Al Sharpton: ‘Lower The Threshold’ for Federal Hate Crimes Cases

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, February 26, 2015

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is lamenting the “impossible bar to reach” in order to prosecute federal hate crimes and is proposing to lower the threshold to try them.

Sharpton made the remarks during an interview with talk radio host Tom Joyner on Wednesday. The MSNBC host was upset with the Justice Department’s announcement that it was dropping its case against George Zimmerman in the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

“Unless we change that legislation, we end up where we are in terms of the Trayvon Martin case,” Sharpton told talk radio host Tom Joyner on Wednesday.

“Clearly, I’m disappointed,” he continued.

“Clearly, I’m sure the family is. But clearly the Justice Department cannot go beyond the laws as is written. As we fight these fights and continue to fight the fights from Staten Island to Ferguson, we must change the threshold that you qualify a federal civil rights case for, or we will keep having these moments of activism that end up with cases being dis[missed].”


“If you lower the threshold where you can say if the results are race-based, if in fact there is enough evidence whether there are witnesses or not. Whatever it’s lowered to it makes it possible for what is a state case which clearly Trayvon was tried in the state could also be a federal civil rights case without an impossible bar to reach.”

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  • Alexandra1973

    I guess Al Shakedown won’t be satisfied until a White person is arrested for even LOOKING at a black person the wrong way.

  • TruthBeTold

    The proposed solution to every black problem: ‘lower the threshold.’

    • WhiteVeinKratom

      Isn’t that interesting, but never acknowledged.

  • Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is lamenting the “impossible bar to reach” in order to prosecute federal hate crimes and is proposing to lower the threshold to try them.

    Like having actual evidence. Who needs evidence when you can have a good quality Al Sharpton-led black lynch mob? Complete with tires, gasoline and matches. That’s true African social justice.

  • dd121

    In other words: any violence against blacks by a white = hate crime. I swear these liberals are making race relations worse by the day.

    • John Smith

      They expect whites to take it and if any speak up, just cry “racism.”

      • dd121

        It’s been working for them for 60 years. Why stop now?

  • TruthBeTold

    What Sharpton is really proposing is lynching.

  • superlloyd

    Blacks always want the bar lowered. Are they all practising to be limbo dancers?

    Sharpton wants carte blanche for the legal system to exonerate blacks of all crimes and prosecute all whites engaged in self defence against violent black criminals.

    I hear his MSNBC show is being canned because of it’s dire ratings. Hopefully, this race baiting huckster’s fortunes keep going down the toilet.

  • Alex Dihes

    My Talmud
    In the psychiatric ward

    Doctor. Mr. Kerry…
    Kerry. I’m not a Kerry. I’m Abe Lincoln.
    Doctor. Who told you that?
    Kerry. God.
    Voice from the other bed. Doc, I didn’t tell him that.
    Doctor. I know, Barack. I know.

  • MekongDelta69

    My favorite (at the moment – it changes every day) headlines on Drudge:

    “Legendary black media exec unloads on president…”

    ‘Uses’ Sharpton to ‘control the negroes’…

  • Ed

    Sharpton wants African Law, he may get it eventually the way things are going but not today.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Blacks are absolutely convinced that any negative act against a black by a non-black is not only racist, but is proof of widespread white racism.

    Look at the controversy this week where the host of the show “Fashion Police”, Juliana Rancic, criticized the dreadlocks of a black actress by saying she looked like she smelled of weed and patchouli. The patchouli reference made it clear, to me at least, that Rancic was suggesting that dreads are a hippie look.

    Predictably, however, blacks and white Liberals attacked Rancic for her “racist” comments. Countless articles followed where whites were lectured about how they’ve dehumanized black women by criticizing their hair. Rancic never mentioned “black” never mind all blacks, and the show is called “Fashion Police” where the sole purpose is for the hosts to critique the appearance of all celebrities. None of this mattered to to perpetually agrieved. All that mattered is that one white woman negatively critiqued the hair of one black woman, and this was enough for lectures about all whites being racist to all blacks. Blacks don’t want equal treatment, they want special treatment.

    • superlloyd

      Blacks want special treatment because they have special needs.

