Al Sharpton very worried that execution of police officers will derail his movement

posted at 8:01 am on December 22, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Yesterday, Noah asked an important question in the wake of the brutal assassination of two NYPD officers. Specifically, he wondered whether those who have been out in the streets fomenting anti-police hysteria would be inclined to turn the mirror around this week and pause to question their tactics and consider the ramifications of their actions. When Al Sharpton finally stood up to comment, we seemed to have the answer.

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner…

Similarly, the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has called for peaceful protests, condemned “eye-for-an-eye” violence and called it absurd to blame protesters or politicians for the officers’ deaths.

“We are now under intense threat from those who are misguided – from those who are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight,” he said.

Sharpton added: “There are those of us committed to nonviolence and making the system work. And there are those committed to anarchy and recklessness who could care less about the families of police or the families who have raised questions about police accountability.”

It defies reason that any major news outlets are airing these arguments in a serious fashion. First, at a time when cameras are tracking the movement of the remains of two officers who were executed by a violent felon who announced to the world over social media that he was hunting cops specifically because of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, expressing your “worries” that the protest movement could be “derailed” is beyond offensive. It pokes a finger in the eye of the entire concept of the rule of law. Worrying about being “under threat” because people are pushing back on your hateful rhetoric and the resultant bloodshed is offensive on every level, particularly when you refuse to so much as acknowledge your role in these events.

But perhaps even more to the point, Sharpton’s go-to analogy is to work the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner into a comment about the grieving families of the two slain police officers. This is not simply offensive, but outrageous. Those officers were on the job, out on the streets, trying to keep the citizens of that community safe when they were gunned down in a most cowardly ambush. To attempt to put them on the same level as people who instigated a confrontation with other police officers – no matter the circumstances – is nothing but hate speech.

As Jeff Dunetz puts it, this show is all about Al.

Only Al Sharpton can have a press conference about two dead cops and make it all about him. The professional hate monger had a presser yesterday so Eric Garner’s widow could call for peace in the wake of the two NYC Cops who were murdered execution style on Saturday…

Allow me to make two points here. First anyone who touches a hair on Sharpton’s head is an idiot. If you want to make a change, call the Mayors office and ask him why he deals with that scumbag. Or call the President and do the same, ask Senator Schumer why he went to Sharpton’s birthday party/fund raiser. But don’t hurt him. That makes people just as bad as he is. If you want to hurt hm make sure our leaders don’t touch him with a ten foot pole.

The second thing is Sharpton probably gets death threats all the time, its a stupid thing for people to do, but what he played at the press conference was nothing unusual.

Playing the death threat was just one more way for Sharpton to push the real objective of his movement; Al Sharpton, inc.

The opportunism on display is beyond the pale. Along with the Mayor, the media needs to put some of these serious questions to Sharpton and have him answer for his part in this, rather than treating him like some sort of ambassador of post-racial America.


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Schadenfreude

JugEarsButtHurt on December 22, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I really appreciate Jazz Shaw’s reporting on this story. This site needs more real, red-blooded writers like him.

bluegill on December 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I really appreciate Jazz Shaw’s reporting on this story. This site needs more real, red-blooded writers like him.

bluegill on December 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

*rubs eyes*

*looks again*

Axe on December 22, 2014 at 9:01 PM

This is all your fault, Sharpton. Again. Murder follows you like a stench.

John the Libertarian on December 22, 2014 at 9:22 PM

*rubs eyes*

*looks again*

Axe on December 22, 2014 at 9:01 PM

…*me too!*…we must be on drugs…or sometin’

JugEarsButtHurt on December 22, 2014 at 9:35 PM

…*me too!*…we must be on drugs…or sometin’

JugEarsButtHurt on December 22, 2014 at 9:35 PM

lol :) –I thought I quit doing things like that a long time ago. But, you know, maybe I’m just too high to remember falling off the wagon.

Axe on December 22, 2014 at 9:41 PM

I

Decoski on December 22, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Instant Karma.

Decoski on December 22, 2014 at 9:44 PM

I really appreciate Jazz Shaw’s reporting on this story. This site needs more real, red-blooded writers like him.

bluegill on December 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

…pro-amnesty Jazz?
Shaw Shank Redemption?

