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Al Sharpton to speak in Macon tonight – The Telegraph


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The program is part of the annual National Action Network Middle Georgia Conference, founded by Sharpton in 1991. This year's theme is Everything is at Stake. The National Action Network is a nonprofit civil rights organization working to promote a …

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MAYBE just sit this one OUT: Al Sharpton protests Trump over this type of ‘racial slur’ – Twitchy

Huh? What the is he serious?

Al Sharpton Is Protesting Trump Over Anti-Irish Racial Slur https://t.co/6ayjIzyAle pic.twitter.com/IMyqjlewhU

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Rev. Al Sharpton is protesting President Trump for using what he says is an anti-Irish racial slur in a speech on Friday, the civil rights leaders announced.

Paddy wagon is the term that offends Sharpton, a former Democratic presidential candidate. Trump used the term which refers to a police van during his remarks at an event honoring police officers in Brentwood, N.Y.

Oh good grief. What, was Al worried he wasnt the most obnoxious activist out there any more?

On behalf of the Irish-Americans, please take a seat Al

Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) August 1, 2017

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This is just embarrassing.

Does Al really think Irish-Americans want or need him to defend them against anything, let alone the phrase paddy wagon?

IS THAT THE BEST THIS RACE-BAITING CLOWN CAN DO???

joyk9 (@joynorthga) August 1, 2017

Without Obama in the White House giving him attention?

Yes.

Heh.

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Reverend Al Sharpton to Keynote at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions in Los Angeles & Boston – WireUpdate

Aug 1, 2017 – (Newswire)

Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4thAnnual Los Angeles event, Sept. 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the CWCBExpo Boston, Oct. 4-6, at the Hynes Convention Center.CWCBExpo events are the leading trade shows and conferences for the legalized cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial Hemp industries.

In June at the CWCBExpo NY, Rev. Sharpton spoke publicly for the first time in a powerful Keynote Address about the disproportionate number of marijuana arrests of people of color in this country, including the unintended or intended consequences of national marijuana laws, as well as the need for greater inclusion of underrepresented communities in the fast-growing cannabis industry, which is expected to exceed $20 billion in 2020.

Also as part of Rev. Sharpton’s Keynote at CWCBExpo NYwas the launch of DECODE Cannabis Education Fund (DECODE), a national mobilization campaign to educate Americans on the social benefits of a federal mandate removing cannabis from the Schedule I drug list.

The CWCBExpo LA event will also host the inaugural DECODE Cannabis Education Fund Awards Gala on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and a stakeholders breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 14before Rev. Sharpton’s Keynote Address. Both events will be attended by politicians, celebrities, and cannabis influencers supportive of federal legalization, decriminalization, and expanding inclusionary opportunities for all.

Rev. Sharpton founded the National Action Network (NAN) in 1991 and is president ofthe not-for-profit civil rights organization with over 100 chapters nationwide, including a Washington, D.C. Bureau and regional offices across the U.S.

As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as “The voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden.” Rev. Al Sharpton also hosts a daily radio show as well as a national cable news television show, and he is an established author.

“CWCBExpo remains committed to DECODE and looks forward to Rev. Sharpton continuing to share his powerful voice and insight on this at our Los Angeles and Boston events.We are fully supportive of DECODE’s mission and its efforts to ensure equality and inclusion for all,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner, CWCBExpo.

For more information on CWCBExpo Los Angeles and Boston including the Keynotes, conference sessions, and exhibits, visitwww.cwcbexpo.com.To become part of the DECODE Cannabis movement, go to www.DECODEcannabis.org.

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About DECODE Cannabis Education Fund

DECODE Cannabis Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization tasked with organizing a national mobilization effort to educate Americans on the social benefits of a federal mandate removing cannabis from the Schedule I.

In doing so, DECODE will address a host of important issues in the industry such as decriminalization, inclusion, women and minority-owned businesses, civil rights, research, caregiver/patients rights, workers’ rights, safety, testing, and responsible advertising. For more information go towww.DECODEcannabis.org.

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)

The professionally run Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA).The events are the premier professional forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry.To learn more about the coast-to-coast CWCBExpos in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, go to www.cwcbexpo.com.Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo, Facebook/CWCBExpo and Instagram/CWBCExpo.

Editor’s Note:Members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo Los Angeles and Boston. To request a press badge email: ascully@leexpos.com.

