by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
Rev. Sharpton now claims that he is a “cat”. He fraudulently led UAM to believe that he was a “pit bull.” A “cat” is no match for most dogs. Rev. Sharpton is confusing an “alley cat” with a lion. Of course, Curtis Sliwa did tell me that Sharpton had “nine lives.” This was in reference to my successful defense of him in 1990 in a 67-count indictment.
New York had thrown everything at Sharpton except the kitchen sink. It was his own greed and jealously that led to his demise as a “political maverick.” He is now a “political pawn” but “armed and dangerous.” Only the Black community is being endangered by his “paralysis of analysis.”
Instead of denying that he is still a “foot soldier” in organized crime, he is now arguing that the allegation of his being a “snitch” is a “distraction.” Any judge would tell a jury that credibility is always an issue at trial. Distraction is a “red herring.” It is not a “legal defense.” Thus, Sharpton has to do some more explaining if he wants to continue having his cake and eating it also.
Sharpton has three viable options. He may relinquish his title as “Head Negro-in-Charge.” He may also rescind his offer to President Barack Obama to be the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the National Action Network. Finally, he may retire as the “greatest switch-hitter” since P.T. Barnum.
Rev. Herbert Daughtry and his lieutenant, Charles Barron, in June 1987 at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, first claimed that Sharpton was a “snitch.” This claim was made before an assembly of about one hundred high-profile activists including, but not limited to, Rev. Calvin Butts, former NYC Councilman Al Vann, the late Gil Noble, Les Payne, the late Sonny Carson, Elombe Brath, the late Jitu Weusi and Michael Greys. Everyone believed the claim of Daughtry and Barron, that Sharpton was the “problem.”
Although I had no working relationship with Sharpton in June 1987, I did have probable cause to believe that he was a “snitch”. Since there was no law in the Black community against being a snitch, I had to decline any invitation to prosecute him. This gave Roy Innis a pass. Only Sharpton had been charged with being a “snitch.”
I was the only person in House of the Lord Church to extend Sharpton the “presumption of innocence.” Everybody wanted his head. Selective prosecution is unconstitutional. An ex post facto law is also unconstitutional. Wittingly or unwittingly, this unlawful assembly was acting at the behest of Gov. Mario Cuomo, New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams and Newsday. U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani was waiting in the wings.
This proof of probable cause consisted of conversations that I had with the late attorney Louis Clayton Jones who was a very credible person. Sharpton is being disingenuous when he claims that he was afraid of mobsters. Therefore, according to him, he had to become an “FBI snitch.” He voluntarily consorted with white mobsters. This voluntary relationship is subject to judicial notice. Throughout the years, he had acquired a history of double-crossing the Mafia.
Sharpton has no respect for the Mafia’s code of ethics. He knows that the Black community is a “mobocracy” and any cost-benefit analysis favors him. As long as he continues to “run with the hares” and “hunt with the hounds,” he is safe. This explains his ability to be a “switch-hitter.”
Over a period of nearly ten years, I have never acquired sufficient, unprivileged information, absent hearsay, to prove that Sharpton is a “snitch.” I have found substantial evidence, however, that he is a xenophile. He enjoys master-slave relationships.
I am aware that Sharpton will do anything to express his loyalty to white supremacists. “Actions speak louder than words.” See, for example, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell-Sharpton connection. Falwell publicly expressed hatred for Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
Sharpton has reason to claim that this charge is being made on the eve of NAN’s 2014 annual convention. It is well-founded. There is a precedent for his charge. President Theodore Roosevelt, in 1901 invited noted educator, Booker T. Washington, to dinner at the Executive Mansion. White supremacists hit the ceiling. The Memphis Scimitar, for example, castigated him for allowing a “nigger” to dine with him at the White House.”
Roosevelt had to give the Executive Mansion a change of name to put Negroes on notice. Only a Negro who had been given the title of “honorary white” could enjoy social rights in the White House under the Commerce Clause. This rule is still in effect in 2014. The Tea Party is enforcing it.
By no stretch of the imagination does Sharpton bear any resemblance to Booker T. Washington. Nonetheless, white supremacists are opposed to any president consorting with a mobster. Even among the “Negro bourgeoisie,” Sharpton lacks credentials. It is of no moment that he is a “disc jockey” on MSNBC-TV and on Sirius Satellite Radio. Unlike Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Boulé would never accept him into its fold.
It would take more than “Borax” and a “twenty mule team” to clean him up. The United African Movement should be given credit for cleaning up some of his “funk.” This “second chance” allowed him to beat multiple, state felony charges and carve out a new career for himself in politics. But for the United African Movement giving him some credibility, no one would be talking about him in 2014.
We must learn to give credit where credit is due especially when the recipient is a descendant of enslaved Africans. Rev. Sharpton will give thanks to the Ku Klux Klan or the John Birch Society even though he received all of these benefits from UAM free of charge. His “bad character” outweighs his “rap sheet.”
In 1983, I filed a major lawsuit against the Mafia in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. It also involved Black selected officials. The mob represents the Black community politically and economically. They feared my legal ability to prove the charges. This is the real story. The Brooklyn Federal Court illegally removed me from this litigation. Read the court records and the transcripts.
If six white men had raped a fifteen year-old Black girl or if a white man had murdered a Black teen-ager, the perpetrators would not be walking around today. In Tawana Brawley, the only Black man who has demonstrated a knowledge of ethics is the only Black man who is standing alone in defending her. Others have “run for the tall grass.” Ethics is about accountability to each other and not to the white man. Like in slavery, no Black person can marry or defend a Black female.
Any Black person who is too busy to sit down and draft a “code of ethics” is no better than Sharpton, Daughtry and Barron. These men are “social parasites.” Twenty-six years later, they have still refused to draft a “code of ethics.” The military, business and legal communities all have “codes of ethics.” These codes mandate accountability. A “slave” only wants to be accountable to his or her master.
I would be very happy to discuss Sharpton’s status with him and Mayor William de Blasio over cable television and satellite radio. Mayor de Blasio is not an innocent bystander. Don’t hold your breath, however. Rev. Sharpton would prefer to “run though hell with gasoline drawers” than to debate me. What are they hiding? In the meantime, I have to “eavesdrop” on his lies in ex parte communications.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. coupled with Rev. Al Sharpton and Jacqueline Jackson was arrested for protesting the U.S. Navy using Vieques in Puerto Rico as a bombing range. He kept a journal and on July 5 he made this entry:
The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton “give me the creeps.” [He continues to write]: Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than George Wallace. He has suffocated the decent black leaders in New York. His transparent venal blackmail and extortion schemes taint all black leadership.”
Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471