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  • Family Victimized By Hate Crime For Second Time

    01/25/2004 9:41:32 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 24 replies · 158+ views
    Family Victimized By Hate Crime For Second Time Thomas Family Finds 'KKK' Written On House POSTED: 4:29 PM CST January 22, 2004 UPDATED: 4:35 PM CST January 22, 2004 IRVING, Texas -- Police and community groups are looking into a hate message left at the home of North Texas family. According to resident Betty Thomas, she awoke Sunday morning to find that someone had painted "KKK" on the outside of her home. "I think it's sick that I'm going to have to pack my kids up and move out of my house," Thomas said. The incident marks the second...
  • Sharpton, NYC Reach $200,000 Settlement

    12/08/2003 4:13:59 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 79 replies · 807+ views
    ajc.com ^ | December 8, 2003 | SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP)--New York City has agreed to pay $200,000 in damages to Al Sharpton after he was stabbed nearly 13 years ago at a protest where he said police failed to protect him. The settlement, which also covers the Democratic presidential candidate's $7,447.76 hospital bill, came as jury selection was to begin Monday in his decade-old civil case against the New York Police Department. Sharpton claimed police were ``careless, negligent and reckless'' during the 1991 incident, said his lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. Sharpton, a civil rights activist, was protesting what he considered lenient sentencing of white defendants in the 1989...
  • The Messenger (Al Sharpton Rolling Stone Mag Interview...Need I Say More?? Alert)

    11/12/2003 7:25:07 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 23 replies · 288+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 5, 2003 | Will Dana
    Al Sharpton, once labeled a racial polarizer, has recast himself as the soul of the Democratic Party. One rainy fall day, Sharpton paid a visit to Rolling Stone's offices to explain to us why he's running for president and how he fears the Democrats are about to blow it again. A decade ago, Sharpton was one of the most hated men in New York, accused by his critics of stoking racial fury and inciting near-riots. But since then, he has mellowed considerably, trading his track-suit-and-big-medallion look for tailored suits and flashy cuff links. In mainstreaming his appeal, Sharpton is reaching...
  • Couple staged hate crime; sentenced for fraud

    08/20/2003 3:51:29 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 300+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/20/03 | DALE LEZON
    A Klein couple who had claimed their house was burned in a hate crime admitted staging the blaze to collect on insurance. Nicholas Gatlin, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to arson and insurance fraud and was sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison, said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Steve Baldassano. His wife, Tracey Gatlin, also 31, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and received four years deferred adjudication. They also must pay $13,000 in restitution to Allstate, the company that insured the home, Baldassano added. The couple claimed their house in the 9800 block of Tassel Brook was torched...
  • Hate Crime 'Victims' Admit ot Arson Scheme

    08/21/2003 9:32:10 AM PDT · by LOC1 · 12 replies · 263+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com -- http://www.HoustonChronicle.com | Section: Local & State Aug. 21, 2003, 10:02AM Hate crime 'victims' admit to arson scheme By DALE LEZON Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle A Klein couple who claimed their house was burned in a hate crime admitted staging the blaze to collect on insurance. Nicholas Gatlin, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to arson and insurance fraud and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Steve Baldassano. His wife, Tracey Gatlin, also 31, pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and received four years deferred adjudication. They also must pay $13,000 in restitution to Allstate,...
  • Caption this photo!! (Sharpton)

    01/29/2003 10:17:48 PM PST · by In The Defense of Liberty · 102 replies · 6,611+ views
    AP News Photos ^ | Jan. 29, 2003 | AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
    Top Stories Photos - APDemocratic presidential hopeful Rev. Al Sharpton responds to President Bush's (news - web sites) State of the Union address during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Sharpton says 'share the power'

    07/26/2003 5:08:16 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 10 replies · 229+ views
    The State ^ | Jul. 26, 2003 | AARON GOULD SHEININ
    Black voters in South Carolina should stop settling for "sharing the booth and not sharing the power," the Rev. Al Sharpton said Friday. Sharpton, in Hopkins to speak to the annual banquet of the Lower Richland branch of the NAACP, said Democrats use black voters without sharing the benefits of power. "We've been treated like a political mistress," Sharpton said. "It's 'We want to have fun with you, we want to use you, but we can't take you home, we can't marry you and give you our name.' "And that kind of situation must stop." Sharpton is one of nine...
  • Giving the candidates their due

    07/29/2003 11:12:19 AM PDT · by mikeb704 · 2 replies · 198+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 7/31/03 | Michael M. Bates
    It strikes me that the Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination for next year’s election aren’t receiving the attention they warrant. Kobe’s making the headlines. Uday and Qusay. Now the distressing revelation of the breakup of Liza Minnelli and David Gest is dominating the news. How could a made-in-heaven marriage with Michael Jackson as the best man and Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Warner Burton Fortensky as the maid of honor have gone so wrong? The Democratic presidential contenders are having difficulty getting out their message and basic information about themselves. Being the strictly nonpartisan observer that your...
  • Sharpton is anti-tier

    07/30/2003 2:48:26 PM PDT · by schaketo · 15 replies · 268+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle, CA ^ | July 30, 2003 | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    <p>Al Sharpton said Wednesday he's tired of the notion that there are two tiers of candidates in the Democratic presidential race.</p> <p>Sharpton questioned why Sens. John Edwards of North Carolina and Bob Graham of Florida are considered top-tier candidates and he is not, even though they are polling at about the same level.</p>
  • Sharpton Fights for Equal Footing

