Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case

Michael Armstrong, Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, fulfilling a campaign promise, has ordered city lawyers to abandon the defense of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by five defendants in the so-called Central Park jogger case. The lawsuit will be settled for a reported $40 million. But some erroneous public impressions have been created about the case that need correcting.

The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park on the evening of April 19, 1989. The convictions were based largely on the defendants’ own statements to the police. By far the most serious of the assaults was the horrific, bloody rape and near-murder of a 29-year-old female jogger, who survived, but without any memory of what had happened. The defendants served prison sentences from six to 13 years.

Their convictions were vacated in 2002 when Matias Reyes, an imprisoned serial rapist and killer, volunteered that he had raped the jogger, a claim confirmed by DNA tests, and that he had done it alone, a claim resting solely on his credibility.

In the lawsuit against the city that followed, police and prosecutors honored a court request not to discuss the case publicly. The defendants–now civil plaintiffs–launched a high-powered publicity campaign that has persuaded many that they were completely innocent, that they had been coerced and fed false stories by the police, and that they have been exonerated. None of these contentions is accurate.

• Complete innocence. The defendants were convicted not only for attacking the jogger, but for assaulting others as well. The other victims included a man beaten into unconsciousness with a pipe. No evidence contradicts these convictions. For the most part they were confirmed by the defendants and have never been specifically denied.

Two crime scenes exist relating to the attack on the jogger. This supports the theory that while the defendants did not participate in the rape, they were involved, to some degree, in a preceding and less-serious attack on the woman. They now deny any involvement in any such attack. Their original incriminating statements, while generally descriptive of what seems to have occurred at the first crime scene, lack crucial details of the second–such as the huge amount of blood, and that the jogger was found tied up in her own T-shirt.

• Coerced stories. The defendants’ current claim that they were told by police interrogators what to say is undermined by the absence, in their statements at the time, of lurid details of the second crime scene. {snip}

There is no evidence that police or prosecutors coerced the defendants or fed them stories. {snip}

Four of the five defendants at the pretrial hearing made no allegation that they had been coerced or told what to say. The court rejected the fifth defendant’s charges that he was coerced and fed a story. The claims by all of the defendants that confessions were extracted under police pressure came only after they consulted civil attorneys.

{snip}

• Exoneration. The 2002 court order vacating the defendants’ convictions did not exonerate them. They were granted new trials, at which they could present “newly discovered evidence,” consisting solely of the uncorroborated claim of a psychotic killer/rapist that he acted all by himself. This claim could then be subjected to cross examination. But the defendants had served their sentences, no trials were held, and the killer’s claim was never tested.

The panel’s report to Police Commissioner Kelly in 2003 suggested that it was “probable” that the defendants participated only in a preliminary “hit and run” attack on the jogger, similar to the other assaults for which they had been convicted. If that theory is correct, it seems clear that they served excessive prison terms. Others, pleading guilty to such offenses occurring on the same night, served two to three years, not six or 13.

Perhaps it is fair, though not required as a matter of law, to compensate the defendants for their extra prison time. But some thought should also be given to the blameless police officers and assistant district attorneys who, as a result of a well-orchestrated publicity campaign, have been subjected to public vilification, anonymous death threats and petitions calling for them to be fired.

The public outcry has been fueled by a documentary, “The Central Park Five,” produced by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns and his daughter, Sarah. The film’s genesis was her college thesis and makes no pretense of objectivity. It is a montage of interview clips of the five defendants, backed by their supporters, urging that they are innocent of all wrongdoing and that their incriminating statements were the result of police misconduct.

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  • Lewis33

    Ken Burns, keeping PBS alive with fairy tales for twenty years.

  • MekongDelta69

    Nicholas Stix (who occasionally writes for AmRen and Vdare) has written everything you’ll ever want to know about the Central Park Jogger Case.
    (http://nicholasstixuncensored[dot]blogspot[dot]com/)

    It figures that Comrade DeBlackio couldn’t care LESS about the victims (b/c they were White).

    All he cares about are his ‘oppressed’ black ‘bros.’

    • dukem1

      Ann Coulter has been pretty good on this as well.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        From the Ann Coulter article:

        Of more than three dozen hoodlums brought in for questioning that night, only 10 were charged with any crimes, and only five of those were charged with raping the jogger. All those charged with the jogger’s rape gave detailed, corroborated, videotaped confessions, after full Miranda warnings, four of the five in the presence of an adult relative.

