March for Our Lives organizers say Glasgow arrest troubling
Saturday Pastor Kenneth Glasgow took part in the March For Our Lives protesting gun violence in Downtown Dothan.
Pastor Glasgow was arrested Sunday, for involvement with the fatal shooting of Breunia Jennings.
March organizers say his possible connection with the murder is troubling.
In a news release they say:
"The organizers wish to remind the public that this march was not about one person. This march was about preventing gun violence.
We stand in support of all law enforcement efforts to curtail such activity, and we pray for justice for Breunia Jennings."
[NEWS RELEASE FROM MARCH FOR OUR LIVES WIREGRASS ORGANIZERS]
As organizer of the March for Our Lives, we are saddened to once again have to mourn the death of young life lost to gun violence in our community. Breunia Jennings' family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers as they seek justice for her. We stand behind them in advocating for any common sense legislation that would have kept a gun out of her killer's hands.
Kenneth Glasgow's alleged connection with this crime is very troubling to our organization. While we believe in due process of law, we wish to correct some misattribution of his participation in our march Saturday.
Kenneth Glasgow is the executive officer of The Ordinary People Society. The Ordinary People Society had participants in our march, and one of their officers coordinated emceeing duties and helped with permit registration. The bulk of the organization of the march was performed by myself, Kailee Maciulla and student organizing was performed by Morgan Shaw, a senior at a local high school.
Kenneth Glasgow was never a scheduled speaker at the march nor did he participate in its planning. It frankly came as a surprise to organizers when the person from his organization who temporarily emceed the event at Porter Park as an "organizer," as he had never attended an organizational meeting or donated funds.
The organizers of this event are relative newcomers to the area and unaware of the history surrounding many activists in this area. As such, they were not aware that Glasgow may claim credit that was not due him.
The organizers wish to remind the public that this march was not about one person. This march was about preventing gun violence. We stand in support of all law enforcement efforts to curtail such activity, and we pray for justice for Breunia Jennings.
-March for Our Lives Wiregrass organizers