Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Sharpton Shuts Down NYC- Arrested
Several hundred protesters briefly shut down traffic at entrances to the Queensboro Bridge, the Triborough Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge and the Holland Tunnel and Queens-Midtown Tunnel this afternoon as part of a coordinated series of protests over the acquittal of three New York City police detectives in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell in 2006.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who coordinated the protests, was among more than 200 people who were arrested by the police — nearly all of them in an orderly fashion — for blocking traffic
I just have a problem with Al Sharpton. He wants so badly to be the Martin Luther King Jr of the 21st Century. The main difference is that Dr. King was consistent in his civil rights role. Sharpton seems to pop up after or during the problem. Then he takes it to "new heights." I don't think he will ever live down the Tawana Brawley incident. He aggressiveness at taking on these cases haspeople questioning his intentions.