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  • Teen Shot In Miami Gardens [Trayvon's Hometown; No sign of Zimmerman]

    10/27/2014 5:19:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 10/26/14
    Rescue crews airlifted a teen to the hospital after he was shot in Miami Gardens on Sunday evening. It all happened at 21030 NW 39th Avenue. Miami Gardens Police said the injured teen is 15-years old.
  • Shameless Race Baiting by Dems Down the Stretch

    10/25/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 25, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Democrats from the White House on down are getting so desperate about the mid term elections that a flood of racial dog whistles have been unleashed in order to goose black turnout and give Democrats a chance in several elections. What makes the tactic so rancid is that there is no attempt whatsoever to mask the direct appeal to fear and racial solidarity. Subtlety is not in their playbook. Deneen Borreli writing in the Washington Times, catalogs some of the most egregious examples: Because her husband’s unpopularity makes his presence politically toxic for liberal candidates, first lady Michelle Obama is...
  • The truth about young black men and police shootings

    10/22/2014 8:51:47 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    . . . About a week ago journalists at ProPublica and Slate further fueled the anger many blacks felt about the shooting. Slate’s headline read: “Black Teens Vastly More Likely to Be Killed by Police Than Whites Even After Adjusting for Crime Rates.” The incendiary finding got massive uncritical news coverage including the New York Times, NPR, major newspapers around the country such as the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Dallas Morning News, and the major networks. If their claim is right, and blacks are unjustly facing “vastly” higher rates of being shot by police, it is a serious indictment...
  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday. "Most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don't vote from voting," Obama said during an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton. "Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver's license. Most people can get to the polls. It may not be as convenient, it may be a little more difficult." The Justice Department has challenged new voter identification laws in Texas and North Carolina. Those...
  • Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’

    10/21/2014 9:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Fox32 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2014
    Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’ Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05 AM CST Updated: Oct 21, 2014 9:41 AM CST GARY, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Darren D. Vann led Gary police on a bloody scavenger hunt this weekend. He pointed them to seven bodies of his alleged victims scattered in basements and empty, run-down buildings all over northwest Indiana's Steel City, authorities said. To the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. And Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary. And others whose identities are still unknown. The Mayor of Gary Indiana said Tuesday morning...
  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to hold a four-day tribute for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson at the end of this month. Sharpton will be in the Missouri town from October 31 to November 4 in reference to the four hours that the teenager's body was left lying on the street. Sharpton is leading a wave of outcry after a Friday report suggested that investigators do not have enough evidence to charge a police officer over the shooting of Michael Brown. Details revealed by the New York Times included the first account of the shooting...
  • Sharpton friend and gambling company owe $72M in taxes: authorities

    10/13/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ny post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    An associate of the Rev. Al Sharpton who is trying to open a glitzy upstate casino is an accused tax deadbeat — joining another pal of the preacher and the rev’s own National Action Network as targets of tax collectors. Alabama authorities claim that Greenetrack and its CEO, Luther Winn, Jr., owe $72 million in sales taxes and interest from electronic bingo game revenue in its betting facilities in that state. Winn, who serves on the network’s board, is the lead partner in the bid to open a massive 140-acre Grand Hudson casino resort near Stewart Airport in Orange County....
  • City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriend during 2011 drug arrest ( NYC )

    10/11/2014 7:22:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    As rumors swirled that Noerdlinger would resign amid disclosures, de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak released a statement late Friday afternoon praising Noerdlinger as 'a valued member of our team.' Another day, another embarrassing revelation about top City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger. And after nearly 10 hours of silence, another vow of support by Mayor de Blasio for his embattled appointee, a former top confidante of the Rev. Al Sharpton. The new disclosures concern an incident on Aug. 27, 2011, in Edgewater, N.J., when a cop spotted Hassaun McFarlan, Noerdlinger’s ex-con boyfriend, driving her Mercedes-Benz into oncoming traffic. ... McFarlan was...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton urges Eatonville congregation to vote in upcoming election

