Call to reopen Brawley case -

Call to reopen Brawley case -

There are 19 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 19, 2007, titled Call to reopen Brawley case -. In it, Newsday reports that:

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

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Tom Mariner

Stony Brook, NY

#1 Nov 19, 2007
If you believe that Ms Brawley's parent's though up the "reopening" of the failed accusation without consulting those whose careers were launched or sunk by it, you'll believe that New York baseball can get beyond the first round of playoffs.
The now powerful and important Rev. Sharpton has successfully drawn attention to the plight of those he supports with well-covered public demonstrations. These gatherings show the raw power best when the evidence is the thinnest. You really don't think the thought never occured to use that same power to erase an early blight on a brillant career?
Michael

Bronx, NY

#3 Nov 19, 2007
This stinks of someone attempting to discredit (like one can possibly discredit him any more than he does himself) Al Sharpton. A special grand jury found that she lied, and then a WHOLE OTHER JURY found she lied maliciously and purposefully, so there's nothing to reopen, in my opinion. See....I do not simply jump on any anti-cop bandwagon, just ones that ring with truth.
Realist

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Nov 19, 2007
Hilarious!
Do Ms. Brawley's parents need rent money for the double wide?
Why did this "story" even get into the paper?
LIer

Bronx, NY

#5 Nov 19, 2007
"New York State owes my daughter. They owe her the truth," said Glenda Brawley, reiterating her stance that her daughter was raped by a group of white men who smeared her with feces and scrawled racial epithets on her body":
NYS owes her the truth? I think you lying herd of pigs owe NYS and it's residents for putting up with that dumptruck load you smothered us in.
jac

Universal City, TX

#6 Nov 19, 2007
Michael wrote:
This stinks of someone attempting to discredit (like one can possibly discredit him any more than he does himself) Al Sharpton. A special grand jury found that she lied, and then a WHOLE OTHER JURY found she lied maliciously and purposefully, so there's nothing to reopen, in my opinion. See....I do not simply jump on any anti-cop bandwagon, just ones that ring with truth.
The "anti oinker" plays the other side. Wow maybe there's hope for you yet.
KBT

Oromocto, Canada

#7 Nov 19, 2007
The article says that a prosecutor won a case against the Brawley's and their advisors for $345,000.00,$65,000.00 for Al Sharpton and a judgement for $185,000.00 for Tawana. She was apparently 15 at the time so now she's 35, a working nurse and living with a new name. I wonder how much she has paid against her judgment? You don't suppose that now she's a nurse and earning a salary that someone has tried to start collecting on the debt? This could be a try at turning the case back around and trying to get out from under a large debt.
black citizen

Virginia Beach, VA

#8 Nov 19, 2007
Say all you want about Al, and believe me there is alot that could be said. I don't think the man is stupid. He has made and industry for himself solely on race, but I do not think he get on board with this.
Michael

Bronx, NY

#9 Nov 19, 2007
I too wonder how much of Brawley's judgment has been paid. Family ran with $300,000 to VA right after warrants were issued for their ignoring a subpoena.....I hope NYS doesn't give amnesty/immunity, and locks 'em up upon arrival.

And I am not "anti-oinker". I respect the police officers who show the community and citizenry the same amount of respect they expect back from the public. I only dislike corrupt coppers and police who shoot at unarmed people.
Phil McCracken

New York, NY

#10 Nov 19, 2007
This is a sick joke. But I guess these dirtbags saw how easy it was for the mob in Jena to be used to intimidate the authorities, regardless of the FACTS and MERIT (or lack thereof) of the case, so maybe if they can create a cause celebre out of nothing, some $$ might end up in their pockets, too. Apparently you can get a mob (and celebrity dupes) to show up for anything if race is allegedly involved.
Jose

Edison, NJ

#11 Nov 19, 2007
She's a nagger. Why they gotta nag Spitzer when he's giving me and my homies free things?
NubianPrincess

Boston, MA

#12 Nov 19, 2007
black citizen wrote:
Say all you want about Al, and believe me there is alot that could be said. I don't think the man is stupid. He has made and industry for himself solely on race, but I do not think he get on board with this.
You are very ignorant. Coastal Afircans and Arabs sold and traded captured inland Africans to the highest bidder.

