NEW YORK -- 17 August 2001 - The Rev. Al Sharpton ( center) with his lawyer Sanford Rubinstein (left) leaving the Metropolitan Detention Center after serving nearly three months of prison time for protesting U.S. naval bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island, Vieques.
Sharpton was arrested on May 1 for trespassing at a Navy firing range on Vieques. He was given a 90-day prison sentence because he had a prior civil disobedience offense on his record. He was later moved to the...more »
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