Doesn’t Al Sharpton believe in Justice?

April 26, 2008

Sharpton vows to ‘close this city’ after officer acquittals

Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to “close this city down” to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends.

Justice was done. Get over it.

“We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians,” Sharpton told an overflow crowd of several hundred people at his National Action Network office in the historically black Manhattan neighborhood. “This city is going to deal with the blood of Sean Bell.”

Closing the city will help? Sure, inconvenience everyone else and make the people lose millions of dollars in lost wages and income. What a nice guy you are.

Sharpton was joined by the family of 23-year-old Sean Bell – a black man – and a friend of Bell who was wounded in the 2006 shooting outside a Queens strip club. Two of the three officers charged were also black.

Good luck making this a race issue. Bet it breaks your heart that you can’t.

The rally at Sharpton’s office was followed by a 20-block march down Malcolm X Boulevard and then across 125th Street, Harlem’s main business thoroughfare, where some bystanders yelled out “Kill the police!”

Hmm, meeting at the NAN in a black neighborhood, marching down a street named after a black person, and yelling “Kill the Police!”. Hmm, why make this a ‘black’ thing? Justice is colorblind, right? And killing the police helps? If you feel someone was done wrong by the judicial system and calling for other innocent people to killed is justice then you don’t have any idea what justice is. This is what you’d expect down in Kenya but not in this country! (I picked Kenya because of the recent voting/rioting/killing problem they had.)

Fifty of the marchers carried white placards bearing big black numbers for each of the police bullets fired at Bell and his friends.

Would it be wrong to take up a collection to buy more bullets for the NYPD?

Sharpton didn’t say exactly how they would protest the acquittals of the officers who fired the 50 shots. He said Bell’s supporters could demonstrate all over the city, from Wall Street to the home of Justice Arthur Cooperman, who on Friday acquitted the three detectives after a nonjury trial.

Here’s what Al needs to do. Go through the same training regular police officers do and patrol the streets just like them. You’ll quickly find out just how much scum is out there and how little they care for your life. They don’t think at all about killing you.

Watch a few episodes of COPS and see all of the BS that police have to deal with. You’ll be amazed!


Chicken Shit!

April 26, 2008

Obama: No more debates before next Primary

Barack Obama, in his first appearance on “FOX News Sunday,” says there will be no more debates before the two May 6 primaries despite repeated challenges from Hillary Clinton to meet him face-to-face.

Chicken.

Clinton challenged him again Saturday in Indiana, saying the two should meet for a one-on-one debate without moderators, Lincoln-Douglas-style.

That seems unlikely, given Obama’s response when posed the debate question by FOX News’ Chris Wallace.

The Illinois senator and Democratic front-runner spoke with Wallace Saturday in Marion, Ind., in an interview that will air Sunday, ending a 772-day silent treatment toward the talk show.

About time.

Asked why he was repeatedly “ducking” Clinton’s debate challenges before the Indiana and North Carolina primaries, Obama said, as he has before, that he just wants to spend time with voters.

And less time dodging questions.

“I’m not ducking. We’ve had 21 (debates), and so what we’ve said is, with two weeks, two big states, we want to make sure we’re talking to as many folks possible on the ground taking questions from voters,” he said, so no debates.

“We’re not going to have debates between now and Indiana,” he said.

Wallace said that if Obama had won Pennsylvania he may not have accepted the FOX News Sunday invitation. But he said that once Obama met him for the interview, the Illinois senator was “friendly” and discussed several moderate-to-Republican viewpoints, making an apparent effort to broaden his appeal.

Sounds like he’s desperate for votes. But can we really believe what he says? Read what his Pastor said about him:

Mr. Wright, who has acted as Mr. Obama’s spiritual mentor and retired in February as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, said that he has never heard Mr. Obama repeat any of his controversial statements.

“Absolutely not,” Mr. Wright said. “I don’t talk to him about politics. And so he had a political event, he goes out as a politician and says what he has to say as a politician. I continue to be a pastor who speaks to the people of God about the things of God.”

Mr. Obama publicly denounced Mr. Wright’s remarks, a reaction Mr. Wright said “went down very simply.”

“He’s a politician, I’m a pastor,” he said. “We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they’re two different worlds.”

He says what he has to say. In other words, he’ll lie like all the other politicians! He wants your vote and he’ll do just about anything to get them. Including repudiating anything that Rev. Wright said. Bush gets blasted for those he has associations with so it’s fair to blast Obama for his!

And what does Rev. Wright mean when he says “We speak to two different audiences.”? Aren’t both of them speaking to the American people? John and Jane Q. Public? Voters?

Or does he mean that Rev. Wright speaks to blacks while Obama speaks to the whites?


Curse that “Global Warming”

April 26, 2008

Winter makes a curtain call

The record-shattering spring storm that blanketed Anchorage on Friday created trouble all around town.

Events were canceled or postponed, including the Heart Run, the biggest footrace in the state.

The National Weather Service declared a heavy snow warning in effect until 8 a.m. today. People should travel only in an emergency, the Weather Service said. The storm was expected to subside by this morning. Some parts of town should get two feet by the time it ends.

Even before the evening rush hour, 16 wrecks were reported in Anchorage including the fatality and two others with injuries. By 9:40 p.m. the Anchorage Police Department recorded 53 vehicles in ditches, stuck or otherwise in distress and a total of 26 accidents.

The storm hit hard after a run of sunny and warm spring days. People were washing their cars. Crocuses and daffodils were popping up.

It all was buried under the biggest snow dump on April 25 ever noted in Anchorage.

The storm was huge.

“There was a pretty strong cold front that just pushed through this morning and kind of stalled over the Southcentral area,” meteorologist Tom Dang said early in the day. “It’s a storm system that literally covers the whole state of Alaska.”

Record Snowfall