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  • Sharpton To Recruit Black Church Leaders To Provide Sanctuary For Syrian Refugees

    11/21/2015 10:01:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    blackstarnews ^ | Novemeber 21, 2015 | No Attribution
    Rev. Al Sharpton will Announce that NAN is Convening a National Summit of Black Ministers to discuss the Recruitment of Black Churches as Sanctuaries for Syrian Refugees and to Recruit Congregation Members to provide Homes to Those Seeking Asylum. Rev. Sharpton will also condemn a lack of mercy, compassion and the perpetuation of Islamophobia by certain leaders
  • Al Sharpton Productions: ‘Voter Suppression’ Theatre

    11/09/2015 11:20:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    PJMEDIA ^ | November 9, 2015 | J, Christian Adams
    Al Sharpton’s National Action Network is producing a Washington D.C. theater production on voter “suppression.” The play will be performed tonight at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington D.C. with hopes of more performances to follow. Without any apparent sense of the irony, the National Action Network play is called “When Truth is Not Enough.” The play stars Dominique Sharpton. It is produced by NAN’s “Social Justice Ministry and the Music and Arts Ministry.” (See, I
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.

    10/09/2015 8:04:18 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 2015 | PAM KEY6
    Tuesday on Newsmax TVs The Steve Malzberg Show, Republican political consultant Mary Matalin said President Barack Obama going to Roseburg, OR on Friday to use the mass shooting to highlight gun control makes himthe Al Sharpton of Commanders-in-Chief. In commenting on the family members of the Oregon shooting not being happy about Obama vising this week, Matalin said, I am so glad to hear that family member speak the truth. This president has become the Al Sharpton of Commanders-in-Chief. I cant believe it. With Christians being slaughtered all over the place and all the problems going on, and he is...
  • Kentucky Cop Killer Attended Michael Browns Funeral, Took Pictures Of Al Sharpton [PHOTOS]

    09/17/2015 6:46:31 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Missouri man who shot and killed a Kentucky state trooper during a traffic stop Sunday was an apparent Black Lives Matter sympathizer who protested in the days after the shooting death of Michael Brown last year and attended the 18-year-olds funeral, social media posts show. ohnson-Shanks also attended Browns burial and a memorial service at which Al Sharpton spoke. The Facebook account is listed under the name Jay MileHigh. The birthday listed on the account matches Johnson-Shanks.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Addresses Violence in Visit to Chicago

    09/09/2015 8:24:00 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    N.B.C. ^ | Sep 6, 2015 | No Attribution
    The Rev. Al Sharpton made a trip to Chicago Sunday to speak about the devastating violence that has gripped the city. Sharpton, a Baptist minister and civil rights activist, attended the 11 a.m. service at New Mount Pilgrim Church in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, where he was scheduled to preach a "special message" about violence. By the time Sharpton made his speech, six people had been killed and another 24 had been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
  • Trump Donated Thousands, Had Close Working Relationship with Al Sharpton

    09/02/2015 7:35:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 419 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Long before the Republican presidential candidate became a presidential candidate or a Republican, Donald Trump had a working relationship with Al Sharpton, including doing favors for the racial activist and giving him thousands in donations.

    08/29/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    KTRK ^ | 8/29/15 | KTRK
    A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Harris County deputy, according to a tweet by the sheriff's office. Sheriff Ron Hickman has a 4:30pm press conference scheduled to discuss the arrest and charges. We'll stream that live on and our mobile news app.
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to turn the tide and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called Sunshine. She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, Sunshines F***ing Opinion Radio Show. A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Scarborough Thanks MSNBC Boss for Booting Liberal Hosts

    08/27/2015 7:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 8/27/2015 | Mark Finkelstein
    The morning after Al Sharpton was booted to the Sunday morning desert from his evening show, and not long after Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner were relieved of their hosting duties, Joe Scarborough has profusely thanked NBC News honcho Andrew Lack for making those changes. -
  • (Obama) Calling in the God squad (Sharpton) to save the Iran deal

    08/18/2015 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | August 17, 2015 | Nahal Toosi
    The White House campaign to save the Iran nuclear deal is getting a boost from the God squad. Faith-based groups, many of them increasingly nervous about the well-funded push by opponents of the deal, are intensifying their lobbying of lawmakers ahead of an important congressional vote on the agreement. Over the weekend, the Rev. Al Sharpton called on black churches to mobilize in support of the nuclear deal. On Monday, a group of 340 rabbis from multiple strands of Judaism released a letter, urging lawmakers to vote for the agreement. And plans are in the works for a coordinated rollout...
  • Judge Dismisses $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Al Sharpton and Comcast

    08/17/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 14, 2015 | Donte Slocum
    A few weeks after his MSNBC show, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, was spared from the chopping block, Sharpton dodged another attack. The $20 billion lawsuit filed against him and Comcast by the National Association of African-American Owned Media has been dismissed . California Senior U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr. was very terse in his ruling, stating that the defendants were unable to come up with any evidence to prove their claims of racial discrimination.
  • Rev. Sharpton Will be in Ferguson for March, Vigil

    08/03/2015 1:19:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 3, 2015 | by Brad Choat
    Just because he hasnt been in Ferguson much over the last year, doesnt mean Reverend Al Sharpton has forgotten about the Michael Brown family and whats happened in the region since Browns death last August 9th. Thats according to pastor Carlton Lee, the Ferguson chapter president for Sharptons National Action Network. Rev (Sharpton) has been extremely, extremely busy, Lee says.
  • Al Sharpton on what Donald Trump could learn from James Brown

    08/03/2015 8:29:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Janell Ross
    "... advice that Sharpton thinks Donald Trump could use now." James Brown said to me, Reverend, let me tell you something. Theres a difference between the lounge act and the acts that play the main room. Were at Caesars Palace. Im about 19 - 20 years old. And I said, What do you mean? Youve got to be ready. You gotta have choreography. You gotta be rehearsed. You gotta have polish, Sharpton said Brown told him. [But] when you get on the main stage, Reverend, whatever you did to get out [of] the lounge, dont do that on the main...
  • Black Activists in Detroit Blame Democrats for Violence

    07/14/2015 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    Red Statements ^ | June 24, 2015 | Steve Ahle
    Black activists got angry when the Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the people responsible for shooting 12 people on a playground killing one of them urban terrorists. They complained about the insult and want him to apologize. Craig refused to back down and stuck to his guns. Craig said quite bluntly: You will allow this to continue if you do nothing. It must stop now. Thats when the president of the Detroit National Action Network (founded by Al Sharpton) Rev. Charles Williams took umbrage to Craigs assertions that these thugs are urban terrorists: We want to make it...
  • Kid Rock To Confederate Flag Protesters 'Kiss My A**' -

    07/09/2015 11:07:15 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 126 replies
    Kid Rock, who has been under fire for his use of the Confederate flag, sent Megyn Kelly a message to those protesting against him. His message was "Please tell the people who are protesting to "kiss my ass."
  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on Black Lives

    07/01/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 1, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Much of the annual 4-day event will focus on the black lives matter movement.Civil rights leaders will join survivors of tragedy for a frank discussion on the black lives matter movement in New Orleans this week. The 21st annual Essence Music Festival, hosted every Fourth of July weekend, will take on a more serious tone during a series of daytime events at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the festivals Empowerment Series, Rev. Al Sharpton will share a stage with Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in conversations on injustices facing the black community....
  • Sharpton To Visit Charleston, Will "Do Whatever Is Helpful To Families And Situation"

    06/17/2015 11:34:22 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 29 replies
    MSNBC Real Clear Politics ^ | June 18, 2015 | MSNBC
    "Do you have any plans to go down there?" a MSNBC anchor asked Sharpton. "Again, I'm back and forth on the phone. I will do whatever is helpful to the families and the situation," Sharpton said. UPDATE: Local news reports Sharpton will indeed visit Charleston.
  • Catholic Priest Heckled In Church By Pro-Gun Advocates (Video)

