Holy Racebait!! Rev. Al Frogmarched to the Slammer In Cuffs
Radical Democrat Al Sharpton was jailed today for blocking traffic at the height of the evening rush hour in New York City.
Authorities released him after about 4 hours.
Civil rights leader Al Sharpton is led away in handcuffs after being arrested at a demonstration near New York Police headquarters in lower Manhattan, May 7, 2008. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested on Wednesday in various locations in New York as they demonstrated calling on federal prosecutors to bring civil rights charges against three police officers who had been acquitted of all charges in a Queens New York court last month after firing 50 shots killing Sean Bell, an unarmed black man on his wedding day. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)
The Reverend Al Sharpton got thrown in the slammer today after blocking rush hour traffic in New York City.
The AP reported:
The Rev. Al Sharpton was among dozens arrested Wednesday as demonstrators blocked traffic at the height of the evening rush hour to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.
Police estimated that about 190 people were arrested, including Sharpton, two survivors of the shooting and the slain man’s fiancee. They lined up and put their hands behind their backs as police arrested them on disorderly conduct charges.
Sharpton, the two survivors and the fiancee were released about four hours later, said Sharpton spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger.
The demonstrators prayed, sang and chanted slogans including “no justice, no peace” as they converged on six heavily used bridges and tunnels that carry traffic to and from Manhattan island. The protests were part of a coordinated campaign to urge federal authorities to investigate the shooting of Sean Bell in November 2006.
The Reverend wants civil rights charges filed against three police officers who were involved in the death of Sean Bell even though 2 of the 3 officers involved in the shooting were black(?)
Reverend Al Sharpton (L) and Nicole Paultre Bell (C), Sean Bell’s fiancee, are led through a crowd of police officers after being arrested for leading a demonstration to protest the acquittal of three city police officers in the 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell in New York, May 6, 2008. (REUTERS/Keith Bedford)