I've seen and worked with guys who would cut their mother, if she ratted them out. White or black. Groups of young black or Spanish 'youth' have been know to go after priests and ministers who 'wronged' them, or talked to police or who they THOUGHT had talked to the police.
Then, the group most people know that should NEVER be talked about, the Mafia.
That being the case, given all these things among different and divergent groups, then WHY is Al Sharpton still breathing? Just the idea that he's a rat, you would think, would get him a bad case of lead poisoning, or maybe he'd fall down a flight of steps or two..
The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.
But at a news conference, Sharpton insisted he never considered himself a confidential informant, despite a report identifying him as the "CI-7" referenced in recently released court records.
"I was never told I was an informant with a number," Sharpton told reporters at his Harlem headquarters in response to the report posted Monday on The Smoking Gun website. "In my own mind, I was not an informant. I was cooperating with an investigation."
Personally, again just personally, it seems like a fine line, of nuanced, rhetorical, semantics to make, the difference on being a brat, and in assisting an investigation. He didn't 'know' he had a number and that he was an informant? Aw, BS!
Sharpton would NEVER have spokn to anyone in a position of authority, without a lawyer handy. He had too much to lose by doing so. It's just more talking point, words said to offset words said, so that Sharpton can keep his paycheck and his lifestyle. I wonder how Tawana Brawley is doing tonight?
I'm betting she's not worth the Rev's $5M. I love these clowns and hopefully, there's a special place in hell for them.