Black People : Man cleared in '84 rape wins $18.5 million award

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A false rape conviction, 22 years in prison ? and now an $18.5 million award
    'It?s been a long time getting to this point,' NYC man says of jury verdict

    By James Eng
    msnbc.com msnbc.com


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    What does a former bank teller from the Bronx do with an $18.5 million windfall after spending more than two decades behind bars for a rape he did not commit?

    Alan Newton isn't quite sure yet. A day after a federal jury in Manhattan ordered the city of New York to pay him the award for botching his case, Newton said the decision is still sinking in.

    "It?s been a long time getting to this point," Newton told msnbc.com in a telephone interview Wednesday. "I?m still going through mixed emotions because I always felt that this should have been taken care of a lot earlier."

    In reaching its verdict, the jury concluded that the city had violated Newton's constitutional rights and that two police officers had failed to produce Newton's evidence when requested.

    Newton, now 49, was freed in July 2006 after serving nearly 22 years in prison for a rape, robbery and assault conviction. Newton had asked for DNA testing in 1994, but it wasn't until 2005 that the city was able to locate a rape kit of biological samples taken from the victim. The genetic tests proved that he was not the perpetrator.

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  2. cherryblossom

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    No amount of $ can compensate for 22 years of what he had to endure; but I am glad he won this.












    *not a bad lookin' Brotha, either!....Chocolate just like I like 'em!*
     
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    AGAIN?! :whip:

    Within the past year, its been like 6 brothers cleared, if its been that many in just a year, you better believe its probably a whole lot more brothers and sisters in these dungeons there innocent. smh

    Why i said on "kemetstry's" conviction overturn thread of another brother last month or so, that this amerikkkan judicial system is nothing but masked means to enslave black men and capitalize all in one.

    Then one wonders how this then ties into the so-called "relationship" woes of these so-called "single" black women, due to NUMBERS being bandied about, as an excuse to do what.....

    "Interracial Relations", which leads to a destruction of Afrikans in amerikkka through mixing.

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    no Fullspeed.. :) the system didn't work. the system was mitigated by the
    due diligence of a concerned party. And where there is no concerned party,
    folks spend their lives in jail for things they didn't do. Just for being black.

    The system is transparent.. and what shines through it is the racist hateful
    will of a racist hateful people. And when I say "the people", I mean white
    people.. yes.. scared hateful narcissistic delusional sadistic white people.
    The kind that would watch this video (below).. and not see murder.

     
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    Chinelo Third Eye Is Always Open MEMBER

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    :SuN049:

    I already see that coming too...
     
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    I don't see the connection to interracial relations but that's not to say that
    that the connection doesn't exist.. that's just not a conclusion I've come
    to.. But I studied law for a minute.. and what I saw was basically a lynch
    mob.. Anyone can be convicted of anything.. whether they did it or not.
    It's just like other countries where you have to pay to get out of trouble..
    no dough? no freedom. doesn't matter if you have an alibi.. doesn't
    matter if you don't fit the description.. only thing that matters is what that
    cop says.. the prosecutor is just a machine.. the more convictions he gets,
    the more successful he is. He has no reason to do anything other than lock
    everybody that comes in front of him up.. The dignity and dilligence of
    prosecutors on shows like Law & Order are a PR campaign.. the truth is
    much darker.. But I think if black folks ever really took a cold hard look at
    what's going on.. I mean really.. I think it would be too overwhelming for
    many folks to handle.. I think they might just go crazy. In fact, I think
    part of the blindness to the truth that goes on in the black community is
    part of a protection mechanism that is built into African American culture.
    They are killing our babies.. locking them up.. destroying their minds..
    flooding our streets with drugs.. locking them out of the legal economy..
    forcing them into the street economy.. and then the prison economy..
    what would happen if churches started preaching that? If we saw what
    was happening in those areas, we might start to also wonder what was
    really happening in Medicine also.. we might start to look closer at
    the products and foods marketed toward us.. we might take a deeper look
    at our religious doctrine.. we might start to look closely at every area of our
    lives and what would come after could be either revolutionary or tragic.. and
    both of those things are scary.. so scary in fact that we decide to continue
    the ritual sacrifice of our children.. trading their lives for the relative calm
    found here in the belly of the beast.

    "I mean, they killing us but they ain't all bad", she said. "why he didn't
    move out the way? shoot.. he saw that bullet coming."

     
  7. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    UH OH!!!! :roll:

     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mixed emotions

    If it was me one of my emotions would probably be RAGE

     
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    Huh?
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just clowin on what you had said

     
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