Media Contact:Annie Scully, ascully@leexpos.com, 201-310-9252

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Sharpton: Trump comments encourage police violence – PBS NewsHour

Reverend Al Sharpton delivers remarks to media in Manhattan, New York, on October 10, 2016. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters

NEW YORK The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of encouraging police violence during a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers.

The activist preacher tore into the Republican at the weekly gathering of his National Action Network in Harlem.

A day earlier, the president spoke to law enforcement professionals at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Trump said violence and murder on U.S. soil by the MS-13 gang linked to El Salvador justify a strong police response.

The president said his administration is removing gang members whove been terrorizing communities on Long Island and other parts of the country from the United States. He added, Now, were getting them out anyway, but wed like to get them out a lot faster, and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, please dont be too nice.

That means, for instance, shielding their heads from being bumped while getting into a police vehicle, Trump said.

READ NEXT: WATCH: Trump to police: Dont worry about people in custody hitting their heads on squad cars

Sharpton responded on Instagram: As if the reprehensible statement by President Donald Trump encouraging police violence wasnt enough, he used a slur against Irish regarding Paddy Wagons.

That expression was used in 19th century New York, referring to impoverished Irish immigrants when they were arrested and placed in police vans.

Sharpton called Trumps comments reprehensible. They were a reckless disregard for the law, and set a tone that is dangerous and biased in this country.

The Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement after Trumps speech that it has strict rules and procedures about how prisoners should be handled. Violations of those rules and procedures are treated extremely seriously. As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners.

James Burke, the departments former chief, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison last November for beating a handcuffed man in an interrogation room.

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Sharpton Glosses Over His Use of ‘Ethnic Slurs,’ Claims He … – NewsBusters (press release) (blog)


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Al Sharpton rips Trump’s apparent approval of police brutality at NYC rally ahead of Ministers March for Justice in … – New York Daily News

Sharpton rips Trump’s police comments ahead of D.C. justice march

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Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:37 PM

They plan on keeping the faith.

In light of President Trumps casual comments appearing to endorse police brutality, Rev. Al Sharptons Saturday rally at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem was even more spiritual than usual.

Sharpton was joined by Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism, ahead of next months planned Ministers March for Justice in Washington.

The march will mark the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s famed I have a dream speech.

International cops condemn Trumps speech pushing use of force

We have to get out on the street and work for the people, said Gyalwang Drukpa, draped in burgundy and canary yellow robes.

Without disrespecting the prayers, without disrespecting the meditation … we physically have to go out and interact with the people and save the people, he said.

The Aug. 28 rally will include 1,000 ministers from a variety of faiths who will march from the MLK memorial on the National Mall to the Department of Justice.

Sharpton invoked Kings speech Saturday as he promised to fight the Trump administration.

Trump urges cops to be ‘rough’ in speech on MS-13 gang in L.I.

The basic tenets of that dream were fighting poverty, fighting for voter rights, fighting for criminal justice reform, as well as dealing with the critical issue of health, he said. Those are all threatened today.

Trumps comments, made during a speech in front of cops on Long Island, came as he called for a crackdown on MS-13 gang members.

Dont be too nice, the President encouraged a crowd of uniformed police officers.

When you guys put somebody in the car and youre protecting their head, like dont hit their head? They just killed somebody, dont hit their head? I said you can take their hand away, Trump said.

KING: Police brutality jumped racial fence with Minn. shooting

Sharpton railed against the comments Saturday, calling them a reckless disregard for the law, and set a tone that is dangerous and biased in this country.

He also took issue with Trumps use of the term paddywagon.

Gyalwang Drukpa agreed and compared the fight for justice and equality under the Trump administration to the oppression that Buddhists have faced in Tibet and the Himalayas.

You guys are talking about the marching, and that is such a beautiful, peaceful thing that we should do … for the purpose of justice, he said. And we, back in the Himalaya … have been doing the marching for kilometers and miles, thousands of miles across the Himalayan region. We walk for the peace and for the justice.

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Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against President Trump on Friday after he encouraged police to be more aggressive while arresting “thugs.”

“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, Please don’t be too nice,” Trump told police officers in New York on Friday.

Sharpton joined a chorus of other civil rights activists working to end police brutality by condemning the president’s comments and use of the term “paddy wagon.”

