There is nothing more ironic than when someone pushing for more gun control turns out to be an ex-felon, except when that same person is charged with murder in a shooting just a day after being a key speaker at the biggest anti-gun rally that this country has ever seen. Rev. Al Sharpton’s half brother was arrested on the Sunday following the March for our Lives rally that took place nationwide. Kenneth Glasgow was a big supporter of the rally even though he tends to live on the wrong side of the law quite often.
The murder charge comes after Glasgow was found to be the driver in a situation that led to the shooting death of a young woman that Glasgow and his passenger, Jamie Townes, believed to have stolen Townes car. When they found her Townes shot her in the head as she tried to drive away. It seems highly unlikely that Glasgow had no idea the passenger had a gun.
According to The Washington Examiner :
The half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, also an activist whose group participated in Saturday’s anti-gun March For Our Lives, has been charged in a Sunday shooting death in Dothan, Ala.
Dothan police said that Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was the driver in a car linked to the murder of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan by passenger Jamie Townes, 26.
Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said that Glasgow and Townes allegedly searched for Jennings, who they believe had stolen Townes’ car. When they found her, Townes allegedly shot Jennings as she drove, hitting her in the head. She died later.
“Instead of him notifying law enforcement, he took matter in his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings,” said Parrish, according to a report in the Dothan Eagle.
While police do not believe Glasgow, 52, was the triggerman, under Alabama’s aiding and abetting law, he is culpable for murder.
Dothan is about 110 miles south of Montgomery, Ala.
Sharpton and Glasgow have been activists on projects together. Glasgow is an ex-convict who started an Alabama ministry called The Ordinary People Society. He has recently been campaigning to restore voting rights for convicts.
His group participated in the Saturday anti-gun march in Dothan. “The shooting occurred late Sunday night. I do not know where he was prior to the incident. It has been reported by several local outlets that he attended a similar event on Saturday,” said a police spokesman.
In 2013, Glasgow teamed with Sharpton to protest the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
He has also led protests against police violence.
His website shows a picture of him with 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Dothan Eagle said that there was shock over Glasgow’s arrest, but even greater sympathy for the victim.
According to the Daily Wire :
Glasgow was protesting at the anti-gun March for Our Lives rally a day before the shooting. “The shooting occurred late Sunday night. I do not know where he was prior to the incident. It has been reported by several local outlets that he attended a similar event on Saturday,” a police spokesman said.
Glasgow, an ex-convict, founded a ministry called The Ordinary People Society in 1999.
In the past, he’s teamed up with his half-brother for leftist causes and notably protested the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
In July 2013, Glasgow was the keynote speaker at a “Justice for Trayvon” protest event organized by Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN), reports AL.com.
Glasgow joined with approximately 500 demonstrators as they marched from the Frank M. Johnson Federal Courthouse up legendary Dexter Avenue Saturday in a noon time rally that coincided with at least 101 across the country.
“We have too many killings among our own,” Glasgow said at the event. “We have to stop the violence in our own backyard. We’ve got to stop the violence, period.”
His quote at the rally leaves one shaking their head under the circumstances surrounding his charges. How can this man stand there and try to help push a gun grabbing agenda against law abiding citizens when he is running with some of the very criminal types that would benefit from any kind of gun restrictions?
Our prayers go out to the family of Breunia Jennings as they try to make sense of this horrible tragedy.