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Report: Family wants Tawana Brawley case reopened
cnn.com ^ | Nov 18, 2007 | AP

Posted on 11/18/2007 7:36:42 AM PST by RDTF

Edited on 11/18/2007 1:18:07 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty years after her allegations of a racially charged rape became a national flash point, Tawana Brawley's mother and stepfather want to reopen the case, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Glenda Brawley and Ralph King want to press New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to re-examine the November 1987 incident, which a state grand jury ultimately concluded was a hoax, the Daily News reported.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: boycriedwolf; brawley; hatecrimes; hoax; liar; moneymoneymoney; racebaiting; sharpton; tawana; tawanabrawley
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1 posted on 11/18/2007 7:36:42 AM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Duck and cover, Rev. Al.


2 posted on 11/18/2007 7:38:00 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: RDTF

Didn’t SHarpton lose a libel suit on this case?


3 posted on 11/18/2007 7:38:01 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: RDTF

—we still haven’t found Judge Crater , either——


4 posted on 11/18/2007 7:39:47 AM PST by rellimpank (--we need a special font for <b>SARCASM</b>--NRA benefactor)
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To: RDTF

Of course it has to be re-opened.

This time Al Sharpton will PROVE it was racism that resulted in the case being lost and him being acused of libel.......he has the lessons of Imus behind him now.


6 posted on 11/18/2007 7:41:31 AM PST by HD1200
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To: RDTF

You have to be kidding me. It even sounds like the girl has moved on and made a life. Someone have an idea what the point of this would be?


7 posted on 11/18/2007 7:42:10 AM PST by trimom
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To: BenLurkin

Sharpton and another party (attorney?), too. IIRC


8 posted on 11/18/2007 7:42:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: RDTF
Brawley has changed her name.....

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Yep, to Maryam Muhammed (anyone surprised?)

9 posted on 11/18/2007 7:42:31 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: RDTF

these people have no sense of shame.

no government official is going to reopen this case.

they destroyed to career and personal life of steven pagones.


10 posted on 11/18/2007 7:42:31 AM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: RDTF

This is too random and contrived. The dems are doing this too activat their base to the polls. This “story” was deemed a lie 20 years ago.


11 posted on 11/18/2007 7:43:13 AM PST by paltz
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To: RDTF

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12 posted on 11/18/2007 7:43:20 AM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: RDTF

I wonder if Elliot Spitzer is crazy enough to reopen this flagrant fraud? And how crazy are these parents?

Sharpton lost a libel suit for his part in the hoax. For years he his all assets.


13 posted on 11/18/2007 7:43:40 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (“If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven’t cut taxes enough.” –Milton Friedman)
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To: RDTF

I wonder if Elliot Spitzer is crazy enough to reopen this flagrant fraud? And how crazy are these parents?

Sharpton lost a libel suit for his part in the hoax. For years he hid his all assets.


14 posted on 11/18/2007 7:44:43 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (“If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven’t cut taxes enough.” –Milton Friedman)
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To: RDTF

Well they have had 20 years to get their story straight this time around.


15 posted on 11/18/2007 7:44:50 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: HD1200
You go Al!!! I don't want to jar your memory.

DUKE, it out!!

16 posted on 11/18/2007 7:45:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: RDTF

Delusion springs eternal in the human breast.

I’ll bet even Tawana wants her mother to shut up about it. Tawana knows very well that she didn’t get molested, much less raped, but she told the lie to her parents for so long that now Mom and Stepdad believe it and can’t let go. What a tangled web we weave . . .


17 posted on 11/18/2007 7:45:16 AM PST by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: wtc911

hmmm


18 posted on 11/18/2007 7:45:28 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: trimom

There were two or three aspects of this case...which weren’t really answered. We still don’t know where she was for the four days, and she has yet to ever explain it...to her parents or the public. If it were all bogus...then at some point...you’d normally admit it and move on. In this case...she moved on...never admitting it. The fact that she hasn’t become a drugged out junkie...leads me to the curious situation of thinking that someone in the NY cop circles...was involved in this...and it wasn’t as bogus as we always thought. The strange thing today...is why bring this back up, unless they really truly believed in what she said.


