Al Sharpton Kicks Off Derek Chauvin Trial with a Courthouse Publicity Stunt

Al Sharpton Kicks Off Derek Chauvin Trial with a Courthouse Publicity Stunt


It’s a sure sign of trouble when the Rev. Al Sharpton shows up — and Monday in Minneapolis was no different.

The New York huckster, who has somehow turned civil rights “activism” into a lifelong grift, brought his traveling roadshow to the opening day of the trial of the former police officer accused in the death of counterfeit suspect George Floyd last year.

And he played the moment for all it was worth.

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In the company of the Floyd family and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, Sharpton knelt on one knee outside the Minneapolis courthouse for eight minutes and 46 seconds, according to CNN.

That’s the length of time now-former Officer Derek Chauvin reportedly kept his knee on Floyd’s neck during the May 25 arrest that preceded his death.

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Sharpton, the kind of guy

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