    10/07/2014 11:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Bright House Networks News 13 ^ | October 7, 2014 | Bakari Savage, Reporter
    EATONVILLE -- Rev. Al Sharpton spoke to the congregation at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, invoking Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis as he urged members to vote in the upcoming election. “How do we answer Stand Your Ground in Florida? How do we answer our outrage over Trayvon Martin? How do we answer the things that we consider abusive and disrespectful and offensive? We go to the polls!" Sharpton said Tuesday. "They should not say, in the light of all that we’ve seen in Florida, that we were missing in action when we had an opportunity to do...
  • Sharpton not taking sides after associate accused of raping exec

    10/06/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Reuven Fenton
    The Rev. Al Sharpton decried the “disrespecting” of women Sunday while addressing the rape allegations against his high-profile lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. “I don’t care how close we are, if he’s wrong, he’s wrong,” Sharpton said of Rubenstein during his address to a crowd at the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Javits Center.
  • Cops search penthouse of Sharpton associate accused of rape

    10/06/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Jamie Schram, Daniel Prendergast and C.J. Sullivan
    NYPD detectives zeroed in on the Upper East Side apartment of Al Sharpton confidant Sanford Rubenstein Sunday in their hunt for “rape” evidence, after an attempt to nail the high-powered attorney in a setup meeting with his accuser disintegrated. Investigators spent about an hour and a half in the palatial penthouse on East 64th Street, where Rubenstein was holed up with his top-notch lawyers, Michael Ross and Benjamin Brafman. A team of NYPD crime-scene specialists then moved in and began scouring for evidence.
  • Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says,

    10/06/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | JOHN MARZULLI , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , TINA MOORE , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says, as police search home for object used in reported assault The woman allegedly raped by Sanford Rubenstein awoke the next morning and had sex with him again, a source close to the powerhouse attorney told the Daily News. That version of events, in which the pair had consensual sex, conflicted with one presented by a police source, who said the 42-year-old victim awoke from a booze-filled haze to find she was having sex with the 70-year-old lawyer. “It’s a classic he said, she said. She’s claiming she was...
  • Rev Al Sharpton throws star-studded 60th birthday bash at Manhattan hotel

    10/02/2014 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/02/2014 | BY ANNIE KARNI , ERIN DURKIN , GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    --SNIP-- Politicians in tuxedos and evening gowns migrated to the Four Seasons from the nearby Waldorf Astoria, where the white-tie Al Smith dinner benefiting Catholic Charities was held.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resplendent in a black tux, stopped by to tease Sharpton about his dramatic weight loss before turning serious. “The Rev. is half the man he used to be ... but he still has that sense of outrage at injustice. He’s no longer New York City’s Sharpton, he’s the nation’s Sharpton,” said Cuomo.
  • What a Boob: Al Sharpton Promos ‘National Breast Awareness Month’

    10/02/2014 5:51:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/14
    Al Sharpton’s war with his own mouth continues, and he continues to lose. Today he did a segment on “National Breast Awareness Month.”
  • Al Sharpton Says He's Helping The White House Pick The Next Attorney General

    09/25/2014 10:55:39 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/25/14 | Colin Campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is "engaged in immediate conversations" with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon. "We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder," Sharpton said in a statement. Sharpton praised Holder, the first African-American attorney general, as the "best" one in history when it comes to civil rights.
  • Community still coming to grips with why Michael Brown’s body was left in the street

    09/14/2014 6:10:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Lake County Journal / The Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2014 | David Hunn and Kim Bell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    The indignation was instantaneous. Neighbors in Canfield Green poured from their apartments and stared at 18-year-old Michael Brown, unarmed, face down in the street, shot dead by a police officer. Then, fueled by camera phones and social media, the outrage jumped out of this suburban apartment complex, crossed St. Louis County, traversed the country and, over the weeks, spread across the world. The Rev. Al Sharpton, preaching at Brown’s funeral two weeks later, said the teen was left in the street “like nobody cared,” as if his life “didn’t matter.”(continued)
  • Black America Needs Its Own President

