Ken Burns’ THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE: The New TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD—Fiction Designed To Induce White Guilt
Ken (The Civil War) Burns’ 2012 documentary The Central Park Five, nominally about the Central Park Jogger Case, has become this generation’s To Kill a Mockingbird—now regularly assigned by Leftist educators to brainwash impressionable school kids and induce white guilt. As is typical for Burns, a story about black and Hispanic crime is transformed into a morality play set in the notorious bastion of white racism that is New York City.
Needless to say, the actual facts of the case tell a more complicated (and damning) story. But unfortunately, Burns’ agitprop may facilitate yet another $250 million-plus racial extortion payment in the form of a predatory civil suit against the city—and, ultimately, cripple law enforcement
Political correctness and "civil rights" managed to get a 40 million reward for criminals, by omitting and distorting facts about heinous crimes. Similar to the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman hoax.
It is shocking that feminists obsess about all kind of non-violent and consensual *rape, but are quiet about a heinous mass rape with mutilating beatings with iron pipes.
In addition to their convictions for the rape and assault on the female jogger, the
defendants were also convicted of crimes with respect to other attacks occurring that
evening; Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam were
convicted of riot, the robbery and assault of John Loughlin and the assault upon David
Lewis. Kharey Wise was convicted of riot. Another defendant, Steven Lopez, who was
a central defendant in the case of the female jogger, arranged a plea bargain whereby
he pleaded guilty to the assault on Loughlin and received a sentence of 1 ½ to 4 years.
In addition, Michael Briscoe, Jermaine Robinson, Antonio Montalvo and Orlando
Escobar pleaded guilty to various charges of riot, assault, robbery and attempted
robbery with respect to the attacks upon Antonio Diaz, Loughlin and Lewis.
Justice Tejada ruled, as the District Attorney recommended, that the convictions on
these charges against the defendants, as well as those involving the female jogger,
should be vacated, although the newly discovered evidence of Matias Reyes’s rape of
the female jogger related only to that event. We understand the legal position
underlying Justice Tejada’s ruling, that the existence of new evidence regarding the
most significant charge against the defendants may have affected the juries’ ability to
consider evidence regarding the other charges. However, we believe that there is no
reason, on the merits, to think that a jury fairly presented with the evidence against the
defendants would come to a different conclusion than was reached before.
By Ann Coulter on April 24, 2014
[See also “It Was Fun”—Robert K. Tanenbaum vs. The Central Park Five, 25 Years Later, and Peter Brimelow`s 1989 London Times reaction Beasts In The Park]
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city`s history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989.
The plaintiffs are demanding $50 million apiece—for going to prison for a rape that they committed, as detailed in Chapter 13 of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Destroying America.” Abner Louima got $5.8 million for a shockingly brutal police assault on him, and he was just an innocent bystander.
The “Central Park Five,” as PBS documentarian Ken Burns has dubbed them, aren`t exactly Emmett Till (as Burns would have you believe). Even if they were innocent of the Central Park rape, which they aren`t, the reason they were originally arrested was that they were rampaging through the park, assaulting people.
Even after they began denying the rape, the defendants continued to admit committing these other attacks. How`d you like to be one of the people badly beaten in the park that night watching your tax dollars go to pay your assailants millions of dollars?
All those convictions—on the rape as well as the assaults—have been vacated because an aging district attorney wanted a glowing obituary in The New York Times. In 2002, the ancient Robert Morgenthau, Manhattan district attorney, issued a report recommending that the convictions in the Central Park rape case be vacated. Justice Charles Tejada (Fordham Law 2009 Hispanic Heritage Award winner!) granted his request.
Morgenthau’s recommendation to vacate the convictions was strongly opposed by Linda Fairstein, who had overseen the original prosecution but had since left the District Attorney’s office. The five defendants’ convictions were vacated by New York Supreme Court Justice Charles J. Tejada on December 19, 2002. As Morgenthau recommended, Tejada’s order vacated the convictions for all the crimes of which the defendants had been convicted.
Despite the analysis conducted by the District Attorney’s office, New York City detectives maintained that the defendants had "most likely" been Reyes’ accomplices in the assault and rape of Meili. Members of the medical crew who treated her stated her injuries were not consistent with Reyes’ claim of how he acted alone. (Their statements were contradicted at the 1990 trial by a forensic pathologist and by the New York City chief medical examiner in 2002, both of whom concluded it was impossible to tell from the victim’s injuries how many people had participated in the assault). Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly complained that Morgenthau’s staff had denied his detectives access to "important evidence" needed to conduct a thorough investigation. This claim notwithstanding, no indictments, convictions or disciplinary actions were ever taken against District Attorney’s office staff members. All of the defendants had completed their prison sentences at the time of Tejada’s order, which only had the effect of clearing their names. However one defendant, Santana, remained in jail, convicted of a later, unrelated crime, although his attorney said that his sentence in that case had been extended because of his conviction in the Meili attack. All five were removed from New York State’s sex offender registry.[
It is astonishing that the Jogger is alive. She is in deep shock, her blood pressure so low that the ER staff are unable to get an accurate reading. Her body temperature is eighty-five degrees, and she is unable to breathe on her own. A technician stands by her side to pump oxygen down a tube in her throat. Last rites are administered.
The woman is bleeding from five deep cuts across her forehead and scalp; patients who lose this much blood are generally dead. Her skull has been fractured, and her eye will later have to be put back in its place. When it comes time for surgery, Kurtz will be surrounded by a crackerjack team: two plastic surgeons, an expert on severe injuries to the eye; an ear, nose, and throat specialist. [..]
Reluctantly, a policeman escorts the two men upstairs. There is a guard outside Trisha’s door, and a small group of doctors and nurses whispering nearby. Otherwise, silence. Pat opens the door, looks down at the figure on the bed. The woman’s head is covered by bandages. Her face is so badly beaten and swollen it looks like some grotesque Halloween mask, barely human. Pat can’t believe that the body before him is alive. He’s still not positive it is his dear friend who is lying in front of him. A policeman enters, shows him the ring the victim wore-and Pat’s heart breaks. It is a little golden bow. […]
There is an unwritten law among journalists that names of rape victims are not to be revealed, and in this case only a few break the rule, notably the Amsterdam News, New York City’s leading African-American paper,
Note: This interview originally appeared in the April 2002 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Later that year, the convictions of those charged in the attack were overturned based on DNA evidence.
Here is the lie. The DNA of Reyes does not prove that the other five did not do it. It was known from the beginning that their DNA was not present.