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  • A media controversy ignites over the case of Tawana Brawley (1987)

    11/28/2017 8:01:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Tawana Brawley is found covered with feces and wrapped in garbage bags outside the Pavilion Condominiums in Wappingers Falls, New York. Brawley appeared to have undergone an extremely traumatic experience: parts of her hair were cut off, her pants were slightly burned, and there was a racial slur scrawled on her body. Brawley told authorities that for four days she had been held against her will and repeatedly raped by a gang of white men, one of whom she claimed had a police badge. The Brawley case became a ’cause celebre’ when controversial attorney C. Vernon Mason, Alton Maddox, and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man Falsely Accused of Rape by Sharpton Calls for Action Against Sharpton Advertisers

    10/11/2013 1:28:15 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    "Steven Pagones, the assistant district attorney whom Al Sharpton falsely accused of the rape of 15-year-old Tawana Brawley, called for advertisers on Sharpton’s program to drop their support of his MSNBC program, PoliticsNation . . . ."
  • Tawana Brawley Finally Forced to Pay Man She Defamed

    08/05/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    In an exclusive to the New York Post, the paper reported Sunday that after 25 years, former New York prosecutor Steven Pagones is finally getting justice from Tawana Brawley. The Post reports that Pagones recently received his first payments from Brawley as money is being collected through wage garnishments: $3,764.61 so far, with $431,000 to go. In 1987, Brawley, with the promotional assistance of Rev. Al Sharpton and lawyers C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox, defamed Pagones in the infamous race-baiting fake rape case that grabbed headlines around the world. As Breitbart News has previously recalled, in November 1987, fifteen...
  • Pay-up time for Brawley: '87 rape-hoaxer finally shells out for slander

    08/04/2013 4:40:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2013 | MICHAEL GARTLAND
    Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies. Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones — the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax. A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawley’s wages as a nurse there. She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic. “It’s a long time coming,” said Pagones, 52, who to this day is more interested in extracting a confession...
  • Who’s Setting This Small Town on Fire? (More than 10 fires in Last Few Months)

    04/16/2013 8:09:27 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/16/2013 | by Christine Pelisek
    A small town near the Mexican border is going up in flames, with more than 10 fires set over the past few months. Christine Pelisek talks to locals about the baffling whodunit. Last November, a series of fires began to plague the small California city of Brawley. The first fire gutted a large vacant two-story office building. Soon after that, a furniture store, a woman’s gym, a historic theater, and a restaurant were set on fire. On Easter Sunday, a parking structure and a flower shop were also torched. Next came a 99-cent store, and then, last Tuesday, the A...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    02/01/2013 11:23:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. “For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. “To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/13 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. “For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. “To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: I won't apologize for handling of Tawana Brawley case

    05/19/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Helen Kennedy
    Al Sharpton may have mellowed - but he still won't apologize for the Tawana Brawley debacle. A quarter-century later after he whipped up racial tensions over the incendiary case, Sharpton still stands by a story that the courts of law and public opinion long ago ruled a hoax. Pressed on CBS' "60 Minutes" to explain why he never apologized for accusations that proved false, Sharpton said, "I don't know that." "I have thought about that a million times," Sharpton said. "I just don't believe they treated that case fair." Back in 1987, 15-year-old Brawley claimed she had been abducted and...
  • Obama Endorsed an Anti-Semitic Hate Group, Solicited Another’s Endorsement

    09/21/2008 11:18:57 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 7 replies · 270+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/21/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    [Permission granted to copy, paste, and circulate in its entirety] Endorsed by Obama: "He's one of the greedy Jew bastards killing our [black] people. Don't give the Jew a dime."Ready-to-go viral E-mail and blog entry: please copy, paste, and circulate as widely as possible. Unlike the smears and urban legends that are being directed against both Presidential tickets, the reader can verify the following material independently. Keep [going] right on past Freddy's, he's one of the greedy Jew bastards killing our [black] people. Don't give the Jew a dime. The above anti-Semitic tirade came from Morris Powell, the head of...
  • Barack Obama and Al Sharpton

    08/22/2008 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 100+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/22/08 | Bill Levinson
    This is the second piece in our series on Barack Obama’s dishonest campaign financing methods, and his open association with racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-hating bigots. A compilation of links and references appears at http://www.stentorian.com/Obama. The picture below is from an April 2007 meeting of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network: a racist and anti-Semitic hate organization as demonstrated by its conduct at Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned store in Harlem. Obama endorsed Sharpton and the NAN as follows: “Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important...
  • Widespread Consensus: Obama Promotes Anti-Semitism, Racism, Hatred of Israel

