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    Al Sharpton just got arrested.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354487,00.html


    NEW YORK Hundreds of chanting protesters rallied in front of NYPD headquarters and near major bridges and tunnels Wednesday to push for a federal civil rights probe into the 50-bullet police shooting of an unarmed black man. Some demonstrators, including the Rev. Al Sharpton were arrested.

    Three detectives were acquitted last month of state charges in the 2006 slaying of Sean Bell, prompting Sharpton to organize Wednesday's demonstrations in six spots around the city.

    The Police Department deployed extra patrols and erected barricades in front of police headquarters, but the protests got off to a mostly orderly start at midafternoon.

    Outside 1 Police Plaza, about 200 people chanted "50 Shots!" Some demonstrators carried signs proclaiming, "We are all Sean Bell." Sharpton, shooting victim Joseph Guzman and Bell's fiancee, Nicole Paultre Bell, were among the crowd.

    "We're going to keep coming until we get federal indictments," said Frank Rodriguez, a military veteran who arrived at rally with homemade model of the shooting scene.

    On the opposite side of lower Manhattan, protesters outside the Holland Tunnel chanted "We're fired up we won't take it no more" and "No justice, no peace," and counted to 50 in a reference to the barrage of gunfire that killed Bell and wounded two of his friends.
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    As police kept their distance, organizers gave protesters instructions on how to behave when arrested. Demonstrators held hands as the Rev. James E. Booker Jr. blessed the crowd.

    "Don't let Sean Bell's death be in vain," said Booker, pastor of St. John A.M.E. Church in Harlem.

    A few miles uptown, some protesters were arrested for blocking traffic into midtown Manhattan on the Queensboro Bridge while about 200 people rallied near the entrance to the Triborough Bridge in Harlem.

    Earlier in the day, Sharpton said he expected acts of civil disobedience.

    "Some will kneel in prayer and risk arrest to heighten the national attention to the fact that the civil rights of people in New York have been violated with this judge's ruling," Sharpton told The Associated Press.

    Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said officers did not expect violence but would "take appropriate action" if the demonstrations became disruptive. Protests also were planned in Chicago and Atlanta, Sharpton's office said.

    Sharpton is seeking a federal civil rights investigation into Bell's shooting outside a Queens nightclub, which raised questions about police use of deadly force in minority neighborhoods.

    Bell was black, as are two of his friends who were wounded in the shooting; the three officers acquitted in the case are Hispanic, black and white.

    U.S. attorney spokesman Robert Nardoza said Wednesday that the case was under review, but he declined further comment.

    Bell crossed paths with the undercover detectives early on his wedding day as he was leaving his bachelor party with friends.

    The officers testified they feared for their lives after Bell and his friends got into a testy exchange with another patron and appeared to be going to retrieve a gun; Bell's friends testified the detectives fired wildly and without warning at Bell's car. No gun was ever found.

    State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman, who heard the case after the detectives waived their right to a jury, said he found the testimony of the officers more credible than the version of events offered by the victims.

    Kelly said Wednesday that the police department was continuing to examine the possibility of disciplinary action against the detectives.


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    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g...SfgJQD90H246O3

    Sharpton arrested as hundreds protest NYC police shooting

    By TOM HAYS and DAVID B. CARUSO 1 hour ago
    NEW YORK (AP) The Rev. Al Sharpton was arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday as he and hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.

    Sharpton, two survivors of the shooting and the slain man's fiancee were among about a dozen people arrested on disorderly conduct charges near the base of the bridge. Police led away demonstrators at several other bridges and tunnels in the city.

    The protests were part of a coordinated campaign to urge federal authorities to investigate the November 2006 shooting of Sean Bell. Three officers were acquitted of state charges last month.

    Sharpton, shooting survivors Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman, and Bell's fiancee, Nicole Paultre Bell, lined up and peacefully put their hands behind their backs as police put plastic handcuffs on them. Sharpton and Bell were placed in a police vehicle.

    The civil rights leader is seeking a federal civil rights probe into Bell's shooting outside a Queens nightclub. The case raised questions about police use of deadly force in minority neighborhoods.

    Sharpton had promised recently to "close this city down" with civil disobedience.

    Bell was black, as are his friends Benefield and Guzman; the three officers acquitted in the case are Hispanic, black and white.

    U.S. attorney spokesman Robert Nardoza said the case was under review, but he declined to comment further.

    Associated Press reporters Bonnie Ghosh and Ted Shaffrey contributed to this report.


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    Why is it that the most vocal idiot of the ministerial corps is lauded for his antics. He learned nothing from Dr King - absolutely nothing!

    Anybody think he will be prosecuted for his doo-wah-diddy-diddy-dum-diddy-doo parade? Me thinks not!
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    I am with ya on this Papa Bear,,, he will embellish his arrest
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    And snarling traffic does what?? As if driving in Ny isn't bad enough..

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    Yeah, he will just use this as another tool to get his name out in the world as if to say "Look at me."

    We will look at Sharpton alright. We will look at him and see him for the dumb ass that he really is.

    Then we will go back to regularly scheduled programing.


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    Can't he fall in the bathtub while holding a toaster and getting a BJ from a crack whore already???
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