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Jesse Jackson Urges Alleged Cop Killer To Surrender To Police

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Jesse Jackson (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. issued a public plea to triple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner to surrender to authorities immediately.

KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman reports the civil rights icon and leader of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition said he would gladly receive Dorner himself in order to save lives.

“Absolutely,” Jackson said. “I’ll do whatever I can do.”

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Jackson released a public letter Tuesday addressed to Dorner, saying “Apparently you have been wounded by your past experiences of what you have stated in losing your job. I understand your feelings of being hurt.”

“I’m making a plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt and the fear. Please stop (sic) don’t take anymore (sic) lives.”

He urged Dorner to contact a number of “good and creditable people” and even made himself available for Dorner to contact.

Jackson also said any issues regarding the Los Angeles Police Department raised by Dorner’s 27-page manifesto should not overshadow the current situation.

There’ll be a chance for him to make his case if he’s alive in the proper venue, but not somewhere holed up shooting and being shot,” Jackson said. “I understand what he’s saying, but I don’t want to address that now.”

Dorner is wanted for the murder of a young Irvine couple on Feb. 3 and a Riverside police officer Thursday. The 33-year-old is also accused of shooting and injuring two additional police officers.

Click here (PDF) to read the entire letter from Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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