19 posted on 11/18/2007 7:47:29 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: ken21

schumer wanted to reopen an old civil rights case in Mississippi-until he found out that all elected officials in Miss at the time were Dems-at that point it went away.
I say re-open it. This is nothing more than attempt to throw mud on Rudy-and just like the crap that the union firefighters are getting ready to pull it will back fire on them. I want to see Sharpton put on the stand and forced to testify as part of the case.


20 posted on 11/18/2007 7:49:12 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: wtc911
I wonder why that wasn’t mentioned in the article...
21 posted on 11/18/2007 7:49:37 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: RDTF

“How could we make this up and take down the state of New York? We’re just regular people,” Glenda Brawley said to her husband. “We should be millionaires.”

(snip)

Brawley, now 35, rarely emerges from her self-imposed exile these days, returning to New York only as a guest of the United African Movement, established by Sharpton and her lawyers to lend her name to civil rights cases. She accepts free flights and limousine rides from the group to merely appear at its events.

Brawley’s family said she does not wear a hijab, or head scarf, but is a devout Muslim, a conversion that began during the trial when Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gave her the name Maryam Muhammad.

Her parents, who are Christians, said she can call any mosque in the world and will be provided with security, if her advisers from New York or her specially trained dog cannot protect her.

(snip)

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/11/18/2007-11-18_20_years_later_tawana_brawley_has_turned.html?page=1


22 posted on 11/18/2007 7:49:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: RDTF

Two things. First, the involved parties must be in need of cash.

Second, if Brawley is now a muzzl’em, she should be stoned to death or lashed to death for being raped. Whoever raped her should be told not to do that again for a while.


23 posted on 11/18/2007 7:49:53 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: RDTF
ROVE YOU MAGNIFICIENT BASTARD

24 posted on 11/18/2007 7:50:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: maggief

major barf!!


25 posted on 11/18/2007 7:51:04 AM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: RDTF
"New York state owes my daughter. They owe her the truth,"

Truth measured in $$$$$

26 posted on 11/18/2007 7:52:00 AM PST by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: RDTF
Mama's mad: They had their big lottery chance and lost!

She wants a "do-over"!

Does this remind anyone else of AlphaGore's attempt to FORCE the presidency?

...fish rots from the head down...and all that...

27 posted on 11/18/2007 7:53:29 AM PST by bannie
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To: RDTF

Good luck reopening that can of worms. Any prosecutor that would touch that case has rocks in his head the size of Gibraltar. A bunch of people wound up under the wheels of the bus on that one. Sharpton and an couple of his buddies lost a defamation case on that little caper.


28 posted on 11/18/2007 7:53:55 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: trimom

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29 posted on 11/18/2007 7:54:20 AM PST by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: trimom
Someone have an idea what the point of this would be?

Probably too many bills to pay and not enough cash coming into the ole homestead.

30 posted on 11/18/2007 7:55:09 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: RDTF

Yeah, 20 years later we’re going to get the truth alright. Jes. If you can’t convince a grand jury, it’s done, for good.


32 posted on 11/18/2007 7:56:24 AM PST by enough_idiocy (www.daypo.net/test-iraq-war.html)
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To: maggief

” her specially trained dog cannot protect her”.

She’s got a mistreated Pit Bull chained up in the front yard.


33 posted on 11/18/2007 7:57:09 AM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: trimom

She’s out of the spotlight?


34 posted on 11/18/2007 7:57:44 AM PST by Shimmer
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To: trimom
Someone have an idea what the point of this would be?

Addressing that 'insufficient funds' notice from the "Justice for Tawana" fund?

