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Apr 20 2021

Al Sharpton in Minneapolis

Before Al Sharpton could become rich and powerful, first he had to become famous. This he accomplished through the mother of all hate hoaxes. Discover the Networks takes us back to November 1987…

…when he injected himself into the case of a 15-year-old black girl named Tawana Brawley, who claimed that she had been abducted and raped by a gang of six whites in Dutchess County, New York. Despite a complete absence of any credible evidence to support Miss Brawley’s story, Sharpton assumed the role of special adviser to the girl…

Lamenting that their client had fallen prey to “certain elements that have constantly antagonized the black community, including the Ku Klux Klan and law-enforcement personnel,” Sharpton and the Brawley lawyers demanded that New York Governor Mario Cuomo appoint a special prosecutor to the case and publicly charged that “high-level” local law-enforcement officials were involved in the crime—an allegation that led to numerous death threats against members of the Dutchess County police department.

The case was a farce from the beginning. Brawley refused to speak with investigators.

Then at a March 1988 news conference, Sharpton and the attorneys fingered Stephen Pagones, Dutchess County’s assistant district attorney, as one of their client’s attackers.

There was no evidence against Pagones or anyone else. It was a circus. Head clown Sharpton denounced those who questioned his absurd allegations as racist.

In June 1988, a Sharpton aide named Perry McKinnon stepped forward to make a remarkable series of disclosures. A former police officer, private investigator, and director of security at a Brooklyn Hospital, McKinnon revealed that: “Sharpton acknowledged to me early on that ‘The [Brawley] story do sound like bull—t, but it don’t matter. We’re building a movement. This is the perfect issue. Because you’ve got whites on blacks. That’s an easy way to stir up all the deprived people, who would want to believe and who would believe—and all [you’ve] got to do is convince them—that all white people are bad. Then you’ve got a movement.” Explaining that Sharpton was methodically “building an atmosphere” for a race war, McKinnon continued: “Sharpton told me it don’t matter whether any whites did it or not. Something happened to her…even if Tawana done it to herself.” To prove his truthfulness, McKinnon submitted to a lie-detector test administered on camera and passed all questions.

The grand jury’s findings were conclusive. It was all a hoax. But Sharpton kept milking it, even proclaiming that Stephen Pagones had privately confessed. He also alleged that Brawley had been victimized by a “white supremist [sic] cult ritual.”

Pagones sued him for defamation. After 10 years of death threats and misery, he prevailed in court. Sharpton was supposed to pay him $65,000, but being above the law, never did. Eventually Sharpton’s supporters paid the debt.

The unapologetic Sharpton went on to become the moral avatar of the Democrat Party. No one is considered as a Democrat presidential candidate without slobbering on his ring.

If the Tawana Brawley hoax had taken place in 2021, Pagones would have been found guilty — not because anyone believed Brawley or Sharpton, but so as to prevent savages from rioting.

Sharpton arrived in Minneapolis yesterday to stamp his imprimatur upon the spectacle unfolding there. Watch him setting off:

Is Derek Chauvin criminally responsible for the death of George Floyd beyond a reasonable doubt? Not likely. But that doesn’t matter to Al Sharpton or anyone else in the liberal lynch mob.

On a tip from Henry.


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