What the Media Won’t Tell You About the ‘Central Park Five’

the-central-park-fiveNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city’s history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989. The plaintiffs are demanding $50 million apiece — for going to prison for a rape that they committed, as detailed in Chapter 13 of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Destroying America.” Abner Louima got $5.8 million for a shockingly brutal police assault on him, and he was just an innocent bystander.

The “Central Park Five,” as PBS documentarian Ken Burns has dubbed them, aren’t exactly Emmett Till (as Burns would have you believe). Even if they were innocent of the Central Park rape, which they aren’t, the reason they were originally arrested was that they were rampaging through the park, assaulting people.

Even after they began denying the rape, the defendants continued to admit committing these other attacks. How’d you like to be one of the people badly beaten in the park that night watching your tax dollars go to pay your assailants millions of dollars?

All those convictions — on the rape as well as the assaults — have been vacated because an aging district attorney wanted a glowing obituary in The New York Times.

In 2002, the ancient Robert Morgenthau, Manhattan district attorney, issued a report recommending that the convictions in the Central Park rape case be vacated. Justice Charles Tejada (Fordham Law 2009 Hispanic Heritage Award winner!) granted his request.

Liberals are opposed to rape in the abstract, but when it comes to actual rapists, they’re all for them.

The D.A.’s report was based solely on the confession of Matias Reyes, career criminal, serial rapist and murderer. Reyes had absolutely nothing to lose by confessing to the rape — the statute of limitations had run — and much to gain by claiming he acted alone: He got a favorable prison transfer and the admiration of his fellow inmates for smearing the police.

While dumping on the police for screwing up the investigation, Morgenthau wouldn’t let the cops interview Reyes themselves, even though his “confession” was the sole evidence that he raped and brutalized the jogger by himself.

Not only were the police prohibited from interviewing Reyes or giving him a polygraph, but Morgenthau ordered other inmates not to talk to any police investigators about their conversations with Reyes. First the D.A. slimed the cops, then he ran interference for a rapist-murderer.

New York journalist Nicholas Stix reports that one inmate says Reyes told him he heard the jogger’s screams and raped her only after the “Central Park Five” had finished with her.

The media proclaim those five rapists innocent based on their own over-excited reports that the DNA found on the jogger matched that of Reyes, but none of the others!

Yeah, we knew that. It was always known that semen on the jogger did not match any of the defendants. (“DNA Expert: No Semen Links to Defendants,” The Associated Press, July 14, 1990.)

Hallmark should have a greeting card: “Guess whose semen wasn’t found anywhere on the rape victim?” (Open card) “I’m so proud of you, son!”

Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer expressly reminded the jurors of the missing rapist in her summation to the jury: “Others who were not caught raped her and got away.” Now we know who “got away.”

DNA wasn’t the evidence that convicted the “Central Park Five.” It’s hard to believe now, but in 1989 DNA was rarely used to convict anyone, so it wouldn’t have been carefully collected by police investigators. DNA identifications had only been invented a few years earlier and were not even permitted in New York courts until six months before the Central Park wilding.

This case was solved with old-fashioned police work. After the first 911 calls came in, the police arrested some of the thugs in the park that very night. Then they arrested those named as part of the wolf pack by the first detainees.

For example, one boy picked up in the park told the cops — without prompting — “I know who did the murder. I know who did the murder. I know where he lives and I’ll tell you his name.” He named one of the five convicted of the attack on the jogger, Antron McCray. (The night of the attack, no one expected the jogger to live.)

Of more than three dozen hoodlums brought in for questioning, only 10 were charged with any crimes, and only five of those were charged with raping the jogger. All those charged with the jogger’s rape gave detailed, corroborated, videotaped confessions, after full Miranda warnings, four of the five in the presence of an adult relative.

Recall that none of them — including the police — could have known whether the jogger would emerge from her coma and be able to identify her attackers. (She emerged, but blocked all memory of the attack.) All five confessed to assisting the attack on the jogger, but none to raping her themselves. That’s enough for a rape conviction.

In Antron McCray’s 34-minute videotaped statement, for example, he said:

“Everybody started hitting her and stuff. She was on the ground, everybody stompin’ and everything. … I grabbed one arm, some other kid grabbed one arm and we grabbed her legs and stuff. Then we all took turns getting on her, getting on top of her. … I just like, my penis wasn’t in her. I didn’t do nothing to her … I was just doing it so everybody … Everybody would just like, would know I did it.”

There was other incriminating evidence, all of which is currently being ignored by the media and PBS documentarians.

Melody Jackson, whose brother was friends with defendant Kharey Wise, testified — reluctantly — that she talked to Wise by phone when he was at Rikers Island and that he told her that he didn’t rape the jogger, he “only held her legs down while Kevin (Richardson) f–ked her.” She originally volunteered this information to the police thinking it would be helpful to Wise.

(The District Attorney’s report that recommended vacating the sentences described the above exchange as: “Wise replied that he had not had sex with her, but had only held and fondled the victim’s leg.”)

