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Jesse Jackson

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The arrests of Jesse Jackson:

This civil rights activist and Baptist minister ran for President twice, for the Democratic nomination in 1984 and 1988.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was teased by other children when he was growing up for his out of wedlock birth.

Jesse Jackson baby photo

However, Jesse Louis Jackson later said those experiences motivated him to succeed.

He came to the public's attention when he worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King

Jesse Jackson with Martin Luther King

…and was with King when he was assassinated in Memphis in April, 1968.

Jesse Jackson with Martin Luther King on the day he was assinated

ackson then assumed a leadership role in King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference and extended his influence to international issues in the 1980's and 1990's.

However, on June 23, 2007 he was arrested in connection with a protest at a gun store in the poor Chicago suburb of Riverdale. Police said he refused to stop blocking the store's entrance and he was charged with one count of criminal trespass.

And he was arrested in London in August 2001 and accused of looting when riots swept that city. London police charged Jackson with theft, destruction of public property, aggravated assault and impersonating a clergyman.

Jackson was arrested again in October 2012, protesting with workers at a company affiliated with Bain Capital…

Jesse Jackson while getting arrested

…where the Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney, amassed part of his fortune.

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