Jesse Jackson urges disbarment of prosecutor over posts
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has urged that a Southern California gang prosecutor be disbarred for crude and profane social media posts about U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting.
The Southern California News Group reports the civil rights activist and former Democratic presidential candidate spoke out against San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem on Thursday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino.
Selyem has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation. Jackson says he should not just be disciplined but should never practice law again because he’s tainted investigations he’s handled.
Selyem has not responded to an email message and phone call from The Associated Press this week.
Information from: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, http://www.dailybulletin.com