Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Central Park Five

While the problem of false confessions among young, low-IQ juveniles may be a real one, the "Central Park Five" case is a bad example, because there’s no real evidence, as we’ve repeatedly shown here on, that they were any less guilty than they said they were. Ann Coulter said

Of more than three dozen hoodlums brought in for questioning, only 10 were charged with any crimes, and only five of those were charged with raping the jogger. All those charged with the jogger`s rape gave detailed, corroborated, videotaped confessions, after full Miranda warnings, four of the five in the presence of an adult relative.

Recall that none of them—including the police—could have known whether the jogger would emerge from her coma and be able to identify her attackers. (She emerged, but blocked all memory of the attack.) All five confessed to assisting the attack on the jogger, but none to raping her themselves. That`s enough for a rape conviction….

Melody Jackson, whose brother was friends with defendant Kharey Wise, testified—reluctantly—that she talked to Wise by phone when he was at Rikers Island and that he told her that he didn`t rape the jogger, he "only held her legs down while Kevin (Richardson) f–ked her." She originally volunteered this information to the police thinking it would be helpful to Wise.Ann Coulter: What You Won`t Read In The Papers About The `Central Park Five`

The "exoneration" were based on a guy who’s in jail for life claiming he did it all by himself, a thing that appears to have been physically impossible, and the fact that he was the only guy whose DNA was found. Sometimes DNA isn’t found because the rapist failed to achieve penetration and/or intromission.

Robert K. Tanenbaum , quoted by Nicholas Stix

Det. [Thomas] McKenna’s memo book entry of statements made to him by the defendant Yusef Salaam:

"Hit her with pipe/she went down and hit her again/. . . Kevin [Richardson] f—-d her. . . To me it was something to do.

"It was fun."

Kevin Richardson is on one of the "false confessions" referred to by Lauren Kirchner above, he’s one of the people who sued New York City for convicting them after they confessed.

Original report here




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