Shades of Sharpton

Scott Johnson
Power Line

We seem to be in the “sentence first, verdict afterwards” phase of the Trayvon Martin affair. Speaking outside of his New York City headquarters, Al Sharpton said that it is important to show “sustained indignation” over Martin’s death. Has that cretin ever beat the drums for a cause that had truth or justice on its side? If so, I don’t remember it, but I suppose there’s always a first time. Jay Nordlinger’s NR profile of Sharpton provides essential reminders of his track record.

Sharpton spoke at a protest rally in Martin’s hometown of Sanford, Florida on Thursday night. Sharpton has been stoking the outrage big time on his MSNBC television show. At the protest, Sharpton declared with Martin’s parents at his side: “Trayvon could have been any one of our sons. Trayvon could have been any one of us.”…

…Coincidentally, the ongoing trial of Shawn Tyson for the cold-blooded murder of two British tourists in Sarasota provides plenty of ground for outrage and “soul-searching,” but you probably haven’t heard much about it. The UK’s Daily Mail carried an excellent account earlier this week.

Read the entire article at Power Line.

Also at Power Line, No justice, no agitation:

…If race hustlers like Al Sharpton really had the interests of the black community at heart, they would devote themselves to doing everything in their power to have violent black criminals separated from the community of law-abiding black citizens. The criminals are serial tormentors of law-abiding members of the black community…

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