Other witnesses provided various corroborating details to the police, such as one who said Kevin Richardson told him, “We just raped somebody,” and another who heard Raymond Santana and another boy laughing about how “we made a woman bleed.”

Two witnesses independently told police they saw several of the defendants walking from the 102nd Street traverse area where the jogger was raped. One said he realized the significance of that fact only when he saw where the memorial to the jogger in the park was.

When Raymond Santana was being driven to the precinct the night of the wilding, he blurted out: “I had nothing to do with the rape. All I did was feel the woman’s tits.” Wait! Who said anything about rape? The cops had not asked him about any rape.

Two of the defendants, Santana and Richardson, independently brought investigators to the precise location of the attack on the jogger, something only the perpetrators could have done.

The evidence against Richardson also included his vivid description of the attack — given on videotape, in the presence of his father — and a deep scratch wound on his cheek that he admitted was from the jogger. Oh, also — the crotch of the underwear from the night of the attack was stained with semen, grass, dirt and debris.

Contrary to media reports, there was hair, blood or semen on all five of the defendants.

In the opposite of a rush to judgment, two multi-ethnic juries deliberated for 10 days and 11 days, respectively, before convicting the five defendants of rape or sexual abuse — as well as the other assaults that night, mysteriously vacated by Justice Tejada — and acquitting all but one on the most serious charge, attempted murder.

But now de Blasio wants to hold down our legs while the “Central Park Five” rape us, again.

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  • herb benty

    Pure evil allowing pure evil off the hook. Bible: ” in the last days, justice will flee”.

    • Softly Bob

      Woe to those who call evil good and good evil

      Isaiah 5:20

      • herb benty

        Everything we are seeing was foretold, corrupt officials, violent young people, earth worshiping, Jewish and Christian murderers that think, “they do God a favor”.

  • WillielomanIII

    Voters of NYC voted for this. Nice city huh??

  • Steeloak

    Bill DeBlasio’s New York – countdown to Mogadishu.

    • UCSPanther

      You’ll see a flare up of vigilante justice when people start feeling that the law won’t protect them and justice is not being done.

      Just ask that rapist who got his head bashed in with baseball bats in Detroit some time back…

      • lisa741

        my Aunty Julia got silver Volkswagen Beetle
        Convertible by working parttime off of a home computer… Look At This F­i­s­c­a­l­P­o­s­t­.­ℂ­o­m

        • tagalog

          But did she fondle the Central Park Jogger’s leg while the others held her down and raped her?

  • alericKong

    The Democratic political machine keeps showing they care more about criminals than the victims.

    I guess they relate to the criminals they release more than you or me.

    • nomoretraitors

      Criminals are communists’ class allies

    • CensoredSpeech

      Professional courtesy, one criminal to another.

    • truebearing

      If you read some of the things Obama was involved in when he was working with Bill Ayers in Chicago, before he began running for office, you would see how long the Left has been planning to let criminals commit crimes with impunity.

      Communists have a history of using the most depraved criminals to complete their revolutions. They want deranged, depraved, ruthless people to intimidate the citizens and attack those who won’t submit. Obama is building his army of demons. The same mentality is behind letting 200,000 crack dealers out of prison.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    “White liberals, in their hunger for humiliation, will take as revealed truth anything an angry black man says.” – S. I. Hayakawa

  • nomoretraitors

    I saw the “Central Park Five” and this is one of the rare occasions when I must dissent with Coulter.
    The police interrogated them with the intent of getting them to confess by promising them they would get to go home by admitting they participated in the attack. The detectives also falsely claimed each had implicated the others, thereby giving each defendant a motive to “get back” at the others by making false claims the others had participated. The five also spent up to 30 hours straight in police custody with no lawyer present.
    Of course the police need to use aggressive techniques in interrogating suspects as most perpetrators do not willingly give information implicating themselves, but interrogation must never be used to force someone to confess to something they didn’t do.
    One of the detectives working the case was also working on the case of the murdered pregnant woman by Reyes and had a DNA sample. Why didn’t he he bring this up with the other detectives working the Central Park case? Lederer was informed the DNA samples at the crime scene didn’t match the DNA of suspects yet still choose to continue the prosecution.
    The journalists also did a timeline of the jogger’s movements which put the time of the assault earlier than the time the suspects were in the area.
    The evidence of the ground being disturbed in the area around the site where the jogger was found indicated the presence of only 1 or 2 people, not 5 or 6.
    Therefore, on these grounds, I must respectfully disagree

    • ricpic

      Ooh, the poor dears, the police tricked them (according to you, anyway) into confessing to RAPE. We’re supposed to believe these seasoned thugs didn’t know what the consequences of confessing to rape would be? And how were they, to use your word, “forced” to confess? But go on, keep muddying the waters, you and all the objective ha ha journalists, in the name of solidarity with “the oppressed.”

      • nomoretraitors

        No, I’m not a journalist and have little use for the “mainstream” media and the professional victim class

    • herb benty

      They were and are, GUILTY, pinhead.

      • nomoretraitors

        So you have inside knowledge of the case?

