"Civil Rights Leader" Al Sharpton, Again

Republican-bashing Jesse Jackson makes the grade as well.

Sigh. In the wake of the controversy over the shooting death of Sean Bell by undercover cops outside a Queens strip club, comes Thursday's Metro update from Sewell Chan and Daryl Khan, "Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Lead Angry Group to Site of Deadly Police Shooting." The Timesagainawards the racially inflammatory Sharptonthe nonpartisanandflattering designation of"civil rights leader."

"The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton led relatives and community members on an angry and emotional visit yesterday morning to the Queens street where Sean Bell, an unarmed 23-year-old black man, was shot to death in a hail of police bullets early Saturday morning.

"As the two civil rights leaders led their group, police officers continued searching the site for evidence yesterday, and investigators were seeking additional witnesses."

Besides again dignifying hate-monger Sharpton, the Times missed this instigation to anti-police violencenoticed by the New York Post: "Mourners lit votive candles, prayed and hung angry signs of protest against police brutality across the street from where bullet holes still remained in parked cars. One sign read, 'Off the pigs who shoot our kids.'"