Jackson Protest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of financial institutions in Columbus, Georgia.

Jackson, speaking yesterday at a breakfast in Atlanta, urged the boycott until a former sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man is prosecuted federally and Georgia adopts anti-racial profiling legislation.

Thirty-nine-year-old Kenneth Walker, who was black, was shot in December 2003 by then-Muscogee County sheriff's deputy David Glisson during a traffic stop.

Last month, a state grand jury decided not to criminally indict Glisson for the shooting.

Muscogee County Sheriff Ralph Johnson fired Glisson for not following proper procedure on the night he killed Walker.

Jackson also announced plans for a march in Columbus on Jan. 15 to protest, "the killing of Kenneth Walker without consequences."

News of the announcement surprised other black leaders from Columbus, which is located near the Alabama line.


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