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January 20, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Lee Peterson, a Los Angeles minister and black conservative, has been a thorn in the side of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson for years. A former talk radio host and perennial cable TV guest, Peterson in a 2002 online article called Jackson a "has-been civil rights 'leader.' " And for five years in a row he said he staged a "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" rally in Los Angeles.
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August 14, 2013 | Patt Morrison
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as pastor for a nondenominational congregation at its headquarters. As his public pronouncements make clear, he detests Planned Parenthood and legal abortion, welfare and the California-born black holiday Kwanzaa. He used to hold a "national day of repudiation" against Jesse Jackson; he has his doubts about women in high places.
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OPINION
August 14, 2013 | Patt Morrison
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as pastor for a nondenominational congregation at its headquarters. As his public pronouncements make clear, he detests Planned Parenthood and legal abortion, welfare and the California-born black holiday Kwanzaa. He used to hold a "national day of repudiation" against Jesse Jackson; he has his doubts about women in high places.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Lee Peterson, a Los Angeles minister and black conservative, has been a thorn in the side of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson for years. A former talk radio host and perennial cable TV guest, Peterson in a 2002 online article called Jackson a "has-been civil rights 'leader.' " And for five years in a row he said he staged a "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" rally in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
"Partner Benefits for Gay UC Staff Advance" (Nov. 21) gives the impression that there was no opposition to the speakers who endorsed the plan to give health benefits to the same-sex partners of UC employees. At least two dozen public speakers were heard from, every one of whom spoke for the proposal. I was part of a contingent that vociferously booed speakers who came to the microphone and backed the plan (after they finished their presentation). Regents Chairwoman Meredith Khachigian cut off additional public comments after one hour.
OPINION
August 17, 2013
Jesse Lee Peterson hit all the right (or wrong) buttons: Gays aren't born that way, most African Americans hate whites, and President Obama is the worst thing to happen to this country. In his interview with Patt Morrison published Wednesday, the South L.A. tea party activist also had harsh words for civil rights activists and called the Democratic Party platform "anti-God" and "anti-anything that's good. " To say the reader reaction (about two dozen of you sent letters) was mixed would be an understatement; starkly polarized would be more accurate.
NEWS
August 19, 2013 | By Sara Lessley
Freshman year at UC Berkeley shook South L.A.'s Kashawn Campbell to the core. Times readers were rattled too -- by staff writer Kurt Streeter's nuanced front-page portrait of Campbell, “Struggling at the crossroads.” A key theme among the responses was a sense of sadness from many readers, who saw a bright and hardworking young man who had been “let down.” Some saw his story as a failure of affirmative action; others faulted the preparation...
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August 15, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Good news, sports fans: Baseball is about to get even more boring. On Thursday, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball plans to expand the use of instant replay, allowing managers to challenge virtually any umpire's call aside from balls and strikes. In other words, add instant replay to the list of time-wasters that have slowed the modern game to a crawl: Pitchers who treat every pitch like it's the most important ever thrown; batters who can't bat without stepping out of the box, adjusting batting gloves, spitting, scratching, digging in, and then doing it all again before the next pitch; catchers who can't give signs without getting them first from the manager; and the endless parade of relief pitchers, all of whom need to warm up on the mound, despite the fact they've already warmed up in the bullpen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2006 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
A jury Friday cleared the Rev. Jesse Jackson of allegations that he threatened and violated the civil rights of a conservative minister at a business meeting four years ago. The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was seeking unspecified damages, alleged in a lawsuit that Jackson threatened him and that Jackson's son, Jonathan, assaulted him at a meeting in Los Angeles with Toyota executives four years ago.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Michael McGough
A week after President Obama tried to calm the controversy over the NSA's electronic surveillance by promising more transparency, the Washington Post has revealed that the agency has “broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times.” The report was based on an internal audit supplied by Edward Snowden that showed that, from April 2011 to May 2012, there were 2,776 incidents, apparently ranging from the illegal “querying”...
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August 19, 2013 | By Robert Greene
California does its best to keep plenty of distance between food stamps and the people who need them and qualify for them, as The Times' Evan Halper's detailed Saturday . That story reminded us on The Times' editorial board of the many foolish laws and policies the state has regarding food stamps, and the number of times we have criticized those laws and policies. For example, in 2010, we said it was silly for the state to make recipients be recertified every three months instead of every six, the way most other states do it. "The attempt to squeeze every penny is understandable, but this is a heartless decision - and pound-foolish as well.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Will success spoil San Francisco? Or, is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Seems the tech boom that is fueling the Bay Area's economy is also creating a San Andreas-like “let them eat cake” fault line in Baghdad by the Bay, pitting Silicon Valley's nouveau riche against, well, S.F.'s nouveau poor. As Times reporter Jessica Guynn wrote Wednesday: Fueling the growing rift is a common belief that the vast wealth being amassed by the tech industry is not spilling over into the community.
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