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Anti-Violence Activist Actively Violent Towards Woman

By Alexander Hough in News on Jan 27, 2011 6:40PM

Warren Jackson's mug shot
Irony isn't a black fly in your Chardonnay. Irony is more like, we dunno, an anti-violence motivational speaker getting charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

The alleged incident between Warren Jackson of We Stop the Killings and an unidentified woman took place in the parking lot of a Burlington Coat Factory in Tinley Park last Friday night. The details, as reported by TribLocal, aren't pretty:

The shopper reported seeing the man remove a toddler from the car and put him back in the front passenger seat of the vehicle before turning around from the driver’s seat and punching a woman in the back seat, police said. The shopper told police she ran inside to call for help and when she exited again the car had relocated to a different part of the parking lot where the man continued to attack the woman, police said.

The victim was not Jackson's girlfriend; that lucky lady got to swing by the police station to pick up his "full-length fur coat, cell phone, and $118 in cash." Oh, and have we mentioned Jackson drives a Mercedes? Business is good on the anti-violence speaking circuit.

Oh yeah, about that. It turns out Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit in early December seeking to shut down We Stop the Killings. The suit alleges the group formed illegally and does not use the donations it receives towards its intended purpose of stopping youth violence.

Incidentally, this is all somewhat reminiscent of a plot wrinkle from Grand Theft Auto IV. And you really, really don't want your life resembling Grand Theft Auto. Actually, you probably don't want your life resembling any video game, with the obvious exceptions of any sports game and Mario Kart.