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  • 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 festival’s 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. America’s 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 They’re 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 don’t 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 Obama’s “The police acted stupidly” to Bill de Blasio’s 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 · 35 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, State’s 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Wall Street Journal is calling the dramatic end of America’s two-decade-long drop in crime “The Ferguson Effect.” Led behind the scenes by President Obama, America’s 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 God’s 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
    Dailymail.com ^ | 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 Sharpton’s 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 Sharpton’s daughter and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright, together run a shadowy nonprofit that shares corporate donors, board members, and office space with Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, and they won’t 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
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have 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 Children’s 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 Sharpton’s 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. Al’s 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 State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Watch: Michelle’s 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: Michelle’s 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 Obama’s 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. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t 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 Sharpton’s 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 Sharpton’s 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 naïve 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 nobody’s surprise, blacks and whites “viewed...
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s 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 Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s 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 Sharpton’s 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 Sharpton’s 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. Garner’s 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
    americandigest.org ^ | 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 week’s nightmare in Baltimore shows where this leads. It’s 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. “That’s why we’re 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=287VGwjcmPoRawlings-Blake 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 president’s “go-to man” on race, according to multiple sources. The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator’s 2008 presidential campaign, which still hadn’t 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 Sharpton’s influence and prestige and elevated him into...
  • Sharpton Calls For DOJ To "Take Over Policing," "Going To Have To Fight States Rights"

    05/01/2015 3:53:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 114 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Rev. Al Sharpton called for the Justice Department to “take over policing in this country” and stated “we’re going to have to fight states’ rights” in comments recorded by the Baltimore Sun on Thursday.
  • Sharpton Scolds Media: "Quit Playing With Matches"

    04/30/2015 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 30,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Reverend Al Sharpton told the media to “quit playing with matches in Baltimore” in a speech on Thursday.
  • Al Sharpton Gets In Physical Confrontation With Fox News Reporter [Leland Vittert]

    04/30/2015 2:20:04 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 04.30.15 | ALEX GRISWOLD
    Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We can’t ask questions?” Vittert challenged her. “You are a public official and we can’t ask questions?” “You will have the opportunity,” Sharpton said. “Then you’ll answer our questions?” he pressed. “At the press conference, we will answer all questions,” Sharpton said. But as Vittert kept tailing them, a second man stepped between the reporter and the mayor and began pushing him away. Sharpton...
  • Al Sharpton Gets In Physical Confrontation With Fox News Reporter (Video)

    04/30/2015 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30,2015 | Alex Griswold
    Fox News reporter Leland Vittert got into a heated — and eventually physical — confrontation with activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton, when the latter tried to keep him from questioning Democratic Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
  • UPDATE: Law enforcement sources say Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van

    04/30/2015 1:52:15 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 46 replies
    WJLA ABC 7 ^ | 4/30/15 | Brad Bell
    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) -- An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources. The sources spoke to ABC7 News after being briefed on the findings of a police report turned over to prosecutors on Thursday. Sources said the medical examiner found Gray's catastrophic injury was caused when he slammed into the back of the police transport van, apparently breaking his neck; a head injury he sustained matches a bolt in the back of the...
  • Sharpton: We Cannot "Tolerate" Those On The "Far Right" That Don't Care About Freddie Gray

    04/28/2015 5:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | April 28, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On MSNBC's coverage of Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, network anchor Al Sharpton denounced last night's rioting in the city but also said we cannot "tolerate" those on the "far right" who "may not care" about Freddie Gray. AL SHARPTON: The fact is that we cannot let the looting and rioting become used by those that might want to justify over and overly aggressive policing. And two, to lose in the process of the discussion, the fact that this is about Freddie Gray and justice for he and his family. I tell a lot of young people that we cannot tolerate...
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/28/2015 2:28:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since Day 1 to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • Al Sharpton to visit Baltimore, seek answers in Freddie Gray's death

    04/27/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27 | Yvonne Wenge
    Civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the death of Freddie Gray and his response to requests ...

    04/27/2015 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Action Network ^ | April 27, 2015 | Al Sharpton
    Complete Headline: Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the death of Freddie Gray and his response to requests for involvement in the case “I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement. Though I have discussed it on my daily radio and TV shows and been in touch with our NAN Baltimore chapter, I resisted personal involvement until we saw what the promised May 1 investigation report would bring. [Snip] It is my intention to come and have a meeting with grassroots activists and faith leaders...
  • Bipartisan Plea for Lynch Confirmation [semi-satire]

    04/18/2015 9:14:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2015 | John Semmens
    President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, received a vote of support from both media star Al Sharpton and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush this week. Her confirmation has been held up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) in protest over Obama's executive grant of amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Sharpton labeled McConnell's actions "racist. Keeping a Black woman from rising up to take her rightful place is a continuation of the hundreds of years of oppression of African Americans in this country. They let a white woman hold this job when Bill Clinton was president. For...
  • The Shakedown: Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/18/2015 6:17:47 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    nat review ^ | 4/17/15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review. Sponsors included AT&T, Viacom, Walmart, Perennial Strategy Group, Combs Enterprises, Comcast Corporation, McDonald’s, Ronald Perelman, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Forest City Ratner, Time Warner Cable, Barney’s, Coca-Cola, Essence Communications, Ford Division, Home Depot, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the NBA, Verizon, Colgate Palmolive, Macy’s, NASCAR, OraSure Technologies Inc., Best Buy, Greentrack Inc., the IM Foundation,...
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/17/2015 12:01:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2015 | JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention by JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR April 17, 2015 Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review. Sponsors included AT&T, Viacom, Walmart, Perennial Strategy Group, Combs Enterprises, Comcast Corporation, McDonald’s, Ronald Perelman, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Forest City Ratner, Time Warner Cable, Barney’s, Coca-Cola, Essence Communications, Ford Division, Home Depot, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the NBA,...
  • MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Owes $70,000 in Delinquent Taxes

    04/16/2015 5:13:14 PM PDT · by tje · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry had a particularly tough tax day — the anchor and her husband owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal. The IRS filed the notice on April 6th and filed a lien on the Perrys, the report said. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien. She and her husband paid $21,721 of her debt on Wednesday; the remaining debt of $43,581 covers a tax period that ended on December 31st, 2013.
  • Al Sharpton Launches ‘Hunger’ Strike Until Loretta Lynch Is Confirmed

    04/16/2015 4:15:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | jim treacher
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, whose head already resembles a deflated balloon collapsing into an Italian suit, apparently thinks he still needs to lose a few pounds. That’s the only plausible explanation for the following. Seung Min Kim, Politico: Loretta Lynch is still waiting to be confirmed as attorney general, and her allies are hoping a hunger strike will do the trick. The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are launching the hunger strike — where groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at...
  • Young Phenom Who Tore Obama To Shreds Is Back For Al Sharpton

    04/15/2015 7:39:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    Western Journalism back in February showed you the outspoken 12-year-old CJ Pearson becoming an overnight YouTube sensation by backing and doubling down on Rudy Giuliani’s claim that Obama doesn’t love America. Well, the young phenom is back; and this time, he has his eyes set on Al Sharpton.