        In Antron McCray’s 34-minute videotaped statement, for example, he said:

        Everybody started hitting her and stuff. She was on the ground, everybody stompin’ and everything. … I grabbed one arm, some other kid grabbed one arm and we grabbed her legs and stuff. Then we all took turns getting on her, getting on top of her. … I just like, my penis wasn’t in her. I didn’t do nothing to her … I was just doing it so everybody … Everybody would just like, would know I did it.

        The money these criminals receive, after the lawyers take their cut, will be gone in a year.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          I do hope you are right. Thanks for posting this excerpt.

          I like how he literally says he ‘didn’t do nothing to her’ after describing what he did to her.

          I am going to hold on to your prediction about Antron McCray’s immanent departure from the land of the living. The thought is a comfort.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Satan is laughing. This is so vile, so evil– that a bunch of savage, negro gang-rapists who have sexually assaulted and brutalized a White woman are now being lauded as heroes, and made into multimillionaires at tax-payer expense. This is all too sick to be true.

    • journey

      Think there was some Hispanics involved also.

      • John R

        Hispanics? You mean half-groids. More African, than “Spanish” I am sure.

        • gemjunior

          Yup, right your are. From the island of Hispaniola, that would be, which also houses the fine nation the world CAN’T do without – Haiti.

          • Einsatzgrenadier

            Actually, the Hispanics who raped the white woman were Puerto Ricans.

          • journey

            I thought so. It was so long ago.

          • gemjunior

            Oh, I thought they were Dominicans because they seemed pretty black looking to me. Those areas are all so mongrelized anyway – some really black looking Puerto Ricans and some blond Puerto Ricans totally European (not that many but I have seen a couple in my time in NY). However, most of the Dominicans look pretty black or have mostly black features in my experience.

        • Alucard_the_last

          I live in an area where most Hispanics are Puerto Rican and they think they are Spanish. PR’s are mostly Spanish-negroes and they act more negros than Spanish.

      • Garrett Brown

        Mestizos. Hispanic is a culture, not a race or sub species. I can’t stand when people say this. They’re mestizos.

        • journey

          Actually, Hispanic terminology is used by this country. While, Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Spain and Spanish-speaking America. Briefly, Hispanics do have their own distinct gene pool.

          • Garrett Brown

            Wrong, wrong, wrong. Hispanic was only used by this country when it became non politically correct to call them browns or mestizos. Hispanics cannot have their own gene pool because Hispanic isn’t a race. ANYONE that understands basic biology and history uses the term mestizo. That’s what they were classified as by the spaniards that settled in central and southern America, that’s what they will always be.

            “The United States has a large mestizo population, as Hispanic Americans of Mexican or Central or South American descent are technically mestizo. However, the term “mestizo” is not used for official purposes, with Mexican Americans being classed in roughly equal proportions as “white” or “some other race” (see links), and the term “mestizo” is not in common popular use within the United States.”

          • journey

            So let’s try again, Hispanics and Mestizo basically means
            the same except this country uses Hispanics (or Latino) while the Spaniards used Mestizo (to denote a caste system).
            Both are terms used to classify a set of people derived from interracial mixing.

            As for the genetic pool, just one study example from
            UCSF/Stanford dated June 12, 2014, “Mexican genetics study reveals huge variation in ancestry: Basis for health differences among Latinos discovered” – “Among the results was the discovery of three distinct genetic clusters in different areas of Mexico ….”

            There are other studies that Hispanics carry their own gene pool. They are not of the white race. We are speaking of the typical Hispanic not peoples living in the Americas who are fully white.

            You can carry this same line of thought to blacks in this
            country. I would believe due to the blacks being here in this country for over 200 years, most of them do have white DNA in them. But yet they would be classified under the black race especially when they look more black than white.

          • Garrett Brown

            ” Hispanics and Mestizo basically means the same except this country uses
            Hispanics (or Latino) while the Spaniards used Mestizo (to denote a
            caste system).”

            Repeating something that is wrong doesn’t make it right lol. Hispanic does not mean and absolutely cannot mean mestizo since they have completely different definitions. Hispanic is a CULTURE, Mestizo is a RACE. Can you not comprehend that? Where in the world are you getting this from? Hispanic is used in PC America to describe Mestizos, that does not, I repeat DOES NOT mean they are the same thing.

