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Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Did anyone else catch this story today? I find it absolutely fascinating.

Apparently, starting in the mid-1980's, Sharpton was pressured into becoming an informant for the FBI in lieu of being involved in a major drug investigation. I mean, he was actually bringing in bugs during conversations with prominent and dangerous meetings of some of the most dangerous Mob families in the United States. He could have been killed for some of this stuff.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/ ... ton-764312
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby thehockeyguru on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:52 pm

snitches get stitches
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:58 pm

What the? That's crazy.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby BigMcK on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:07 pm

Was this during the Tawana Brawley era? If so, maybe that's why the snitch was pressing the incident -- later a non-incident.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:16 pm

BigMcK wrote:Was this during the Tawana Brawley era? If so, maybe that's why the snitch was pressing the incident -- later a non-incident.


Yeah, it sounds like this occurred JUST prior to that. It also sounds like Sharpton agreed to this dangerous task in exchange for not being implicated in a significant criminal investigation, which may have been drug-related. Not really sure if they are related though.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:17 pm

But was he wearing a hoodie?
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby BigMcK on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:21 pm

Talk radio says there is a picture circulating that shows him posing with a mound of pure cocaine just before Johnny Law enters the room. Crazy, but not unbelievable.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:25 pm

What does this do, if anything, to his current credibility and stature, specifically in regards to his constituents.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:26 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:What does this do, if anything, to his current credibility and stature, specifically in regards to his constituents.


I don't think any fewer people could watch his cable tv show. :pop:
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:27 pm

Al Sharpton and coke?

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Doesn't surprise me in the least.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:32 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:What does this do, if anything, to his current credibility and stature, specifically in regards to his constituents.


Nothing. He's been redeemed

Ephesians 1:7 wrote:In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:35 pm

I never asked about his redemption and repentance. That's between him and God. I asked about his credibility amongst the population.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:37 pm

That's not a very helpful tone, Factorial.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby BigMcK on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:40 pm

Now to run with Marion Barry on the Main Street Train to Victory tour?
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:45 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:I never asked about his redemption and repentance. That's between him and God. I asked about his credibility amongst the population.


You asked about his constituents. He's a religious figure and in the eyes of his constituents he will be fine.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:46 pm

MRandall25 wrote:That's not a very helpful tone, Factorial.


:?:
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby BigMcK on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:47 pm

Factorial wrote:Al Sharpton and coke?

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Doesn't surprise me in the least.


Because no fat guys do blow?

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And if I missed your inference, sorry. Up front.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:48 pm

I like the James Brown hairdo he's sporting.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:50 pm

Is Al wearing the Auryn from the Neverending Story in that pic?

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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:51 pm

It's blurry but it's more than likely this:

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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:52 pm

:lol:
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby DropEmJayBird on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:25 am

Factorial wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I never asked about his redemption and repentance. That's between him and God. I asked about his credibility amongst the population.


You asked about his constituents. He's a religious figure and in the eyes of his constituents he will be fine.


This might be the funniest thing I read on the internet today.
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Re: Al Sharpton's FBI Informant past

Postby Factorial on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:37 am

DropEmJayBird wrote:
Factorial wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:I never asked about his redemption and repentance. That's between him and God. I asked about his credibility amongst the population.


You asked about his constituents. He's a religious figure and in the eyes of his constituents he will be fine.


This might be the funniest thing I read on the internet today.


The day is young. :)
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