Al Sharpton reportedly isn’t ready to give up on seeking justice for Michael Brown. Now that the protests and riots have ended, the 60-year-old civil rights activist has re-emerged to continue the legal battle against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
“Let the record be clear,” said Sharpton. “You have broken our hearts, but you have not broken our backs. We are going to continue to pursue justice.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the grieving family of Michael Brown was supposed to release a statement in regard’s to the grand jury’s decision, but ultimately decided to allow attorneys and Sharpton to speak publicly on their behalf. Sharpton and the family’s attorneys openly accused the prosecution of structuring and presenting a “biased” case to the grand jury.
“Let’s be very honest about this process,” said lawyer Benjamin Crump. “We have the local prosecutor, who has a very symbiotic relationship with the local police. We could foresee what the outcome was going to be.”
Although the controversial civil rights leader has stated his intentions, several media outlets have criticized his efforts in wake of the Ferguson riots. Apparently, Sharpton been missing in action over the past couple days.
As a matter of fact, liberal commentator Juan Williams definitely had no reservations about voicing his opinion of Sharpton on Fox’s The Five. He questioned his motives and whereabouts during all of the chaos since he reportedly showed up with cameras after all of the damage was done.
“I mean I first of all, when the trouble starts, where is Al Sharpton to say to people, “Rioting is not in the best interest of the black community. It’s going to take away from the discussion about justice and all the rest…” Williams said.
He continued, “But now he’s there when the cameras are there, and what’s he doing, but to my mind disparaging [Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch] after the fact. I have arguments with McCulloch. But goodness gracious, at this point, I think he’s– self-serving?”
The federal investigation of Michael Brown’s death will be ongoing. Beginning next week, a series of meetings will be held to investigate the case. Do you think Al Sharpton’s efforts are sincere? Share your thoughts.
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