Reverend Jackson to Dorner: ‘Please stop’ the murders. That was the very public and heartfelt plea Jesse Jackson made to Christopher Dorner, a man accused of killing multiple people, including police officers.
In a letter published by Reverend Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader urges Dorner to end his killing spree and turn himself in peacefully.
Here Jackson’s actual letter to Dorner, which was digitally published on PUSH Rainbow Coalition letterhead:
“Apparently you have been wounded by your past experiences of what you have stated in losing your job. I understand your feelings of being hurt. I’m making a plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt and the fear. Please stop (sic) don’t take anymore (sic) lives.”
Jackson then attempts to reach Dorner by letting him know that his own mother is concerned for his safety and well being:
“Christopher, your mother is in pain and concerned for your safety. There are many good and creditable people in Los Angeles, like The Los Angeles Sentinel’s Executive Publisher/CEO Danny J. Bakewell Sr., Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer and Rev. Charles Singleton. These individuals I know personally and they would gladly receive you. Whatever I can do without hesitation please contact me through Danny Bakewell at the L.A. Sentinel.”
Although Jackson is urging Dorner to ‘please stop’ taking the lives of people, it’s unclear whether or not Dorner himself received this letter or will heed its advice.