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Rev. Peterson Slams Jesse Jackson, Sharpton, and NAACP for Their Silence on Shooting of Houston Police Officer

Contact: Ermias Alemayehu, BOND, 323-782-1980, 213-804-1872,


LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /Standard Newswire/ -- Conservative black minister and outspoken critic of the established liberal black leadership, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, issued the following statement today blasting the silence of liberal black leaders over the recent shooting death of Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson by an illegal alien with a felony criminal record. The officer was shot after he detained the suspect on a traffic violation. The following is Rev. Peterson’s statement regarding this issue:


“My prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Officer Rodney Johnson and the Houston Police Department for their loss. Officer Johnson was a decorated 12-year member of the Houston Police Department. By all accounts he was an exemplary officer, husband, and father. His senseless death should outrage and pierce the consciousness of all law-abiding Americans.


“Despite the national press this story has received, and the confession of his killer that he pumped four shots into the officer’s head, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP have been silent on this issue. Had this been a white-on-black issue, these same people would be screaming ‘racism.’ Where’s the liberal outrage over this black officer’s slaying by an illegal alien? Shame on these leaders!


“I believe that this case could be a racially motivated crime. For years there has been a serious warfare brewing between blacks and Hispanics over the encroachment by Hispanic immigrants into predominantly black cities like Houston and Los Angeles. I believe this killing may be a manifestation of this racial hatred boiling over and touching law enforcement.


“Now is the time for our nation to enforce our immigration laws and seal the borders to stop the illegal invasion into American cities and prevent further bloodshed.”


Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), a national nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of "rebuilding the family by rebuilding the man." Rev. Peterson is currently embarking on a nationwide “Moral Reconstruction Speaking Tour” to address solutions for America’s declining urban areas. For interview requests, contact Ermias Alemayehu at (323) 782-1980, or visit