Rev. Al Sharpton’s half-brother and leftist activist Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, 52, was arrested on Sunday after being involved with a deadly shooting. He is being charged with capital murder.
A day before the crime, Glasgow was attending the #MarchforourLives anti-gun protest.
Police officers in Dothan, Alabama, directly linked Sharpton’s brother to the murder of Breunia Jennings, 23. At the time she was killed by Jamie Townes, 26, Glasgow was in the murderer’s car.
“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,” the Washington Examiner reports,
“Instead of him notifying law enforcement, he took matter in his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings,” Chief Parrish told the Dothan Eagle.
According to Alabama’s aiding and abetting law Glasgow is culpable for the murder; even if he did not pull the trigger.
Reports have shown that the reverend was at the anti-gun rally #MarchForOurLives a day before the shooting. One police spokesman said, “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.”
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 of 2013, Glasgow was the keynote speaker at a “Justice for Trayvon” protest event organized by Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN), reports AL.com.
Around 500 activists joined the march from the Frank M. Johnson Federal Courthouse up legendary Dexter Avenue Saturday which coincided with a minimum of 101 other marches nationwide.
“We have too many killings among our own,” Glasgow said at the “Justice for Trayvon” event. “We have to stop the violence in our own backyard. We’ve got to stop the violence, period.”