Skip to comments.Al Sharpton’s SUV impounded at La Guardia Airport
Posted on 02/17/2012 3:03:48 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Al Sharptons SUV impounded at La Guardia Airport
By JOSH MARGOLIN and DAN MANGAN
Last Updated: 4:51 AM, February 17, 2012
Posted: 3:07 AM, February 17, 2012
Can I get a witness?
The Rev. Al Sharpton tried to move heaven and earth yesterday to keep his SUV from being towed at La Guardia Airport but no amount of preaching could stop Port Authority cops from impounding the vehicle.
An officer rolled up on the 2008 Lincoln Navigator at around 2 p.m. outside the Delta and US Airways terminal as the MSNBC hosts driver waited to pick him up in a clearly marked no standing zone, said PA Police spokesman Al Della Fave.
PAPD cop Oscar Ruiz asked the driver for his paperwork and quickly discovered that the SUV had a suspended registration due to lack of insurance, the spokesman said.
At that point, Sharpton emerged from the terminal after a flight from Washington, DC, and raised holy hell over the situation.
He begins yelling, saying the cop was just doing this because of who he was, a source said.
Sharpton was adamant there was insurance, the source said. He said he was on the phone with his lawyer, and he told the driver not to give the officer his keys.
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So why doesn’t that DA get Sharpton Media seized to pay for the judgement the Tawana Brawley civil case awarded him?
He doesn’t drive a Chevy Volt?
In a world full of bad news, a golden ray of sunshine fills my morning ... :)
Resist we much.
Congrats in order here, for being the first to post this story - expect to see it at least 3 more times today.
...the 2008 Lincoln Navigator at around 2 p.m... driver waited to pick him up in a clearly marked "no standing" zone... PAPD cop Oscar Ruiz asked the driver for his paperwork and quickly discovered that the SUV had a suspended registration "due to lack of insurance," ... Sharpton... "...begins yelling, saying the cop was just doing this because of who he was... Sharpton was adamant there was insurance," the source said. "He said he was on the phone with his lawyer, and he told the driver not to give the officer his keys."Good move, not giving up the keys. That really showed them who's boss. Racist loser.
Will Obama get involved?
I’ve watched enough of the “tow” shows to know that not giving up his keys will cost him more.
He must have been coming back from DC after testifying at the contraceptive hearings.
The Rev is just out there doing the Lord’s work!
I only verified what was going on, Sharpton said. I dont have a license. I dont drive, so I dont have anything to do with registration or insurance.
He said insurance, registrations, leases and contracts for the vehicles that ferry him to his myriad appointments are under the control of my media company, Sharpton Media, the registered owner of the impounded SUV.
Clearly the police acted stupidly.
Al Sharpton was declared a Reverend when he was a little kid.
Because Sharpton Media is an entirely different legal entity from Al Sharpton himself. Kind of handy, right?
I guess, “Don’t you know who I am” didn’t work this time.