“Can you imagine if President Obama had made a racial slur?” Sharpton said during his keynote address at his National Action Network’s weekly rally on Saturday.

The slur, referring to a police car, dates back to the 19th century when Irish-Catholic refugees came to America. The word “paddy” has long been an offensive word used to describe Irishmen.

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Al Sharpton Is Protesting Trump Over Anti-Irish Racial ‘Slur’ – The Daily Caller

Rev. Al Sharpton is protesting President Trump for using what he says is an anti-Irish racial slur in a speech on Friday, the civil rights leaders announced.

Paddy wagon is the term that offends Sharpton, a former Democratic presidential candidate. Trump used the term which refers to a police van during his remarks at an event honoring police officers in Brentwood, N.Y.

Sharpton is upset not just at what he says is an anti-Irish pejorative, he is also taking Trump to task for his advice to officers about how they should treat criminal suspects during arrests.

When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just seen them thrown in, rough. I said, Please dont be too nice,’ Trump said.

When you guys put somebody in the car and youre protecting their head you know, the way you put their hand over, Trump said, pointing to his head. Like, Dont hit their head and theyve just killed somebody, dont hit their head. I said, You can take the hand away, OK?’ he continued, as officers in the audience laughed and cheered.

Liberal activists said that Trump was condoning police violence. Trumps supporters said he was making a joke that is familiar to many police officers.

Ironically,Sharpton is not attending Saturdays protest with an Irish-American activist. Instead, he will join Gyalwang Drukpa, the Head of the Drukpa Lineage of Buddhist.

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Al Sharpton to speak in Macon tonight – The Telegraph

The Telegraph Al Sharpton to speak in Macon tonight The Telegraph The program is part of the annual National Action Network Middle Georgia Conference, founded by Sharpton in 1991. This year's theme is Everything is at Stake. The National Action Network is a nonprofit civil rights organization working to promote a …

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MAYBE just sit this one OUT: Al Sharpton protests Trump over this type of ‘racial slur’ – Twitchy

Huh? What the is he serious? Al Sharpton Is Protesting Trump Over Anti-Irish Racial Slur https://t.co/6ayjIzyAle pic.twitter.com/IMyqjlewhU The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 1, 2017 From The Daily Caller: Rev. Al Sharpton is protesting President Trump for using what he says is an anti-Irish racial slur in a speech on Friday, the civil rights leaders announced. Paddy wagon is the term that offends Sharpton, a former Democratic presidential candidate. Trump used the term which refers to a police van during his remarks at an event honoring police officers in Brentwood, N.Y. Oh good grief. What, was Al worried he wasnt the most obnoxious activist out there any more? On behalf of the Irish-Americans, please take a seat Al Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) August 1, 2017 Trending This is just embarrassing. Does Al really think Irish-Americans want or need him to defend them against anything, let alone the phrase paddy wagon? IS THAT THE BEST THIS RACE-BAITING CLOWN CAN DO??? joyk9 (@joynorthga) August 1, 2017 Without Obama in the White House giving him attention? Yes. Heh. Related: OUCH! James Woods has NO sympathy for Michelle Obama and her struggles as FLOTUS WHOA: Kamala Harris just blamed Obama and Dems for black women making less than white men Description of their clientele. Ijeoma Oluo tweets ridiculously racist tweet about Cracker Barrel Uncategorized Media US Politics

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Reverend Al Sharpton to Keynote at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions in Los Angeles & Boston – WireUpdate