    06/13/2015 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 76 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 6/12/15 | Michael Allen
    Father Michael Pfleger was heckled on Thursday by pro-gun advocates while he gave a message at the St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park, Illinois. Pro-gun hecklers booed Pfleger and claimed he was violating their rights, noted WGN-TV (video below). According to CBS Chicago, the Illinois State Rifle Association urged its members to show up at what it called a gun control recruitment event at the church. "I'm neither a gun-grabber, nor am I against the Second Amendment. I want people who own guns to be held responsible for the guns that they own," Pfleger stated in the church to...
  • 10-Year-Old Shot While Riding Bike

    06/04/2015 4:23:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/4/15 | Jamie Guirola
    Police are investigating a shooting in Liberty City that sent a 10-year-old boy to the hospital. Investigators were at the scene in the 6300 block of Northwest 17th Court for hours Wednesday night going over every little detail, after the boy was caught in the crossfire next to the Liberty Square Community Center. Police say three people opened fire near a basketball court, striking the boy in the leg while he was riding his bike.
  • Al Sharpton, Supercop

    06/03/2015 6:56:49 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 10 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 06-02-15 | Chris Shugart
    Good morning Baltimore. Crime is up and arrests are down. Residents are afraid to go outside following the recent surge in homicides, the worst in 15 years. But have no fear, Al Sharpton has come to the rescue to bring peace and harmony to the mean streets of a city near you. Americas law-and-order champion has been calling for the deployment of a federal police force to take over local law enforcement in riot-troubled cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson. We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country, he said. He also suggested...
  • Do Black Lives Matter? No, Apparently, Not Unless Theyre Good For The Race Pimp Business.

    06/02/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-15 | Vince
    For the last two years the phrase Black Lives Matter has been a rallying cry for those who suggest black lives dont in fact matter to whites or to the police. In seeking to make sure that no one misses the point, across the nation citizens just trying to go through their everyday lives have been subjected to restaurant sit ins, manufactured traffic jams and various other protests. As annoying as those activities are, the movement has become entwined with a more sinister trend, delegitimization of police. From Barack Obamas The police acted stupidly to Bill de Blasios suggestion that...
  • Al Sharpton sets sights on Republican National Convention in Cleveland speech

    06/01/2015 2:45:17 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | May 29, 2015 | John Harper
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at Cleveland's 2016 Republican National Convention in front of a packed house at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Friday night, speaking for nearly an hour. "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
  • Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the Spotlight Again, Pumping Up a Crowd...

    05/31/2015 5:39:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the Spotlight Again, Pumping Up a Crowd at a Venue That Might Surprise You May. 30, 2015 8:08pm Dave Urbanski Since pressing charges against six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, States Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been in the news quite a bit for other reasons. She was interviewed by Vogue and got invited onstage by Prince at his concert for Gray. Then she said her Twitter account was hacked after questionable favoriting of anti-cop posts; and a video surfaced of her appearance on Judge Judy from 2000. But on...
  • Why shouting "racist" is for the birds

    05/30/2015 3:39:04 PM PDT · by pollwatcher · 16 replies
    me | 5 30 15 | pollwatcher
    racist: [rey-sist] verb (used without object) The characteristic shrill and repeated distress call made by the Common North American Lib Loon (Liberalis Vacuous). It is typically sounded, ad nauseum, when the birds feel cornered, which happens often due to their innately poor sense of direction and unawareness of surroundings. The vexing sound is soon loudly repeated by all other distressed Lib Loons across a wide territory. Most other bird genus, such as the once-numerous Common Sensiblem and Haveworktoduem, have learned to largely ignore this useless sound. This contrasts with a highly symbiotic species, Mainstreamum Mediaus, which is known to fly...
  • "Ferguson Effect": America's New Crime Wave Is All Part Of The Plan

    05/30/2015 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies ^ | May 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Wall Street Journal is calling the dramatic end of Americas two-decade-long drop in crime The Ferguson Effect. Led behind the scenes by President Obama, Americas fraudulent civil rights leaders (Al Sharpton) and the mainstream media (especially CNN), worked together starting with their lies in Ferguson to launch hate campaigns against the police.
  • Al Sharpton delivers 'justice revival' in wake of Cleveland officer's acquittal

