Al Sharpton Fingers The Martins: I Only Got Involved And Made This About Race Because Trayvon’s Parent$ Called Me And Asked Me To

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“If the police in Sanford had acted justly, maybe Trayvon Martin’s parents wouldn’t have had a grievance and called me and others to come publicize their demands…”
– Al Sharpton

Excerpted from Mediaite: After weeks of harsh accusations flying back and forth between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton over race in America, Sharpton decided to deliver an “open letter” to O’Reilly on his show Tuesday evening.

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And your mouthpiece lost again….

Christine Tiki King says:

It didn't take a civil war to set African Americans free. It was because of President Abraham Lincoln. Keep the facts and history straight people.

Christine Tiki King says:

It didn't take a civil war to set African Americans free. It was because of President Abraham Lincoln. Keep the facts and history straight people.

Al just tell us about the times you admitted you were wrong and sorry for the damage you caused. At least admitted that everything you do is about you. You may not know the facts but you can sure play the race card and start a shit storm. You are like a pimple on the ass of society.

Stupid things, they ruin all creditably for there whole race.

Stupid things, they ruin all creditably for there whole race.

Whats' really strange about the whole thing is that when you look at the statistics, more black people successfully used the Stand Your Ground Law as a defense than white people did! If obama gets his way, it will hurt black more than it hurts whites

Bill Reeves says:

The BGI is against SYG and self defense laws because they are a threat to the aggressor, allowing a victim to have the right to respond to the aggressor with equal force, instead of being forced to simply be another victim/statistic.
Why are these laws viewed as such a threat to young black males, if young black males aren't the ones being the aggressors?

Richard Mendoza says:

The general public is not the jury, hence we can see the evidence that was not allowed. Trayvon's tweets, Facebook messages, cell phone pic…..these items painted a picture of a thug. Trayvon's character is an issue…….he wanted to have a gangsta mentality, and it put him 6 feet under. It was a matter of time for this punk. I feel no remorse for him or his family.

Tj Goodall says:

Bill O'reily for President. Meanwhile, Al Sharpton can take out my trash.

Bruce Rapa says:

I call BULLSHIT!

Edna Becker says:

You misstate the facts! And I'm being polite! NOT a thug!

Cherie Birch says:

Al Sharpton is null & void.

Bart DiGuglielmo says:

Well, I am calling you and asking you to shut the f*** up, haha.

Bart DiGuglielmo says:

Well, I am calling you and asking you to shut the f*** up, haha.

Eric Foltez says:

Maybe if their grievances were legit, they wouldnt have had to call a race-baiting carnival-barker….

Eric Foltez says:

Maybe if their grievances were legit, they wouldnt have had to call a race-baiting carnival-barker….

Diane Blanchard says:

How Sharpton can put "Reverand" in front of his name is shameful.

Peggy Scott says:

how come Al Sharpton head is bigger than his body he looks like the idiot he is.

Don Chewning says:

Lying money grabbing low life and those are his good qualities

Greg Zotta says:

They hired an attorney before they even picked up the body and the investigation was just getting started. They saw dollar signs.

Rick Dewees says:

Jim Levitt: I love your comment, the way you jumped in and straightened out Marks stupidity. My god you’re a super hero! Wait; tell me Jim is superhero one word or two?

Wes Bradley says:

Greg, next time you MUST NOTE the exact second it happens. You have to please everyone. You know…the words, "right after" and "soon after" are just not exact enough for 'some' folks.

Wes Bradley says:

Greg, next time you MUST NOTE the exact second it happens. You have to please everyone. You know…the words, "right after" and "soon after" are just not exact enough for 'some' folks.

David McCubbins says:

Nice Greg! "Soon after"….

Greg Zotta says:

Soon after his death, these caring parents’set up the Trayvon Martin Foundation so they can get money “for the cause.” They also trademarked Trayvon’s name. What "grieving" parents do that? Since then they have settled with the Neighborhood Association’s insurance carrier for a million plus and are looking at a Wrongful Death suit. They are out there to make money for the "foundation." On Trayvon's tombstone it reads, "Job Well done," What does that mean? Does it mean that his death is bringing them money? They are ringing the cash register. If Tracy Martin and Shirley Fulton truly want to do something constructive teach your children not to be thugs!

You tell em Mark Ramon!!

Jill Doerfler says:

Even if they sue for it it doesn't mean they will get it. The use actuaries to decide what a persons life was worth and with him being gangsta his life expectancy may only have been 2-5 yrs due to stats on gang members and his income may have only been minimum wage. I have seen this before. A crane fell on a 23 yr gang member in his car and killed him. The amt the insurance paid was only 50 grand due to his life style and life expectancy and yearly income. I hope this gets investigated cuz his past will be brought up by PIs and the parents shady history will come out too.

