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To: IMR 4350; Texas Fossil

March 17, 2010

Obama’s New Partner: Al Sharpton

President Obama looks to Rev. Al Sharpton for help in 2012 reelection bid
Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012


In Trayvon’s 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 teenager’s 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 there’d be an arrest shortly. There wasn’t an arrest 48 hours later, and then I knew we’d have to take this outside of Sanford if we wanted justice.’’

Trayvon’s parents were told by the Sanford police that Zimmerman wasn’t arrested in their son’s 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 case—the 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 hadn’t 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 white—and often go unnoticed and unprosecuted.

Just days after hearing the details of Trayvon’s death, Sharpton arranged to have Crump and the teenager’s 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 CNN’s Don Lemon concerning the Trayvon Martin case, black media blogs such as and Huffington Post Black Voices also began publishing accounts and editorials about the Florida case—daily. 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.




March 12, 2012

32 posted on 04/07/2012 6:30:06 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Thanks for the background.

It reinforces the question I asked, Who is directing this. And it is not coming from Sharpton, he is not “sharp”.

This is coming from the direction at 1600 Penn Ave. Now lets look for the blood trail back to the source.

36 posted on 04/07/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: maggief
Thank Maggie. We need to be reminded how the REV got involved....a shyster lawyer who wants to cash in IMO.

he name Jim Bell has been thrown around on a couple of blogs, also mentioned here. Is there any way you can confirm he has been fired?

41 posted on 04/07/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: maggief
Don't let the news media play you for a fool.

Sharpton spearheaded Hillary's dirty tricks campaign in 2007.

What we have right now is an exact repeat of Hillary's dirty tricks campaign.

In 2007 they went after Don Imas for his “attack” against women. This go round it's Rush.

In 2007 Sharpton was stirring the racial pot with the Jenna 6 and the phony ‘noose” campaign implying the KKK was hunting down blacks.

This time it Trayvon and and “Blacks are being hunted” and the stand your ground and castle doctrine laws are a licensee to hunt blacks.

Beginning in Nov of 2006 the dems started the phony BS of Bush firing the US Attorneys and it was somehow connected to covering up police misconduct. Janet Reno fired all the US Attorney's in 1993 in part to cover up that Bill Clinton had ordered his state troopers to racial profile. He had been sued by the Reagan/Bush DoJ for ordering racial profiling and had agreed to stop as part of the settlement. He didn't. Hillary's been on a vendetta to pin racial profiling on the repubs ever since.

Notice how the DoJ has started all the probes into racial profiling, most notable is with Sheriff Joe.

Everything points to Hillary.

All of this is just priming the pump. Zippo is going to be forced out and that's when the real civil unrest starts.

BTW Fast and Furious has been arming up the drug gangs. In the 1996 election Bill Clinton's buddies the Chinese military got caught arming up the gangs in LA with full auto weapons.

57 posted on 04/07/2012 7:22:29 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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