NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Rev. Al Sharpton was in rare form in Harlem Wednesday at a news conference that went on for about 45 minutes about all of the controversy surrounding his name.
Shapton said, "Let me get this right, allegations against Rachel's boyfriend made you think about my 8 year old taxes.. I do my hair, I don't curl my brain."
It has been reported that Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes.
Sharpton discussed the troubles of his former staffer Rachel Noerdlinger made headlines, and of course the two major cases one in Ferguson, the other on Staten Island that everyone is watching and waiting for.
The civil rights leader warns he is ready to start a movement, protest at federal buildings if nothing is done and done soon in either case. Sharpton believes whatever happens in Ferguson, in the case where an officer shot an killed Michael Brown, will affect the Eric Garner case.
Right now the mood on Staten Island is calm as Garner's family and the community wait for the grand jury, but it is not the same in Missouri.
"It's very tense, I think there is a lot of tension and Ferguson could insight incidents on Staten Island," Sharpton said.