            How does that study prove that “Hispanics” have their own distinct gene pool? You actually just proved yourself wrong, they state there are three. That is a Liberal educated person doing that study, using the word Latinos (they aren’t using the term Hispanic, that also negates your argument).

            You have absolutely no idea what you’re typing about, at all. If Mestizos or Mulattos have substantial white DNA in them, they are Mestizo/Mulatto. That’s what makes them Mestizo/Mulatto. Negroes that have a bit of white DNA in them are still Negroes.

          • journey

            This will be my last post on this subject matter. You brought into the liberal propaganda that Hispanics is a cultural definition. Yes, I see this all the time on threads.

            Here’s another May 31, 2010 study for you. “Genetic makeup of Hispanic/Latino Americans influenced by Native American, European and African-American ancestries” by New York School of Medicine. There are other studies as well. The studies done by medical institutions are to see how different racial groups react to different drugs, not for (liberal) political purposes.

            Again Hispanics (Mestizo as you like to call them) are a race with their own gene pool as a result of breeding with other races. They are not of the white race, per se.

            Do not know how to make it any clearer for you. So, I will just stop.

          • journey

            The first cited study was also for health care reasons.

          • Garrett Brown

            You needn’t even add what country or racial group they derive from. They are now officially a race themselves. It doesn’t matter if there is little bit of negro in some of them, they are made up of European (Spaniard) and Indian blood. That is their genetic makeup. They are either mostly Indian, or have a high count of European blood and look much more pale. Either way they have a bit or a lot of Indian blood in them, they are Mestizo. I would say less than 5% of Central Americans still have 100% Spaniard descent. They are HISPANIC Europeans. The Spanish speaking blacks that live in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia etc. are still Negro. But their culture is HISPANIC.

            “Again Hispanics ”
            No, for the third time, Hispanic is NOT a race. It is a CULTURE.You are either trolling, or you’re stupid. Either way you will always be wrong when referring to Mestizos as Hispanics. And yes, they are of the Caucasoid race. They have Spanish ancestry, that makes them partially white.

            This is as simple as I can make it; Filipinos speak Spanish, have Spanish names, have brown skin yet are Asian. They have a HISPANIC culture, but they are NOT Mestizo. Get it now?

          • journey

            You still miss the point of the citied study. The study clearly states the Hispanics are a distinct racial group, NOT a cultural definition, to be studied as a DISTINCT separate race with their OWN GENETIC MARKERS. The first citied study was also to study Hispanics (Mestizo) as a distinct race for health care reasons. Just to be clear in the arena of health care studies, which is scientific, not political, the HISPANICS are classified and recognized as a DISTINCT SEPARATE RACE WITH THEIR OWN GENETIC MARKERS.

            And as noted earlier, today there only three race classifications: Caucasioid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. The Amerinds (Hispanics)
            would be classified under Mongoloid as would your example, the Filipinos.

            Why the need to retort to name calling?

            Like as prior stated, can’t make it any simpler. Believe whatever you want. Good bye.

          • Garrett Brown

            They are using the word Hispanic to define the people they are studying, which is wrong. They, as well as you, are 100% wrong. Hispanic is a CULTURE, not a RACE. You cannot state Hispanics are their own racial group because Hispanic is not a race. That would be like stating the Dutch people are their own racial group. No, that is their CULTURE, not their racial group.

            Mestizos are not Mongoloids, they’re Mestizos. They are their own racial group. Mulattos are also their own racial group. They are neither negroid nor Caucasoid. I thought the post before was your last? I would suggest you stop and go read a book, you have no idea what you’re typing about.

            TLDR; Hispanic is not a race, therefor you are wrong.

          • journey

            Tell you what. Instead of wasting time here, you go tell all those highly educated researchers that ” They, as well as you, are 100% wrong.” There, that should make you better.

          • Garrett Brown

            Just the same as I would tell pseudo scientists that deny race they are wrong, I would gladly tell any liberal pseudo scientist who acts as if the word Hispanic has anything to do with identifying racial groups that they are wrong as well. Are you actually going to stop replying or just act like you are? It makes you look even more foolish.

          • journey

            Be sure to report how it went! Don’t forget.

          • Garrett Brown

            No one is going to report anything. Again, Are you actually going to stop replying or just act like you are? It makes you look even more foolish.

