Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson Stir Rockford-area Racial Tensions with Barmore Case

THURSDAY, September 30, 2010

4:00 p.m.

WHAT: William J. Kelly, host of the Kelly Truth Squad on WIND-AM (560) and columnist for the Washington Times joins with the Rockford Tea Party today for a flash Protest in support of the Rockford police department and against the racial tensions being in flamed last week by Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson in the police shooting of Mark Barmore, who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for aggravated assault and had a history of criminal behavior. The case is still being investigated despite a Grand Jury clearing the officers of any wrong doing.

“While that case is debated in the courts and the meeting rooms of our city leaders we must remember that our Police Department continues to work toward keeping this community safe and moving toward justice no matter what circumstance are being addressed,” said a spokesperson for Rockford Tea Party.

“There has been a surge in crimes against police officers this summer,” said Kelly. “Recently, Mr. Farrakhan and others, like Rev. Jesse Jackson, have been trying to turn a crime issue into a racial issue. The people of Rockford, the people of Chicago, and the people of Illinois need to take a stand against that and that is what we are doing today.”

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WHEN: Thursday, September 30, 2010

4:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Public Safety Building

420 West State Street

Rockford, IL

CONTACT: Amy Olson, Rev Public Relations (312) 217-2455


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