    07/31/2003 8:38:01 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 419+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed Jul 30 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Al Sharpton said Wednesday he's tired of the notion that there are two tiers of candidates in the Democratic presidential race. Sharpton questioned why Sens. John Edwards of North Carolina and Bob Graham of Florida are considered top-tier candidates and he is not, even though they are polling at about the same level. Sharpton said they may have more money than he does, but he thinks it's dangerous for America if elections are determined by money. Edwards has raised $11.9 million, Graham $3.1 million and Sharpton $137,415, according to the latest campaign finance reports. "If we are going by polls...
  • Robbery suspect killed by police a recent UC grad (Calling Al Sharpton)

    07/31/2003 1:25:50 PM PDT · by schaketo · 24 replies · 266+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle, CA ^ | July 29, 2003 | Henry K. Lee
    <p>Berkeley -- The bank robbery suspect who was shot dead by Berkeley and Oakland police was a recent UC Berkeley graduate who ran a legal services business, campus officials and a relative said Monday.</p> <p>Glennel Givens Jr., 28, of Oakland, graduated from UC Berkeley this year, campus officials said. He also was a suspect in a series of takeover robberies of banks in Oakland and San Francisco, police said.</p>
  • Sharpton lends support to effort for more minority contracts By JIM SALTER Associated Press

    07/31/2003 7:21:35 PM PDT · by Missouri · 15 replies · 329+ views
    <p>ST. LOUIS — A small but loud group of protesters on Thursday crashed the party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MetroLink light rail system, voicing unhappiness over the lack of minority-owned firms involved in expanding the system. Activist and Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton was among 20 or so protesters who walked through the event outside Union Station, where a few hundred people gathered for cake and to hear speeches from civic leaders. Meanwhile, protesters chanted and carried signs reading, "Economic Racism" and "No Justice, No Peace."</p>
  • Some pro-life Catholics taking a stand against others in the church

    04/04/2003 2:59:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 3 replies · 118+ views
    The Citizen (Fayette County GA) ^ | 4/4/03 | Fr. David Epps
    The Roman Catholic Church is upset with some of its own at least some in the Catholic Church are upset. The Reverend Al Sharpton, a pro-abortion non-Catholic minister and a candidate for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, delivered the Sunday sermon Feb. 9 at St. Sabrina Catholic Church in Chicago. The American Life League (ALL), a Roman Catholic pro-life organization, expressed its outrage stating, "Canon law states that only a bishop, priest, or deacon may serve as homilist." The issue was not Sharpton per se but Sharpton's non-Catholicism and his pro-abortion views. The archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, admitted...
  • FREEP this poll ! Cause some heartburn to a liberal newspaper.

    02/20/2003 5:02:22 PM PST · by Missouri · 110 replies · 470+ views
    Question of the day: At this point, who would you like to be the Democratic presidential candidate next year? Howard Dean Dick Gephardt John Kerry Joe Lieberman Carol Moseley-Braun Al Sharpton View Results
  • The Curious Carol Moseley-Braun Candidacy: Extension of clinton drag and drop and legacy of lynching

    02/20/2003 11:03:30 AM PST · by Mia T · 20 replies · 3,762+ views
    2.20.03 | Mia T
    The Curious Carol Moseley-Braun Candidacy:an Extension of clinton drag and drop and legacy of lynching   by Mia T, 2.20.03 If a white person was walking down the sidewalk, a black person had to get off the sidewalk so the white person could walk by. There were laws which prohibited Blacks to look at white people in the eye, and a black person could be sent to jail for "assault (reckless eyeballing)." ... Blacks who dared to challenge the rules were lynched by the thousands. Men and women were lynched. Lynchings were public events and white men, women and...
  • NEW CAPITOL HILL CORRUPTION

    01/25/2003 10:13:34 AM PST · by forest · 14 replies · 539+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #299 ^ | 1-26-03 | Doug Fiedor
    Along with political chameleon Sen. Joe Lieberman, Democrats considering running for president in 2004 are Rep. Dick Gephardt, Sen. John Kerry, Sen. John Edwards, and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. All of them, collectively, wouldn't make a good executive. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle was also thinking about running but dropped out. Reason? Daschle's overpaid wife lobbies the house, yet it is just amazing how many of her proposed bills he has quietly inserted into Senate bills over the years. That's sort of illegal, of course. Anyway, none of them have anything resembling a personality and would never stand out above...
  • DRUDGE-SHARPTON CALLS FOR MEETING WITH RNC CHAIRMAN OVER LOTT

    12/09/2002 9:47:48 AM PST · by ewing · 87 replies · 1,850+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Dec. 9, 2002 | Matt Drudge
    Reverand Al Shaprton, Presdient of the National Action Network, has asked for a meeting with Republican National Committee Chair Marc Racicot and has announced that he will begin a national camaign calling for the removal of Senator Trent Lott.
  • CAPTION! Clinton speaks with Reverend Al ...

    04/24/2002 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Not a Friend of Bill · 18 replies · 301+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | April 24, 2002 | Yahoo! Photos