          • journey

            To add slightly more information, because of all the interracial breeding, just three racial categories exist today with their own gene pool. Caucasioid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. The Amerinds (Hispanics) would be classified under Mongoloid.

    • gemjunior

      You hit the nail on the head right there. It’s like up is down, black is white, truth is lies, freedom is slavery. People now think that evil things are good. It’s truly bizarre.

      • LHathaway

        Don’t speak about it. If you do, they wont just see you as the problem, they will take the repression, that forces them to go along with the narrative, they will turn it outward onto you.

        • gemjunior

          I know that you are right, but isn’t that the basis of the problem though? If everyone just said it like it is we would enable those who fear to say things to be more willing to speak out.

  • Ograf

    Rape or no rape they certainly don’t deserve any money. They were still attacking and beating folks with pipes etc.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      I don’t believe for a nanosecond that they are innocent.

    • Alucard_the_last

      I’m 100% sure that they are criminals even if they didn’t commit this rape.

  • D.B. Cooper

    So, you white female democrats who live in New York City. Go right ahead and jog all you like in your wonderful city. Don’t worry. Guys like me are the real monsters, right?

    • Sick of it

      They vote for it, so they deserve what they get.

      • Garrett Brown

        This should be top comment.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        I am not too familiar with this case, but it seems as though the victim has done more damage in her role as a citizen after her attack than before, in terms of race and the incentives and disincentives for black on white violence.

        So, although you (and plenty of other AR readers, not singling you out) may get some shadenfreude satisfaction out of these stories, I’ll point out that nearly every one of these horror stories for some perverse reason yields a ‘goodwill ambassador’ for understanding.

        Beyond your emotions about liberal white women, please realize that brutal events like this one do harm to our cause. I have no strong theory for why that is but it does seem uniformly to be the case, I can’t help but notice.

        Thanks, if you read this, for taking me seriously.

        • Sick of it

          I’m rather dissatisfied with this world, including the all-pervasive violence. But, if one pushes for just such a situation, are they not asking to be the victim of it? It’s like these people hate themselves more than anything else. I stopped hating myself when I stopped being a liberal.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            I know.

            “It’s like these people hate themselves more than anything else. I stopped hating myself when I stopped being a liberal.” Nice observation.

            This happened at some point in time though, right? Before which you were what you would consider insufferable and after which you are . . . here.

            So it goes with most of us, I think. I am also disgusted by the current state of affairs but if we alienate young, active women (church girls are not the ones getting raped in Central Park) who assert their views, what you and I don’t like about the world will be with us for a long time.

            Not sure P J O’Rourke is a great political mind or anything, but I think there is something to his observation about the presence of women with options being an indicator of an inflection point and that a movement is ascendant.

            If we make it easy for them to come to us, things may change for the better. You are familiar with the young bull/old bull story?

            I’m not asking that you (actually every ‘serves her right’ commenter on every one of these stories) bend over backward for crazy liberal weirdos, just suggesting that it might not be a good strategy to hate on ’em on AR. About getting gang raped. When this site sees new visitors every day, thanks to our efforts.

            D.B. Cooper’s comment expresses a similar frustration to yours and may have been as gratifying to post, but it would make a young liberal woman think rather than alienate her.

            I don’t know much about this story and I don’t care enough to learn more. I chalk her response up to some variant of Stockholm Syndrome. I imagine the experience was traumatic enough to make that explanation plausible. I like NoMosque’s post below.

            Enjoy the rest of your day, Sick of it. I’m still working on the Singularity book (and a few others)- thanks for the tip. That stuff is a little crazy.

          • Sick of it

            When we try to bend our will to that of woman, we not only defy human nature, we make ourselves all the more hated by them. Source – The abuse of go along to get along men by their womenfolk. It’s hard to respect someone with a backbone made of wet spaghetti…even if you like them as a person.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            I don’t have a hard time respecting DB Cooper. His post is similar to yours but more likely to change minds.That’s all I’m saying.

      • NoMosqueHere

        White liberal women are like “human shields” for third world rapists.

    • JackKrak

      Agreed, but white chicks in NYC are too busy reading celeb gossip sites and taking selfies to ever hear about this case.

