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Michael Brown was buried on Monday. Some criticize the family for asking Al Sharpton to speak at Michael Brown’s funeral. That’s wrong, the Brown family is enduring a pain that no parent should endure and should not be criticized for any choice they make to ease their pain.

It is however justified to criticize the media for building up this hater, for averting their eyes and refusing to show Sharpton for the hypocritical bigot he has been his entire career.

Al Sharpton began Michael Brown’s eulogy by quoting the biblical prophet Micah. But when thinking about Sharpton’s career I can only think of a passage the portion of the Torah we read this week, Shoftim which has a famous phrase, “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

“You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just. Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you.“

Watching last week’s funeral opened a festering wound from the past, a funeral in 1991 where Al Sharpton also gave a powerful eulogy, except that one was powered by hatred.

“The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident. … It’s an accident to allow an apartheid ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights. … Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid. … All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no kaffe klatsch, no skinnin’ and grinnin’. Pay for your deeds.”

Those people in Crown Height should have justice, especially those who were hurt in the violence which according to the sworn testimony of Efraim Lipkind, a former Hasidic resident of Crown Heights:

“Then we had a famous man, Al Sharpton, who came down, and he said Tuesday night, kill the Jews, two times. I heard him, and he started to lead a charge across the street to Utica. —“Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Justice means Sharpton should be condemned by the media as a hater because when NYC Jews complained about the Antisemitism of Black College professor Leonard Jeffries in 1991, Sharpton called them race baiters adding “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”– “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Former NY State AG Robert Abrams needs justice, who Sharpton refused to meet with during the Tawana Brawley hoax because meeting Abrams would be “like asking someone who watched someone killed in the gas chamber to sit down with Mr. Hitler.” “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Steven Pagones former Assistant District Attorney in Duchess County deserves justice. In 1987 Sharpton accused him of raping Tawana Brawley. Not only was Pagones nowhere near Brawley that night, but also the entire rape story was a fraud. “Justice, justice shall you pursue

How about justice for Yosef Lifsh, the driver of the car that tragically struck Gavin Cato in August 1991? Al Sharpton falsely claimed he was driving drunk that night despite that police tested him and he was clean. Al Sharpton incited so much hate against Lifsh that he fled to Israel. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Angelina Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, Mayra Rentas , Olga Garcia, Garnette Ramautar, Kareem Brunner, the seven victims of the massacre at Freddy’s Fashion Mart never had justice. They are dead because a four-month-long campaign of hate by Al Sharpton led to a man firebombing the clothing store killing the seven innocents. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

The “Central Park Jogger” who was raped and beaten to within an inch of her life and her former boyfriend never received justice. Sharpton led rallies where he claimed the “jogger” was raped by her boyfriend and the woman who was raped and beaten to within a hair of death was called a whore. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

David Dinkins, the hapless first black mayor of NYC deserves justice. He was angrily denounced by Sharpton using these words, “David Dinkins, you wanna be the only ni**er on television, only ni**er in the newspaper, only ni**er that can talk. Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only ni**er problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are“  “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Remember the controversy surrounding the Duke lacrosse team? They never received justice when they were falsely accused of rape and without any facts Al Sharpton declared that these ”rich white boys” had attacked a ”black girl,” and he warned that if arrests were not made immediately, there would be no peace. He further claimed, “this case parallels Abner Louima, who was raped and sodomized in a bathroom [by a New York City police officer] like this girl has alleged she was…. and just like in the Louima case, you have people here saying she fabricated it.” It was later proven that indeed she had totally invented the story and all charges against the defendants were dropped. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

Al Sharpton slanders political opponents. They too need justice. For example he once told his radio audience that Republicans view black people as subhumans, much as Adolf Hitler saw Jews. “It seems like they [some of the right wing] act as though some wiping out of people … is alright. It’s not alright to do to any innocent people…. [T]o wipe out innocent people just ’cause of who they are, like was done in Hitler’s Germany, or was done to Native Americans, is not justified.” “Justice, justice shall you pursue…


While most of Sharpton’s acts of hate were not criminal they were immoral. Justice for him would be for the media to ignore him instead of propping him up and honoring him. Justice would be for the President of the United States to say I will not associate with a man who spews such hatred instead of using Sharpton as an adviser. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

At Michael Brown’s funeral Al Sharpton said “God judges you for what you did on Earth” He’s correct, because in the end it is up to HaShem to dispose final justice. However just once I would like to see the mainstream media pursue justice by asking Sharpton how does he think God will judge him for filling the world with chamas, violence and cruelty? “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

A Baptist Minister, Al Sharpton regularly breaks the ninth commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” He has incited riots; he has falsely accused people of crimes, many of which never happened. A real preacher would not have incited violence but called for peace. A real preacher would have waited for the truth before he incited and accused. A real preacher would have apologized when he wrongly accused people, a real preacher would be pursuing justice. “Justice, justice shall you pursue…

The mainstream media should be perusing truth and justice about Al Sharpton, indeed we all should. They should be asking tough questions of others for associating with Al Sharpton, they should be asking MSNBC if they agree with his venom, they should be asking the Sharpton to justify his anti-Semitism and his hatred of others. And the rest of us should be pressing the media to ask those tough questions. It’s time for Al Sharpton to be labeled for what he is– a hater not a healer.

Jews believe the full verse was given to Moses around 3800-4000 years ago, but they could have been written in present times, as a primer for reporters:

You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall
not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset
the plea of the just. Justice, justice shall you pursue

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