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Central Park Five wrongfully convicted in 1989 rape settle with city for $40 million
NY Daily News ^ | 06/19/2014 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS

Posted on 06/19/2014 7:47:24 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

The five black men who were wrongfully convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a Central Park jogger have agreed to a $40 million settlement with the city, a source familiar with the terms said Thursday. The five young men — whose arrests and trials made national headlines and stirred the city’s simmering racial tensions — had been locked in a bitter civil rights lawsuit with the city for years after their convictions were vacated. When now Mayor de Blasio ran for election last year, he promised to reach a deal.

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1 posted on 06/19/2014 7:47:24 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Trump was right calling for the death penalty.

Those youths would not have got near the needle at the time. It would have been thrown out by then. It would have taken 30 years to execute those convicted and sitting on death row.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 7:50:33 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Kid Shelleen

Little doubt in my mind that they were in fact guilty.

In most of these cases another person who has met with the perps and knows what happened will confess. Usually someone with nothing to lose.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 7:52:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Morgenthau found evidence showing that Meili had not been attacked by a group of men but one man, and it was Reyes.

Just a little late.

4 posted on 06/19/2014 7:52:59 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

They were NOT wrongfully convicted! This message is racial insanity.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 7:55:13 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Kid Shelleen

I hate stories like this. (”found evidence that one person committed the rape not 5”)
Okay what evidence? Why was that not found originally? Since everyone was postive when the original convictions took place why should we be positive about this now?


6 posted on 06/19/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT by 48th SPS
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To: Kid Shelleen

$8 mil apiece??


7 posted on 06/19/2014 8:03:48 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: yarddog
their guilty....maybe there was unknows semen but it does not exonerate them....they attacked and nearly killed that girl.....

and now they get money....

I hope they have miserable empty lives...

8 posted on 06/19/2014 8:06:20 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Menehune56

They just won the thug lottery


9 posted on 06/19/2014 8:20:42 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Getting turned loose to do it all over again?


10 posted on 06/19/2014 8:27:25 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: cherry

Nobody should wish anybody that. It goes against the Lord.

If New York didn’t want this it oughtn’t have voted in Blasio who basically singlehandedly okayed it.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 8:28:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: bigbob

There is a whole raft of political weirdness here. The appeals court overturned the old conviction. Now normally that is not the end of the story. The onus is now on those who would not hold a new trial with all the evidence, real or purported. New York whiffed. Shouldn’t be surprised.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 8:30:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

What a country! You can gang beat a jogger half to death, but if you are a black teen , you get a 40 million dollar jackpot, because although you admitted to beating her half dead and leaving her unconscious on the street, technically you didn’t do the actual “R” deed-


13 posted on 06/19/2014 8:53:30 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles (The choice isn't heaven or Hell. its heaven or the world)
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To: pastorbillrandles

Race-timidation.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 8:56:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Innocent - like OJ.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 8:59:02 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: yarddog

They were and are guilty as he!!!>>>>

Here is the truth on this case>>>>>
http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/search?q=Kharey&max-results=20&by-date=true


16 posted on 06/19/2014 9:00:26 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

New Yawk whiffed. This should have been easy even given a retrial.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 9:14:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Note to NEw York, sow to the wind, reap the whirlwind! What about the poor women who was “Wilded” admitted by these (rich) animals?


18 posted on 06/19/2014 9:16:13 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles (The choice isn't heaven or Hell. its heaven or the world)
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To: pastorbillrandles

It seems craziness. This should have been easy from a prosecution point of view. Where it was NOT easy was from a racial appeasement point of view. Would everyone have been happier had there been an all black police force and court to take care of it? It stank like a dead skunk.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 9:33:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

nope, you can have righteous anger towards evil. hoping that evil people don’t enjoy the spoils of their evil is perfectly fine and right.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 10:09:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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