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    NASCAR Funding Al Sharpton Group? Wut?

    NASCAR Funding Al Sharpton Group? Wut?

    Watchdog group calls on NASCAR to cut ties.

    I would imagine the toughest thing about doing business with Al Sharpton is asking him for a lost receipt, but the National Legal and Policy Center is asking NASCAR to end its relationship with him over Ferguson.

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon has the story:

    Watchdog Calls on NASCAR to End Funding to Al Sharpton

    A government watchdog group is calling on NASCAR to cut ties with Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in response to the cable news host’s comments about police in the wake of the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the questionable financial activities at his nonprofit groups.

    The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked NASCAR to “end its financial support of Al Sharpton and his organization” in a letter to CEO Brian France on Monday. NASCAR has previously been a sponsor of NAN’s annual conference, a key fundraising event for Sharpton’s group, according to the NLPC.

    “The cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, followed weeks of Sharpton’s vilification of law enforcement personnel. Now two police officers have been gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri,” wrote NLPC president Peter Flaherty in the letter. “Mr. France, police lives matter. You can demonstrate your support for law enforcement by ending your support for Sharpton without delay.”

    Sharpton has been a regular presence in Ferguson.

    He even held a press conference after the grand jury decision in November.

    Now that we know “hands up, don’t shoot” was a lie, Al Sharpton won’t be the only person called to task.

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    Ragspierre | March 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Sharpton The Destroyer is what he should be called.

    He has done more to destroy the lives of people of all colors than anyone in the U.S. who isn’t now in prison.

    Any. One.

    DaveGinOly | March 17, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Al Sharpton – fraud, huckster, race-baiter, tax scofflaw, tax cheat, liar; and those are his good qualities. Why would anyone want to be associated with him?

    clintack | March 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Why is this surprising?

    Al Sharpton’s group is entirely funded by blackmail — threatening to spur racial protests against a company or industry if donations are not forthcoming.

    NASCAR is a flyover-country sport with almost exclusively white drivers.

    Paying Sharpton off isn’t all that crazy — however much you and I might wish to see them make a stand.

    It takes real courage to stand up to a protection racket, and large corporations are designed for prudence and caution, not courage.

    Acquiessing to miscreants only encourages them.

    Estragon | March 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    NASCAR morphed from being about racing long ago. It’s all about manufacturing ever-growing piles of cash now.

    But funding Al Sharpton is just stupid. It would be cheaper and more useful as a public service just to have him whacked.

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