Al Sharpton’s ex-wife and daughter launched an obscenity-laced tirade and tried to avoid being handcuffed after a Harlem traffic stop, prosecutors charged Monday.
“Why the f— are you locking her up?” Kathy Jordan, 53, yelled at officers as they arrested her daughter. “Get your f—— hands off her.”
Dominique Sharpton, 23, did not remain silent either when a cop handed her summons for cutting him off by crossing a double line and running a red light Oct. 30.
“This is f—— bull—-,” police say she screamed. “You were driving too slow. I have a play to go to.”
The mother-daughter tandem appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court to answer a desk appearance ticket for resisting arrest and other charges.
Prosecutors offered no deal. Mother and daughter are due back in court Jan. 19. They each face up to a year in jail.
Their lawyer, Michael Hardy, asked the judge to dismiss the charges, claiming their rantings are protected under the first amendment. His motion was denied.
“Since when is a verbal objection become criminal in America?” Hardy asked outside the courtroom.
The two women did more than cursing the cops out, court papers charge.
Sharpton, who works at her father’s National Action Network, “flailed her arms” to avoid getting cuffed and later “pushed her feet against the police vehicle to resist being placed inside said vehicle,” the complaint said.
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