MUslim Arabs were almost allways involved.

Please read up on your history AND PLEASE DO NOT YELL.

It would also help if you stopped refferring to all who disagree with you as the devil.

If you cannot argue facts please do not resort to name calling. It makes you look less than intelligent.

Face it, our own people sold us into slavery.
A spade a spade

Palm City, FL

#13 Nov 20, 2007
Mr Pagonis the prosecutor from what I recall is still waiting for the money to be collected. Would it be possible that Tawana is being pressed now to pay and the mother and step money concious father are trying to stop it. Just a thought
F--KEN LYING B---H

Suffern, NY

#14 Nov 20, 2007
LOL LOL LOL ..WHAT A JOKE NEWSPAPER TO EVEN ENTERTAIN THESE SCUMBAG LYING ASSHOLES .ITS FUNNY HOW THIS RACIST AGAINST WHITES NEWSPAPER WILL PRINT THE ADDRESS OF A WHITE POLICE OFFICER WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING .BUT THIS PAPER WON'T TELL US WHERE THAT LYIMNG BITCH LIVES OR WORKS AS A NURSE .NEWSDAY IS PATHETIC ....
F--KEN LYING B---H

Suffern, NY

#15 Nov 20, 2007
YEAH IF SHE IS A NURSE HAS SHE PAID HER LAWSUIT ? HAS REV AL PAID HIS LAWSUIT ?AND IF NOT WHY ?HEY NEWSDAY THIS IS WHAT WE WANT TO READ ABOUT .WE DONT WANT TO READ ABOUT A LYTING BLACK BITCH AND HER BULLSHIT STORY .
ChristmasTree

Richmond Hill, NY

#16 Nov 25, 2007
NubianPrincess wrote:
<quoted text>
You are very ignorant. Coastal Afircans and Arabs sold and traded captured inland Africans to the highest bidder.
MUslim Arabs were almost allways involved.
Please read up on your history AND PLEASE DO NOT YELL.
It would also help if you stopped refferring to all who disagree with you as the devil.
If you cannot argue facts please do not resort to name calling. It makes you look less than intelligent.
Face it, our own people sold us into slavery.
Thank you, NubianPrincess,for a polite, truthful, and intelligent post! Racism of any flavor depends on ignorance, truth is always feared by immoral men and women. While diversity usually divides peoples, sadly, we're all human beings at the heart of it, and need the same love and consideration regardless of superficial differences. Children know this, listen to them.
BLACK-I-AM

Staten Island, NY

#17 Nov 27, 2007
ChristmasTree wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you, NubianPrincess,for a polite, truthful, and intelligent post! Racism of any flavor depends on ignorance, truth is always feared by immoral men and women. While diversity usually divides peoples, sadly, we're all human beings at the heart of it, and need the same love and consideration regardless of superficial differences. Children know this, listen to them.
.....actually, nubianprincess' comment had nothing to do with blackcitizens comment...it sounds kind of crazy to me....
ChristmasTree

Mineola, NY

#18 Nov 28, 2007
BLACK-I-AM wrote:
<quoted text>.....actually, nubianprincess' comment had nothing to do with blackcitizens comment...it sounds kind of crazy to me....
NubianPrincess cut to the heart of this issue, truth. She gave a brief description of the historical facts surrounding slavery that many African-Americans neither know nor want to learn about, they prefer victimology and racism, theirs! The Tawana Brawley case, as with the recent college football players vs. the exotic dancer illustrate this sad commentary all the clearly. Sometimes you have to understand not just what a person says, but what truth they are trying to share.
Shug

Hansford, WV

#19 Nov 30, 2007
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
The Bitch

Morris Plains, NJ

#20 Nov 30, 2007
Oh Bucking please this Bitch did nothing but lie, if I can remember correctly she skipped school to go see her boyfriend at Orange County Jail, then spent the weekend at a party. Oh wait then claimed she was raped by these guys, and 2 of them I know, oh yeah they also knew her previous address since she was found in an old apartment of her families. Something smell shitty, LMFAO oh yeah it's Tawana

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