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Sharpton earns the wrath of bloggers that matter

Women not tolerating Sharpton’s rape rant:

It seems that I’m not the only one who found Al Sharpton’s comments in the Dunbar Village rape suspects distasteful.

It seems that Sharpton has also gotten on the bad side of a group of black female bloggers.

“Sharpton bills himself as a spokesman for the voiceless,” wrote Tonyaa Weathersbee in BlackAmericaWeb.com “Too bad this time he decided to lend his voice to the ones who needed it the least – and guarantee that more raped black women will continue to suffer in silence.”

Remember, Al Sharpton thinks it’s a disgrace that basically a gang who raped a woman and forced her to have sex with her 12-year-old son should be out on bail because some white teens from Boca Raton that raped two girls after getting them drunk are out.

“Am I the only one that sees some GLARING DISTINCTIONS in these two cases that have absolutely nothing to do with the race of the defendants or am I missing something?” wrote blogger Arlene Fenton.

Fenton organized a letter-writing campaign against the local NAACP, Sharpton and his National Action Network for using the west Boca case to make victims of the Dunbar Village teenagers.

“It is breathtaking that the National Action Network brain trust can’t seem to comprehend the difference between a home invasion by masked gunmen who torture, rape, sodomize, cut, burn, and beat their victims for THREE HOURS and culminate the event with crime against nature committed against a 12-year-old child … and a case involving NONE of those facts,” Fenton wrote.

Of course being the politician that he is Sharpton is backpedaling…

Sharpton, who spoke with Fenton and Weathersbee on his radio show this week, now claims he never wanted the Dunbar rape suspects to be free pending trial.

Well at least some bloggers got to Sharpton even if it wasn’t this northern white boy. Ladies, you have my sincere thanks.

Sharpton on Dunbar Village suspects

Sharpton says Dunbar Village defendants being treated unfairly:

I normally don’t blog political anymore. I got burnt out on politics during the ’04 election period. The political discussion during that time became reduced to a shouting match between all parties and actual discourse was thrown out the window. However I will blog about the politics of crime if I’m so moved. It took the Reverend Al Sharpton to move me to blog about the subject I find so distasteful.

When Rev. Sharpton isn’t playing the race card he actually does do some good for the black community at large. I specifically remember Rev. Sharpton being on America’s Most Wanted trying to help find the killer of Chanel Petro Nixon. So not all of Sharpton’s antics are that bad.

But this one is. Sharpton is saying that the suspects in the Dunbar Village gang rape are being unfairly treated since they’ve been held with no bond. Meanwhile the suspects from the Boca Raton gang rape are free on bond.

On one hand I agree with the Reverend Sharpton that the Boca teens should be held with no bond. On the other hand Rev. Sharpton is picking the wrong example to use to make his point.

In the Dunbar case a group of teens stormed the victims place of residence, robbed her, raped her and then forced her to have sex with her own son.

In the Boca case some teens got some girls drunk to the point of passing out and then took advantage of them.

The severity of the Dunbar Village case is what’s keeping those suspects behind bars not their skin color.