    05/30/2015 11:01:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michelle Dean
    Activist calls for widespread reform as community reels from verdict that acquitted Michael Brelo for firing 49 shots at two people in car chase.When Al Sharpton got up to speak at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Friday night, he was given a standing ovation. At what was billed as a justice and reform revival, attendees, mostly congregants of the church itself, had been primed by several hymns and scriptural invocations. Their pastor, reverend Jawanza Colvin, introduced the civil rights campaigner as one of Gods trombones. Sharpton proceeded to deliver a barn-burning speech that had the assembled on...
  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 144 replies ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Inside One More Sketchy Sharpton-Family Nonprofit (another Sharpton scam alert)

    05/29/2015 6:57:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Al Sharptons daughter Dominique has recently grabbed headlines for her $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York over a sprained ankle but the shakedown may not stop there. New records reviewed by National Review show Sharptons daughter and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright, together run a shadowy nonprofit that shares corporate donors, board members, and office space with Al Sharptons National Action Network, and they wont answer any questions about it. In tax filings, Education for a Better America (EBA) states that its mission is to build a bridge between policy makers and the classroom by supporting innovations...
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 othersincluding a 4-year-old girlhave been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Childrens Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • Al Sharpton 'Fat Shames' Kenan Thompson of SNL: Lose The Weight Tubby!

    05/23/2015 10:46:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/22/2015 12:16 PM PDT | staff
    If Kenan Thompson ever wants to host a late night show, Reverend Al Sharpton says he better drop some major poundage because nobody wants to fall asleep to a puffy porker. Our photog asked Sharpton which black comedian he'd like to see snag a hosting gig, when out of nowhere he begins blasting Thompson's weight. It's a strange response from Al -- who was once 305 lbs. himself, but now thinks Kenan is so big ... just seeing him gives people the munchies. Ooooh-weeee ... what up with that, Al? Check it out.
  • City orders Sharptons daughter to save incriminating hiking pics

    05/23/2015 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | Julia Marsh
    City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has permanent injuries. The city Law Department sent Rev. Als daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her social-media accounts. The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Grays death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Watch: Michelles Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelles Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obamas recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. Im disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didnt get up and walk out on Michelle Obamas speech, Rachel said. Its like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didnt learn anything worth a hard donut.
  • Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street

    05/17/2015 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 17, 2015 | BELINDA ROBINSON
    Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street And Sprained Her Ankle Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was 'severely bruised and wounded' She fell at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway on October 2, 2014 Suit is with departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection By BELINDA ROBINSON 17 May 2015 The eldest daughter of civil rights activist Al Sharpton has launched a bid to sue the city of New York for $5 million after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle. Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was...
  • Al Sharptons Daughter Sues City for $5M after Spraining Ankle

    05/16/2015 11:20:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    She learned at the feet of a master. Shakedown artist Al Sharptons eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court records show. Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was severely injured, bruised and wounded when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country Kerry Picket Reporter 10:05 PM 05/12/2015 Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told The DC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury told TheDC that he...
  • Endless Racial Discord

    05/13/2015 7:18:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/15 | Al Caruba
    most racially divisive leader in America is our first African-American President When I look back at the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, I marvel at how nave I was that the passage of major legislation was going to solve the problem of discord between the white and black race. On May 3, the Wall Street Journal reported on a survey regarding racial disturbances around the nation such as those that wracked Baltimore. A resounding 96% of adults surveyed said it was likely there would be additional racial disturbances this summer To nobodys surprise, blacks and whites viewed...
  • Baltimore Violence is Obamas Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. The tragic reality is that Obama passed on the opportunity to the post-racial president he promised to be when he first ran in 2008. Instead, he farmed out leadership on racial issues to Al Sharpton, for whom grievance is like oxygen. The prejudgment of George Zimmerman, and related fury, set the stage...
  • Unions Donate to Sharptons Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharptons MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharptons nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharptons six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Rev. Sharpton Holds Thanksgiving Rally In NYC Following Charges Against Baltimore Cops

    05/03/2015 5:08:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 2, 2015
    Family members of Eric Garner joined the Rev. Al Sharpton at a New York City rally of thanksgiving for the charges brought against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. [Snip] The reverend called for special prosecutors in every police brutality case nationwide. He also called for a federal law requiring cameras on all law enforcement officers. Garners widow asked why there seems to be justice in Baltimore, but not in New York City.
  • Is America Ready for La Guardia Civil?