35 posted on 11/18/2007 7:58:08 AM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: RDTF

So does that mean Brawley & Sharpton could actually be prosecuted this time?


36 posted on 11/18/2007 7:58:45 AM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I’ve done here today doesn’t force you to have a negative opinion of me….)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Two things. First, the involved parties must be in need of cash.

Follow the money. It was pouring into coffers of Sharpton and the Brawleys back in the days. Even Bill Cosby gave to the cause. But Andrew Cuomo is AG now and since his dad was the governor who eventually closed down the extortionists, I doubt this will get much traction.

37 posted on 11/18/2007 8:01:28 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bannie

Sounds like it. Scum of a feather flock together.


38 posted on 11/18/2007 8:02:05 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Oh, the huge manatee!!!)
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To: RDTF

Hopefully Spitzer will accomodate these nuts.


39 posted on 11/18/2007 8:04:21 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: wtc911

Buckwheat turned muslum as well now he is kareem o wheat


40 posted on 11/18/2007 8:04:27 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Megalomaniac Spitzer is crazy and I wouldn’t put it past him to open this case up again. He’s got to pander to the minority community, make it a racial issue, to get Her Thighness elected.

As for the parent’s, show me the money.

41 posted on 11/18/2007 8:05:38 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: wtc911

Brawley has changed her name.....
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Yep, to Maryam Muhammed (anyone surprised?)
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Should have changed it to Tawana X ... for excrement.


42 posted on 11/18/2007 8:08:23 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Shimmer

Tawana became a Muslim several years ago and now goes by some other, equally wacky name.I don’t know if her parents became Muslims or not. I’d suspect there’s a little bit of floating Islamic rage stirring this up again, combined with Al stirring the pot in all these staged “noose” cases and things like the “Jena 6,” etc.


43 posted on 11/18/2007 8:09:44 AM PST by livius
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It must be jealousy over all the attention the nappy headed ho in Durham got.....

Plus — the ignorant parents must think that they have a Governor and State Attorney General STUPID enough to go to bat for their skanky whore of a daughter....
I’m betting they’re RIGHT.

In a sane world, Tawana Brawley would still be in jail for her false rape charges..

I’m getting more than tired of lying black skanks and their “victim to profit” bullshit.


44 posted on 11/18/2007 8:13:02 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: pepsionice

The fact that she hasn’t become a drugged out junkie...leads me to the curious situation of thinking that someone in the NY cop circles...was involved in this...and it wasn’t as bogus as we always thought.


Huh? Don’t follow your logic here. She could have gotten her life back together fo any number of reasons. And how do we know how she lives her life anyway?


The strange thing today...is why bring this back up, unless they really truly believed in what she said.

Its not strange at all—its all about the $$.

BTW—I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn—cheap! Interested?


45 posted on 11/18/2007 8:13:14 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: trimom
You have to be kidding me. It even sounds like the girl has moved on and made a life. Someone have an idea what the point of this would be?

Money. Free money.

46 posted on 11/18/2007 8:14:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Whadd'a picture THAT paints!

...bunch of nasty, sticky birds...

47 posted on 11/18/2007 8:16:02 AM PST by bannie
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To: RDTF

I guess Tawana’s parents didn’t save any money for their retirement?


48 posted on 11/18/2007 8:16:15 AM PST by rabidralph
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“Brawley has changed her name and become a nurse”

Hopefully I will come under the care of a nurse who is that nuts. Also, I would bet the Brawley’s had the mindset that they are “owed” even before Tawana was born.


49 posted on 11/18/2007 8:16:53 AM PST by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: BenLurkin
Did Sharpton ever publicly apologize to all the Duke players for the accusations he made about them?

I thought after the Brawley hoax, Sharpton would never talk about her or the case when he was being interviewed. Now all of a sudden he will be ok about talking about it?

50 posted on 11/18/2007 8:17:14 AM PST by Blue Highway
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