There's a new sheriff in town. Well, technically there's a new Honorary Deputy Sheriff Chaplain in town -- and his name is the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. The Hinds County Sheriff's Department posted 30 photos on its Facebook page of the longtime civil rights leader's swearing in as an honorary county cop yesterday with Sheriff Tyrone Lewis.
Rev. Jackson was in the capital city over the weekend meeting with area civic and clergy officials working to establish a local branch of Rainbow PUSH, the nonprofit organization he founded. Yesterday, Jackson addressed students at Callaway High School where he warned young people against engaging in self-destructive behavior and led an impromptu voter registration drive, asking students over age 17 to fill out voter registration forms.