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Holder’s Department of Justice Helped Organize Sharpton’s Anti-Zimmerman Rally

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 10, 2013 @ 5:21 pm In The Point | 10 Comments

There’s an old saying. Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs and don’t teach Al Sharpton to organize a race riot. But Eric Holder clearly feels that he has something to contribute to Sharpton’s hate rallies.

A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.

The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012

CRS spent $892.55 “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida” between March 30-April 1, and $751.60 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”

Sharpton, who promoted the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s and in 1995 led a protest against the “white interloper” owner of a Harlem clothing store that ended in a deadly shooting rampage at the store, was a featured speaker at the March 31 rally, called “The March for Trayvon Martin,” where he advocated for Zimmerman’s prosecution.

CRS expenditures related to the anti-Zimmerman protests continued through mid-April. Between April 11 and April 12, CRS spent $552.35 “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.”

Holder has appeared at Sharpton’s National Action Network hate group where he said, “Thank you, Reverend Sharpton – and thank you all for such a warm welcome.   It’s a privilege to be included, once again, in this important Annual Convention.”

In a law-abiding country, Sharpton would be under investigation by the DOJ. In a lawless country, Holder helps organize Sharpton’s protests.


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