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  •  Justice Denied is a story (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, Little Flower

    This story played out in headlines all over the country and
    five men spent tens of years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Keeping that in the limelight is important.

    When people work, they don't have time to write extensive diaries. They adopt the value that getting the information out is important. Somebody at a radio station did a story on this and the diarist from that station thought it was important to let people know where to get the fuller story. I think that's useful.  I see no benefit in castigating the messenger or troll-rating as Adam B did for this.

    A long-delayed $250 million NYC civil suit finally goes to trial this year -- putting the reputations of some of the city's most powerful on the line.  

    After 22 years the then teens, Kharey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, are no longer convicted felons or registered sex offenders, but they're still best known as the Central Park 5.

    Each served from 7 to 13 years in prison for a rape they didn't commit, after Mayor Koch, the police, prosecutors and the media, along with mogul Donald Trump, who actively advocated for the death penalty for the youth, whipped the city into a racist lynch mob.  Now,
    22 years and counting, after five convictions, and then one shocking confession that upended the lives of all involved the Central Park jogger case is about to break open again -- pitting the city's most powerful crime fighters against each other and the teens they wrongly jailed for the attack, who still await justice.

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      gustynpip

      I think most of the people who write extensive diaries for this site also work.  You diminish our efforts with such blanket statements.

    •  If they don't have time to write a diary, then (1+ / 0-)
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      Adam B

      Don't Write A Diary.

      This was a diary written for the sole purpose of getting people to click on the radio show, NOT to share information.  This site is not supposed to be used for that.  I chose not to join Adam B in HR'ing, but the HR was certainly appropriate.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:19:51 PM PST

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    •  In addition, most of the people who Read the (1+ / 0-)
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      diaries on this site also work.  And their time has value just as much as this diarist.  S/he clearly has no respect for the time of anyone else, yet we're supposed to excuse a hit and run diary from him or her?  I don't think so.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:22:12 PM PST

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    •  I can't tell (0+ / 0-)

      what is meant by "Justice Denied" in the context of the case coming up soon.

      I thought for a second that if I clicked on the link I would find out, but I hate that. If I have to go somewhere else to even know what the diary is trying to say, then it's not a diary.

      We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

      by denise b on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:20:34 PM PST

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