Al Sharpton Blasted By Florida Sheriff Amid ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting Protest- “Go Back To New York!”

Chris “Badger” Thomas RIGHT WING TRIBUNE

A Florida sheriff on Monday responded to sharp criticism from the Rev. Al Sharpton for not arresting a white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a parking lot dispute last month.

Sharpton criticized Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri at a Sunday rally for Markeis McGlockton, Fox News reports.

Sharpton criticized the sheriff’s office for not immediately making an arrest in the incident, which left Markeis McGlockton dead in a Clearwater parking lot.

The shooter, Michael Drejka, told deputies he feared for his life. Because of that, Gualtieri chose not to arrest Drejka, saying the state’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law applies in this case.

Sunday, Sharpton called out Gualtieri, saying lock Drejka up, or give up your badge.

The sheriff responded Monday:
“It’s a bunch of rhetoric. I don’t pay much attention to it, to tell you the truth. I wasn’t there, and I don’t really care what Al Sharpton has to say.  “Go back to New York; mind your own business.”
Sharpton was met by hundreds of people Sunday during his stop at St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Clearwater as he pressed local leaders to file charges against Michael Drejka, the white man who shot McGlockton, who is black, during a fight over a convenience store parking space July 19.
“If you got to the scene, Mr. Sheriff, and Markeis had been standing over the white man, you would have cuffed him and taken him to jail!  Drejka killed an unarmed black man who was standing up for his family. Lock him, or give up your badge.” ~ Sharpton

When reached Monday, a spokeswoman for Sharpton sent a statement comparing Gualtieri’s comments to “those of sheriffs out of the 1960s that used to call civil rights leaders invited in by victims, ‘outside agitators.’”

“I came at the invitation of the family and literally thousands of people in his county,” it continued. “Additionally, five candidates for governor joined me because he did not take care of his business. It would not be necessary for me to do so if he took care of his own, and until he does I will keep coming to Clearwater.  The sheriff, who is white, was also asked about the candidates’ appearances during the news conference, to which he answered they were “politicking.”

“The facts and the law matter,” the Sheriff said. “Learn the facts and learn the law and then you can opine … but you get in politics, that’s what you’re going to get,” Tampa Bay Times reported.

Sharpton is nothing but a hate speech, tax dodging leech on society and he preys on division and hate to divide people and uses racism to feed any who will listen to him.

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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