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.
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.Add a comment