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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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121.

Mega    

122. Let's see...Plax is black. OK, I got it now Al. Bringing a 40 Cal unregistered Glock into a night club, and it goes off in your sweat pants? Putting your Glock in SAFETY mode is simple even for morons. He should have gotten 3 1/2 years in Attica for being so stupid. Hey Al, let it go, as it is making you even more irrelevant that usual.

Posted at 11:57AM on Sep 23rd 2009 by tifosi44

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Putting your Glock in SAFETY mode is simple even for morons? Ummm.... well you sound pretty simple because Glocks don't have SAFTIES... moron!

1755 days ago
122.

Amanda    

Damn, isn't accidentally shooting himself enough punishment? I think two years is excessive. The woman beater Chris Brown got off light for hurting someone else.

1755 days ago
123.

Sue Wong    

WHAT Rev. Sharpton is saying is that the sentence was harsh in comparison to celebrities who committed worse crimes. He is RIGHT. All the haters calling him a racist are racist themselves obviously so just a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

1755 days ago
124.

maggie mae    

Can't believe that I'm actually agreeing with Sharpton. Th sentence is too harsh. And for once Sharpton didn't mention race. Kudos Al.

1755 days ago
125.

Not a liberal sissy    

Let me guess, Al Racist Sharpton, it's a "black thing" that he got punished so harshly, right? Just like with OJ and Michael Jackson ... oh wait ...

1755 days ago
126.

Not a liberal sissy    

Hey justsayin ... you're a f-ing retard. Al Sharpton is not a racist based on this event alone. But he IS racist, make no mistake. Anyone who can't see that is plain ignorant. Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson ... RACISTS!!!

If you disagree with a black person, you are racist. However, Kanye West's antics ... the 2 black kids that beat up a white kid the other day on a school bus ... the black cop (in Philly I believe)told by a superior black officer to remove his cornrows in his hair while black officers have cornrows and are not told the same thing .... wonder why nobody speaks up about those incidents when they are CLEARLY racially motivated.

Imagine if Darius Rucker won a Country Music Award and Toby Keith got on stage and took the microphone and said, "Hey Darius, Ima let you finish, but Kenny Chesney had the best video of all time!" Can you imagine the racist accusations that would follow. Hypocrisy at its best.

This country is a f-ing joke any more with the reverse racism. One would think that a having a black president in the highest office in the WORLD would settle down some of the racial accusations and tension here. I guess I overestimated certain people.

1755 days ago
127.

Not a liberal sissy    

Hey, THE TRUTH, you don't see any irony in your comments? Calling someone a racist when your statement reads "SHUT UP CHRISTIE, YOU ARE THE TYPICAL REDNECK RACIST REPUBLICAN AND YOUR COMMENTS PROVE IT. HE IS NOT A THUG AND HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN PROBATION. THE KLAN WEARS A BLACK ROBE NOW. GO WATCH YOUR HE HAW RERUNS."

SERIOUSLY?? What a f-ing moron you are. Unbelievable.

1755 days ago
128.

WarmAndFuzzy    

Who cares what that idiot Sharpton has to say. That clown has an overinflated idea of himself, and runs his mouth at any opportunity. "Reverend" my a$$. That man has no respect for Christian values, he only respects his twisted idea of equality....read that to mean one sided equality. Who couldn't have guessed that this idiot would crawl out of the cracks and run his mouth about this situation.

1755 days ago
129.

bruce    

of course a 2yr prison term is to long when all he should have received was a fine.this just more anti-second amendment bull from a bunch half arsed commies.

1755 days ago
130.

Sue Wong    

Hey Kevin #146 I don't give a damn what you think. You're the retard and the racist so f--- off!!!!!!

1754 days ago
131.

David    

Why is it any of Rev concern. Stay out of business that doesn't pretain to you.

1754 days ago
132.

Amanda    

Plaxico is black and hot.
Rev. Al looks almost white next to him.

1754 days ago
133.

TYRONE    

YOUR A REVEREND MY A$$.......YOUR A HYPOCRITE, RACIST BLACK NAPPY LIPPED JERK!

1754 days ago
134.

UGGGGHHH    

SHUT UP DUDE......... GO AWAY FOR GOOD...............

1754 days ago
135.

bebefj123    

Totally ridiculous. Every black athlete/celebrity gets the book thrown at him. Promise you if he was a white celebrity he would have went to rehab, community service, or some sort of therapy. These judges are racist. A complete waste to send hime to jail for that long. These judges try to act like they have this high moral standard when it comes to black celebrities but gives rehab, posh therapies, community service to white celebrities. Hope he wins his appeal and gets out. Tired of this crap. Glad Rev Al stepped up to the plate.

1754 days ago
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