Jesse Jackson pleads for end to violence at 19-year-old murder victim's funeral

The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during an editorial board meeting at the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson gripped the lectern in front of the large, silent crowd gathered at Olivet Baptist Church for the funeral of 19-year-old Kevin Albert Jr. on Tuesday.

The 73-year-old fixed his gaze on the mourners who came to remember Albert, a Brainerd High School graduate who was shot to death on Rosemont Drive on Sept. 29.

"Somebody," he said, low voice slowly rumbling through the auditorium. "Somebody knows who killed Kevin. They may be in this room. And if you know, tell it."

The crowd screamed and applauded, many on their feet.

Jackson spit out his next words, shouting:

"If you know, and you don't tell it, blood is on your hands."

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