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#1 Zod

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

The NY Times just ran a piece on him and this case as they review the top stories of past decades. Its a pretty crazy story. A teenage girl fabricates a story about being raped by a bunch of men, one of them the assistant DA. Al Sharpton jumps in and starts crapping all over the place. It comes out later that Al knew it was a hoax and kept at it. Sharpton then was found guilty of defamation in court.

 

 

http://www.nytimes.c...andal.html?_r=0

 

 

A Sharpton associate told the news media at the time that Ms. Brawley’s lawyers, C. Vernon Mason and Alton H. Maddox Jr., and Mr. Sharpton were “frauds from the beginning.”

And about six months after the hoax, Ms. Brawley’s former boyfriend told Newsday that she had invented the allegations, apparently to avoid a beating by her mother’s boyfriend after running away from home for four days.

Last week, Retro Report interviewed Mr. Sharpton and asked whether, 25 years later, he felt that any crime had occurred at all.

“Whatever happened,” he answered, “you’re dealing with a minor who was missing four days. So it’s clear that something wrong happened.”

Not exactly contrite.

 

 

So it seems ole Al is still insisting something happened and won't back down from his baseless accusations that ruined lives of the falsely accused. Should he go on the record and apologize to the people he wrongly accused?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:00 PM

Did Al run over your dog too or something?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

Just read it the other day and thought it was worthy of discussion. It was a pretty major case when I was a kid, don't remember much of it until recently.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:09 PM

Yeah thats bad but what about Charles Stuart or Susan Smith?

Weird that you are more outraged about this when these were obviously way worse.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Yeah thats bad but what about Charles Stuart or Susan Smith?

Weird that you are more outraged about this when these were obviously way worse.

 

Nah, they are all idiots too. Clearly.

 

Feel free to start a thread about those cases to.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

Susan Smith was racist?  I thought she was just an insane murderer of children?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

Okay, so the allegation of him supposedly knowing that it was all a hoax and continuing on with it is based on one supposed statement by an "associate" of his? Can we get some more information about this person?

 

Was this individual still working for Sharpton at the time? Was he fired? Was he disgruntled?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

Susan Smith was racist?  I thought she was just an insane murderer of children?

 

I think his point was she was worse than a racist. And he is right, she was a monster.

 

Al Sharpton is just an idiot.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

Okay, so the allegation of him supposedly knowing that it was all a hoax and continuing on with it is based on one supposed statement by an "associate" of his? Can we get some more information about this person?

 

Was this individual still working for Sharpton at the time? Was he fired? Was he disgruntled?

 

Not sure. He was found guilty in civil court for it. I am sure there should be records out there.

 

Its really not hard to believe though, given the fact that to this day Sharpton still says something happened when everyone knows the actual truth.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

Nah, they are all idiots too. Clearly.

Feel free to start a thread about those cases to.


No I think I'll do it right here if you don't mind.

Charles Stuart killed his wife, blamed a black dude and killed himself when poo hit the fan

Susan Smith killed her kid and blamed a black dude while trying to kill herself. Where's that OP?


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