Tawana Brawley's kin ask N.Y. governor to reopen 1987 rape case

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Twenty years after her allegations of a racially charged rape became a national flashpoint, Tawana Brawley's mother and stepfather want to reopen the case, a newspaper reported Sunday.
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Jeff

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Nov 18, 2007
 
Perhaps the State of New York can appoint Mike Nifong to head the investigation
Skeptic

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Nov 18, 2007
 
Ed O wrote:
You all owes me,see what im sayin?
Must've seen the Jena 6's parents new Jaguar and Escalade.
col tibbets

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Nov 19, 2007
 
Skeptic wrote:
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Must've seen the Jena 6's parents new Jaguar and Escalade.
Right. The "kin" is asking for an investigation, not the girl herself.

These are the same people who refused to cooperate with the DA or anyone who wasn't Al Sharpton.

Now they want Spitzer (former US Atty., white) to reopen the case. There's some irony.

That case was the most publicized and heavily investigated allegation of the 80's - and the grand jury laughed them out of the room.
Carolyn Bongiorno

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Tawana Brawley' s claims were discredited and the hospital personnel who examined her concluded there had not been a sexual assault. Wappinger Falls is just one town north of here (although I still lived in the Bronx back in 1987) and I remember the Rev. Sharpton's denunciations of the Dutchess county community when he was sued for slander. He insisted that there could not be an impartial or fair jury. I've resided in Dutchess since late 1996. We are diverse, open and accepting. We are not a racist backwater. Ms. Brawley is not a troubled teen anymore and she could have spoken up and admitted her deceit a long time ago. Her failure to do so is a stain upon her character. Her mother and stepfather are wrong to ask that this case be revisited. There is no cause or new "evidence" and the alleged victim has not been forthcoming..

Since: Nov 07

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Jeff wrote:
Perhaps the State of New York can appoint Mike Nifong to head the investigation
Ouch. No, NYS has its own stable of laughable D.A.s, so there's no need to import any.
Forrest Illinois

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Nov 26, 2007
 
I wonder if Al ever paid the civil judgement that came as a result of this. Makes Don Imus look insignificant in the overall scheme of things.
huh

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Nov 27, 2007
 
where are fat al and je$$e jackass in this...i need a good laugh
Shug

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Nov 30, 2007
 
Re:Forrest Illiniois
I dont know if he paid it all but he did pay $65,000 toward it
When the case was closed every point lead to the belief that her story was a lie. I believe that the most recent case of Megan Williams of West Virginia that received national and international attention had a lot to do with her wanting to reopen her case. It seems very fun to me that so soon after the Megan Williams case Brawley, who seems to me to have moved on with her life with becoming a nurse and everything decides to reopen. Given the fact that if u look at the two cases seem to be very similar except the fact that the Megan Williams case was proven to be true

Since: Jun 08

Portland, OR

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Aug 7, 2008
 
Lying little tart! I wouldn't be surprised if she really does get assaulted and nobody believes her.

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