Activist Shaun King speaks at TCU

- Civil rights activist Shaun King was in Fort Worth for a couple speaking engagements on Tuesday, including one at TCU.

The Fort Worth mother, who called police about a neighbor but ended up getting arrested, spoke with King at Como Missionary Baptist Church.

Shaun King was in town on an invitation to speak at TCU. But before that, he had a community meeting at the Fort Worth church.

Shaun King started the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier in the day, he met with Jacqueline Craig whose case has drawn national attention.

King told the crowd at Como First Missionary Baptist Church that the community should rally around Jacqueline Craig and her family.

"I dare a black man in this room to go into a wealthy white Fort Worth neighborhood and find any white child and do to him what this neighbor did to her son, and see if you're not arrested on the spot," he said.

King was first to post Fort Worth Officer William Martin's body cam video of the viral arrest.  He said he received the video through an anonymous link.

After the body cam video was leaked, charges against Craig and her adult daughter were dropped and the neighbor she accused of choking her 8-year-old son was given a citation for assault.

“For her, this is not a link to click on or a video to watch. This is her life,” King said. “She's still deeply traumatized by what happened to her son and what happened to her daughters.”

Craig and her attorney have said from the beginning they want Martin fired and her neighbor charged with a felony and jailed.

King's speech at TCU was not open to media.

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