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9:35 pm - 11/22/2012

WHOOPI COMPLAINS ABOUT HAVING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER TWEETS



HOT TOPICS:
Whoopi's complains about Twitter
Central Park 5 Tragedy


Interview:
Pittbull
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Willie Nelson


Segment:
Knick City Dancers




















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tiddlywinks103 23rd-Nov-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
And that Central Park 5 thing is a fucking travesty. It's all about the fact that minority children aren't really children, they are guilty criminals to be scapegoated for all society's ills.
cricketgrl 23rd-Nov-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Yup, I remember when that entire scandal unfolded. I was living on Columbus Avenue and 94th. NYC was really unsafe at that time and Cops were pinning shit on so many innocents.

Minorities were scapegoated the worst during that time. Even during Giuliani, although I often felt like Giuliani went after everyone regardless of race.

Edited at 2012-11-23 04:17 am (UTC)
_xxtom 23rd-Nov-2012 04:15 am (UTC)
yupp. So sad
20727 23rd-Nov-2012 04:23 am (UTC)
i do not get how people can be convicted solely on the basis of extorted confessions :\
cricketgrl 23rd-Nov-2012 04:25 am (UTC)
The courts and police in New York were so utterly corrupt in the 80's and early 90's. It was a friggin mess.
evenstarnikki 23rd-Nov-2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
wait, what happened? i thought a branch fell on a baby. :-( how is that criminal?
speedychi 23rd-Nov-2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
...whut
evenstarnikki 23rd-Nov-2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
i googled "central park 5 tragedy" and all the results were about an infant who was killed by a falling tree at the zoo. :-/
stellar_ball 23rd-Nov-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
Hmmm....maybe you misspelled something because this was the first thing that popped up for me:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_Jogger_case
evenstarnikki 23rd-Nov-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
thanks!

i actually just highlighted the words and a right-click option was to "search google for" it. i never used the function until this week (guess i didn`t trust that something could be so useful and open in a new window like that) but now i google all sorts of phrases in articles lol.

never heard of this jogger attack, shall read!
stellar_ball 23rd-Nov-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
Neither have I! Stories like this are so frustrating.
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