      Of course, that won’t stop them from having strong opinions about Republicans and conservatives hating women Dems being their strongest advocates for social justice…

  • In the pecking order of victimology, black males are king of the hill. White women who support affirmative action and think that liberals have their interests at heart should learn from this case. A gang of male ji66ers can rape you and damn near kill you, but the sympathy goes to the ji66ers, as well as the money.

    Wake up, white women! Liberals are the ones making war on you. You’re way down the list, behind black males, black females, Mexicans, Asians. The only ones behind you on the list are white males. So, why do you ally yourselves with the blacks and browns?

    The only one interested in protecting you is the white man, like the NYC cops and DAs in this case. Yet, many of you persist in dumping all over the white man. WTF? When the stuff hits the fan, you’ll come running to the white man to protect you. The thing is, we won’t know you. And if you think the Central Park Five are going to protect you, well just ask their victim, you foolish white women.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Awww. Don’t be like that.

      We take newcomers all the time. The just have to stand on the porch for three days with their bedroll taking abuse. Master your own bitterness, Big One.

      • Spikeygrrl

        “Sliiiide……..”

        Of course he’s bitter. Just look at his…{koff, koff} “handle.” Only a man with an IQ below room temperature could fail to realize how wildly inappropriate it is here. (It’s surely ineffectual even in the environment for which it was created; back in my wild and crazy single days we called those “Yahoo inches.” 😉 )

        • Or, y’know, you might just have a gutter mind still. perhaps his handle has nothing to do with what you assume it means ? Or its one he used since his younger years, and maintains just because he’s familiar with it? Maybe its intentionally lewd, so that any opponents on the Libtard websites he may or may not conduct verbal battle on initially underestimate him? etc, etc… And if you spent any time reading his posts, or perhaps visiting his blog and reading the well written articles there, you might become reasonably aware that his IQ is likely somewhere reasonably north of room temperature, in a country somewhere near the equator. (which is not to say IQ is the end all be all of human value)

          In fact, maybe its something terribly witty and beyond your comprehension, who knows? But its probably more fun to show how women instinctively flock together at the slightest opportunity to be an offended victim than it would be to contribute anything useful. So do carry on.

          And to YOU, Usually Much Calmer… Haha, a riposte with class, for what its worth, nice.

        • World_War_Me

          What is “koff”?

      • Sasquatch

        Yea, I was a full blown libtard Obama-voter until not that long ago. I’m as far in the other direction as a person can be now, but I know first hand how many white MEN are victim to this nonsense way of thinking… and to the fact that it is possible, however unlikely, for them to wake up.

    • Who Me?

      Media portrayal are powerful tools in shaping perception. The media constantly hammers out the phrase, “women and minorities”. What one needs to understand is that although it is intended to create the impression that this means White women, in actuality very few White women are ever included, either by the minorities, or by self-identification. Most ordinary White women learned long ago that “women and minorities” means a person who is both a woman AND a minority. We are no more favored than our White brothers, husbands, fathers and sons. The media does this to cause further division and controversy between White men and White women, who should be natural allies in the teeth of this non-white onslaught.

    • Sick of it

      But but..birth control, abortion, clubbing, divorce on demand…we can’t have the white patriarchy in the way of all of that, now can we?

      • propagandaoftruth

        Clubbing?

        Take my club away? You’ll have to pry it from my cold dead fingers…

        Specially if I ever go jogging anywhere in DiBlackistan.

        • HE2

          Oops, I should have read your post first. On first quick read, I actually thought Sick meant clubbing, as in bashing. Took a minute to sink in.

          What a hoot.

      • HE2

        Hey, Sick. I intend to keep my unregistered club.
        No door to door searches, I hope.

    • LHathaway

      “The only ones behind you on the list are white males”.

      That’s debatable. ‘Sexism’ has been a major issue, and as the public face of that issue has been white victims, I mean, women.

      • Eh, I somewhat agree with you here, to the extent that white males are the only ones behind them on the list, but what he left out was how WAAAAY far behind them we are. There’s definitely a substantial gap that places them snugly within the “victim class” boundaries, although they are slipping steadily outside of that zone.

        If you really think there is another group behind white women, I’m curious as to who, exactly that would be ?

        • Sasquatch

          Only ones I could even begin to imagine it being are east Asian males.

          But we need to stop talking about white women as being traitors to our cause, or not being as victimized as us white men… or doing too much race mixing.