Aug 1, 2017 – (Newswire) Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4thAnnual Los Angeles event, Sept. 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the CWCBExpo Boston, Oct. 4-6, at the Hynes Convention Center.CWCBExpo events are the leading trade shows and conferences for the legalized cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial Hemp industries. In June at the CWCBExpo NY, Rev. Sharpton spoke publicly for the first time in a powerful Keynote Address about the disproportionate number of marijuana arrests of people of color in this country, including the unintended or intended consequences of national marijuana laws, as well as the need for greater inclusion of underrepresented communities in the fast-growing cannabis industry, which is expected to exceed $20 billion in 2020. Also as part of Rev. Sharpton’s Keynote at CWCBExpo NYwas the launch of DECODE Cannabis Education Fund (DECODE), a national mobilization campaign to educate Americans on the social benefits of a federal mandate removing cannabis from the Schedule I drug list. The CWCBExpo LA event will also host the inaugural DECODE Cannabis Education Fund Awards Gala on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and a stakeholders breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 14before Rev. Sharpton’s Keynote Address. Both events will be attended by politicians, celebrities, and cannabis influencers supportive of federal legalization, decriminalization, and expanding inclusionary opportunities for all. Rev. Sharpton founded the National Action Network (NAN) in 1991 and is president ofthe not-for-profit civil rights organization with over 100 chapters nationwide, including a Washington, D.C. Bureau and regional offices across the U.S. As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as “The voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden.” Rev. Al Sharpton also hosts a daily radio show as well as a national cable news television show, and he is an established author. “CWCBExpo remains committed to DECODE and looks forward to Rev. Sharpton continuing to share his powerful voice and insight on this at our Los Angeles and Boston events.We are fully supportive of DECODE’s mission and its efforts to ensure equality and inclusion for all,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner, CWCBExpo. For more information on CWCBExpo Los Angeles and Boston including the Keynotes, conference sessions, and exhibits, visitwww.cwcbexpo.com.To become part of the DECODE Cannabis movement, go to www.DECODEcannabis.org. ### About DECODE Cannabis Education Fund DECODE Cannabis Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization tasked with organizing a national mobilization effort to educate Americans on the social benefits of a federal mandate removing cannabis from the Schedule I. In doing so, DECODE will address a host of important issues in the industry such as decriminalization, inclusion, women and minority-owned businesses, civil rights, research, caregiver/patients rights, workers’ rights, safety, testing, and responsible advertising. For more information go towww.DECODEcannabis.org. About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) The professionally run Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA).The events are the premier professional forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry.To learn more about the coast-to-coast CWCBExpos in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, go to www.cwcbexpo.com.Connect on Twitter/CWCBExpo, Facebook/CWCBExpo and Instagram/CWBCExpo. Editor’s Note:Members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo Los Angeles and Boston. To request a press badge email: ascully@leexpos.com. Media Contact:Annie Scully, ascully@leexpos.com, 201-310-9252 Original Source: https://www.newswire.com/news/reverend-al-sharpton-to-keynote-at-the-cannabis-world-congress-19822181

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Sharpton: Trump comments encourage police violence – PBS NewsHour

Reverend Al Sharpton delivers remarks to media in Manhattan, New York, on October 10, 2016. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters NEW YORK The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of encouraging police violence during a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers. The activist preacher tore into the Republican at the weekly gathering of his National Action Network in Harlem. A day earlier, the president spoke to law enforcement professionals at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Trump said violence and murder on U.S. soil by the MS-13 gang linked to El Salvador justify a strong police response. The president said his administration is removing gang members whove been terrorizing communities on Long Island and other parts of the country from the United States. He added, Now, were getting them out anyway, but wed like to get them out a lot faster, and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, please dont be too nice. That means, for instance, shielding their heads from being bumped while getting into a police vehicle, Trump said. READ NEXT: WATCH: Trump to police: Dont worry about people in custody hitting their heads on squad cars Sharpton responded on Instagram: As if the reprehensible statement by President Donald Trump encouraging police violence wasnt enough, he used a slur against Irish regarding Paddy Wagons. That expression was used in 19th century New York, referring to impoverished Irish immigrants when they were arrested and placed in police vans. Sharpton called Trumps comments reprehensible. They were a reckless disregard for the law, and set a tone that is dangerous and biased in this country. The Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement after Trumps speech that it has strict rules and procedures about how prisoners should be handled. Violations of those rules and procedures are treated extremely seriously. As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners. James Burke, the departments former chief, was sentenced to nearly four years in prison last November for beating a handcuffed man in an interrogation room.

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Sharpton Glosses Over His Use of ‘Ethnic Slurs,’ Claims He … – NewsBusters (press release) (blog)

NewsBusters (press release) (blog) Sharpton Glosses Over His Use of 'Ethnic Slurs,' Claims He … NewsBusters (press release) (blog) On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton slammed President Donald Trump for recently using the term “paddy wagon,” calling it an “anti-Irish … and more »

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Al Sharpton rips Trump’s apparent approval of police brutality at NYC rally ahead of Ministers March for Justice in … – New York Daily News

