Ken Burns’ THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE: The New TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD—Fiction Designed To Induce White Guilt
[See also:“It Was Fun”—Robert K. Tanenbaum vs. the Central Park Five, 25 Years Later]
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.
A 43 page legal analysis and summary is here:
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.
Ann Coulter: What You Won`t Read In The Papers About The `Central Park Five`
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.
Liberals are opposed to rape in the abstract, but when it comes to actual rapists, they`re all for them.
Wikipedia about the Central Park Five
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.[
Central Park Revisited
‘I am the Central Park Jogger’ 14 years later, woman at center of famous case reveals herself
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.
7 thoughts on “"The Central Park Five": Hoodlum robber rapists unjustly rewarded with US$ 40 million”
Lesson learned: in ANY altercation with blacks, make sure they end up dead. No justice will be coming either which way and it’s well known that blacks will chimp out at imagined provocations.
‘Central Park Jogger’s’ Doctors Said Injuries Indicate More Than One Attacker
Matias Reyes’ Confession He Was Sole Attacker Led To Conviction Dismissals for “Central Park Five”
The real scandal was the District Attorney consenting to vacating the judgment. And, of course, no higher up Justice Department defending the civil rights of the rape victim and the beating victims, and interfering in the travesty of justice. Once the convictions were vacated, New York hat a hard stance defending itself.
Here is the New York district attorney’s pleading.
First it needs to be said that it is unusual for a District attorney to put up absolutely no fight against vacating a judgement. It shows there is political will to relieve the accused.
Compare this to the DA’s desire to prosecute George Zimmerman in spite of a total lack of evidence, or worse, with fabricated evidence and criminally omitting all exculpatory evidence.
The most shocking issue is that the DA suggested to vacate not only the rape conviction, all the other mayhem and violence convictions, even though the accused had not given a thread of reasoning as to why it ought to be vacated.
Ya, “Most Likely”, simply because they found no other crazy people in the area to blame is really not good enough.
Linda Fairstein was the corrupt wanna-be true crime author DA who prosecuted the Oliver Javanovic ‘cyber rapist’ travesty of justice, and never apologized. Generally, any side she is on, I take the opposite.
Same with Ann Coulter, who is simply the “Amanda Marcotte” of the right. I did a nice post about her here: https://traditionalchristianity.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/demagogues-and-science/
I read the DA’s pleading to vacate the convictions. I concur. There was no DNA evidence linking them. There was precious little physical evidence considering a total of (counting Reyes) SIX people would have been involved. And their confessions, besides not being consistent with each other, were hardly the “straight by the book” type and its well known that false confessions are a problem in the criminal justice system. It’s too bad that to this day so many police departments do not tape or record entire sessions. And because most of them don’t do so, I hardly regard confessions -unbacked by sufficient other evidence- as being meaningful.
Lastly, I have no doubt these idiots were ‘wilding’. But they certainly served more than enough time for THAT, and the fact is protecting their rights protects mine. Hopefully this payout will avert similar bs in the future.
@Clarence: I am shocked that Breitbart, Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan have some totally religious nutcase anti-scientific attitudes. But they clearly see the race and crime, race and quota travesties, and this is where I agree with them.
On other issues like sexuality, they probably totally disagree with my opinions. Unfortunately, the Bible orthodoxists were only right until birth control, DNA testing and government child support, but would need to revise their Bible according to new scientific discoveries. Also, one has to admit, their morality worked for millennia, while we with our morality are approaching self extinction and dysgenics where only the most incapable procreate.
I did not study the case of the Central Park Five as profoundly as I studied the Trayvon Martin Hoax. But just the fact that the liberal press and the movie omit and hide very relevant facts and paint thugs in an angelic light shows that there is something fishy about it. It seems pretty far fetched to vacate the entire criminal convictions. That is pretty ridiculous.
There also seem to be pretty clear cases of obstruction of justice where police was not allowed to further probe Reyes’ testimony.
It is quite clear that in the case of the Central Park Five and extreme high standard of proof is needed to convict, because the hoodlums are protected Blacks. The opposite is the case in the George Zimmerman case, where the level of proof of innocence was extremely high. And in all the normal harmless consensual “I had 3 beers” date rape cases, where the level of proof needed seems extremely low.
@Clarence: I read your article. Too bad commenting is closed.