May 26, 2001 |
The Rev. Al Sharpton, handcuffed and escorted by police, arrived from Puerto Rico and was immediately taken to a detention facility to serve a 90-day sentence for trespassing on Navy land on Vieques island. Also on the flight from San Juan were New York City Councilman Adolfo Carrion Jr., New York state legislator Jose Rivera and Bronx County Democratic Party Chairman Roberto Ramirez. They were sentenced to 40 days. All were sentenced for a May 1 protest against bombing exercises on Vieques.
October 14, 2004
Re "Nov. 2 Is V-Day for Blacks in Florida," Oct. 11: It was with embarrassment and sadness that I read your story. One wonders how many other groups of voters are ignored in this "civilized" world of free elections. We sound like a Third World country that needs monitors, not to protect from fraud but to ensure the same opportunities to all voters. It was interesting that on the same page as the end of the story there was an article about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson supporting John Kerry.
May 24, 2001 |
A federal judge in San Juan sentenced civil rights activist Al Sharpton to 90 days in jail and ordered him to pay a $500 fine for trespassing on a Navy bombing range during protests against military training on the island of Vieques. The Rev. Sharpton was arrested May 1 along with Bronx Democratic Party President Roberto Ramirez, New York State Assemblyman Jose Rivera and New York City Councilman Aldofo Carrion. The politicians were sentenced to 40 days in prison and fined $500.
December 9, 2006
NOW that Andy Dick has upstaged Damon Wayans in the latest round of "hack comedians using the N-word to revive dead careers" ["Racial Slur Used Again, Rued Again," by Maria Elena Fernandez, Dec. 6], it is apparent that the absurdity of banning the N-word has opened old-time black leaders to even more ridicule as they try to restore a bygone era to a new generation. FREDERICK CLEVELAND Hollywood RE "Use it? Or Lose It?" by Scott Martelle, Dec. 5: As long as Damon Wayans sees fit to elicit laughs through homophobic jokes and rappers continue to use the F-word (as in "faggot")