Lie #1- Most remember the Tawana Brawly case, not only was Brawley's story a fraud but it was Sharpton who at a a March 1988 news conference, blamed Dutchess County’s assistant district attorney Stephen Pagones for being one of Brawley's rapists. He also accused district attorney William Grady of trying to cover up Pagones’ involvement in the crime, and demanded that Governor Mario Cuomo arrest the two “suspects.” . Sharpton even told Spin magazine that Stephen Pagones had privately confessed to the crime. When asked for evidence of his claims Sharpton and his cabal insisted they would reveal the facts when the time was right. He never revealed that evidence because there never was any. To this day the NBC News employee has never admitted or apologized for his lie.
Lie #2- Yosef Lifsh was the driver of the car that tragically struck Gavin Cato in Crown Heights during August 1991. Lifish was falsely accused by Al Sharpton falsely of driving drunk that night despite the fact he knew police tested his blood alcohol level and he was clean. Al Sharpton incited so much hate against Lifsh that he had to flee to Israel.
Lie #3- Sharpton says his only role in the Crown Heights riot was attempts to make peace, but according to the sworn testimony of Efraim Lipkind, a Hasidic Jew and former resident of Crown Heights:
“Then we had a famous man, Al Sharpton, who came down, and he said Tuesday night, kill the Jews, two times. I heard him, and he started to lead a charge across the street to Utica. ---“
Lie #4- A false rumor began to spread that the Hasidic ambulance crew had ignored the dying black child in favor of treating the Jewish man, and that Gavin Cato died waiting for another ambulance. Actually the two ambulances were seconds apart and the police told the Hasidic ambulance to pick up an injured Jew. Despite the fact Sharpton knew the truth, he used the lie to incite the crowd at Gavin Cato's funeral. “The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident. ... It's an accident to allow an apartheid ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights. ... Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid. ... All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no kaffe klatsch, no skinnin' and grinnin'. Pay for your deeds."
Lie #5- Central Park jogger,” was monstrously raped and nearly beaten to death. Supporting the defendants Sharpton lied and said the jogger’s boyfriend did it and organized protests outside the courthouse, chanting, “The boyfriend did it!” and denouncing the victim as a “whore!”
Lie #6-Remember the controversy surrounding the Duke lacrosse team? They were falsely accused of rape and without any facts Al Sharpton declared that these ”rich white boys” had attacked a ”black girl,” and he warned that if arrests were not made immediately, there would be no peace. The "victim" was proved to be a liar and eventually recanted---Sharpton never recanted.
Lie #7-The Jewish owner of Freddy’s Fashion Mart in Harlem was forced by its landlord a Black Church to raise the rent on a black-owned sub-tenant. Sharpton falsely blamed Freddy's for the rent dispute, and called him a “white interloper” even though the store had been in the same location for 40 years. Following one of the Sharpton incited demonstrations, one of the protestors, a black man, stormed Freddy’s Fashion Mart with a pistol, screaming: “It’s on now! All blacks out!” In addition to shooting, he set fire to the building, eventually killing himself and seven others. Sharpton denied having spoken at any rallies and refused to accept any responsibility for poisoning the atmosphere, but the Jewish Action Alliance had recordings of Sharpton proving he was lying. While never acknowledging he incited the incident, the MSNBC Star did apologize for calling Freddy's owner a white interloper. He claimed his error was not leaving out the word "white."