New York is becoming worse than Louisiana," was Reverend Sharpton's comment in Staten Island yesterday, where a black man was beaten by two white men who muttered racial epithets before the assault. "We're going to Staten Island, Jena, Washington—and we're going to bring out numbers like you've never seen before." Yoohoo, Reverend Alfred Charles? Not a camera in sight down there now; maybe you could take those "numbers" down to the Lower Ninth Ward, maybe tidy up a little while no one's looking? [Newsday]