          Most white men these days, particularly young ones, are just as firmly in the grasp of these toxic ideologies and just as willing to sleep with non-whites. Or close enough so as to not merit any attention to the gap.

          Fact is, we play into the enemy’s hands when we talk like this and have a “victimhood measuring contest” between white males and white females. Let those sorts of contests remain the exclusive realm of the cultural Marxists, they love victimhood competitions.

          Sometimes you can make something become closer to reality by choosing how you view it and speak of it. When a white woman like Who Me? (and I’ve seen many others here and similar places do this) says white men and white women are in the same boat, the correct answer is to agree. Ultimately, it is the truth and any attempt to focus in on how white women are supposedly failing our race more than we white men are… is NOT HELPFUL. Again, it plays into the enemy’s hands!

          And after all, women have always biologically been more inclined to adapt to existing conditions, be “followers” a little bit more, etc… and there’s nothing wrong with that. We as white men need to step up to our natural role which is to set the tone again, and change the winds that women TEND to flow with. If we really wanted to get into recriminations, we could just as easily say we white men have failed in our charge to even let the situation become what it is. But again, I’m not interested in such thought patterns.

  • journey

    “filmmaker Ken Burns and his daughter, Sarah.” Here lies part of the problem, delusional
    whites. They are a menace to any progressive society.

    “to compensate the defendants for their extra prison time.” Actually, this prevented those
    criminals from committing future crimes. So why the need to compensate?

    “The public outcry has been fueled by a documentary ….” Where’s the public outcry for the victim whose life had been completely destroyed? She had a successful career.

    This ongoing torturous case should have ended ages ago with China’s sense of justice. The perpetrators’ family paid for the bullets and burial expenses (take it out of their welfare).

    • IstvanIN

      Never trust a 61 year old man (Burns) with a Buster Brown haircut.

  • journey

    “New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, fulfilling a campaign promise….” So this idiot thinks he an almighty do gooder.

    • Although I don’t know the specifics of the promise, I think what’s most astonishing is the fact that we can safely assume it was something to the effect of “elect me and I’ll give these criminal negroes millions of dollars” and (white) people actually voted for the man after such a flagrant buyoff of (black) votes.
      Utter insanity.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Open season on White women!

    • NoMosqueHere

      A war on women? LOL.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Islam is a war on women and everything else worthwhile to a White. The negro also is a war on women.

    • And those same women still like to vote Democrat.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Teach…your children well…

        That if they consort willingly with the enemy they will be disowned, disinherited, and shunned forever.

        Then teach them how to survive the social wars. I know you are doing your part, buddy.

  • Dave West

    If you’re a negro why even play the lottery? just go to your local park and start assaulting people!

    • Usually Much Calmer

      I’m sure you are familiar with it Dave, but in Chicago we call this the ‘ghetto lottery’.
      One has to maintain a certain attitude to carry on and humor helps.

  • John R

    Another story of liberal spin on a case involving black defendants. Yes, I too, find it hard to believe that they were totally innocent. The news reports implied that they were. (Yeah, fancy that!)

  • Alexandra1973

    I have the book the jogger (named Trisha Meili) wrote about her case. In a few instances she says it’s not about race. Yet she tells about one instance where a bunch of blacks were more or less saying she was making that up, trying to blame black people for stuff, etc.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      As is customary in cases like this, the press voluntarily refrained from publicizing the name of the victim. As Jerry Nachman of the New York Post explained, “What we want to avoid is, a year from now, she buys a blouse from Bloomingdale’s and hands her credit card to the clerk who says, ‘Oh, yeah, you’re the one who got gang-raped in Central Park.’” Black newspapers, which generally follow the same rule, deliberately published the name of the white jogger. Black-owned radio station WLIB also broadcast her name.
      .
      The trial was attended by a faithful group of black demonstrators who treated the defendants like heroes and accused the justice system of racism. When the rape-victim jogger arrived to testify, still disfigured and unsteady, they screamed that she was a whore and that she had been raped by her boyfriend.
      .
      The prosecutor, Elizabeth Lederer, was repeatedly threatened by defendants and their supporters. After the inevitable guilty verdicts were announced, black spectators at the trial shouted curses and insults at the jogger, who was not there, and at the prosecutor. Blacks in the hallway of the courthouse shouted “filthy white whore,” “white slut,” and “People are going to die.” The prosecutor had to be protected by an escort of twelve policemen as she left the courthouse, but about two dozen blacks followed her, shouting, “liar,” “prostitute,” and “You’re gonna pay.”
      .
      Jared Taylor, Paved With Good Intentions, pp. 99-100.

