I'm not a rat...Al Sharpton

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Publisher’s note:  The one and only Al Sharpton is in the news yet again. This time because he is upset that someone is rekindling the old story of him being a one-time ‘mob informant.

Newsflash Al, first of all, I doubt you’ll find anyone anywhere that cares; and as to your assertion that this is “…a “crazy” attempt to discredit him,” dude, you never had any credibility to start with.  If you did, you'd speak up when blacks assault each other, and when blacks gang up on white men driving pick ups in MI coming to the aide of black children struck by vehicles while playing chicken in traffic. 

Go away! 

Fox News:  Al Sharpton on Monday dismissed a report portraying him as a one-time mob informant for the FBI, calling the claims old news and a “crazy” attempt to discredit him. 

“I don’t see this as news,” Sharpton told FoxNews.com. “This has been brought up three or four times now. I don’t understand. It’s crazy.”

TheSmokingGun.com story describes in detail how Sharpton in the mid-1980s secretly recorded Mafia bosses and other underworld figures for an FBI-NYPD crime task force.

The 12,196-word story -- in which he is referred to as CI-7, short for confidential informant #7 -- says investigators got Sharpton to “flip” after getting him close enough to agreeing to broker a drug deal connected to boxing promoter Don King that they could threaten him with charges.

Though the task force took a “shotgun” approach in giving Sharpton a variety of snitching assignments, they ultimately wanted inroads into the corrupt New York music industry and realized he had the connections, according to the story.

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Run to Home Base for Vets

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Well it’s that time of year again.  The annual Boston Red Sox 'Run to Home Plate’ to benefit active military personnel and veterans is kicking off.

The way it works is simple enough.  Runners of all ages and from all walks of life get a chance to either run 9K or walk 3K through scenic and historic Boston, into Kenmore Square, and finally enter Fenway Park and cross the Home Plate finish line.  

This is an event not to be missed and supports active military and veterans suffering from PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries.  After the race, you can also grab a bite to eat and hang around a bit to watch the Red Sox face off against Kansas City just after 7:00.

On a personal note, I am very proud that my son, Captain David M. DiCrescenzo of the Massachusetts National Guard will once again be participating in this tremendous event, and as publisher of The Patriots Press I am honored to support this very worthy cause.

I would like to ask all of my readers to please consider following this link and helping this cause in any way you can.  On behalf of my son and all those involved with the 'Run to Home Plate’ thank you.   



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Dershowitz to shake up Pelletier case

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Publisher’s note:  By now, I think most people are aware of the heart wrenching plight of the Pelletier Family of Connecticut.  In a nutshell, this is a case of a vastly over-reaching socialist state government deciding to step in and remove their gravely ill daughter due to a dispute of her condition between two prominent hospitals.

Hanging in the balance of this mind numbing battle is the fate of a 15 year old girl and her family who just want to regain some sort of normalcy and get on with their lives.  

Enter a Knight in Shining Armor.  Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, the often controversial, always brilliant Massachusetts Attorney who is hated by some, adored by others, and respected by all, has graciously stepped up to the plate and offered his services on a pro bono basis to the Pelletier Family.  

The “People’s Republic of Massachusetts” and everyone involved on the wrong side of this case are about to have their over-reaching, child grabbing butts handed to them.

Go get ‘em counselor!

Fox News:  The family of Justina Pelletier, the 15-year-old girl at the center of a custody battle and diagnostic dispute between two of Boston’s top hospitals, plans to take legal legend Alan Dershowitz's offer to help.

Lou Pelletier told FoxNews.com on Tuesday he was thrilled to learn the high-profile Harvard Law professor who has won several high-profile court battles wants to help him win back custody of the girl.

“When you hear about a case like this you scratch your head and you say ‘something else must be going on,’” Dershowitz told Fox News Channel's Mike Huckabee over the weekend.

Dershowitz told FoxNews.com Tuesday he is interested in working with the family's current legal team on "broader Constitutional issues" surrounding the case. The attorney said he isn't looking to "micro-manage litigation," but was moved to offer his help on a pro bono consulting basis after reading about the family's plight in newspaper accounts.

"I have reached out to one of  the family's representatives, and we are trying to set up a discussion on how to proceed," Dershowitz said.

The Pelletier family was left reeling last week after a Massachusetts judge gave permanent custody of the girl to the state's Department of Children and Families. In his four-page ruling, Massachusetts juvenile court Judge Joseph Johnston blasted Pelletier’s parents for being verbally abusive and complicating efforts to bring the West Hartford, Conn., family together.

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Red, White, and Blue for these inmates

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Publisher's note:  Once again, 'America's Sheriff' has stepped up and is breaking new ground.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County has developed a new jail unit specifically for inmates that are U.S. Military Veterans.  

A veteran of the Korean War himself, the Sheriff wants to do his part to help these men and women succeed; so the unit is set up to help with PTSD and other service related maladies, as well as offering an array of job training for use when they are released.  

The special unit is painted red, white and blue, and is adorned with the flags and themes from the various branches of our military.  

As an observer of this great man, I hope and would be willing to bet that this initiative is met with as much success as the rest of his programs.   

Fox News:  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has introduced a new jail unit specifically for inmates who served in the military, joining eight other jail units under his jurisdiction in Phoenix, Arizona.

"They fought for our country. The least we can do is help them. When some came back, some had mental problems. We have drug prevention programs, alcoholism," said Arpaio.

Known to some as ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff," Joe Arpaio has drawn both intense praise and criticism. From male inmates in pink underwear to the world’s first ever-female chain gang, the sheriff makes no apologies for the way he runs his jail.

He hopes segregating the veterans will help keep them on the right track.

“I served in the military in the Korean War, so I have a bond with these guys. I want to see them succeed,” said Arpaio.

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Carter criticizes Obama...what a racist!

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Publisher’s note:  This is rich!  Jimmy Carter, the man who for years, as this example shows, threw the 'race card’ at anyone that disagreed with President Obama, whom he referred to as a "black boy," is now criticizing the administration’s surveillance measures and thinks they are watching him.  So much so that when he wants to say hello to one of his old world leader buddies, he uses ‘snail mail’ so that they don’t see what he’s sending.  

Newsflash Mr. 'dhimmi’ Carter, they can and do check snail mail as well.  Geez Louise, does anyone really take this doddering old fool seriously? 

Fox News:  Former President Jimmy Carter on Sunday criticized the Obama administration’s surveillance efforts, saying the country’s use of drones has been “abused” and that he communicates by mail with foreign leaders for fear his electronic correspondences are being watched.  “I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored,” the former Democratic president told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  “And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the post office and mail it, because I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”

Carter has dealt with a situation similar to the one Obama faces with Russia taking over the Crimea region of Ukraine.  In 1980, he boycotted the Summer Olympics in Moscow after Russia invaded Afghanistan.  However, Obama, unlike other U.S. presidents, has never consulted with him or his foundation, Carter said.

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