What I find insidious on the part of the Rev. Al Sharpton and his cohorts regarding the issue of racism is that they are portraying young black men as victims of our nation’s various police forces, when they want very special treatment by these same police.
Take the Michael Brown case for instance; the Rev. Sharpton would have us believe that it is apparently OK for Mr. Brown to have allegedly robbed a convenience store, thrown the proprietor across the store counter, then with impunity, walk down the middle of the street creating a traffic hazard, shouting expletives at a police officer when he is told to move to the sidewalk, assault and pummel that policeman and attempt to take the officer’s firearm, run away when told to stop, then charge the policeman with the intent to inflict more bodily harm.
Michael Brown the victim? Sharpton and his ilk seemingly desire some exception for this behavior and would have us believe we have a racist police officer (the real victim here) who was out to kill an innocent boy. All of the protesting, all of the disruption caused by this victimhood is a sham.
Gregory L. Bacchetti