Over the weekend, after the killings of New York police officers perpetrated by a man motivated by race-baiting rhetoric, Al Sharpton issued a tweet: “I am outraged at the killing of 2 police officers in Brooklyn. That is why we stress non violence as the only way to fight for justice.”
On Sunday, Sharpton proved his dedication to non-violence by fronting a march in New York where protesters chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops!”
Of course, Americans have known since the days of Tawana Brawley that Sharpton is a racial charlatan of unprecedented proportions. And in the nearly three decades since that debacle, he’s certainly taken every possible opportunity to remind us of that fact.
His latest reminder was Sunday’s march, organized by the National Action Network (which really needs a better acronym), which was designed to protest “an epidemic of abuse at the hands of police.” (H/T Breitbart.)
While most of the protesters were content chanting the usual “No Justice, No Peace!” claptrap, many also chanted “What do we want? Dead cops!”
Such statements weren’t disavowed by Sharpton in his speech, which mainly consisted of the same things you’ve heard before out of this clerical windbag.
“You thought you’d sweep it under the rug. You thought there’d be no limelight,” Sharpton said in his remarks.
“We are going to keep the light on Michael Brown, on Eric Garner, on Tamir Rice, on all of these victims because the only way — I’m sorry, I come out of the ‘hood — the only way you make roaches run, you got to cut the light on.”
Maybe we ought to see if that “cut the light on” thing works on Sharpton. Couldn’t hurt.
Sharpton claims that the aim of the march was to pressure Congress to “immediately start hearings to deal with laws that will change the jurisdiction threshold for federal cases and policing.”
The fact that Sharpton thinks that congressional hearings can actually affect change makes me wonder if he either has a naïve Jimmy Stewart-like faith in the machinations of our legislature or just simply has never heard of Congress before.
There is, of course, a third and more likely option – the fact that Sharpton is an attention-prostitute of inhuman proportions who’ll use any excuse to keep his name in the news, however tawdry that excuse may be.
And if it means exploiting the deaths of two New York City police officers, so be it.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune