Category: jonathan jefferson


“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

“The ill-conceived protests cannot be presented with the sensible way of presenting a grievance.” Where did this quote come from? It came, slightly altered, from a 1963 newspaper article condemning the March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, the event where Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous “I Have A Dream Speech.” You know, the one where he says that he dreams that … Read More “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”


Two Individuals, Two Narratives

On the night of August 8, Bossier City Police officers in Louisiana responded to a domestic disturbance call. When they arrived, they encountered 34-year-old Jonathan Jefferson, a Black man who, since the age of 21, struggled with being bipolar and having schizophrenia. Jonathan came out of the house. His relatives say he had a knife in his hands before police arrived, but they were … Read More Two Individuals, Two Narratives