    • libertarian1234

      “Blacks are absolutely convinced that any negative act against a black by a non-black is not only racist, but is proof of widespread white racism.”

      And when it is pointed out that a large number of blacks, if asked, will tell you they think the term, “A black hole in space is racist,” as are the names of Angel Food and Devil’s Food cakes.

      And they’ll also claim that they’ve made great accomplishments throughout history, but whitey has been hiding behind every tree and rock to rush forward and cover them up.

      • Blackfish

        I posted a comment on another site that black achievements in this country appear to me to boil down to peanut butter and a 50 year old speech!

        • Peanut butter was invented by prehistoric Peruvian Indians. The Kellogg brothers were the first to use vegetable oil making it. Blacks don’t even get to claim that one.

        • Alden

          A White man in Quebec Ca. Got a patent for peanut butter in 1884. His name was Edson. Various spreads and butters made of nuts were popular with both health food vegetarians and working class Moms. Who wanted something cheap, nutritious and long lasting shelf life for their kids by the mid 19th century.

  • WR_the_realist

    Al Sharpton wants to make it illegal for a white person (or even a Hispanic person) to defend himself from a black thug.

    He is not just wrong. He is evil.

    • Rhialto

      He’s not a evil as White Liberals who want to make White self defense illegal.

  • ncpride

    “Unless we change that legislation, we end up where we are in terms of the Trayvon Martin case,”

    Just breathtaking considering the only person known to have used a racial slur was Martin himself, according to that articulate girlfriend of his, by referring to Zimmerman as a ‘cracka’. I used to think this man was just a racist pig and shakedown artist, but now I see he is clearly dumb- as -rocks stupid.

    • libertarian1234

      And he’s a typical black too. Their stupidity is amazing to behold. Any nation having these people included is destined to self destruct.

  • Capn Dad

    If a black kills a white is that a hate crime?

    • LexiconD1

      No, which is why they ought to be done away with. Unless the law begins applying them equally, and FAIRLY.

      • ghettovalley

        If they were applied in such a way, completely equally, it would result in skyrocketing rates of black on white hate crimes in no time at all. The statistics would effectively prove decades of progressive egalitarian propaganda false almost overnight. Therefore it will never happen, and racially motivated black on white hate crimes will continue to be swept under the rug.

        • LexiconD1

          Agreed. Thought it went without saying 🙂

          • ghettovalley

            The big lie goes on and on. Meanwhile, the most vulnerable members of our race keep getting preyed upon by violent borderline mentally retarded black criminals. We’ve all heard it a thousand times. Blind 86 year old white woman raped and beaten in her home. White autistic man savagely beaten and robbed. Innocent white child burnt on his porch in front of his mother with gasoline. You can’t help but wonder when we as a people will say enough is enough, and put an end to this nonsense already, by any means necessary. This is another reason why black on white crimes are frequently kept from the public. So as to avoid waking the sleeping white giant.

    • John Smith

      It’s something praiseworthy for “progressives.”

    • Jesse_from_Sweden

      No, that’s a case of “racial justice”.

      White kills black = Hate crime.
      Black kills white = Racial justice

  • Alex Dihes

    From Russian Talmud
    Putin. I look at what has happened in Fergusson. I analyze the consecutives and I understand clearly. A WRONG black was killed. Yep, not the right one.

    • Kenner


      • Alex Dihes

        Thanks a lot

  • libertarian1234

    “Al Sharpton: ‘Lower The Threshold’ for Federal Hate Crimes Cases,”

    He’s a typical black with a typical black mind which means to say he’s very close to a drooling idiot who can neither reason in abstract terms nor can he logic coherently in line with people who are out of the stone-age stage of evolution.

    He and his entire tribe has no business integrated with other people who are above their intellectual level. All of them, with few exceptions, need to be together in one nation as in Haiti, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Detroit, Atlanta and the like, not in a country where their presence adds stupidity to the national thinking and who burn down their own neighborhoods and then laugh uproariously about it thinking they got back at whitey.