    02/23/2008 2:44:59 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 52 replies · 576+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 2/23/08 | Bill Levinson
    A growing number of bloggers such as Richard Cohen, Brigitte Gabriel, Sharon Hughes, Charles Krauthammer, Kenneth Blackwell, Naomi Ragen, Debbie Schlussel, Ed Lasky, and William Levinson are pointing out Barack Obama’s numerous connections to unsavory individuals and organizations that espouse and promote hatred of Jews, Catholics, white people, Israel, and/or the United States. By “connections” we do not mean casual social contacts, but Obama’s deliberate efforts to seek out these entities and gain their support. ...Naomi Ragen Naomi Ragen dismisses the “smear” and makes frontal attack on Obama The Jews who are considering voting for Obama (or Clinton) should be...
  • Speaker at federation event slammed for calling Obama an 'anti-Semite'

    02/14/2008 10:30:35 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 20 replies · 289+ views
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 2/5/08 | Ron Kampeas
    "Barack Obama is an anti-Semite," said [Brigitte] Gabriel, who founded the nonprofit organization American Congress for Truth following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "No Jews should support him."
  • National Action Network’s 9th annual convention [Al Sharpton]

    01/24/2008 11:00:24 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 204+ views
    National Action Network ^ | April 2007 | National Action Network press release
    Quotes from Presidential Candidates that attended National Action Network’s 9th Annual Convention: Senator Hillary Clinton (NY): “I have enjoyed a long and positive relationship with Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network, and I don’t ever remember saying “no” to them and I intend to remain their partner in civil rights as I clean the dirt from under the carpet in the oval office when I am elected President” Senator Barack Obama (Ill): “Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and...
  • Even NJDC Can’t Whitewash Obama-Sharpton Connection

    01/19/2008 10:35:06 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 11 replies · 125+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/18/08 | Bill Levinson
    A good strategist pays attention to what his enemy does not do, as well as what he does. NJDC’S "Guide to Responding to Obama, Clinton, and Edwards Smears aimed at Jewish Voters" actually makes some valid points, but one is conspicuous in its absence: the prominent racist and anti-Semite Al Sharpton. We know quite well from prior experience that the National Jewish Democratic Council would lie on Obama’s behalf, or whitewash and downplay his failings, if it were conceivably possible to do so. The fact that NJDC does not address Obama’s blatant promotion of Al Sharpton and his National Action...
  • Obama's Extensive Ties to Hate Groups and Bigots

    01/11/2008 11:08:44 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 608+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/11/07 | Bill Levinson
    It is a basic tenet of common sense, not to mention common decency, that public figures like celebrities and politicians do not consort with, promote, endorse, or otherwise empower racists and/or anti-Semites. Endorsement of hate mongers or hate groups, or proven hate speech, can easily derail or even end a career. We fail to understand why Barack Obama is getting a pass from the media on his open association with and promotion of the country’s most vicious racist and anti-Semitic hate mongers, who now include the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan. First, however, let’s take a look at the standard...
  • Three-Candidate Monte

    12/24/2007 9:33:05 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 7 replies · 202+ views
    New York Magazine Intelligencer ^ | 12/17/07 | Geoffrey Gray
    The voice sounds familiar. “Hey, Al, this is Hillary Clinton, and...” Is it really her? Yep. Clinton is actually calling Sharpton for—pinch yourselves, folks—campaign advice. She wants to know what issues she should raise in an upcoming debate at Howard University. The focus is on black issues, and, well, who is a better judge of black issues in America than the ubiquitous face of them? Sharpton has the cigar back in his fingers now. He wants the phone back. “Here,” he says, making sure to save the message. “Now, check this out.” Another voice. “Al, this is Barack Obama...” Obama!...
  • Obama: Soul Food with Sharpton

    12/15/2007 3:14:47 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 32 replies · 125+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 29, 2007 9:07 PM | ABC News
    ABC News Sunlen Miller Reports: Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., stopped for a little soul food with Al Sharpton in Harlem Thursday evening. Arriving together in the same car, the two were flanked by people on the street outside the popular soul food restaurant, "Sylvia's" in the heart of Harlem. Obama yelled, "We gon’ shake up the world," as he entered the restaurant side by side with Sharpton. The two sat down at a table alone and ate cornbread after greeting a few people eating in the restaurant.
  • Report: Family wants Tawana Brawley case reopened

    11/18/2007 12:27:07 PM PST · by redstateone · 9 replies · 124+ views
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2007 | AP
    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. "New York state owes my daughter...."
  • Report: Family wants Tawana Brawley case reopened

    11/18/2007 7:36:42 AM PST · by RDTF · 182 replies · 346+ views
    cnn.com ^ | Nov 18, 2007 | AP
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • All Time Chutzpah Award: Al Sharpton Condemns N Word, Hate Symbols

    10/17/2007 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 143+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 10/17/07 | Bill Levinson
    "Nooses, the 'n' word, a Klansman's hood, and the burning cross are the clearest symbols of hate for black America," --Al Sharpton, in remarks prepared for the House Judiciary Committee Chutzpah is often defined as murdering one's parents and then asking the court for mercy as an orphan, although the image of a violent pimp who beats and rapes his women and then talks about chastity and women's rights also comes to mind. The above statement probably takes the grand prize for chutzpah, not merely this year but for all time. If Sharpton dislikes the N word so much, perhaps...