While I have no love for Sharpton at all, why are people flaming him for helping to put organized crime figures who were putting the squeeze on prominent NYC music figures in jail?
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
On a side note, I remember reading Joe "BANANA" BONANNOS (Not Joseph "Bana's" Buonannos") biography about 10 years ago. Quite the interesting character and his book revealed a lot of interesting little facts about the Castellammarese war up in NY. I'm really shocked they got his name and nickname wrong and also that his connection to Al Sharpton in the 1980s is never once mentioned in the book. It's also interesting that Joseph Bonanno is stated as being a member of the Gambino family... he was a member of the Bonanno family...
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK