by Ed Wood and Doug Book, staff writers
Historical fact is not always what some would have us believe. Having secured assistance from the requisite number of cowardly Republicans, leftist politicians and their media support group succeeded in removing the Confederate Flag from the State Capitol Building in South Carolina. Hooray for Honest Abe and the Hell with Dixie? Well Yankee President Abe Lincoln and Dixie General Robert E. Lee are pictured below. The captioned quote under each frame tells the story.
Not exactly what we were taught in the 8th grade, is it!
Below is the all too familiar face of Al Sharpton, the self-infatuated, runner-up hero to American race baiters. (Of course Jesse remains the king of race baiting/shakedown artists.)
Al has insinuated himself into any number of for-TV fabrications–Crown Heights, for example and the Ferguson riots, touched off by groups of thugs sent into Missouri by Uncle Al in response to the shooting death of harmless, Teddy Bear Michael Brown.
But Sharpton will forever be best remembered for taking up the cause of Tawana Brawley, the 15 year old reprobate who accused several white men of having abducted and raped her, all becauseshe needed an excuse for being out very late with her boyfriend.
It was in November of 1987 that the 15 year old Brawley was found inside a plastic bag, “curled in the fetal position,” covered with feces, the words “n*gger” and “b*tch” written on her and KKK carved into her shoe. Three white men were accused of the attack.
Into the picture strode Tawana Brawley’s self-styled advisers, New York City Black Activists, attorneys Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason and the Reverend Al Sharpton. “We’re gonna expose the facts in these crimes that you do to Black people,” exclaimed Sharpton to salivating, guilt ridden, white members of the national press corps.
But one year later, in October of 1988, the Grand Jury decided that Brawley’s story was a hoax. The Jury also implied that “…Ms. Brawley’s advisers had allowed the case to mushroom into a national cause despite indications that her account was dubious. ”
A media which spent countless hours reporting Sharpton’s every screech and screed was a bit less attentive when it came to divulging the results of a defamation suit filed by former Duchess County (NY) Assistant DA Steven A. Pagones, one of the men falsely accused by Brawley and her very vocal team of public proponents.
Alton Maddox finished paying off a $95,000 award for damages to Pagones in 2001. Pagones was also awarded $185,000 from Mason and $65,000 from Sharpton. Some months later, a judge awarded Pagones $185,000 from Tawana Brawley who, it was discovered, had moved out of New York, changing her name and Social Security number. She was finally located in 2013, working at a nursing home in Richmond, Va. A nurse who goes by the name of Tawana V. Thompson Gutierrez, Brawley now owes Pagones $431,492. Her wages have been garnished by court order.
Sharpton’s $65,000 was paid by Attorney Johnnie Cochran and a group of Uncle Al proponents. It’s good to have friends!