Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chavis Carter: Ark. Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for federal intervention - says 1983 Civil Rights Act applies to Carter case; ABC24.

STORY: "Jesse Jackson casts further doubt on Chavis Carter investigation," by reporter Jackie Orozco on ABC24, on August 22, 2012.

GIST: "Chavis Carter is the 21 year old Southaven man who died from a gunshot wound. It happened in the back seat of a Jonesboro police car while he was handcuffed. The Arkansas state crime lab ruled it a suicide. Rev. Jackson wants the FBI and the Department of Justice to get involved in this case. Rev. Jackson says a 1983 Civil Rights Act applies to the Carter case. The law calls for a special prosecutor to hold the Jonesboro Police Department accountable for Carter’s murder.........The reverend says it's hard to believe the police’s story that Carter killed himself when he was frisked twice, handcuffed, and then 3 minutes of dash cam video is missing during the time of the shooting. "President Nixon had a gap in his tape. It's not unusual for people who are trying to cover up and have convenient gaps in their tapes. Really it's a gap in the truth,” said Rev. Jackson."

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