    09/06/2014 1:53:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Root ^ | September 5, 2014 | Theodore R. Johnson III
    We need a chief executive who can artfully make the compelling case to the country that we continue to be unfairly and unconstitutionally subjugated.Every so often, an incident symptomatic of deeper issues triggers a release valve for collective despair. The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., sparked a movement much larger than concerns about the aggressive policing of black men. The marches and protests are a larger commentary about the economic and societal disenfranchisement of black people and the response to Brown’s death is a coalescing event, sounding the latest clarion call for America to revisit her unresolved original...
  • NYC Teachers Warned Not To Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts At School

    09/05/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 5, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A T-shirt showdown has left two of the city’s most powerful unions at war – with teachers pitted against the NYPD. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, many teachers across the city wore pro-police t-shirts after their union president, Michael Mulgrew, attended the Rev. Al Sharpton’s march protesting the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six who died while in police custody on July 17.
  • Heh: The Al Sharpton Teleprompter Montage, Round 3 (Hilarious)

    09/03/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The Washington Free Beacon has done it again. And since we posted the first two installments of their ongoing series on our website, it’s only expected that we would write up the third, no? The clip below is equally as funny as the previous two. Why? Because, I think, the Free Beaconemphasizes how badly Sharpton mispronounces names any host who covers politics, let alone the host of Politics Nation, should be able to enunciate. (“Reince Priebus” and “Eric Shinseki” are two notable examples). But the video is also hilarious for another reason. The dramatic pauses aside, it’s amazing -- and...
  • At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

    08/31/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama’s final two years in office. In black churches and on black talk radio, African-American civic leaders have begun invoking the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, along with conservative calls to impeach Mr. Obama, as they urge black voters to channel their anger by voting Democratic in the midterm elections, in which minority turnout is typically lower.
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Sharpton’s Big Lie

    08/28/2014 11:35:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-28-14 | DrJohn
    As the facts of the shooting in Ferguson Missouri leaked the air went out of the racism balloon. The race baiters desperately needed a canard- something else upon which to hang their restive hats. Thus The Reverend Tawana Sharpton, Obama's "go to guy" on race, drew a new race card out of the deck: The police caused the riots. The Rev. Al Sharpton used his eulogy for slain 18-year-old Michael Brown on Monday to criticize the conduct of law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, and to call for America to “deal with” the kind of policing that has plagued the community...
  • Ferguson: Life in the Promised Land

    08/26/2014 8:42:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 26, 2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    The final problem for all political and religious movements is what to do after you get to the Promised Land. You've defeated the enemy, you've conquered the land flowing with milk and honey. What next? What's next is that the soldiers of the revolution should get a job, get married, and start a family. And forget all about millennial hope. But usually they don't. Instead they get angry. That's why blacks rioted in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Finally, they'd got to the Promised Land, and nothing had changed....
  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Railroad Ferguson Cop?

    08/26/2014 12:41:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 26, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    If anyone thought the Obama administration planned to sit on the sidelines during the riots in Ferguson, Mo., those thoughts ought to be dispelled by now. Last Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder visited the suburban St. Louis community. Evidence suggests his ulterior motive was to conduct the groundwork for a criminal indictment against a white police officer, Darren Wilson, who on August 9 shot to death a local black youth, Michael Brown. All credible evidence reveals that Wilson, far from being a trigger-happy "racist" cop, had acted in self-defense. Brown sucker-punched Wilson, tried to take his gun, and then, after...
  • Mellon-Head Sharpton Transforms Funeral Into "Pimp My ‘Died’"

    08/26/2014 6:18:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-26-2014 | MOTUS
    August 25 shall henceforth be know as the "Day of Rage" (brought to you by the Justice Brothers®) – a day on  which we commemorate the slaughter of Michael Brown, the "gentle giant" who was just starting to get his life back together after graduating from Anger Management class. Given that Michael roughed up 2 men in less than an hour before he was gunned down after assaulting a police officer in cold blood we can only assume he didn’t graduate in the top quintile of his class.Butt this isn’t about Michael, it’s about the men who came to honor...
  • How Al Sharpton is using Obama, Ferguson and MSNBC to boost his influence

