters while making the Jacksons, Sharptons, and other racialists the center of attention.

Jackson is a liar. Cavuto tried to pin him down and expose his warped thinking, but Jackson has been playing this game for 40 years and knows exactly how to fend off pesky reporters asking penetrating questions.