        And your resort to name calling makes you no better than the liberals you despise

        • herb benty

          Bible: “in the last days, Justice will flee”. Those boys took the Police to the scene of the crime, something ONLY the perps would know. THAT has convicted many others. Some of those young men OFFERED to give up their friends to the RAPE in the Police car, again the cops hadn’t mentioned rape. This is not a Hurricane Carter situation there lad. I usually avoid namecalling, I don’t like it either, but DAMN, wake up!

    • Guest

      Give me a break. A bleeding heart liberal!

      • nomoretraitors

        I’m an ardent supporter of the Freedom Center and the USA so my conservative credentials are beyond reproach.

        • CensoredSpeech

          Are you referencing David Horowitz Freedom Center?

    • CensoredSpeech

      Another bleeding heart liberal.

      • nomoretraitors

        I’m an ardent supporter of the Freedom Center so my status as a conservative is unassailable. Do not become like the other side which refuses to evaluate the facts and instead responds to emotion

        • CensoredSpeech

          I prefer facts to hearsay, innuendo, opinion and personal attacks or insults.

    • truebearing

      The “Central Park Five” was well edited propaganda. These punks committed enough other vilent crimes to be behind bars forever, but they were guilty of the gang rape as well.

    • tagalog

      How does a police interrogator know when the suspect didn’t do what the cop suspects him of doing, in order to know when not to use aggressive interrogation techniques?

      If the interrogator knows beforehand who did it and who didn’t, what’s the need for any interrogation at all?

  • noname

    People, PLEASE, PLEASE look online at Operation American Spring.org, and patriotsforamerica.ning.com, constitutional emergency. Of course, YOU WILL NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS IN THE MSM. PLEASE RESEARCH AND PASS THIS INFORMATION ON. THANK YOU, and sorry for shouting.

    • herb benty

      On that topic, your shouting is refreshing! Shout it from the rooftops, the highways and biways, schools, malls, workplace and streets. Amen.

      • noname


  • iluvisrael

    If obama had sons………………

  • Sam Oranger

    Mayor DeBlackio should go back to his favorite commie country

  • webserer227

    In India the rapists are now executed. In America, out courts give rapists millions of dollars. That is how great America is. No wonder why so many people want to enter America illegally. Our Judges are the best. Phuck the victim twice. Reward rapists and criminals many times over.

  • webserer227

    Why citizens don’t group together for protection against gangs? Most people just walk alone and act alone. A jogger is not exception. People must form groups to protect themselves against gangs. gangs have guns but there are ways to get them out of the hands away from gangs. It is called random check points.

    • laura r

      the jogger worked on wall st, which required long hours. she needed to run in the park after work. what she did wrong was take a dangerous path. there is only one jogging path w/other runners, thats around the lake. i think the incident happened right before sunset. i used to ride my bike in the same area she was attacked, not safe.

  • webserer227

    Criminals won the jack pot.

  • webserer227

    Crimes do pay in America. Citizens are outrage but understands this is what they needed because they want more freedom. That is the price to pay for more freedom I guess.

  • Richard_L_Kent

    If they didn’t do it–and clearly they didn’t–then all the above is bullshit. If they did prison time because certain cops were under political pressure to find SOMEONE responsible, then they should receive recompense. $50 mil each is excessive, of course, but then so is going to prison for a crime you didn’t commit.

    No sympathy for the city, and we conservatives do not always have the truth on our side. Pay them up and make this thing go away.

  • tankhankerus

    They’re not rapists. Can you not read?

  • Martin Preib

    This case is only the tip of the iceberg. Currently the biggest wrongful conviction case in Illinois, where the movement was founded with a bunch of 60’s radicals, is under investigation and will likely be overturned. The case is part of a book called Crooked City, For more information, check out the website crookedcity.org or this article: http://newcity.com/2014/02/20/crossing-lines-whats-wrong-with-the-wrongful-conviction-movement/

  • lillapoyka

    Gotta take care of those Democratic voters

  • Martin Preib

    If the police were dirty in this case, if they were framing these kids, ask yourself one central question. The victim was unconscious at the time they began their investigation. How did the cops know that when the woman woke up, she wouldn’t completely contradict their trumped up investigation? How could they be certain she wouldn’t say these kids had nothing to do with it? To think that the cops would risk their jobs, pensions, their freedom on such a gamble is ludicrous, that they could talk dozens of their fellow officers into such a conspiracy in such a short time adds to the absurdity. No matter how much you hate cops, the entire scenario of police misconduct in this case is just ludicrous. If there were a band of cops this dirty, the administration would never give them such a high-profile case. They give them to the best detectives. This was an airtight investigation, beginning to end. They were fairly tried and lost every appeal.

  • Don Madick

    This country isn’t going to hell.

    It has become hell.

  • Keith

    These young men were exonerated by unequivocal DNA testing. Yes, the NYPD used “old-fashioned” police work Ms. Coulter – they coerced the confessions of 5 minors and let a fear-based media frenzy handle any discrepancies in the prosecution’s case. As for your statement: “Contrary to media reports, there was hair, blood or semen on all five of the defendants” – this is patently false.