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Rev. Al:

Plaxico's Sentence

'Unusually Harsh'

9/23/2009 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reverend Al Sharpton is coming out swinging against Plaxico Burress' 2-year prison sentence -- claiming Plax's punishment is "way out of proportion with the crime."

Rev. Al Sharpton -- Plaxico Burress
The Rev just sent us the following statement:

"I think it is an unusually harsh sentence for someone who was his own victim. He should be punished but his sentence is way out of proportion with the crime.

Celebrities should not be given special treatment but they should not be given exceptional punishments either."

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46.

shabbs69    

WOW it took this a**whole long enough to respond!! Just shut the hell up for once!

1669 days ago
47.

xxx    

would you be arguing this if he accidentally shot someone ELSE? he brought a loaded gun to a club in one of the places that has the harshest gun laws, he deserves what he got. this isn't about "race" or "celebrity" it's about laws. it's only a shame his gun didn't shoot him somewhere else, so he would not be able to breed.

1669 days ago
48.

Etienne    

What is "unusually harsh" is the way Sharpton sticks his big ugly snout into situations he has no business being in and uses the race card every time as an excuse. Why is he considered so upstanding? Does no one remember Tawana Brawley?

1669 days ago
49.

balls    

balls

1669 days ago
50.

Cherries    

I really dislike Al Sharpton, not because he is black and only stands up for black people. But, because he is so annoying. I don't know if 2 years is right for this crime, but let it go.

1669 days ago
51.

janalal4    

He was carrying an unlicensed handgun. Maybe he should have been more aware of the state laws before he chose to do this? Isn't that part of being a responsible gun owner? The laws are in place for a reason. People are fed up with gun violence in New York & everywhere else for that matter! That gun could have discharged & shot an innocent bystander who's family would have filed a civil law suit & taken millions from him. Seems he should consider himself lucky & just shut-up & do his time. He deserves every day of it!

1669 days ago
52.

R    

Al needs to stop playing race card. Next I want to see is heart attack so he can go away forever. Justice has been served.

1669 days ago
53.

SickofBlackRacists    

Al is nothing more than a racist. Poor guy can't accept that equal rights has been achieved, you just have to be willing to live like a normal human being. No guns in clubs Al!

1669 days ago
54.

TT    

Al, take my back, I'm white...................

1669 days ago
55.

Grouch    

Unduly harsh? Someone stupid enough to shoot himself in the leg puts everyone around him at risk of DEATH. There is NO DIFFERENCE between this and drunk driving.
Two years isn't enough.
Perhaps 'reverend' al should serve the time with texaco or mexico or whatever his name is.

1669 days ago
56.

di    

hey, it fits in the timeframe; he;ll get out in about a year.
he could have shot someone else accidently while in the club (not just himself) that's why they have laws to protect people -innocent people and people who can't read or think they're above the law.

1669 days ago
57.

The Truth    

It was a plea deal you Loud Mouth IDIOT..If it's too harsh he has himself to blame so shut that Racist Mouth of yours or go back to your gay bars.

1669 days ago
58.

nfl fanatic    

20 to life is harsh ease up brotha!

1669 days ago
59.

The Truth    

60. It was a plea deal you Loud Mouth IDIOT..If it's too harsh he has himself to blame so shut that Racist Mouth of yours or go back to your gay bars.

Posted at 8:57AM on Sep 23rd 2009 by The Truth

If this is true, why is that loud mouth saying anything? What an Idiot this Al Sharpton is...He's down right Stupid lmao

1669 days ago
60.

Seamen    

THIS IS THE ONLY TIME I AGREE WITH THE REV. THEY WANTED TO SET AN EXAMPLE AND THEY DID!

1669 days ago
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