Law Forum : THE CENTRAL PARK 5

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is on PBS right now.

    I find things like this hard watch.

    There were a lot of stupid black people involved, especially the parents





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    Would you have taken a plea or stood fast to your principles?????






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    bot





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    The average black person has no chance when the system is in witch hunt mode. They don't have the resources for a prolonged fight, nor the clout to protect themselves from judge, jury, or lawyer (their own lawyer) manipulation.

    We would like to think the system is designed to protect the innocent. But unfortunately that's more fantasy than anything else.
     
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    Not only that, but these were kids. They were young boys. And they were kept locked in a room with hostile cops for hours on end, 5, 10 hours at a wop. As one of the boys-now-men said in an interview on Charlie Rose's show, he only wanted to go home. He was scared and they told him if he confessed he could go home. I'm sure he figured moms/pops would take over from there.... not knowing, of course, that the minute he signed that confession, he wasn't going anywhere!

    Btw, I saw the last half of it (thank God! I'd prolly have heaved to see the :bs: railroading). It was heart-wrenching. Truly.
     
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    But you didn't answer the question





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    You should see it all. It documents their and the cops mistakes


    I also recommend the Independent Lens doc. on the drug war




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    I saw half and I saw an interview with one of the victims, along with Ken Burns and his daughter who made the film. That was enough for me.
     
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    I understand. When I got finish watching the 'Rise and Fall of Jim Crow', I actually thought of loading my carbine





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    You were right. I turned on the TV and the end of the Ken Burns film was showing (about 20 minutes). There was no feeling of a call to arms, only one of sadness. Sadness for the young boys now men who spent 7 years of their teen to young adult lives locked up in cages, destroyed. Sadness for the families of the young victims. Sadness for how America went "ooops! My bad" when the police and prosecutor cover-up was uncovered and the boys were shown to be innocent, proved beyond a shadow of a doubt to be innocent. Sadness for the horror experienced by subsequent female victims of the man who raped the central park jogger that the police had in custody at the time they were badgering the boys for confessions, and set free on the streets to prey on more innocents. It is as one brother said gently, "we (Americans) are not good people." And that includes all us black Americans who believed the lying press when it said the boys went "wilding."

    So, yes. You were right, Kemestry and I will be on the lookout for a repeat showing.

    A lute continua.:10200:
     
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