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  1. In 1987 Al Sharpton accused a police officer and prosecutor of abducting and raping a 15yo named Tawana Brawley. The girl was lying so she wouldn't get in trouble for staying out late, both her and Sharpton were later found guilty of slander. Sharpton has never apologized for the incident.

  2. Al Sharpton supported a woman who falsely accused six white men of raping her. Sharpton accused the prosecutor of being racist and a rapist. After losing a civil defamation suit he refused to pay court ordered damages.

  3. Al Sharpton led the public civil rights involvement of a rape case of Tawana Brawley in which 6 whites (including police officers) were accused of raping the young girl and putting her in a trash bag covered in feces. The jury later found the defendants innocent and the story fabricated.

  4. Innis got into two fights on the Morton Downey Junior talk show in 1988. The first was with the then corpulent civil rights activist Al Sharpton and another show with white nationalist John Metzger.

  5. Al Sharpton was once and FBI informant who helped obtain evidence that lead to the conviction of some New York City mobsters.

  6. Strom Thurmond's family owned one of Al Sharptons ancestors before the Civil War

  7. Al Sharpton was an undercover FBI Mafia informant

  8. Al Sharpton rosed to fame when he represented a woman who falsely claimed she had been raped by a group of people including a county prosecutor.

  9. Rev. Al Sharpton and his businesses owe over $4.5MM in unpaid state and federal taxes and have been sued for unpaid hotel bills and nonpayment of rent by his landlord.

  10. When Al Sharpton sought involvement in the funeral of Akai Gurley, an African-American shot dead by a rookie police officer in the darkened stairwell of a housing project in Brooklyn, New York, Gurley's family told him to stay away.

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Al Sharpton used to be James Brown's tour manager

In 1994 Al Sharpton referred to Socrates & Greeks as homos, claiming: "White folks was in caves while we was building empires.... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."

Al Sharpton gets paid $750,000 a year from Comacast to promote their business on his MSNBC show to African American

Al Sharpton allegedly gets paid $750,000 a year from Comcast to promote their business on his MSNBC show to African Americans

MSNBC took Al Sharpton's daily show "Politics Nation" and told him they're only going to air it on Sunday ... due to horrid ratings.

In 1987 a 15 year old African American girl claimed being raped by 6 white men. She was found in a trash bag with feces on her. The Grand Jury concluded that she had never been raped. Bill Cosby and Al Sharpton supported her case.

Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton is FOR marriage equality.

Al Sharpton rose to prominence as the spokesman of Tawana Brawley who falsely accused a white police officer of rape.

The conspiracy surrounding Dave Chappelle where Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert L. Johnson, and Oprah Winfrey teamed up to take down the Chappelle Show. They formed a coalition called the "Dark Crusaders"

The "most anti-Semetic" moment in USA history occurred when 250 youths rioted, killing several Jews, beating others, & causing $1m in damages. Rev. Al Sharpton led a march where an Israeli flag was burned, and spoke at a funeral where Hitler was praised.

Al Sharpton demanded an apology from Cartoon Network for depicting Martin Luther King Jr using the term "nigga" in the show The Boondocks. They responded by making fun of Al Sharpton in a radio broadcast in a later episode.

Al Sharpton demanded an apology from Cartoon Network for depicting Martin Luther King Jr using the term "nigga" in the show The Boondocks. They responded by making fun of Al Sharpton in a radio broadcast in a later episode.

Al Sharpton was James Brown's tour manager for 7 years.

The Rev Al Sharpton called Whitney Houston “Whitey" Houston

The Rev. Al Sharpton was James Brown's tour manager for most of the 1970s

Al Sharpton's daughter, Dominique Sharpton, posted Instagram images of herself climbing rocks in Red Rock Canyon, wearing high heels at a party, and boasting about climbing a mountain in Indonesia shortly after filing a $5M lawsuit against the city of NY after spraining her ankle in Soho

Al Sharpton was paid by Comcast to support their acquisition of NBCUniversal back in 2010, securing him a talk show on MSNBC, while throwing black owned media companies under the bus.

Al Sharpton's daughter, Dominique, filed a lawsuit against New York claiming she “still suffers... physical pain and bodily injuries” after spraining her ankle on a Soho street. Soon after, she posted an Instagram photos of herself hiking to the top of an Indonesian mountain

Al Sharpton visited the White House 110 times since 2009

Al Sharpton gets paid to NOT cry "racism"

Al Sharpton's daugther is suing NYC for $5 million after twisting her ankle, then climbs mountain

The White House visitor logs reveal over 100 visits by Al Sharpton since 2009

In 2005, Al Sharpton called for an Economic Boycott of Mexican products in response to Vincente Fox making insensitive comments about black Americans.

In 2006, the Reverend Al Sharpton protested the first-season episode "Return of the King," in The Boondocks for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s character's use of the word "nigga"

Yusef Hawkins was the third Black man killed in New York City by a white mobs in the 1980s. Rev. Al Sharpton was stabbed leading a demonstration, the attacker was tripped by one of the protesters, and others, including Yusuf Hawkins's father, and brothers, began kicking and pummeling him.