Several months ago Ed Schultz let the cat out of the bag they were looking for a R King type incident when he tried to compare the OWS getting pepper sprayed to R King.
This nonsense of trying to recreate a R King type incident has been in the works for over a year.
This isn't the work of some podunk producer.
This is coming from the very top.
.....This is coming from the very top....
March 17, 2010
Obamas New Partner: Al Sharpton
President Obama looks to Rev. Al Sharpton for help in 2012 reelection bid
BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012
In Trayvons case, (Parks & Crump) alerted the news media more quickly. They phoned the Rev. Al Sharpton almost instantly, and organized marches with local civil rights activists. They also started pressing for federal involvement and alleging a cover-up from the get-go.
In court, you have the jury, Crump says. Our job is to get the case to a jury. We need to fight first in the court of public opinion. The jury is the American people.
Someone Must Be Punished for Killing Trayvon Martin, Says Mom Sybrina Fulton
by Allison Samuels Mar 22, 2012 2:04 AM EDT
The now controversial killing of Trayvon garnered virtually no mainstream media attention in the days immediately after he was fatally shot, but that all changed when the teenagers parents decided to hire civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and his law firm to get more answers on exactly how and why their son died.
They called me the same day they were notified that their son was dead, Crump told The Daily Beast. When I heard their unarmed teenage son was shot to death, I just knew thered be an arrest shortly. There wasnt an arrest 48 hours later, and then I knew wed have to take this outside of Sanford if we wanted justice.
Trayvons parents were told by the Sanford police that Zimmerman wasnt arrested in their sons death because the facts of the case did not dispute his claim of self-defense.
For Crump, taking the Trayvon Martin story outside of Sanford simply entailed dialing up a few well-placed friends such as the Rev. Al Sharpton. Crump worked closely with the civil rights leader in 2006 on another racially charged casethe controversial death of a 14-year-old, African-American inmate of a Florida boot camp.
I had to call people like Sharpton and a few other black civil rights leaders and the black media to tell them about this story, said Crump. I had to get them to understand what happened to this young man and what hadnt happened in his case so they could spread the word.
Historically, cases of murder and violence against blacks in the United States rarely have been given the same amount of attention as cases in which the victims of crime are whiteand often go unnoticed and unprosecuted.
Just days after hearing the details of Trayvons death, Sharpton arranged to have Crump and the teenagers parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, on his syndicated radio show and his popular MSNBC show, Politics Nation, to tell their story.
In the wake of non-stop media attention from the likes of Sharpton and CNNs Don Lemon concerning the Trayvon Martin case, black media blogs such as MediaTakeOut.com and Huffington Post Black Voices also began publishing accounts and editorials about the Florida casedaily. Almost instantly, readers of all races, ages, and backgrounds began tweeting and posting on Facebook their outrage over how the police have handled the case, and the lack of an arrest in the shooting. To date, almost 1 million people have signed a Change.Org petition to have Zimmerman arrested. In response to the widespread outrage, the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the shooting.
STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK REGARDING THE SHOOTING OF TRAYVON MARTIN AN UNARMED AFRICAN-AMERICAN TEENAGER KILLED BY A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CAPTAIN IN FLORIDA
March 12, 2012