It’s about time someone brought these criminals to justice…
A day after a Huffington Post blogger and NYPD gadfly Len Levitt wrote a post alleging that the New York City Police Department planted spies inside the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, Sharpton has threatened to sue the city.
According to Levitt, the NYPD also has allegedly tried in the past to discredit Sharpton by spreading rumors that he is gay.
In the post, Levitt, a veteran police reporter and author, alleges that an NYPD informant was inserted inside NAN headquarters to gather information about any large-scale protests being planned in response to the acquittal of police officers involved in the killing of Sean Bell, an unarmed black man who was killed just hours before his wedding.
But perhaps the most shocking claims made in Levitt’s post are those around an NYPD plot to discredit Sharpton by spreading rumors, beginning in the ’80s, that he was homosexual.
According to Levitt, “Two undercover police officers who spied on black protest groups in the 1980s told this reporter in 1998 that the department was so intent on discrediting Sharpton that they were tasked by their superiors to spread rumors that he was homosexual.”
This is some isht they used to do to Malcolm X. The NYPD acts like a bunch of damn crooks sometimes. We hope he sues them and takes all their damn money that they spend shooting unarmed Black kids. SMH.