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The Rev Tells The Sheriff: Paris Exposed "Unfairness"

6/11/2007 8:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rev. Al Sharpton met with Sheriff Lee Baca today to discuss recent events surrounding Paris Hilton and how they relate to other prisoners in the jail system. Sheriff Baca is the guy who reassigned Paris from a Lynwood jail to house arrest, under a s**tstorm of controversy.

Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, met with reporters after the meeting, saying, "I told him what prompted this is the feeling that ... there is an unfairness in how reassignment and early releases have been meted out."

One reporter asked Sharpton the burning question everyone wonders about whenever the Reverend intervenes in a story: Why are you here? To which he replied, "If I lead a national organization, and citizens in the county who are members of the organization call for us to get involved, the question is, 'Why wouldn't I get involved?'" Touché.

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76.

Good Grief    

Who let the idiots out today? It's funny how some people can sputter out racist comments all loud and proud but if you were face to face with a black person you wouldn't dare call them the N word. And to the comment about retributions from 400 years ago. Today's Fortune 500 companies have become what they are off the blood, sweat and tears of your forefathers. If the big whigs of that time were able to leave something behind for their descendants, shouldn't the people who worked just as hard or died building the companies be given the same courtesy?

Secondly, all of you wishing deadly diseases on a person be careful what you wish on others, karma IS a bitch! Wouldn't wish cancer or any sickness on another person.

Although, Al Sharpton gets involved in too many affairs to count at least he's being proactive and bringing attention to situations that otherwise would be swept under the rug.

2585 days ago
77.

JD    

If you believe Sharpton about anything, I've got some swamp land to sell you.

2585 days ago
78.

Michelle    

I don't understand what Mr. Sharpton is protesting...this is not racial discrimination...it is money/celebrity discrimination. It's saying that people without money/celebrity didn't get sent home by Sheriff Baca for health reasons......they went to the prison infirmary, which should be the way everyone is treated. I think Mr. Sharpton seeks publicity more than justice.

2585 days ago
79.

DTEX    

# 91

AMEN

AMEN

AMEN

2585 days ago
80.

Kay    

I have never been a fan of Rev. Al Sharpton, but this time I must agree with him.

2585 days ago
81.

DTEX    

Why is it that blacks can protest, scream, shout, scream for equality and it is considered ok and if whites do the same thing we are racists?????????? What about the DUKE case...where were all of the black leaders then???...there would have been RIOTS from coast to coast had the races been reversed.

2585 days ago
82.

DTEX    

How can you believe Sharpton...In my opinion he does not care about anything except self-publicity

2585 days ago
83.

Deb    

104
Hate to burst your bubble, but the girl who was raped later said she could idenify no one. The fact was 2 of them had documentation where they were at the time and it wasn't at that house. You loose.

2585 days ago
84.

MsAlSharpton    

Funny thing about Al Sharpton. When he spouts all the so called injustices done to blacks he never mentions that way back when slavery first came to this country................it was blacks in Africa that were selling their own people into slavery. So Al, stop blaming white people for everything, look at history and look at your own people. Sure our white ancestors are to blame too, but so our black people, let's finally move forward stop playing the race and slavery card, it's old. And remember that racism will never end until we stop defining ourself by race. But that's probably a concept that Mr. Sharpton can't understand because he promotes racism......afterall what would he do without it????????????

2585 days ago
85.

Lenn K.    

The problem you have with Al Sharpton is not Al Sharpton only, but the media that loves to put him on. If the media would stop putting this dog piss on there he'd probably go get someone pregnant or loot a church. Liberals love Sharpton and that's why is always on the television!!!!

2585 days ago
86.

my name is bindy not bindi    

i disagree with al sharpton alot , but this time he is right on the money. paris is getting pampered in the slammer. she needs to go back to her orginal jail cell. she says now she's changed and not acting dumb anymore... i honestly don't think she was ever acting .. she needed this to grow up

2585 days ago
87.

Babbs    

I, BABBS am just standing up for justice. I know Paris has done wrong and yes she should do the time. BUT what most people aren't getting thru their thick heads is the fact that she has already served her time under LA County circumstances. Everyone else only does 10% for that type of offense.

The Judge put restrictions on Paris nobody else would get. Where were the restrictions on Michelle Rodriquez when she violated probation and got 60 days?

Sheriff Baca has a hard time dealing with overcrowding, understaffing and underbudget restrictions. Once a person is released into his custody he is the be all end all as to what happens to that person. And he felt it necessary to release Paris with electronic monitoring.

The City Prosecutors don't file motions with the Judge for anyone else. Where were the motions when Michelle Rodriquez was out within hours on a 60 day sentence?

Sheriff Baca should send home 50 women with one of them being Paris! The judge doesn't want electronic monitoring so send her home a free woman!

Paris isn't being treated like anyone and everyone in LA County!!!!

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2585 days ago
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MsAlSharpton    

101.......do you have an education? Just wondering.

2585 days ago
89.

Legend    

Bacca is the example of the perfect gentelman . All others are psychos.
Thanks God he is where he is .

Support him

2585 days ago
90.

MsAlSharpton    

oops sorry 101......104 do you have an education???? Just wondering.

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