Threats Lead Al Sharpton to Beef Up SecurityThe Rev. Al Sharpton has increased security at his office after receiving threats in response to his campaign to have Don Imus fired.

“We have received several threats that we consider serious,” Sharpton told the Daily News in Sunday’s edition. “I have been stabbed once, so we don’t take anything too lightly.”

Sharpton was stabbed in the chest in 1991 during a protest in Brooklyn. Charlie King, acting executive director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, said a caller telephoned the civil rights leader’s radio show on Saturday and threatened to “hunt him down and shoot him like an animal.” Police confirmed they have an increased presence near Sharpton’s church in Harlem and his staff. Sharpton became one of Imus’ most vocal critics after the shock jock used a racial slur while referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Imus was fired from his radio show after calling the team “nappy-headed hos.”

Iight, now they takin this shit way too far. It ain’t that damn serious! So what if he lost his job, last time I checked I don’t think he was payin your bills, so what does it matter to you? But like the old sayin goes, “birds of a feather flock together” – or something like that. What I’m tryin to say is … there’re more racists ass white folk in America – Don Imus isn’t the only one, so it wouldn’t surprise me if one of his “goons” called in on Al Sharpton’s show. It really wouldn’t…

Be the first to receive breaking news alerts and more stories like this by subscribing to our mailing list.