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October 1, 1995 | NANCY M. REICHARDT
Breaking into the daytime scene as the son of soap opera legends--"General Hospital" super couple Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis)--would have been a formidable assignment for any young actor. The role would require a seasoned young actor with impeccable talent and a natural ease. Jonathan Jackson, who won the coveted role of Lucky Spencer, has risen to the occasion. Since creating the role of Lucky in Sept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court upheld a death sentence Monday for a man who was forced to wear a stun belt during his trial, rejecting arguments that the prospect of being electrically shocked adversely affected his demeanor before jurors. In a 6-1 decision, the majority noted that the prosecution had conceded the court erred in requiring the stun belt, but the justices concluded that it did not affect the outcome of the trial. The ruling came in an appeal by Jonathan Keith Jackson, who was convicted of murdering Monique Cleveland during an attempted drug-related robbery in Riverside County in 1996 and attempting to murder her husband, Robert.
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OPINION
May 1, 2013
Re "Brothers in crime," Opinion, April 28 As a historian, I must take exception to Megan Marshall's ahistorical piece comparing Jonathan Jackson with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. When Jackson stepped into the Marin County courthouse that day in 1972, he was attempting to redress what he and hundreds of thousands of other Americans saw as a criminal justice system that was little more than an instrument of white hegemony. While the young Jackson's actions may have been strategically flawed, suicidal or just plain wrongheaded, the fact remains that any thinking American on that day knew precisely what Jackson was protesting and why. Clearly this is not the case with the Tsarnaev brothers.
OPINION
May 1, 2013
Re "Brothers in crime," Opinion, April 28 As a historian, I must take exception to Megan Marshall's ahistorical piece comparing Jonathan Jackson with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. When Jackson stepped into the Marin County courthouse that day in 1972, he was attempting to redress what he and hundreds of thousands of other Americans saw as a criminal justice system that was little more than an instrument of white hegemony. While the young Jackson's actions may have been strategically flawed, suicidal or just plain wrongheaded, the fact remains that any thinking American on that day knew precisely what Jackson was protesting and why. Clearly this is not the case with the Tsarnaev brothers.
OPINION
April 28, 2013 | By Megan Marshall
Listening to 20-year-old Harvard sophomore Rebecca Mazur, in an interview with the BBC, struggle with her emotions last week after learning that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a "lighthearted" boy from her high school AP English class, was "Suspect No. 2" in the Boston Marathon bombing, I remembered the summer day in August 1970 when I got some bad news about a bright and well-mannered boy in my AP English class in Pasadena. Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Jackson had smuggled guns into a Marin County courtroom to stage a holdup in hopes of freeing his older brother George Jackson from Soledad Prison.
NEWS
May 24, 1986 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A 67-year-old woman shot and killed her former son-in-law and then fatally wounded herself Friday in a crowded Marin County courtroom as the man waited to press child-stealing charges against his ex-wife. The man, identified as David Michael Lafont, 36, of San Rafael, was hit in the head and died seconds after the 1:45 p.m. attack. His killer, Sylvia Tolson of Stockton, died two hours later at Marin General Hospital of a single self-inflicted head wound.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2009 | Chicago Tribune
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) confirmed Wednesday that he is the subject of a preliminary inquiry from a congressional ethics board looking into his attempts to be appointed to the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. In addition, federal authorities in Illinois have questioned an aide to former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich about a fundraiser that a Jackson associate held for the Democratic governor in December.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daytime TV fans know Jonathan Jackson as the handsome teenager who plays Luke and Laura's son, Lucky, on ABC's popular soap opera "General Hospital." Jackson has won two daytime Emmys, as well as two Soap Opera Digest Awards for his work. Jackson's face has graced the pages of Tiger Beat and he's the subject of several teen-driven Web sites. Still, despite his popularity on the drama, Jackson is barely known outside of the soap opera world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court upheld a death sentence Monday for a man who was forced to wear a stun belt during his trial, rejecting arguments that the prospect of being electrically shocked adversely affected his demeanor before jurors. In a 6-1 decision, the majority noted that the prosecution had conceded the court erred in requiring the stun belt, but the justices concluded that it did not affect the outcome of the trial. The ruling came in an appeal by Jonathan Keith Jackson, who was convicted of murdering Monique Cleveland during an attempted drug-related robbery in Riverside County in 1996 and attempting to murder her husband, Robert.
NEWS
March 10, 1987
The first day of trial for a revolutionary group charged with bombings and bank robberies was disrupted when lawyer William Kunstler, protesting U.S. District Judge John McNaught's decision to bar him from representing a defendant, was forcibly removed from the heavily guarded Boston courtroom.
OPINION
April 28, 2013 | By Megan Marshall
Listening to 20-year-old Harvard sophomore Rebecca Mazur, in an interview with the BBC, struggle with her emotions last week after learning that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a "lighthearted" boy from her high school AP English class, was "Suspect No. 2" in the Boston Marathon bombing, I remembered the summer day in August 1970 when I got some bad news about a bright and well-mannered boy in my AP English class in Pasadena. Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Jackson had smuggled guns into a Marin County courtroom to stage a holdup in hopes of freeing his older brother George Jackson from Soledad Prison.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2009 | Chicago Tribune
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) confirmed Wednesday that he is the subject of a preliminary inquiry from a congressional ethics board looking into his attempts to be appointed to the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. In addition, federal authorities in Illinois have questioned an aide to former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich about a fundraiser that a Jackson associate held for the Democratic governor in December.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daytime TV fans know Jonathan Jackson as the handsome teenager who plays Luke and Laura's son, Lucky, on ABC's popular soap opera "General Hospital." Jackson has won two daytime Emmys, as well as two Soap Opera Digest Awards for his work. Jackson's face has graced the pages of Tiger Beat and he's the subject of several teen-driven Web sites. Still, despite his popularity on the drama, Jackson is barely known outside of the soap opera world.
NEWS
October 1, 1995 | NANCY M. REICHARDT
Breaking into the daytime scene as the son of soap opera legends--"General Hospital" super couple Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis)--would have been a formidable assignment for any young actor. The role would require a seasoned young actor with impeccable talent and a natural ease. Jonathan Jackson, who won the coveted role of Lucky Spencer, has risen to the occasion. Since creating the role of Lucky in Sept.
NEWS
May 24, 1986 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A 67-year-old woman shot and killed her former son-in-law and then fatally wounded herself Friday in a crowded Marin County courtroom as the man waited to press child-stealing charges against his ex-wife. The man, identified as David Michael Lafont, 36, of San Rafael, was hit in the head and died seconds after the 1:45 p.m. attack. His killer, Sylvia Tolson of Stockton, died two hours later at Marin General Hospital of a single self-inflicted head wound.
NEWS
March 9, 1987 | United Press International
The first day of trial for a revolutionary group charged with bombings and bank robberies was disrupted today when lawyer William Kunstler, calling the proceedings an "outrage," was forcibly removed from the courtroom. Eight members of a group known as the United Freedom Front and the Sam Melville-Jonathan Jackson Unit are charged with sedition in a 10-year conspiracy to overthrow the government through violent acts. Kunstler was ejected by U.S.
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