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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Unless there is evidence that Sharpton was involved in the chanting about dead cops, (which I doubt exists, he isn't that stupid) he is not to blame. Protest organizers and leaders can not control who attends a protest and what they do. It often happens that some idiots will show up to make the protest look bad with their behavior.
    Yeah. I'm sure that the professor who was throwing metal trash cans off a bridge at cops was a secret conservative, as were the protestors who attacked the police when they moved in to arrest him. All of them there just to make Sharpton & Co. look bad


    this is a famous left wing tactic (Salinsky used to advise college students to protest in favor of Republicans while publicly associating themselves with the KKK, and famously there was the call to infiltrate the Tea Party protests with racist signs), but not one that I've seen the right use much.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    About as much as radical right-wing rhetoric was responsible for Gabrielle Giffords getting shot in the head.


    uhm, it wasn't, some nutjob who was more of a leftist if you had to label the guy that shot her and those others. but no, he was a paranoid schizophrenic.


    in this case you have al sharpton's rabble rousing including calling for dead cops, and a perpetrator who acted if not soley, at least partially on that sentiment as you can see by his instagrams.
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers? [W

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    What do we want? Dead cops!

    In a sane world that would be incitement to violence at least, if not incitement to riot. He gets five behind bars.

    I guess he'd be cool and say it is not anti-negro to chant "What to we want? Dead blacks!" No, he would be able to see that with the same gutter mentality and maggot brained rhetoric he's spewing. A true "leader" and "man of God" would call for peace, a believer in Jesus would place his own life at risk to affect that peace. This lined pockets friend of the president is using the cross for his own ego trip, showing up at every tragedy to roil the waters, make people more angry than they are. What religion teaches this? Satanism?

    The man is a menace, engaging in outright racism for his own popularity and income, playing off his close friendship with the most incompetent president in modern history for the rush of the applause like a two bit aging rock star whose talent has long faded.

    Please, will someone take this mentally diseased prick's passport away? For Canadians, the cost of arresting him and jailing him for being a racist is too high and shooting pricks like him is no longer legal for some reason.
    An excellent and accurate summary of Sharpton and his actions. Well done, and I thank you.
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    uhm, it wasn't, some nutjob who was more of a leftist if you had to label the guy that shot her and those others. but no, he was a paranoid schizophrenic.


    in this case you have al sharpton's rabble rousing including calling for dead cops, and a perpetrator who acted if not soley, at least partially on that sentiment as you can see by his instagrams.
    Provide the quote of Al Sharpton calling for dead cops.
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Al Sharpton hasn't called for violence either.
    True. He's smarter than that. But it's a bit disingenuous at the same time to tell people that their children are being marked for death and targeted by Evil Group A, that Evil Group A deserves No Peace, and then pretend to be astonished that the people you are talking to come to the rational conclusion that therefore they must commit violence against E.G.A.

    It's worth noting that his perceived double-backing on the issue apparently is also part of why a younger generation of protestors are no longer taking him seriously.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers? [W

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So you have some source you can provide with Sharpton saying "What do we want? Dead Cops?"
    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    How about the video in the OP?
    Was it, or was it not, a group of people that is lead by, or associated with, Sharpton that chanted this?

    If Sharpton's their leader, he has some modicum of responsibility for their chanting, less so if they are just associated with him, and even less so if there is no association between them.

    Sharpton, realizing that every word he says in public is going to be recorded by someone, is not going to come out and support violence, but that doesn't mean that he's not inflaming, agitating or inciting the same in his audiences, local, or via news broadcasts.

    Freedom of speech, OK fine, but you also aren't allowed to yell 'fire' in a crowded movie theater. So I guess the next question needs to be has Sharpton shouted 'fire' to all those who pay attention to him?
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Provide the quote of Al Sharpton calling for dead cops.


    al sharpton's "million marchers" group.




    link to him denouncing what his marchers said.
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    al sharpton's "million marchers" group.




    link to him denouncing what his marchers said.
    Ah, so now if he hasn't specifically denounced it, that's the same as calling for violence himself. And the goalposts are a'moving.
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Unless there is evidence that Sharpton was involved in the chanting about dead cops, (which I doubt exists, he isn't that stupid) he is not to blame. Protest organizers and leaders can not control who attends a protest and what they do. It often happens that some idiots will show up to make the protest look bad with their behavior.

    If you're trying to say he's clean because there is no video of him saying the words, you are being dishonest.

    At the very least [you you refuse to believe that is not his voice leading the chant] he is encouraging the hate filled chant. he is present and engaged and therefore is giving tacit approval. Like a snake of Biblical proportions, this so called "man of God" hypocritical thug is saying one thing and doing another.

    It is extremely distasteful and racist to further the hatred, drive a deeper wedge and incite more anger.

    Your lame, petty and nit picking defense of this bastard is beyond the pale and proves that American progressives need a racist divide to be successful./

    This prick belongs in a zoo cage with a label on it "Danger! To not feed!"
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton's rhetoric contribute to the deaths of 2 NYPD Police officers?

    There was no call for dead cops. There's just some dumb video of some people who weren't associated with the march at all shouting about it. The video might not even be real. But even if it is, those people had absolutely nothing to do with the march in New York City last Saturday, and that march had nothing to do with Al Sharpton.

    If you want someone to blame for violence towards police, you should try the police, and the war of terror they've been waging against the poor (especially the black poor) if thus country for decades.
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