“‘Al, the purpose of our movement has never been to just get civil rights for us, it’s to protect and stand for civil and human rights for everyone.’”
The Jewish movement’s invitation to the civil rights activist earned sharp rebukes from Chabad, who accused him of inciting anti-Semitic riots.
Sharpton exhorted blacks and Jews to put aside their difference due to the “clear and present danger of now” in a new Haaretz oped.
A high-profile lawyer accused of raping a woman in his New York City apartment last week has said he will no longer handle a planned wrongful-death lawsuit against the city by the family of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in chokehold during his arrest.
Police are investigating an allegation that a New York City lawyer who has been involved in a string of high-profile civil-rights lawsuits against police raped a woman at his Manhattan apartment last week, police said on Monday.
Al Sharpton hasn’t always had the best relationship with the Jewish community.
In what is the closest he will probably ever come to an apology, Al Sharpton (onetime firebrand turned soon-to-be MSNBC host) writes in today’s Daily News about his conduct during the Crown Heights riots that “our language and tone sometimes exacerbated tensions and played to the extremists rather than raising the issue of the value of this young man whom we were so concerned about.”