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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Too Little, Too Late

From CNN:

Former prosecutor Steven Pagones said Monday that his victory over the Rev. Al Sharpton and two other advisers to Tawana Brawley in his racially charged, $395 million lawsuit was bittersweet. ...Speaking outside the Dutchess County Courthouse after the jury's decision, Pagones said Sharpton, Alton Maddox Jr. and C. Vernon Mason had "hurt a lot of people." ..The jury found Sharpton liable for making seven defamatory statements about Pagones, Maddox for two and Mason for one. Pagones, a former assistant county prosecutor, is white; the defendants are black. ..."They hurt race relations," Pagones said. "We have enough problems in society. We don't need people like Mason and Maddox and Sharpton screaming out false allegations and creating further hatred." ...A jury of four whites and two blacks ruled that Sharpton, Maddox and Mason defamed Pagones in accusing him of raping black teen-ager Tawana Brawley in 1987

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1 comment:

AlterofFreedom said...

You actually think these gentleman want Barack Obama to win in November? Their whole existance is predicated on division and bigotry and making sure the divisive nature of racism remains fully alive. Alive but not transparent that is.
They benefit from things like Jena 6 and other episodes and inject themselves in a manner that they have become media darlings.
I wonder just how the average African-American feels about these men being chosen to represent them each and every week on places like MSNBC?