    05/02/2015 8:12:20 PM PDT · by walford · 44 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/02/2015 | walford
    Now that the six Baltimore police officers have been charged with murder [by a prosecutor with numerous questions about her objectivity], the crowds are reacting with jubilation. People being interviewed on the street are saying that if these cops are not convicted in a trial that has not even been scheduled, it will be just like Rodney King all over again. [To review, the 1992 Los Angeles riots included looting and arson (resulting in over $1 billion in damages) as well as racially motivated assaults and murders (resulting in 53 deaths and untold numbers of maimings and injuries).] ` This...
  • Thousands March in Baltimore Cheering Arrest of Police Officers

    05/02/2015 4:00:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2 May 2015
    Thousands March in Baltimore Cheering Arrest of Police Officers 'No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police' Chants in Baltimore Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:31 PM Chants of "no justice, no peace, no racist police" echoed through the streets of Baltimore Saturday during a march that organizers billed as a "victory rally" a day after a prosecutor charged six officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in police custody. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged the six with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. He died from spinal injuries a week...
  • A white man reflects on the Baltimore riots (Sarcasm and vanity)

    05/02/2015 3:12:26 PM PDT · by DC Ripper · 8 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/15 | George Smythe
    Remember when the media couldn't wait to post photos of Officer "Blond-Haired-Blue-Eyed-Whitey-Devil" Wilson, which, coupled with the now-debunked "Hands Up Don't Shoot" lie, was supposed to PROVE that the shooting was racially motivated? It worked. Ferguson burned, the citizens were terrorized, cops were murdered in retaliation, lives were destroyed (including that of the officer), while incendiary opportunists like Al Sharpton prospered off of stirring up chaos, misery and racial resentment. Obviously many people did not learn a single lesson from that, because the Baltimore case set off the same knee-jerk, bigoted response. We were to believe that this was...
  • Joys in the Hood: Ramping Up for "The Long Hot Summer" of 2015

    05/01/2015 4:45:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 16 replies ^ | APRIL 29, 2015
    Today's predictable "Baltimore! Oh Baltimore!"editorial in the Wall St. Journal (The Blue-City Model) comes to an obvious conclusion with the old policy bromides the Journal's editors always slather on: Of late the progressives have been making a comeback, led by Bill de Blasio in New York and the challenge to sometime reform Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. This weeks nightmare in Baltimore shows where this leads. Its time for a new urban renewal, this time built on the ideas of private economic development, personal responsibility, broken windows policing, and education choice. All of which would lead sensible people -- those...
  • SHARPTON to Hold March on Washington To Demand DOJ Takeover of US Police Departments

    05/01/2015 3:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Sharpton calls for Justice Department Takeover of US Police. The Rev. Al Sharpton in Baltimore Thursday called for the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in the United States and hold bad officers accountable. From the video Al Sharpton announced Thursday he will hold a march to Washington to push for Justice Department takeover of the US police. Thats why were going to do this march from here to Washington. We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country.(continued)
  • Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man

    05/01/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 154 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2015 | Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
    Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man BALTIMORE | By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
  • Mayor Stephanie hides behind race hustler Sharpton

    05/01/2015 12:12:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-15 | DrJohn
    It was surreal. Fox News reporter Leland Vittert was trying to get answers from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and she was being shielded by race hustler Al Sharpton. Rawlings-Blake has been considered to be a rising political star in the democrat party. Then as Baltimore spiraled out of control, Rawlings-Blake found herself way over her head and she was unwilling to take the heat. As Rawlings-Blake headed for a speaking engagement for Sharpton's National Action Network , Sharpton promised that Rawlings-Blake would answer all Vittert's questions, but Rawlings-Blake ducked out the back door and dodged all questions. also...
  • How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began

    05/01/2015 11:23:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 15, 2015 | by JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would eventually make the inflammatory activist the presidents go-to man on race, according to multiple sources. The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senators 2008 presidential campaign, which still hadnt locked away the black vote, and the political cross-currents created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright. That tentative relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased the once-shunned Sharptons influence and prestige and elevated him into...