Al Sharpton plays threatening voicemail for the press as he reveals he’s received multiple threats since Brooklyn cop slaying.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said Eric Garner’s family has no connection to a man who murdered two New York City cops in an apparent retribution killing as he revealed at a Sunday press conference threats made on his life in racist profanity-laced voicemail.
He also said there is no place for angry rhetoric that blames protesters or New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
‘We are now under intense threat from those who are misguided,’ he said. ‘From those who are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight.’
Sharpton told The Associated Press that he’s considering tightening his personal security after receiving nine messages threatening him — all within hours of the shooting.
He then clicked on his cellphone and played one message in which the male caller used the N-word to address the preacher, followed by a stream of four-letter words used to describe protest actions Sharpton has led against police-involved deaths of unarmed blacks.
‘The language is “Hey N word, stop killing innocent people, I’m going to get you,” and I have several like this,’ he said, according to silive.com. ‘We are now under intense threat from those that are misguided, by those that are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight.’
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