Black People : Sharpton in Shreveport...

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    'WE FELT THOSE BULLETS'

    Sharpton Rallies For Justice During Speech

    By Don Walker
    Staff Writer

    SHREVEPORT, LA - The Rev. Al Sharpton spoke to a full house at Lake Bethlehem Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Shreveport about the shooting of Marquise Hudspeth by Shreveport police officers.

    Part presidential campaign, part preaching and all passionate, the Rev. Al Sharpton told an overflow crowd at Lake Bethlehem Baptist Church on Tuesday night, "somebody's got to stand up for the truth.

    "If you stand up, God will hold you up."

    Sharpton, a Democrat, is an announced candidate in the 2004 presidential election. His trip to Shreveport, however, was not meant as a political rally but instead was prompted by local Black ministers and activists to refocus local attention and possibly draw national attention to the controversial March 15 shooting death of Marquise Hudspeth, 25, by local police.

    "I wanted to come tonight to say, 'When you shot Marquise, we felt those bullets,' Sharpton told more than 1,000 people who filled the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive community church. "We are not anti-police. Who makes the police bad are bad police. The law has to be the same law for everybody."

    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/html/F70321EC-54E2-4F7C-AA00-AFF400A800F1.shtml
     
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