  • MBlanc46

    Dey din’ do nuffins.

  • WR_the_realist

    Again, de Blasio embodies all that is wrong with the current state of our society.

  • TheCogitator

    The police are too often lying scumbags. This is a consequence of their lack of credibility. In this case the guilty will go free, and get paid for their crime. In other cases, the Innocent are sentenced for crimes they did not commit. The police and their supporters are our enemies.

    • Yes, because clearly the poor blacks in this case are innocent.
      Down wit’ da’ Powah’ !!

  • robinbishop34

    If these people are innocent, then who brutally beat and raped the girl? Was it the white guys in backwards hats kicking a hackey sack or tossing a frisbee around?

  • dd121

    What happens in New York, stays in New York. And what happened there is sick.

    • WR_the_realist

      Actually what happens in New York tends to seep out into the rest of the country. And that goes double for California.

  • benvad

    If these victims are New York City Democrat voting self describing feminists? Then I could care less.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      I understand, but take the long view.

      • benvad

        They make it so difficult to be reasonable, they’re taught from preschool to disrespect us.

      • benvad

        I’m tired of being reasonable. Now I don’t feel anything for them.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I saw the news of this settlement about a month ago on Yahoo, but I couldn’t find any articles about the real facts, just the delirious leftist press shouting from the rooftops that this settlement “exonerated” these precious black men and the criminal justice system now “admitted” that it was racist beyond all redemption. There’s a fairly full account of the original case in Jared Taylor’s Paved With Good Intentions. On the left this has been a cause célèbre, and although this article is a bit mealy-mouthed, I’m glad to see it in the WSJ.

  • With any luck, they’ll get the brilliant idea to increase the drug “business” I assume they already have running, and consequently step on the wrong persons toes, getting a bullet or two through the head in a back alley.

  • Billy Clinter

    Blacks are like pets to liberals. To them, they can do no wrong.

    This is why after 20 years they still have this need to try and claim the black criminals in this high profile case were ‘exonerated’.

    As for the rest of incarcerated blacks, they love to claim they are all ‘non violent’ offenders – as if they are all in jail for small amounts of pot, or because they were ‘racially profiled’.

    They really think like this. Sad.

    • Sasquatch

      Like pit bull enthusiasts/owners who have to eternally bury their head in the sand about the proclivities of that breed.

      “No no, they’re just misunderstood… it’s just a coincidence that the vast, vast majority of dog attacks in the US are done by pit bulls, my pit bull would never harm anyone!”

      and of course, that’s what they all think and say until the moment it does.

      Mind you, I’m not denying there are some pit bulls which will never harm anyone and are pleasant dogs. I’m not denying there are some gentle, wonderful black people. I just know about playing the smart odds.

      if I have to choose between living on a street populated by all white neighbors who have golden retrievers, vs. a street with all black neighbors who have pit bulls… I’m going to use my knowledge of group averages to choose the whites with golden retrievers.

      Because I value my life more than clinging to pleasant, “tolerant” lies and retaining my status as “one of the good (non-racist) whites” – a status which is clearly temporary and flimsy anyway. It’s getting more and more so just being white is seen as proof of racism and guilt.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Whites living in NYC and other “urban” areas have a lot invested in the myth of black innocence and white guilt. At root, it’s caused by cowardice in the face of the black fist. Many whites today won’t or can’t fight back against black urban terror.

  • Sasquatch

    Just once I’d like to see someone who is a high profile victim with a platform come out forcefully with a very anti-forgiveness, racially-tinged rant.

    Either the indoctrination is just too strong, or the ones who say anything remotely like that simply aren’t put on air.

  • LHathaway

    I agree with you 100%.The women’s movement and the ‘victimhood’ that came with it, generally, if not always, had a white face.

  • none of your business

    Am I correct is that the blacks beat her nearly to death and the hispanic came along and raped her when she was unconscious and so battered and bruised that the friend who identified her could only identify her by her ring?
    And they are getting all this money because the rape charge was incorrect but nearly killing her was correct? As I remember one of them raped and murdered a woman some time later. He dragged her up on a roof, raped her and threw her off the roof.