Posts Tagged ‘New York Post’

Justice for the Central Park Five – Justice for All

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By FreidaPeople Stat posting on Raymond Santana’s Facebook Page:

Lynn, with all due respect, the tragedy is these boys got railroaded at every step of the way and the media was happy to support their presumption of guilt based on their skin color. The tragedy is that even to this day, people insist on smearing their character as men. The tragedy is that even when Black and brown people are completely innocent, there is a presumption of guilt.

The tragedy is that most of the people in this world still won’t believe the lesson this whole thing teaches us. Crime is not based on skin color and cops are not here to protect or serve children of color from poor communities. I applaud the men I have come to know a bit. In spite of all the harm our racist system inflicted on these kids, they became pillars of society and great role models. The system took their youth, but never their integrity. Can’t wait until all the files are unsealed.

Justice for the Central Park Five. Justice for all.

 

FreidaPeople Stat posts regularly on Facebook and I and many, many others consider her opinions pretty much Gospel.

Gregg Morris

Gregg Morris

New York Times Headline: For Years, the Tabloid’s Sting Kept British Politicians in Line

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

[Missing NYT Sub-Headline: Murdoch-ian Journalism Made Milquetoast of a lot of New York City Politicians]

July 9, 2011
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LONDON — In 2004, Clare Short, a Labour member of Parliament, learned what could happen to British politicians who criticized the country’s unforgiving tabloids. At a lunch in Westminster, Ms. Short mentioned in passing that she did not care for the photographs of saucy, topless women that appear every day on Page 3 of the populist tabloid The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. “I’d like to take the pornography out of our press,” she said.

Big Mistake.

Read full story here.

Best Headline And Story of the Governor Mark Sanford Farce

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

“Sanford Admits Affair, State Paid for Argentina Trips” – From the Charleston City Paper

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Omar Edwards, Andrew Duton, NYPD, New York City, Civil Liberties, America, Et Al

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Was race a factor in the death of  NYPD Officer Omar Edwards?

Possibly.

Was Officer Andrew Duton acting like a racist? Trash that question. Better ones are: Does he live in a racist society? Was his fatal mistake the result of his growing up and living in a racist society? What was his mindset at the moment he squeezed off several shots? Would he have shot a white man, woman or child under similar circumstances?

Who the hell is capable of answering such questions considering the epistemological challenges, regardless of the torrent of news reporting as well as commentary manipulated to look like news reporting?

No one.

Google, this date, listed 1,184 links to news stories about Omar Edwards’s slaying. Yet, every sane New Yorker, however, knows the answer to this one: When was the last time a black NYPD officer mistakenly shot a white police officer under similar circumstances?

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