AL SHARPTON A GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED EXTORTIONIST, SAYS WAR HERO
NWV Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
January 13, 2015
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The Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday announced that he will once again lead protesters in New York City in his continuing attack on the New York City Police Department and law enforcement officers throughout the country. His well-funded organization, the National Action Network (NAN), is waging an all-out war of words and actions against what the self-described, civil-rights group calls police abuse of minorities in the United States.
But more than one of Sharpton's opponents has accused the reverend without a church of using gangster-style tactics for years to get corporations to fork over thousands of dollars in contributions to Sharpton’s NAN. And according, according to former Lt. Col. Allen West, a decorated warrior, those donors are given "reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence."
With the two slain NYPD police officers now buried, Sharpton plans to resume his attacks on the NYPD, without one peep from New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is married to a former Sharpton staff member.
A Sharpton associate, Cynthia Davis, told reporters that NAN had suspended its twice-weekly demonstrations to allow the funerals and burials of murdered cops, Det. Rafael Ramos and Det. Wenjian Liu, and to permit their families to grieve.
The posthumously promoted detectives, Ramos and Liu, were killed on Dec. 20 by a black Muslim who wrote on a social media website that he planned to avenge the police killings of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and the failure of the justice system to indict the police officer who alleged used an illegal choke-hold on Garner which resulted in his death.
“We were not going to protest before those officers were laid to rest properly, and unlike the police officers who decided to take protests to a funeral, we had much more respect than that,” Davis said, referring to the police officers who turned their backs on a mayor they believe is a feckless foe of law and order.
However, what Col. West said he finds "disconcerting is that corporate extortion based on political agendas is plaguing our economy, played out by none other than the poster child for race baiting extortion, Al Sharpton." For example, Sharpton landed a consulting job that paid $25,000-a-year by Pepsi after he told them he would initiate a consumer boycott of the soda company by telling America that Pepsi Cola ads used too few African-American actors and models.
He held the no-show job until 2007. And today, Sharpton, who brags to his followers, the news media and anyone who'll listen that he has close relationships with President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and New York City's Mayor de Blasio, is even more adept at extorting cash from large corporations.
"Sharpton's tactics remind me of those used by the early 20th Century New York gang known as the Black Hand, an Italian organization crime operation led by the Sicilian Mafia. They are credited with creating what became known as the protection racket," says former New York Police Sergeant Carlo Vanzetti. "For a fee, the Black Hand wouldn't torch your business or worse. Sharpton is using the same tactics as the Black Hand thugs, only he's refined it," said Vanzetti.
Col. West, on his Foundation's website, points to a New York Post report, "Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton.” The decorated war hero also stated,"[L]et’s not forget the hypocrisy of Sharpton’s NAN owing an estimated $4.5 million in back taxes with no consequence. Sharpton’s defense? It’s racist to mention it!"
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