December 05, 2002

Northern Eyes Look at the Central Park 5 Case

Aaron returns with the biting wit and a new domain. He also sets his site on today's court proceedings [via the Globe & Mail] :

Nothing in that story about problems between communities. We're a color-blind society, you know.

Just a statement from one of the defense attorneys -- the ones who made "no serious challenge" to the prosecution before Reyes stepped forward -- that, "Their only crime was being black and Latino teenagers in Central Park."

Defense attorneys, like Canandians and people of color, have no idea what they're talking about, obviously.

UPDATE: Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau has recommended that all of the convictions against Anton McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, and Kharey Wise — not just for the rape of Patricia Meili, but the 7 assault and robbery victims throughout that infamous night — be vacated. It remains to be seen if Judge Charles Tejada will immediately set aside the wrongful, racially-motivated convictions or wait until his self-imposed target date of February 6, 2002.

Tim Sullivan, the VP of programming at Court-TV and author of the authoriative book of the two trials of the Central Park 5, Unequal Verdicts: The Central
Park Jogger Trials
, hopes to have the papers filed by Morgenthau later today.

I expect white media to be foaming at the mouth by now and can't wait to read what the New York Joke will write tomorrow.

Posted by ronn at December 5, 2002 01:38 PM

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