The founder of the Guardian Angels has had enough of the alleged “race pimping” by Rev. Al Sharpton, whom he denounced with the nickname “Slim Shady.”
Curtis Sliwa, who is the founder and president of the Guardian Angels, wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Post on why he believes Sharpton has been a gigantic failure in reducing violence in the black community.
Here are a few excerpts:
Late last month, as the Rev. Al Sharpton was marching in the streets of Staten Island and preaching in a church in St. Louis, I couldn’t help but think of Antonio Smith — a 9-year-old boy gunned down by gang members in Chicago the week before. Antonio should be in school this week; instead, he’s six feet under — almost exactly a year after Sharpton pledged to rent an apartment on the Windy City’s West Side, spend two days a week walking children to school and lead a high-profile challenge to Chicago’s young black men to end that city’s horrific black-on-black crime.
Needless to say, Sharpton’s pledge came to nothing. He spent a few days in Chicago over a few months, then moved on to more lucrative work. This is why I call him “Slim Shady” Sharpton, after Eminem’s alter-ego. The Rev is far more svelte than in his Tawana Brawley days, but he’s still just as dubious a character. At that black church in St. Louis, the whole nation watched as “Slim” said, “I am not a hater I am a healer.”
Read more on what the Guardian Angels’ founder says about Sharpton and other black leaders.