I thank the reader who sent me this story, minutes after it appeared online, exclaiming, "A TRAVESTY AND A DISGRACE MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE, A SICK JOKE."
For once, all caps was the way to go.
There are some stories I've covered, where I felt like I could've and should've done more. This is not one of those stories. I did everything humanly possible, crossed all my T's and dotted all my I's, but still the bad guys won.
The five attackers are not entitled to one penny of taxpayers' money. Their entire argument is that police and prosecutors engaged in misconduct against them. However, even Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau, when he applied to get their convictions vacated, denied that any police officers or prosecutors had engaged in misconduct.
In 1990, prior to the two split trials of the five attackers, Justice Thomas Galligan spent over seven weeks on a "Huntley Hearing" to determine whether the attackers' confessions should be thrown out. He ruled them all admissible, as did the appeals court later.
The $40 million ghetto lottery the attackers just won is due to the evil of:
New York City Mayor Bill Wilhelm de Blasio;
The New York media; and
What I call the Burns Gang, of alleged documentary director Ken Burns, his daughter Sarah, and her husband, David McMahon.
DeBlasio wanted to rob New York's white and Asian net taxpayers to give to the attackers, not in spite of their being guilty as hell, but because of it. DeBlasio hates whites, and loves black and Hispanic criminals.
Though the New York media initially did a decent job covering the crime, that was 25 years ago, and newsroom politics have gotten even more racist since then. Look at the New York Times article on this deal. Even the headline is a lie: "5 Exonerated [sic] in Central Park Jogger Case Will Settle Suit for $40 Million." The attackers were never exonerated, and that's not simply my opinion, but a legal fact. Their convictions and sentences were vacated. In order for the attackers to have been exonerated, they would have had to have an evidentiary hearing, and a new trial, neither of which happened.
In the fairy tale concocted by Dwyer and main author Benajmin Weiser, the whole case rested on a phony story concocted by racist, crooked cops and prosecutors:
The initial story of the crime, as told by the police and prosecutors, was that a band of young people, part of a larger gang that rampaged through Central Park, had mercilessly beaten and sexually assaulted the jogger.
That wasn't a "story"; that was what happened. The Central Park Five may or may not have raped Trisha Meili, but they certainly did sexually abuse her, and they accused each other of having raped her. It's not the fault of police and prosecutors for having believed them.
That Jim Dwyer gets credit for working on the Times story is no surprise; he was a major accomplice of the Burns Gang.
Which brings us to the Burns Gang. Ken Burns admitted that his motivation in making his propaganda movie, The Central Park Five, with his daughter and son-in-law, was to get the attackers a(n undeserved) windfall. His daughter, Sarah, also wrote a book with the same name. The movie and book are both works of race fiction, which re-write history, to promote the racial fairy tale of police and prosecutorial abuse concocted by the attackers' lawyers.
I have been following this case since the original crime, in April 1989. I have covered it since 2000. I have published exposés on it at Toogood Reports, Front Page Magazine, Middle American News (here and here ), and VDARE. My two most recent VDARE reports on the crime and the hoax which portrayed the five heinous, racist attackers as innocent victims of "racial profiling" appeared this spring:
"'It Was Fun'--Robert K. Tanenbaum vs. the Central Park Five, 25 Years Later"; and
"Ken Burns' The Central Park Five: The New To Kill a Mockingbird--Fiction Designed to Induce White Guilt."
My reports include interviews with legal legends Robert K. Tanenbaum and Michael F. Armstrong. I have reposted the exhaustive, 2003 investigative report researched and written for the NYPD, whose primary author was Michael F. Armstrong. (I have also reposted the 16,000-word, 2002 affidavit by ADA Nancy Ryan of DA's Office, seeking to vacate the convictions of the admitted and confessed attackers, aka the "Central Park Five.")
Yet another exhaustive, almost 23,000-word investigative report was authored by Thomas Clough in 2002, and revised in 2003.
Finally, attorney and former Manhattan prosecutor Robert K. Tanenbaum wrote his own investigative report on the case.
But all of these facts, which are all a matter of public record, mean nothing to Mayor deBlasio, or to the MSM. They want to help the five attackers, not in spite of their being monsters, but because of it.