Jesse Jackson Marches With Chavis Carter’s Mother
Read the new detailed information released in the Carter case
(Jonesboro, AR) Chavis Carter’s mother Teresa, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., and many other others marched peacefully Wednesday from the spot where Carter was shot to the police station, where the group called for justice.
Police released more information about the handcuffed man found shot in the back of their squad car.
In a document, they paint a very different picture of Chavis Carter.
The document says he had videos on his phone of children smoking marijuana.
Also, in a recent interview, a friend said he asked Carter to bring him a gun the night of the shooting.
Witnesses said the doors to the police car were closed and the officers were nowhere near the vehicle when a gunshot was heard.
It also said that during a time when he was not handcuffed, he called his girlfriend and told her he had a gun and was scared.
Rev. Jesse Jackson said those are facts that cloud the real issue, “Unless one believes in Houdini for real and we know Chavis was not Houdini, you try putting your left hand behind your back and hitting yourself in the left temple.”
Carter’s mother stood quiet, passing memorials, well-wishers and people like Pat Austin, who told her, he was really sorry about her loss, but one look and you knew how he felt.
“We have a bunch of good people down there, and slandering them even before it came out that was pretty rotten,” said Austin.
No matter their opinion, people watched and understood Teresa Carter, a mother of few words, simply searching for answers and gaining a lot of help.