Sharpton rips Trump’s police comments ahead of D.C. justice march NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:37 PM They plan on keeping the faith. In light of President Trumps casual comments appearing to endorse police brutality, Rev. Al Sharptons Saturday rally at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem was even more spiritual than usual. Sharpton was joined by Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism, ahead of next months planned Ministers March for Justice in Washington. The march will mark the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s famed I have a dream speech. International cops condemn Trumps speech pushing use of force We have to get out on the street and work for the people, said Gyalwang Drukpa, draped in burgundy and canary yellow robes. Without disrespecting the prayers, without disrespecting the meditation … we physically have to go out and interact with the people and save the people, he said. The Aug. 28 rally will include 1,000 ministers from a variety of faiths who will march from the MLK memorial on the National Mall to the Department of Justice. Sharpton invoked Kings speech Saturday as he promised to fight the Trump administration. Trump urges cops to be ‘rough’ in speech on MS-13 gang in L.I. The basic tenets of that dream were fighting poverty, fighting for voter rights, fighting for criminal justice reform, as well as dealing with the critical issue of health, he said. Those are all threatened today. Trumps comments, made during a speech in front of cops on Long Island, came as he called for a crackdown on MS-13 gang members. Dont be too nice, the President encouraged a crowd of uniformed police officers. When you guys put somebody in the car and youre protecting their head, like dont hit their head? They just killed somebody, dont hit their head? I said you can take their hand away, Trump said. KING: Police brutality jumped racial fence with Minn. shooting Sharpton railed against the comments Saturday, calling them a reckless disregard for the law, and set a tone that is dangerous and biased in this country. He also took issue with Trumps use of the term paddywagon. Gyalwang Drukpa agreed and compared the fight for justice and equality under the Trump administration to the oppression that Buddhists have faced in Tibet and the Himalayas. You guys are talking about the marching, and that is such a beautiful, peaceful thing that we should do … for the purpose of justice, he said. And we, back in the Himalaya … have been doing the marching for kilometers and miles, thousands of miles across the Himalayan region. We walk for the peace and for the justice.

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Rev. Al Sharpton calls Trump’s encouragement of police violence … – Washington Examiner

Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against President Trump on Friday after he encouraged police to be more aggressive while arresting “thugs.” “When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, Please don’t be too nice,” Trump told police officers in New York on Friday. Sharpton joined a chorus of other civil rights activists working to end police brutality by condemning the president’s comments and use of the term “paddy wagon.” “Can you imagine if President Obama had made a racial slur?” Sharpton said during his keynote address at his National Action Network’s weekly rally on Saturday. The slur, referring to a police car, dates back to the 19th century when Irish-Catholic refugees came to America. The word “paddy” has long been an offensive word used to describe Irishmen.

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Al Sharpton Is Protesting Trump Over Anti-Irish Racial ‘Slur’ – The Daily Caller

Rev. Al Sharpton is protesting President Trump for using what he says is an anti-Irish racial slur in a speech on Friday, the civil rights leaders announced. Paddy wagon is the term that offends Sharpton, a former Democratic presidential candidate. Trump used the term which refers to a police van during his remarks at an event honoring police officers in Brentwood, N.Y. Sharpton is upset not just at what he says is an anti-Irish pejorative, he is also taking Trump to task for his advice to officers about how they should treat criminal suspects during arrests. When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just seen them thrown in, rough. I said, Please dont be too nice,’ Trump said. When you guys put somebody in the car and youre protecting their head you know, the way you put their hand over, Trump said, pointing to his head. Like, Dont hit their head and theyve just killed somebody, dont hit their head. I said, You can take the hand away, OK?’ he continued, as officers in the audience laughed and cheered. Liberal activists said that Trump was condoning police violence. Trumps supporters said he was making a joke that is familiar to many police officers. Ironically,Sharpton is not attending Saturdays protest with an Irish-American activist. Instead, he will join Gyalwang Drukpa, the Head of the Drukpa Lineage of Buddhist. Follow Chuck on Twitter

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MSNBC Wrongly Claims ‘Majority’ of Police Killings Hit ‘People of Color’ – NewsBusters (press release) (blog)

NewsBusters (press release) (blog) MSNBC Wrongly Claims 'Majority' of Police Killings Hit 'People of Color' NewsBusters (press release) (blog) On Sunday's PoliticsNation, after MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler incorrectly claimed that a “majority” of those killed by police officers are “people of color,” host Al Sharpton later reiterated that it “usually” happens to “people of color.” In fact …

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