Florida Sheriff Tells Al Sharpton To Go Home

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has a message for the Rev. Al Sharpton: Go home and ‘mind your own business.’

Why doesn’t Al Sharpton and Rev. Jackson parade all over Chicago calling for an end to the violence, killings, and shootings that have plagued the windy city for decades now?

Because he can’t make any money shaking down gang bangers that kill each other and other innocent people in the process… That’s why. Hypocritical, phony racist. There were only 66 people shot last weekend…


A Florida sheriff on Monday responded to sharp criticism from the Rev. Al Sharpton for not arresting a white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a parking lot dispute last month.

Sharpton criticized Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri at a Sunday rally for Markeis McGlockton.

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McGlockton was shot on July 19 by Michael Drejka in Clearwater, according to FOX13 Tampa Bay. Drekja told deputies he feared for his life and police at the time chose not to arrest him, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

“This case should not be tried in a parking lot of a convenience store,” Sharpton said. “It should be tried in a courtroom.”

Gualtieri was asked about Sharpton’s comments Monday during a press conference for an unrelated investigation.

“It’s a bunch of rhetoric. I don’t pay much attention to it, to tell you the truth. I wasn’t there, and I don’t really care what Al Sharpton has to say,” Gualtieri said. “Go back to New York. Mind your own business.” More

According to the Tampa Bay Times, a spokeswoman for Sharpton compared the sheriff’s comments to “those of sheriffs out of the 1960s that used to call civil rights leaders invited in by victims, “outside agitators.’”

Al Sharpton plans to keep coming back to Clearwater regardless of Sheriff Gualtieri’s remarks.

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