Just because the jury said he wasn’t guilty doesn’t mean he was innocent.
It goes to the justice department. Clearly there are grounds for civil rights charges here. The mother and father of Trayvon Martin and I with their lawyers met with the U.S. attorney in Florida the day I went down to organize the first national rally there. And we always said there would be a plan b, but there needed to be a plan a. There would never have been protests if there had been an arrest and if the police department did there did what it was supposed to do.
Actually despite the “Reverend” Al’s protestations the local police did do its job. After examining all the evidence the police decided they believed Zimmerman’s story. However they were overruled to keep agitators such as Sharpton happy.
Former Police Chief, Bill Lee told CNN last week that his investigation was hijacked, that evidence was shared
improperly and that he was pressured into arrest George Zimmerman, not
in a quest for Justice but to placate the protesting public.
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“It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t
care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “
In the end a Jury of six women agreed with the police’s original decision, they believed Zimmerman’s claim of self defense.
Sharpton is calling for the justice department to get involved. However before the Justice Dept. gets involved in the Zimmerman case they should be investigating an 18-year-old case the deaths of 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. Their deaths can be traced to the
racial incitement of one man.. the faux “Reverend” Al Sharpton.
It all started as a rent dispute in the summer of 1995:
The United House of Prayer, a large African-American church was also a
major landlord in Harlem. They raised the rent Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a
Jewish-owned clothing store which had operated from the same Harlem
location for over 40 years. In turn Freddy’s had to raise the rent on
its sub-tenant, a black-owned record store. A landlord-tenant
dispute ensued. As he has done so often in his life, Al Sharpton turned
this non-racial economic dispute into a racial conflict.
The Sharpton-led protests began in August and came to a head on the
morning of Friday, December 8th when Roland James Smith, Jr., who had
been part of the Sharpton’s protests, walked into
Freddy’s Fashion Mart, pulled out a gun, ordered all the black
customers to leave,
spilled paint thinner on several bins of clothing and set them on fire
— a fire that resulted in killing 7 people plus Smith. The only African
American left in the story was Freddy’s security guard Kareem Brunner,
22-years-old, who was ordered to stay by the mass murderer Smith.
At the time the faux-preacher claimed he wasn’t involved in the
protests, he was only there to mediate. He also claimed there was no
Antisemitism involved in the protests, but he has been proven to be a
Soon after the massacre, the Jewish Action Alliance, a New York-based civil-rights group,
released audiotapes and transcripts of several of Sharpton’s weekly
in which Morris Powell, leader of the 125th Street Vendor’s
Association, can be heard using racial and anti-Semitic
language to encourage Harlem residents to boycott Freddy’s. Learning
from his Crown Heights experience Sharpton let others push the
anti-Semitic hatred but it was all done on his show.
are going to see that this cracker suffers,” Powell is heard telling
a crowd in one broadcast on Aug.
“Reverend Sharpton is on it. We have made contact with these
crackers. We don’t expect a lot out of them. They haven’t seen how we
feel about anything yet. We are going to show them.”
He also said
They think they gonna drive this man out of business, they gotta be out
of their minds. We are not gonna stand idly by and let a Jewish person
come in Black Harlem and methodically drive black people out of business
up and down 125th Street. If we stand for that, we’ll stand for
anything. Which we’ve been doing.
a rally recorded on Sept. 9, Sharpton is heard
telling a crowd:
“I want to make it clear to the radio audience and to
you here that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother
so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street.
Ironically Sharpton was the interloper, he was living in Hollis Queens around the time Freddy’s opened in Harlem and living in New Jersey
when Freddy’s was burned down. When other white-owned businesses fled
the neighborhood as the population became more African-American, Fred
Harari the owner of Freddy’s continued to serve the neighborhood.
On an October 21st Sharpton broadcast Norman “Granddad” Reide said:
I am saying to the Jewish community and specifically to Abraham Foxman,
that you come out and utter a word, accusatory remark against Reverend
Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Donna Wilson, Reverend Shields, or Gary Byrd,
we will boycott you and nobody loves money any more than the Jewish
people. Thank you.
In court papers filed the day before the fire, Harari and two employees described weeks of protests outside the
clothing store in which demonstrators threatened employees, hurled
obscenities at “bloodsucking Jews” and talked of burning down the store. Sadly, Roland James Smith, Jr listened.
In the aftermath of the massacre, Sharpton, the criticized NYPD investigators
quickly linking the fire to the protesters. But the police evidence and
the tapes from the Jewish Alliance proved him to be a liar. After first
telling the press “What’s wrong with calling someone a white
interloper?” he apologized for using that term. He never apologized for
the Jew-hatred broadcast on his radio shows and spoken at the rallies
he helped to organize. He continues to deny that the rallies had
anything to do with the firebombing
George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a Jury. Al Shapton was never tried by a jury, by the or the Department of Justice. Sharpton was found not guilty by the same mainstream media who convicted George Martin without seeing any evidence and MSNBC who gave him a TV platform to spew his hatred.