Greg Zotta says:

For clarity: Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, trademarked two phrases: “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon,” on March 21, the USPTO applications, each of which cost $325, were filed by an Orlando, Florida law firm representing Fulton, whose first name is spelled "Sabrina" in the trademark records. In March 2012 they set up the foundation, no specific date stated. Trayvon was shot on the 26Th of February, the father Tracy found out on the 27th, the body was released to the Funeral Director on March 1,2012 and Trayvon was buried on March 3, 2012. However, the "caring parents" hired Civil Rights Attorney Crump on the 28th of February, and on the 5th of March they brought in a Publicist. So, cashing the register was not the first things they did, but it was on their minds, because of their actions.

Carla Rogers Williams says:

liar.

Jim Levitt says:

Easy there boy and A LOT is two words
alot is not a word

Jim Levitt says:

Easy there boy and A LOT is two words
alot is not a word

Bob Brockway says:

you tell me that if someone was coming after that greasy pig those big boys in the picture are going to throw their guns down and run away.

Eugene Hunst says:

Why doesn't someone just kick this racist bastards ass and put him out of business.

John Sheehan says:

lol did they call al and barak. I need all three of theri numbers if you have them…rotflmal.

What an absolute twit!!!!!… And as for Trayvon being if age and maybe having a chance to stand his ground Mr. Oshitidontknowwhatimdoing… Stfu!!! You sir are an idiot. Trayvon was the aggressor, and the one on the attack. He had no need to stand his ground, but he sure got what was coming to him.

Sharpton is pathetic and Dr. King would not associate with men like him today. Jesse Jackson who was with Dr. King when he was assasinated has fallen far from the tree I don't see anything good by what they say or by the way they contuct business or by their reputations. The fact Sharpton mentions Obama and spouts protection of gay and womans rights code word- aboration, then throws in 'immagtaration' shows me that he does not serve the Jesus of the bible! Reverend self service is more like it.

Tom Martin says:

If you want a poster child for the disparities of our justice system — then pick a deserving victim rather then a thug who was shot while pounding some ones head into the ground.

This guy needs to go home and shut his pie hole we don't need another history lesson, we hear it every day in the news. He"s had enough time in the lime light. I hate this young man was killed but,,, he should of been at home not wondering the streets dressed as a hoodlum. Regardless the situation, I am sick of hearing about the race card. Alot of people have been done wrong,,, Reds, Blacks, Whites, but that's in the pass, America will never get better until people quit throwing up the race card and forgive, This Generation is not responsible for what happened years ago,,,,,

Loyd Love says:

You bet. But, every black activist are using it for the reason Zimmerman was acquitted. Never mind the facts.

Ann Marie Hatchell says:

"Al Sharpton Fingers The Martins: I Only Got Involved And Made This About Race Because Trayvon’s Parent$ Called Me And Asked Me To" THERE SHOULD BE A LAW AGAINST THIS.

This so called Pastor, and his followers, all have gone Hollywood. The liberal Media has made him to be a Avenger of racial wrong doings. When in Fact he is the biggest Racist on the Planet, But that is what it takes to keep the Money coming in.And Money is what its all about.

Chris Byers says:

A typical case of sharpton running his mouth and helping to extort money. Funny how people use the death of a person to profit.

Bill Watkins says:

Act like a thug get treated like one

Yeah Him and Oblunder

Anita G Flippo Hitchcock says:

Hey Sharpton, I call Bull****! You are the same as obozo, looking to blame someone for your own ignorance……

a movie deal or a book deal

a movie deal or a book deal

Ken Lyons says:

If poor little Travon's parents had raised him right, none of this would have happened.

They're NOT going to get rid of Stand Your Ground laws based on THIS case. It was irrelevant when it happened, and it's irrelevant now. Shaking down the HOA is not going to work, either. Zimmerman was doing what he was supposed to do; look for perpetrators in the neighborhood. It was Martin who escalated the episode and was the aggressor.
In their civil suit, the burden of proof is upon the Martin family, and the evidence from the trial shows Martin to have been in the wrong. There is plenty of evidence that was disallowed in the trial that WILL be allowed in a civil suit. They are just wasting the money people gave to them.

Ty Mercier says:

Looks like the race pimp in chief (Sharpton) needs to cut down on that plastic surgery, his forehead is in danger of wrapping around his whole head. Mr. Sharpton lives awfully large on the riches the race hustler industry has bestowed upon him. And like any industry you depend on for your riches, you must keep it alive by any means necessary. Mr. Sharpton is no different than an Enron, who pumps up it's own share price with smoke and mirrors. Where's your "grievance" about the tidal wave of black on black crime in this country? Black people are still 10x's more likely to murdered by other blacks. Apparently, Mr. Sharpton can't be bothered to be outraged about that.