JugEarsButtHurt on December 22, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Don’t worry padre, we’re all behind you.

geesoy on December 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Sharpton looks the way he is, really stupid.

Schadenfreude on December 22, 2014 at 11:15 PM

This former roadie and “spiritual adviser” to James Brown is now a lauded and frequent consultant of the POTUS. Yes America, you are a JOKE.

bluesdoc70 on December 23, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Sharpton added: “There are those of us committed to nonviolence and making the system work. And there are those committed to anarchy and recklessness who could care less about the families of police or the families who have raised questions about police accountability.”

And which one of those is you, Sharpton?

Yes, deliberately left unclear. But we know what you are about, rabble-rousing scum!

virgo on December 23, 2014 at 1:38 AM

NBCNewsEmployeeAlSharpton should always be expressed as a single word; spaces are allowed, but the words must remain togehter.

aquaviva on December 23, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Al Sharpton looks like one of those big headed Brat dolls.

djl130 on December 23, 2014 at 5:13 AM

Sharpton is worried that, with the murders of two policemen, he’s finally gone too far.

grumpyank on December 23, 2014 at 7:26 AM

I wake up every day worried about Al Sharpton’s prospects.

grumpyank on December 23, 2014 at 7:31 AM

The Police are reaoing what Race-Baiters have sewn. I am pretty ticked that those responsible for fanning the flames of racism and who are responsible for these murders are now voicing (mock) remorse and regret…and even in the midst of such tragedy, in the midst of policemen being slain, he STILL tries to steal the attention and camera-time by declaring HE is a victim in all of this because he id receiving ‘death threats’.

(Perhaps if he would just SHUT UP and fade into the background, like a cockroach when the kitchen light comes on, then people would forget he was even there. (Of course we all know he – like any self-promoting, Narcissistic, race-baiting opportunist – can’t do that.)

easyt65 on December 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

grumpyank on December 23, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Years ago a young black girl claimed she was raped by several white policemen – Al Sharpton raced to her side. He fanned the flames of racism, organized marches, and called the police REALLY VILE names while hurling accusations against them. At one point Sharpton presented ‘evidence’ to support the girl’s claim. As attention grew, the girl finally admitted that it had all been a LIE. THIS MEANT that Sharp had MANUFACTURED FALSE EVIDENCE…As news of the girl’s admission began being reported, Sharpton fled the state, trying to get out of town before he was arrested for manufacturing the false. ‘obstructing’ an investigation, etc…

THIS TIME, as you stated correctly, Sharpton’s attempt to make a buck and remain significant by getting the attention went too far. THIS time he got at least 2 cops killed – there have been more across the country, like the one on Florida.

easyt65 on December 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

THIS TIME, as you stated correctly, Sharpton’s attempt to make a buck and remain significant by getting the attention went too far. THIS time he got at least 2 cops killed – there have been more across the country, like the one on Florida.

easyt65 on December 23, 2014 at 8:26 AM

….and THIS TIME Sharpton won’t have to run or hide or do anything at all except keep raking in the cash.

He will never be held accountable for what he’s done, and every single one of us knows this. But some of us think this is a bad thing. It’s the people who think it’s a good thing that are the target here, and they’ve already begun the war.

I suspect we will refuse to engage until it is way too late.

runawayyyy on December 23, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I’d also like to note that the headline is very misleading.

Sharpton isn’t worried about one damn thing. He knows the president has his back, he knows he’s untouchable, he knows he can do whatever he wants, incite whatever violence he wants, and he’ll get away with it. Again.

Al Sharpton is in Al Sharpton heaven.

runawayyyy on December 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

“…rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight”

Um, wouldn’t that ugly spirit be Al Sharpton?

iowaan on December 23, 2014 at 10:53 AM

What’s this it’s HIS movement.

He is only one half step shy of an indictment of accessory to murder.

jpcpt03 on December 24, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Everyday a new immigrant comes to America most not even legally and in 10 years own a home a car and maybe even a business but yet decade after decade Sharpton and his kind throw temper Tantrum’s about how white America is keeping them down,10 years from now we will have Sharpton leading some protest in some city still saying the white man is still keeping him down.

IXXINY on December 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM