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Rev. Al Sharpton: I won't apologize for handling of Tawana Brawley case
NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Helen Kennedy

Posted on 05/19/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Al Sharpton may have mellowed - but he still won't apologize for the Tawana Brawley debacle.

A quarter-century later after he whipped up racial tensions over the incendiary case, Sharpton still stands by a story that the courts of law and public opinion long ago ruled a hoax.

Pressed on CBS' "60 Minutes" to explain why he never apologized for accusations that proved false, Sharpton said, "I don't know that."

"I have thought about that a million times," Sharpton said. "I just don't believe they treated that case fair."

Back in 1987, 15-year-old Brawley claimed she had been abducted and raped for four days by a group of white men, at least one a cop. She was found in a garbage bag, covered in feces and charcoal-scrawled racial epithets.

Sharpton, a brash young activist and minister, took over publicity for Brawley and made inflammatory accusations of a massive cover up, naming an assistant district attorney as one of the rapists.

The case fell apart when the grand jury refused to indict, citing no physical evidence of rape and witnesses who saw Brawley when she was supposed to have been held captive.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; brawley; newyork; sharpton; tawanabrawley

1 posted on 05/19/2011 6:50:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All this shows is Sharpton still is a low rent act.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 6:52:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet here he is forced to talk about it some 25 years later. LOL


3 posted on 05/19/2011 6:52:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t understand why this slob is taken seriously by every news outlet, including Fox.


5 posted on 05/19/2011 6:53:46 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sharpton can’t stand that Hussein Obama has grabbed the title of the most prominent anti-Semite in America.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 6:54:24 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: skeeter

All this shows is Sharpton still is a low rent act.

And Pete Rose didn’t bet on baseball.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 6:56:04 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The constants in this world: the sun rises in the east, sets in the west and Al Sharpton will always be filth.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 6:59:44 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What he should do is PAY UP!


9 posted on 05/19/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good “Rev’’. And as someone who was working in NY at the time you and Alton Maddox and C.Vernon Mason were doing your best to advance race relations and defend Ms. Brawleys honor I won’t apologize when I call you my favorite race-mongering ,white-hating knuckle-dragging porch-monkey. Sound about right “Rev’’?


10 posted on 05/19/2011 7:00:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That’s OK Al. Tawana Brawley will be your epithet long after you assume room temperature. We’ll see to it.

You mean epitaph ?

On the other hand, Tawana Brawley is an epithet. Or should be.

11 posted on 05/19/2011 7:01:04 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Turds do not apologize for being turds.


12 posted on 05/19/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A defining trait of the malignant narcissist it the inability to relent when proved wrong.
13 posted on 05/19/2011 7:05:54 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: mmercier

it, is whatnot...


14 posted on 05/19/2011 7:07:01 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would he? He has zero integrity and he’s been dining out on Tawana Brawley for more than 20 years.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 7:13:39 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sharpton is a viscious lying racist and all the Dem's line up to kiss his ass every election cycle. It was especially degrading for Hillary but she got down on her knees.

Crown Heights!

Freddies Fashion Mart!

A few of Al's other episodes (where people died because of his racists rants) that he doesn't feel the need to apologize for.

16 posted on 05/19/2011 7:14:26 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: skeeter

Sharpton, a brash young activist and minister,

They left out the most important description, “racist”


17 posted on 05/19/2011 7:16:23 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: skeeter

Absolutely correct.

What difference does it make whether or not this piece of dung apologises.

We all know what he is. Th only people who follow him are the totally ignorant. Admittedly that’s a lot of black people and it might be taken as racist, but it is fact.
It takes an ignorant imbecile to fall for Al Sharpton’s schtick.

The ignorant have kept Al In $1,000 dollars suits and high priced hotel rooms for along time.


18 posted on 05/19/2011 7:16:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Fox News needs to apologize to us for having this POS on their programing constantly! And I’m sure he’s getting paid a bunch!


19 posted on 05/19/2011 7:22:29 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Free ThinkerNY

20 posted on 05/19/2011 7:23:30 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Al Sharpton should be ignored for the steaming pile that he is, ditto foe Je$$ie Jagmo.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 7:24:28 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: CaptainK

Sorry; I didn’t read all the comments before posting and pretty much echoed what you said.


22 posted on 05/19/2011 7:25:20 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: CaptainK
I don’t understand why this slob is taken seriously by every news outlet, including Fox.

One of the reasons I quit watching Hannity was that he had Sharpton on a lot and always introduced him as "my very good friend, the Reverend Al Sharpton", I wanted to gag every time I heard that.

23 posted on 05/19/2011 7:26:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Joann37

You won’t apologize? Congratulations...you’re a double a**h*le.


24 posted on 05/19/2011 7:27:08 PM PDT by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul." ))
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To: Steely Tom
epitaph

For some reason, I had problems spelling that word in the 4th or 5th grade spelling class, that and the word "yacht", (and a few others) still do but now I have good old spell check.

Yes, I know the poster you corrected used an entirely different word - I'm capable of that too and when it happens, there's no help from spell check.

25 posted on 05/19/2011 7:31:48 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sharpton didn’t “handle” anything about that case. He stirred up the angry mob and let THEM handle it.


26 posted on 05/19/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: CaptainK

Agree 100%. It is outrageous that any news outlet gives him credibility as a “leader”.


27 posted on 05/19/2011 7:37:35 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sharpton, you don’t have to apologize.

T*rds never apologize for their stink and bacteria...that’s just how they are.

And the rest of us just wish we could flush you.

Twice.


28 posted on 05/19/2011 7:39:06 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Graybeard58
For some reason, I had problems spelling that word in the 4th or 5th grade spelling class, that and the word "yacht", (and a few others) still do but now I have good old spell check.

For me, it was my problems with the word "which" that drove my parents up the wall when I was in 4th or 5th grade.

29 posted on 05/19/2011 7:43:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why anyone takes this charlatan serious is beyond me. This man used up his 15 minutes in 1987, and should never have been heard from again.
30 posted on 05/19/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Remember to think 'Happy Birthday' to Malcolm X. It's today. (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz[1] (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X
31 posted on 05/19/2011 7:46:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Arrogant liar protecting liars.


32 posted on 05/19/2011 7:46:26 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Reverend,” ya might want to think about what the Good Book says about bearing false witness, esp. in His name...


33 posted on 05/19/2011 7:50:24 PM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
feh...
34 posted on 05/19/2011 8:33:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would a racist oapologize for being a racist? Would a barking dog apologize for being a barking dog?


35 posted on 05/19/2011 8:41:05 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s a con artist and liar. His mother was a Sharpei. See his photo at the NY newspaper article if you don’t believe me.


36 posted on 05/19/2011 8:54:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This mf should never be sought for his opinion again.


37 posted on 05/19/2011 9:01:29 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: mmercier

“malignant narcissist”
Do you have anyone in particular on you mind?
I think we all know who.


38 posted on 05/19/2011 9:32:38 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would Sharpton apologize? He has no honor to defend, no national interest, no America he will defend and is universally known as a race baiter. Let the man talk......and continue to show us who he really is.


39 posted on 05/19/2011 11:04:43 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: skeeter
All this shows is Sharpton still is a low rent act. was a low class hustler who the media DID NOT challenge over his controversial history when he ran for the US presidency.

He was permitted to participant in the debates as any other candidate, not shunned by party or media.

40 posted on 05/24/2011 7:36:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: skeeter
All this shows is Sharpton still is a low rent act. was a low class hustler who the media DID NOT challenge over his controversial history when he ran for the US presidency.

He was permitted to participant in the debates as any other candidate, not shunned by party or media.

41 posted on 05/24/2011 7:37:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
Sharpton still stands by a story that the courts of law and public opinion long ago ruled a hoax. Pressed on CBS' "60 Minutes" to explain why he never apologized for accusations that proved false, Sharpton said, "I don't know that." "I have thought about that a million times," Sharpton said. "I just don't believe they treated that case fair."
Obviously there will be some firings on 60 Minutes. Can't have the NY demagogue and racist put on the spot in front of the public. He'll probably host SNL in the fall.


42 posted on 05/24/2011 7:49:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

What happened to Freddy’s Fashion Mart and the Crown Height’s riots? Sharpton has blood on his hands.


43 posted on 05/25/2011 12:13:12 AM PDT by rmlew (No Blood for Sarkozy's re-election and Union for the Mediterranean)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One day Sharpton will burn in one of the conflagrations he ignites.
44 posted on 05/25/2011 12:44:35 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why on earth would anyone think he’d apologize? Brawley is how he made his biggest splash. It proved to the world that he’s nothing but a rank racist and poop stirrer; something he’s continued in earnest throughout the years since.

The media really has showed how lazy it is by giving people like Sharpton free air time to stoke tensions and shoe up lies. They don’t even question his motives. After all, should they actually commit actual journalism upon Sharpton and his cronies they would be labeled Racist with a big R.


45 posted on 05/25/2011 4:28:52 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam wants you dead.)
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To: rmlew

/bingo


46 posted on 05/25/2011 7:41:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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