Frank Earl says:

Calling him a shit-stain is an actual insult on shit…

When will all of the grievances be fully addressed? My concern is that to obtain the equality of opportunity that everyone seeks we are missing a clear picture of what that will look like. There is no way to reach a goal if the goal is not clearly defined. Without a clear definition of equality, these racial grievances will never cease. Any criticism is called racism. There must be a clear definition of the equality that is needed. The Black Community must put down in writing what their vision of equality looks like… what will the world be when equality is achieved? That way, we know where the work must be done to obtain the equality.

My thought, though, is that the Black Community will not want to put together such a definition, for then they will be held accountable to stop all of their "grievances" when someone criticizes them.

the call for "restitution" for past grievances is nothing more than a seeking of revenge against the white community. No one alive today was a slave for which restitution can be made. Perhaps, to qualify for any "restitution" or special benefit on behalf of ancestors that were slaves, people should have to trace back, with documented proof, that they are in a linage of a slave… and then percentages of blood line to that slave be determined, in the same manner as Native Americans are handled. Then benefits are determined based upon your blood percentage relation to that slave. Bottom line on this issue, if the black community is ever going to practice the Christian "agape" love, they must let go of the bitterness of the past.

We, as a society and a government, must do away with all reporting of demographics by race. that is the most divisive tool that is utilized. The stats are spouted off by media all of the time. Racial criminal profiling? Yes, due to the stats of criminal offenses. Do away with that reporting. Job and college applications? Quit asking for race information. Accept job applicants and students based on the merits that are important.

When will all of the grievances be fully addressed? My concern is that to obtain the equality of opportunity that everyone seeks we are missing a clear picture of what that will look like. There is no way to reach a goal if the goal is not clearly defined. Without a clear definition of equality, these racial grievances will never cease. Any criticism is called racism. There must be a clear definition of the equality that is needed. The Black Community must put down in writing what their vision of equality looks like… what will the world be when equality is achieved? That way, we know where the work must be done to obtain the equality.

My thought, though, is that the Black Community will not want to put together such a definition, for then they will be held accountable to stop all of their "grievances" when someone criticizes them.

the call for "restitution" for past grievances is nothing more than a seeking of revenge against the white community. No one alive today was a slave for which restitution can be made. Perhaps, to qualify for any "restitution" or special benefit on behalf of ancestors that were slaves, people should have to trace back, with documented proof, that they are in a linage of a slave… and then percentages of blood line to that slave be determined, in the same manner as Native Americans are handled. Then benefits are determined based upon your blood percentage relation to that slave. Bottom line on this issue, if the black community is ever going to practice the Christian "agape" love, they must let go of the bitterness of the past.

We, as a society and a government, must do away with all reporting of demographics by race. that is the most divisive tool that is utilized. The stats are spouted off by media all of the time. Racial criminal profiling? Yes, due to the stats of criminal offenses. Do away with that reporting. Job and college applications? Quit asking for race information. Accept job applicants and students based on the merits that are important.

David Fredrickson Jr. says:

The HoA should now sue in return as the money gained was on false pretenses.

Don Gubelman says:

al, you are a piece of shit.

James Darcey says:

This charlatan loves to compare himself to MLK. What a joke.

Link Reed says:

So now the Martins are going to get very wealthy over the death of their worthless POS want to be THUG.

John Easterbrook says:

The courts have spoken and facts made clear. This circus is about money. Sharpton's despicable!

Link Reed says:

Sharpton-Jackson + too many to name, are Kind people. the Kind that needs to be thrown in a huge vat of Maggots. That would solve lots of Americas problems.

Mark Ramon says:

The Parents Want more money , I mean more because they have gotten alot from people that have supported these racist Idiots, that could not control their little Thug. And Al you POS Sharpton you make me sick you RACIST PIG , Just GO AWAY and take the other RACIST PIGS with you. The world would be a better place with out you.

Warren Cotts says:

Seems to me if TMs parents had been concerned about their boy in the first place, he wouldn't of been out on the streets playin' gangsta in the first place. But now they and Sharpton will take advantage of their "poor lil' innocent boy's" demise for sake of limelight and money.

George Mercado says:

Al Sharpton is a shit stain on America.

Melonie Reazor Houske says:

They already got the million.

Doug Molina says:

Well…there was no case to begin with. But he surely made things worse as always.

Kim Orsini says:

I want to see O'Reily bring in Tawana Brawley to get her take on Race Whore Sharpton.

he is the most..his is just full of s..t, he is telling us something every human in the us already know.. its in the history books al,…hes just pissed because a lot of people of color agree with bill!

No !!! Not Sharpton (Sarcasm) … He Hurt the case more then help.

Doug Molina says:

all about the money.

Andy McWilliams says:

I looked at the Stand Your Ground Laws. And it was irrelevant in this case. GZ's lawyers didn't use it in this case. So the little wanna be gangsta's mouth over rode his ass. Get over it.

Fuzzy math Al. Your 2/5ths.

he is just upset because he is being sued by zimmerman and he should be as far as TM parents sueing the home owner's association good luck with that, they are not to blame and the courts basically ruled that it was TM's fault.

we all know it's about money.