    08/25/2014 9:00:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | August 25, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sharpton is again working both sides of the street, and it’s paying off for him. As he’s inserted himself into the tense situation in Ferguson, he’s had an assist from none other than the president of the United States. And he continues to bask in the spotlight at MSNBC, where he uses his nightly cable show to advance the causes he fights for as a civil rights activist. But these two roles are increasingly coming into conflict. It happened last year with the killing of Trayvon Martin, and it’s happening again with the death of Michael Brown. Sharpton is...
  • Michael Brown’s dad urges ‘day of silence’ (Nothing to "defile" the name of Michael Brown)

    08/25/2014 8:50:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ST. LOUIS — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday. “Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. “That’s all I ask.”(continued)
  • Eric the arsonist: Holder fans Ferguson flames

    08/23/2014 4:28:49 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Words matter — and never more so than when race is involved. For more than a week, we have been repeatedly told that a white police officer shot and killed an “unarmed black teenager” on a street in Ferguson, Mo. The words conjure the image of a kid gunned down because of the color of his skin by a trigger-happy white cop.
  • Reports: Obama to Send All-Black Delegation to Michael Brown’s Funeral

    08/24/2014 5:14:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 23, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Broderick Johnson AprilDRyan @AprilDRyan The head of the the Obama Administrations My Brothers keeper Initiative,Broderick Johnson is attending Michael Brown's funeral Monday 4:34 PM - 23 Aug 2014 72 Retweets 25 favorites The Obama administration is sending Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, an African-American who heads up an Obama initiative to help young black males, to lead the administration’s all-black delegation to the funeral on Monday of Michael Brown. Brown is the unarmed black 18 year-old robber shot dead in a confrontation by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer two weeks ago in a case that has stoked racial tensions. Johnson’s...
  • Global Unrest: Hey, I’ve got an idea! Let’s send #MelonHead

    08/23/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Man what’s a guy got to do to get a vacation in around here? George W. Bush went on vacation all the time and nothing ever happened, butt Big Guy can’t cut a break. Every time we try to get away, there’s fighting, aggression and rioting around the globe: Iraq, Ferguson, Gaza, Ferguson, Ukraine, Ferguson. Wait – what - Ukraine!? Again? I thought we had put that repartition behind us. “Ukraine accused Russia of invasion today, after Vladimir Putin ordered a controversial aid convoy into the country because he could 'wait no longer'.” Boy! That sounds familiar; I guess Putin’s...
  • Eric Holder’s Soros-Sponsored Police Sensitivity ‘Training’

    08/23/2014 5:11:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The PJ Tatler Eric Holder’s Soros-Sponsored Police Sensitivity ‘Training’ Your money went to the radical Institute on Race and Justice. J. Christian Adams August 21, 2014 The vice president’s Boeing 757 delivered Eric Holder to St. Louis yesterday. In Ferguson, Holder announced that he was “a black man” and therefore had the power to heal Ferguson in ways that no other law enforcement official could. Yet his comments were sure to throw gasoline on fire burning hot with racial division. That shouldn’t shock anyone. It’s the community organizing model of running the Justice Department. What is shocking is who is...
  • Sharpton a key adviser to Obama on Ferguson

    08/22/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Bailey
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is the White House’s man on the ground in Ferguson. The 59-year-old Sharpton has become a key adviser to President Obama on race issues, according to Politico, and is acting as his liaison in the racially charged St. Louis suburb, where the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to days of riots. Sharpton arrived at the protest site in Ferguson three days after the shooting and quickly began briefing the White House. “There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. “He gets it,...
  • Church prepares for Michael Brown funeral (eulogy will be delivered by Sharpton)

    08/22/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    (CNN) – The Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson, Missouri, is preparing for a very big day. Come Monday, the seats will be full of mourners to remember Michael Brown. The church's special events manager Denise Makey is busy preparing for the largest event the congregation has ever seen, making room for more than 5,000 people. (snip) The church, led by Rev. Michael Jones, is expecting a huge crowd for the service, which will be public at the request of the Brown family. The details of the program are still being worked out, but the eulogy will be delivered...
  • How Al Sharpton became Obama’s go-to man on race.

