[ From Jason (because I don't have enough stress and anger in my life) ] :
Ann Coulter proves once again she's a clueless hussy:
[I]t was only a matter of time before the criminal defense lobby would turn to the 1989 wilding attack in Central Park. The current baby seals of the "exoneration" racket are the feral beasts who raped, brutalized and nearly murdered a female jogger.
Strictly adhering to formula, the defense bar has produced a shocking confession from a criminal who -- coincidentally -- can no longer be prosecuted for the attack. Matias Reyes now claims he alone raped the jogger.
Amazingly, this barbaric crime is a good target for a baseless "exoneration." The savages have served their time, the victim remembers nothing, and no one cares as much as the anti-death penalty fanatics. In fact, the Manhattan district attorney himself adamantly opposes the death penalty. With little cost, he can look bold and honest by overturning the jury verdicts.
It's not worth my time (not to mention my sanity) to deal with her obvious lies and distortions of facts. I'll trounce each of her points Tuesday night.
posted by ronn taylor | 10/29/2002 12:25:13 AM
Bob Slade mentioned The Central Park Jogger 5 Information Page on KISS-FM's "Week in Review" program last night. I haven't had adequate time to read extensively, but if Slade, James Mtume, Bob Pickett,
Charles "The Cut Man" Etheridge,and Peter Noel endorsed it, they must be progressive and informative.
I just wish they'd drop the "jogger" part of the name as it's all about getting justice for the 5 young men framed.
12:47 PM - Just remembered that Charles Etheridge, III doesn't support the above page and actually thinks it's counter-productive (i.e. supports elements in the Black community that don't deserve support and wastes energy better suited for positive elements). Also, the "information page" just contains one page with a link to a downloadable pdf file for a petition. Here's hoping that much more will be added in a timely fashion.
posted by ronn taylor | 10/28/2002 12:32:51 PM
[ From Ray Garraud's comments posted on my blog ]
The New York Daily News practices "collusion" with this bulls—t article. Anonymous sources, medical advice given without the benefit of studying the jogger's medical reports from that time and an obvious plant from (a) pro-conviction supporter(s).
posted by ronn taylor | 10/28/2002 12:19:08 PM
Protestors are following Jimmy Breslin's advise, somewhat. There's a protest planned at the new (super-sized, boisterious, theatre-themed) 42nd Street McDonald's. They'll also be protests in front of Trump Plaza, but Trump apparentely likes that type of attention.
posted by ronn taylor | 10/27/2002 09:47:33 AM