Al Sharpton continues to fan the flames of racial tension.
Thousands of protesters are expected to turnout in Washington, DC on November 13 for Sharpton’s National March Against Police Violence in response to the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City by white police officers.
Sharpton has a history of agitating and causing chaos.
Newsmax.com provides a detailed timeline about Sharpton’s antics over the years, “16 Facts About Al Sharpton the Media Won’t Tell You,” including:
When Sharpton sought involvement in the funeral of Akai Gurley, an African-American shot dead in November 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.
The reverend accused an upstate New York prosecutor, Steven Pagones, of being part of a group of white men who raped teenager Tawana Brawley in 1987. A grand jury found “overwhelming evidence” that the rape allegation had been fabricated. Pagones sued Sharpton for defamation and won a judgment of $65,000. Sharpton reportedly paid the judgment with money raised by his supporters.
Sharpton has more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his businesses. His National Action Network has repeatedly failed to pay travel agencies, hotels, and landlords, records show.
Read more from Newsmax here.