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Policy Boss: Cops' Financial Clout Can Stop Sharpton's Shakedowns

Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 07:08 PM

Corporations shell out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Rev. Al Sharpton's non-profit group to steer clear of racially-charged imbroglios — the latest example being Sony, says Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center.

"The Sony Pictures episode is a classic Al Sharpton shakedown," Flaherty said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV, referring to Sony Chairman Amy Pascal's meeting with Sharpton following the release of some racially-insensitive emails.

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"This executive was vulnerable due to these racially charged emails so Sharpton went in there and held a meeting with her and gave her some sort of absolution by not demanding that she resign.

"Now, they haven't disclosed exactly what kinds of agreements were made, but I'm sure Sharpton sought monetary help for himself or his organization."

And that has to stop, said Flaherty, who believes Americans — particularly cops who've been the subject of Sharpton's wrath in recent months following the deaths of black men by white cops — have the power to make it happen.

"There are hundreds of thousands of police officers in this country and other people employed in law enforcement. They're customers of companies like Walmart, they're shareholders," he said.

"It's time that these CEOs be presented with a choice. Either you can side with Sharpton and his ugly message of hate or you can side with the dedicated and professional members of the community who are employed by law enforcement and who protect us all and keep us safe."

Flaherty's conservative think tank recently wrote Wal-Mart — which has donated money to Sharpton's National Action Network for years — to stop the funding in light of the murders of two New York police officers.

"Walmart is the biggest company that supports Sharpton … It's really up to Walmart to be a leader in corporate America and cut off Sharpton so that the others will, too," he said.
"These big companies would not deal with any other entity that was so unaccountable unless it was Sharpton's organization … He has played fast and loose for a long time. I've always felt that it will catch up to him and I'm hopeful that it will."

Flaherty said Sharpton has had unprecedented access to the White House under President Barack Obama.

"He's been there 80-85 times. It's almost as if Barack Obama outsourced race relations in this country to Al Sharpton, which is tremendously ironic given the fact that Obama's our first African American president," he said.

"Obama made a huge mistake and after what's happened in New York with the tragedies, Obama's probably going to be a little less welcoming of Al Sharpton at the White House. I honestly believe that."

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