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Al Sharpton in the News

As the president might say: Let me be clear: Although I have read only this one account of what transpired, it’s clear the police acted stupidly. New York Daily News:

The Rev. Al Sharpton lashed out Sunday at the “unfair” treatment of his daughter and ex-wife by cops who arrested the duo for arguing over a traffic ticket in Harlem.

“I cannot imagine how two unarmed women with no record, could be taken in cuffs from a traffic dispute with NO personal or property damage involved,” Sharpton wrote in a string of angry postings on Twitter. “Well this is what we deal with everyday. We will never accept unfairness.”

Sharpton’s oldest daughter, Dominique Sharpton, 23, and ex-wife, Kathy Jordan, 53, were arrested Friday when they got into a heated verbal tussle with cops during a traffic stop, police said.

Dominique Sharpton sped past a police car on Eighth Ave. at 110th St. and blasted through a red light before cops nabbed her, sources said.

She called her mom, who rushed to the scene to find Dominique in the back of a police car, Sharpton’s attorney said.

Cops charged both with disorderly conduct and obstruction of governmental administration, issued them desk appearance tickets and let them go.

“Kathy showed the concern any mother would show,” Sharpton wrote.

Sharpton wrote there were “no drugs or drinking at all” – making their treatment all the more worse. Sharpton lawyer Michael Hardy called the arrest “excessive” and said the police car Dominique drove around was unmarked.

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