Fighting for justice for the Black community puts tremendous pressure on those who are called to such activity. Our hearts and well wishes go out to 29-year-old activist Jedidiah Brown, who on Sunday, threatened suicide on Facebook Live during a standoff on south Lake Shore Drive between him and the Chicago Police Department.
Thousands of people reacted via Facebook encouraging Brown to put down his weapon and surrender to authorities. A swat team was called in to assist in negotiations that ended peacefully. Brown is currently being hospital after shutting down Lake Shore Drive for nearly two hours.
Chicagoans know the youth activist for his ministry (he’s a pastor) and his leadership in the Young Leaders Alliance. Nationwide, people may know him as the young man who rushed the stage and ripped the Trump banner off the podium and tore it up at Donald Trump’s aborted rally in Chicago during the now president’s campaign.