    08/22/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2014 | Glenn Thrush
    A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household name by provoking rather than pacifying. Sharpton—once such a pariah that Clinton administration officials rushed through their ribbon-cuttings in Harlem for fear he’d show up and force them to, gasp, shake his hand—arrived on the scene 72 hours after the shooting at the request of Brown’s grandfather, who had admired his advocacy on behalf of the family of slain Florida...
  • Teachers want their money back after UFT backs Sharpton (NYC)

    08/22/2014 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | 8:14pm | Joe Tacopino, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    The UFT will pay a heavy price for sponsoring the Rev. Al Sharpton’s anti-cop rally on Staten Island—as a growing number of teachers vow to cancel their contributions to the union’s political action committee. The UFT’s Committee on Political Education, or COPE, raked in more than $6 million between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. But ever since the union announced its support last week for a protest over the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, hundreds of members have used the UFT’s own Facebook page to publicly sever ties...
  • Sharpton a key advisor to Obama on Ferguson (reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett)

    08/22/2014 8:17:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Pat Bailey
    EXCERPT While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides. Sharpton was directed to find out specific information including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports. The veteran activist, who is also leading Saturday’s march on Staten Island against police brutality in New York, even suggested Jarrett turn up the heat on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, and appoint a special prosecutor to replace St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Brown case.
  • (350 NYPD) Riot cops ready for Sharpton rally on Saturday

    08/22/2014 2:50:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/22/14 | Larry Celona, Reuven Fenton, Bob Fredericks, Frank Rosario, Yoav Gonen
    Hundreds of cops have been ordered to bring their “hats and bats” — helmets and old-school wooden nightsticks — to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s march against police brutality, sources said Thursday. About 350 officers, some on their days off, were told to report to the Staten Island rally at 6 a.m. Saturday, two hours earlier than usual. **SNIP** “We have no reason to believe there will be any problems. Our only concern is that there will be outsiders coming to cause problems,” a police source said.
  • Ferguson and the War on Black America

    08/21/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Progressive ^ | August 21, 2014 | Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report
    The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” the police (fewer bullets, smaller armored vehicles?) and, more immediately, to re-establish some semblance of “calm” (as in comatose) in the neighborhood and beyond. Corporate-attuned Black powerbrokers and politicians deliver essentially the same message, counseling (quiet) introspection and a search for “solutions” (diversions) to the historical oppression in which they are deeply complicit. But first, tensions must be reduced, to diffuse the confrontation –...
  • Obama and Holder take over from Jackson and Sharpton

    08/21/2014 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/14 | Sher Zieve
    Race baiters and hustlers continue to ply their wares, while now including the highest levels of political office in the USA The Obama-Holder team has now taken over the investigation of the Ferguson, MO shooting. At the same time, that team has, apparently, effectively usurped both the city’s authority and the titles of “biggest race hustlers and race-baiters in America” from the team of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Note: I assume the Jackson-Sharpton team is now demanding royalties from both Holder and Obama. Determined to find (or likely fabricate?) “evidence” in order to indict and prosecute the badly-beaten-by-Michael-Brown Police...
  • Michael Brown funeral arrangements set; Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy

    08/20/2014 3:43:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | August 19, 2014
    Funeral arrangements have been set for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man killed by police in Ferguson last weekend. According to his attorney, Benjamin Crump, the funeral has been set for Monday, August 25, 2014 at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 10 a.m.
  • SARGE: Bloodbath And Beyond (Race War Coming?)

