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Sharpton Seizes the Moment

Associated Press, by Adam Geller

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/25/2014 4:28:19 AM

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church -- minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old - the Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career. "These parents are not going to cry alone," he preached to the crowd that packed the pews last Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri. "We have had enough!" But when Sharpton sat down days later with New York´s mayor to discuss the response to a Staten Island man´s death in a police officer´s chokehold, he recalibrated his rhetoric. "We don´t

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 8/25/2014 7:39:02 AM     (No. 9979690)

Sharpton, "Hey, slow down these incidents. A guy only has so much time for extortion each."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/25/2014 1:02:11 PM     (No. 9980261)

Did you ever notice how Sharpton comes into a situation -- throws sand in the air and then the facts come out and show that his "so called facts" are not even close to the truth. He never admits that he was wrong -- just crawls away leaving a slime trail behind.

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