    There’s another one just like him and Holder who is chomping at the bit, waiting to be confirmed so she can pursue a hate-whitey agenda and pretend her tribe can’t get ahead because of whitey, instead of their lack of ability and intellect.

    One of the GREATEST failings of the GOP is that whenever they had the presidency they never purged the Justice Department of mentally challenged blacks with an agenda of hate.

    They can keep control of Congress and win the presidency in 2016, but I’m willing to bet hateful black militants will still dominate Washington.

    Excuse me, but I’m particularly pessimistic today. I really don’t think this country should continue to exist in its present form.

    • archer

      If they win anything in ’16 the way they’re caving in on immigration it will be a miracle. I think this is the end of them, if millions more of third worlders are allowed in and they vote, it’s good bye.

    • Alden

      Nixon, not Johnson was the affirmative action President. The great White hope Reagan was as bad as the democrats about affirmative action.

  • I have a compromise: Make ALL interracial crimes hate crimes. There, fixed it. But, of course, George Zimmerman was not found guilty of any crime, good. But nearly all interracial crimes are by blacks against Whites.

    • John Smith

      Trayvon was a racist.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    No matter how thorough the investigations, trials, and grand juries are against people who have killed blacks, other blacks simply refuse to accept that the evidence supports acquittal or no charge. Even if the hate crime bar was lowered there would still be no federal charges against Zimmerman because there was no evidence Zimmerman a hate crime. To blacks a black victim and non-black defendant equals hate crime. I’m not sure if they’re hate blinds them from the truth of the situation or if they’re simply not sharp enough to understand the hate crime legislation. Probably both.

    • Steve_in_Vermont

      They certainly are blind to hate crimes committed by blacks against whites. It’s a double standard that whites understand and talk about, but blacks will deny no matter the evidence. Blacks want equality but until they hold themselves accountable for their own actions they won’t get it.

      • Frank_DeScushin

        I’ve discussed the black mob attacks on white victims with blacks at work. They are all legitimately perplexed and seem honest that they’ve never heard about them. When I assure them that the attacks are real they seem either skeptical or dismissive. It’s complete willful ignorance.

        • Steve_in_Vermont

          I see more “willful ignorance” today that ever before. If a subject makes us uncomfortable we ignore it….until the proverbial wolf is at OUR door, then it’s important. As it has always been, as it shall always be.

        • Blackfish

          Or simply a result of getting their news from the mainstream media . . . or Jon Stewart!

    • John Smith

      They’ll make some up next time.

  • LHathaway

    In a nation where blacks are 6 times more likely to commit murder (8 times more than whites) and are 16 times more likely to murder a white than the other way around, 30 times more likely to assault a white than the other way around and over 100 times more likely to rob a white, black leader Al Sharpton calls for more hate crime prosecutions, and the media and educators will take this seriously, and the black men as ultimate victims charade will continue no matter what. At least for a little while longer.

  • phillyguy

    I can’t wait till this idiot drops dead so I don’t have to hear him any more.

    • IstvanIN

      From your lips to God’s ears.

    • TruthBeTold

      And what’s up with Jesse Jackson? Will he ever move on?

      • LexiconD1

        Or Louis Farrakhan.

      • Blackfish

        Not as long as there is still money to be made!

        His crooked kid in in jail. Hopefully he’ll be next

  • bv

    I’m amazed he hasn’t been knocked off yet. Also that Malema character in a South Africa.

  • OhWow

    When all else fails, move the goalpost in.

    • TruthBeTold

      In the case of blacks, lower the goalpost.

      • Kenner

        ‘Limbo lower now…’

  • A Freespeechzone

    The likes of Sharpton, Obama, Holder and the media support the ability to prosecute and punish Whites at will… a matter of the ‘payback and retribution’ for being White.

    Make NO MISTAKE, under this new Attorney General, Holder in a dress and Obama’s executive orders, this IS the direction we are headed…..

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    “The threshold for mindreading what a perp was thinking must be lowered!” Al Sharpton

  • Alden

    Eric Holder said the same thing today. Obama could do it by signing a Holder written executive order that of course would never be repealed by any Rebublican President

  • Alden

    His first sponsors were the New York Times and the YKW establishment of NYC.