If Al Sharpton is receiving threats, he should probably call the cops.
Al Sharpton wants to make sure you know that the real victim of Saturday’s execution-style killing of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos was not the cops involved. Oh sure, he’s paying some transparent lip service to their deaths, but Sharpton thinks there are bigger issues at stake. He seems to think the real victims here are Al Sharpton and his money-grubbing movement.
According to Sharpton, he’s receiving threats, and as CBS News reported the officers’ murders are making it tough for him to cash in on the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases:
Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner…
Similarly, the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has called for peaceful protests, condemned “eye-for-an-eye” violence and called it absurd to blame protesters or politicians for the officers’ deaths.
Sharpton made the comments during a press conference on Sunday, where he appeared with Garner’s widow and mother. He went on to claim that his movement is:
“…a pursuit of justice to make the city work fairly for everyone. This is not about trying to take things in our own hands. That does not solve the problem of police misconduct. If we go into a area where’s it’s an eye for an eye, then it is only a matter of who can out-plunk eyes, rather than who can make the system fair.”