For decades, militant black organizations have suspected that Al Sharpton is not what he appears to be. He’s not a voice for the black community. Rather, he’s an opportunist who will sell information about anyone to the FBI. In fact, black activists believe Sharpton has been snitching on them since 1983.
Ron Howell, Newsday, 1988:
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has worked as a federal informant, tried to set up a meeting with black fugitive radical JoAnne Chesimard in 1983, according to activists who said they were approached by Sharpton.
The black activists said they feared Sharpton was trying to deliver Chesimard into the arms of federal agents, but said they had no proof.
One law-enforcement source, who declined to be identified but has detailed knowledge of Sharpton’s activities as an FBI informant, said this week that Sharpton was working as an informant at the time he sought to meet Chesimard. The source said that one of Sharpton’s assignments was to try to lead agents to Chesimard, who escaped from prison in 1979 after being convicted in the killing a New Jersey state trooper.
Reports show that several black nationalists suspect that Sharpton was working closely with the FBI not only to help them capture JoAnne Chesimard, but also to provide the government with information about various black militias and their members. Why would Al Sharpton snitch on other black political activists? Money. Al Sharpton was (and probably still is) a paid FBI informant, and once again Al Sharpton is broke. All a broke opportunist needs to make a buck is an opportunity. Enter George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Just add hate-filled rhetoric and agitate.
Al Sharpton’s non-profit organization the National Action Network (NAN) as well his his other non-profits have debts totalling over $5.3 million. Interestingly enough, when Sharpton started his career as an FBI informant back in the early 80s, the non-profit organization he ran then was in serious need of a cash infusion as well. From Encyclopedia.com:
In the early 1970s Sharpton founded the National Youth Movement, an organization with the stated purpose of fighting drugs and raising money for ghetto youth. As the l6-year-old director of the organization, Sharpton made his first newspaper headlines in 1971 by urging black children in Harlem to participate in the African celebration of Kwanza instead of traditional Christmas events. The organization was later renamed the United African Movement, which Sharpton touted as a charitable anti-drug group with 30,000 members in 16 cities. But Victor Genecin, a New York state prosecutor, told the Washington Post that the group was “never anything more than a one-room office in Brooklyn with a telephone and an ever-changing handful of staffers who took Al Sharpton’s messages and ran his errands.”
The FBI is still looking for JoAnne Chesimard, and they think the New Black Panther Party of Florida knows exactly where she is. As it turns out, Al Shapton has joined forces with the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) in Florida to demand “justice” for Trayvon, and the contributions are pouring into the NBPP. Uh-oh. I smell easy money for our pal Al. All he has to do is play both sides; take money from the NBPP to promote racial hate with one hand, and with the other accept payment from the FBI for all the juicy information he’s getting from the militant black community in Florida. It looks like Al’s money woes will be resolved in no time, and that’s all he has ever really cared about.
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