    08/20/2014 1:45:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | August 18, 2014 | Sarge
    The title actually applies to an individual “tweeting” concerning Jesse Jackson’ attempt to “plea bargain” for donations while addressing a church congregation in Ferguson Missouri. It seems his fully established irrelevance and impending senility have driven him to the point of outing himself as the opportunistic whore he really is. Whenever there’s racial strife, whenever there’s a divisive issue to be addressed concerning the coexistence of black and white people, whenever there’s the chance to prey on the chafed, raw emotions of a community when things of this nature occur; you can be assured Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will...
  • Sharpton says Ferguson ‘defining moment’ on how US deals with policing, calls for peaceful protests

    08/17/2014 5:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rev. Al Sharpton says the shooting of a black Missouri teenager by a white police officer – which has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis – will become a “defining moment on how this country deals with policing.” The civil rights activist, speaking at a rally Sunday afternoon in Ferguson, Mo., also urged people who are protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown to remain peaceful in their actions. “Some are angry and out of control. And others are taking advantage of it. And don’t take advantage of their child,” said Sharpton, referring...
  • Teachers union backs Sharpton’s planned anti-police rally

    08/16/2014 10:11:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 16, 2014 | Carl Campanile, Aaron Short and Yoav Gonen
    The teachers union is pitting its members against cops — by sponsoring and promoting the Rev. Al Sharpton’s anti-police rally in Staten Island next week, The Post has learned. The United Federation of Teachers sent an “action alert” ­e-mail that even promised free transportation to Sharpton’s Aug. 23 demonstration that is billed as a march for justice for “victims of police brutality.” Some teachers were furious that the union would take such a prominent role in the event. “What a disgrace. What is going on with the leadership of the UFT thinking it’s OK to protest against rank-and-file cops?” asked...
  • (Youtube)Dfu Polimerick Minute: Michael Brown, Ferguson, And The Race Baiters

    08/16/2014 8:19:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    MICHAEL BROWN, FERGUSON, AND THE RACE BAITERS in graphics and limerick
  • Al Sharpton: 'Rand Paul Is Right'

    08/15/2014 10:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 14, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Rand Paul is right," Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday after the Kentucky Senator empathized with African-Americans who believe their rights were threatened by police officers. Paul published a TIME op-ed on Thursday discussing the issue of the "militarization" of the police force and what it meant in the showdown between police officers and protestors in Ferguson, Missouri reacting to the shooting death of Michael Brown. "Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them," Paul wrote, after criticizing the racial...
  • Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign

    08/15/2014 4:40:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Scott Swett
    "Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism. The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and...
  • Former Wizards Star Gilbert Arenas Rips Al Sharpton,Black Community ( WARNING: Language )

    08/15/2014 12:29:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas weighed in regarding the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, which precipitated riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Noting Al Sharpton seeking to involve himself in the proceedings, Arenas took to Instagram to launch an attack on Sharpton, using racially insulting language and asserting that "the racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it's always been #blackvsblack."
  • Gilbert Arenas Blasts Sharpton In Race-Laced Rant Over Ferguson Protests

    08/14/2014 10:57:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | August 14, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Former Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas blasted civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in a race-laced rant, claiming he made the incendiary Ferguson, Mo., situation even worse. Writing in a lengthy Instagram caption, Arenas attacked Sharpton’s reaction to the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb and the riots that are ongoing in the wake of the incident. Arenas’ rant pleaded with Brown’s family to leave Sharpton out of their planned protest, saying that “caesar the monkey” or a “Planet of the Apes” character could get the family better justice.
  • Stasi: Al Sharpton Now Has Fake ID to Go With Fake leadership Role, But NYPD Keeps Giving Him

    08/06/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Stasi: Al Sharpton now has fake ID to go with fake leadership role, but NYPD keeps giving him reasons to fussAl Sharpton, who is about as believable as “Sharknado” (parts one and two), now has the fake credentials to go along with his fake leadership role because the cops have made a fake ID with him as the NYPD Commissioner. This, after he humiliated the real police commissioner last week. Thing is, the cops should stop giving Sharpton reason to show up, but they don’t. Tuesday, they gave him another reason to stage a protest. A Daily News exclusive revealed...