Sharpton accuses Obama of "grandstanding in front of white people"

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    Nope, no racists on the black side of things.

    SHARPTON RAPS OBAMA
    By CHUCK BENNETT and KAVITA MOKHA
    AL BE DARNED: Al Sharpton, with Nicole Paultre-Bell yesterday, was furious over Barack Obama's reaction to the Sean Bell verdict, sources said.
    April 29, 2008 --

    Barack Obama made a call for nonviolence in the aftermath of the Sean Bell verdict - infuriating the Rev. Al Sharpton, who accused the presidential candidate of trying to "grandstand in front of white people," sources told The Post.

    During what a source described as a "heated" phone call yesterday, Sharpton told Obama he was disappointed with the Illinois senator's words on Friday, when Obama said "resorting to violence to express displeasure" was "completely unacceptable and counterproductive."

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    "[Obama] issues this statement and not a single rock had been thrown," said a source. "How does the candidate of change ask people to accept a verdict that is unjust?"

    The source said Sharpton had hoped Obama would "side with the Bell family" and not use it as an "opportunity to grandstand in front of white people."

    An Obama spokesman described the conversation as a chance to "hear [Sharpton's] views and to get his perspective."

    Sharpton ratcheted up the pressure on federal prosecutors yesterday by bringing Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, to Kalua, the Queens strip club where the Nov. 25, 2006 shooting took place.

    "We are going to put together a federal strategy on how to deal with the case," Conyers said.

    Also yesterday, Queens Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman, who rendered the not-guilty verdict, refused to comment on his decision.

    "He said what he had to say on the bench," his law clerk said.

    Additional reporting by David Seifman and Ikimulisa Livingston

    chuck.bennett@nypost.com
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    This is so rediculous. WHat do white people have to do with any of this???? THe three cops/detectives that shot Sean Bell were all black. Sharpton and the "civil" rights activists need to get a life and quit bringing white folks into problems that don't involve white folks. How is Obama grandstanding in front of white people by talking about three BLACK officers shooting another BLACK man. See, even white people are being blaimed for black on black crime. :rolleyes:
     
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    But we aren't allowed to mention the word "black" in anything but a reverential manner....
     
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    This is a prime example of a massive divided within the black community when it comes to civil rights that has been going on for years. You've got the older, less intellectual black persons who scream and holller at everything that white people or even non-white people do that could be considered racist. This makes it hard to get rid of REAL racism. I wish the oldies would sit down and shut up for a change.
     
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    You know I had a lot of respect for Shapton for a long time. Up until the Duke Lacross case. He turned into the biggest racist I've ever seen. Jessie Jackson at least had the dangles to look these boys in the face and say I'm sorry I was wrong. Sharpton had already gone to his next bitch about Whites rally in Jena LA. He needs to realize that if there was no racism wouldn't he have to get a real damn job.
     

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