For me, one of life’s enduring mysteries is how so many people seem to take Al Sharpton seriously. He is a man who came to prominence in perpetration of a slanderous hoax, one for which he has yet to express remorse. He is a charlatan of the first order, though he seems to make a handsome living at it. It beats working, one supposes.
Mr. Sharpton was here in Los Angeles recently to mark the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. L.A. might seem an odd choice of venue to for the occasion until one remembers that Sunday is the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King riots. Shaprton’s thinly veiled message is this: Consider the potential consequences if the criminal justice system fails to produce the result that the No Justice, No Peace crowd desires.
I have more to say on this in my most recent column on PJ Media, which you can read here. And for those interested in learning about the early moments of the riots, I described them two years ago in this piece, also at PJ Media.