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"linda fairstein" Discussed on The View
"Does he think it's time to maybe offer up an apology, take a look? You have people have both sides of that they admitted their guilt. If you look at Linda fairstein, and if you look at some of the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that gays. So we'll leave it at that. Well, here's the thing. Here's the thing DNA evidence, does not lie. It's one of the things that we know DNA doesn't lie. So regardless of what you thought it was. Once you find out that DNA has exonerated them. You don't think you old them an apology for asking for the death penalty had they which they got mad. They would not have live long enough for DNA to exonerate. Yeah. I feel just you know there's a lot of things that lie in the world. The Anna, one of the actual perp confounds less than another girl that same jail. Correct. Serial rapist and DNA here. Donald Trump calling for the death penalty for him because he's white Spanish. Kids, tell the truth now. You guys out there if these kids will white would he be calling for the death penalty? Come on. Thank you, never never just like he carried on over the birther. That Obama was the same thing. It's like this repetitious publicity against non whites. That's where he's at. He's a total racist. And then you wonder why I have. And any to anyone that has seen when they see us, and I hope people will see it because it is riveting television and back home, honoring the docu series by Abe devante who directed it. I hope he will see it, because it is it is an incredible story, and I know Raymond Santana and Yousef Salang, and their lives have been so severely impacted by what happened all all of their lives into have the president of the United States. Double down triple down quadruple down, what he has said, why is he always on your is it always on both sides? Like he's Holland. Hollandse somebody now. She's looked at light from both solid, and he's always about this way in both sides when, as you say DNA a confession there on no two sides. Okay. Donald what is weird subject for him? He never polishes for anything. But when you were talking about DNA DNA, excuse me, evidence, and things like that. I think there's a lot of toning that's going on for how screwed up our legal system was. And police were back in the day, I was only four when this happened, I grew up in Phoenix. So I only learned about it as an adult much like the west Memphis, three. There were a lot of people put in jail because of race because poverty under circumstances that they have now because thank God for DNA evidence. We have come to know the truth, it would be refreshing, if he actually, one of those things, I think would surprise he would applaud if you'd say, you know what I screwed up and what right. Do DNA evidence, and we should explore this NATO on, but he can't. And these are one of the reasons why it makes people like joy. So upset and which I understand problem that continues in the criminal Justice. Yes, problem. John wants to reform. You said I, I on weight, so here's and Kim RCN, maybe this is easier. I mean she's criminal Justice reform going to the White House, making arguments about this. Maybe she should have conversation with him about the about this. Well, somebody should say, hey, this is part of that would form see because if you gave folks the money in every state in the union, so that they could clear out the people who are not guilty and put the people who are guilty away that would be something that would be helpful and might even my God. Get more black people or letting people or even more white people to vote for you. What you to do that. So let me wake up. Hey, welcome back. So congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez has powerful presence on social media. So a lot of people are strongly advising against posting videos like the one that she did last night. Take look, United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are here. Concentration camps..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on Toure Show
"And the next thing you know, you start seeing other stuff, like I saw the bum getting beat up, and I remember what my vantage point, I was looking and I kept saying to myself. Danis is crazy. And I literally either I looked to my left on my right? And there was somebody sitting down eating food from the group craziest seen in the world guy getting beat up over here. I'm standing maybe a hundred feet away in a guy sitting down near me eating food, and I said, yeah, Where'd you get that food from? Not like I wanted some. It's like it was shocking. When did you get that food foam? And he's like, got it from the bomb that now is disgusted because homeless people give out a trash can. Not like not like I'm gonna take this bag and rapid nicely. No know if you finish your meal, you're just like chucking the Burke, you know what I'm saying? So I was disgusted by that. I couldn't believe that I was like this is nasty. But the wild part, two is, as the scenes continued like, you know, some of the guys don't rocks at cars, you know. Witnessing. Those things was just so mind boggling. Like you're watching these things unfold. And like I said Corey at some point I don't know when he's like I'm outta here. He leaves but I stayed. And so I have a, my memory of seeing different things is there to my to my advantage. I didn't do anything to anybody. You know. And if I did they would have been like, I remember that guy was two six two white pants planning hair. Very I mean, you know who do you know who said whiled thing that I don't know about that. I mean they have meat they have meat in the series saying it, but it wasn't Wilding rights like all the while out tone loc-. Yeah. No, no, no. You've been told 'cause we didn't, let's listen to okay? We was more of a natural. He's talking about the way that we say what were like. Yeah. Yeah. Not wilding. Yeah. While like yeah. And they could be it could be applied to anything. Sure if you talking, he's wiling, he sound crazy shirt. That's what it was is not. They went to the police, and the prosecutors went fasting, and they put a meaning to it while ding means black, and Hispanic kids rampage. That's not what I meant beating raping pillaging Phillies. Anybody see here? That's what that's what that's what they said. But that was never the case. And they could, you know, I mean it could have been told to the detectives and they, they misinterpreted, and then he just gave it their own meaning and that was it. I mean you use the word evil to talk about Linda fairstein and how she was approaching the events of that evening. Why use the word evil because that's what her spirit was. And maybe still is, you know, I went to we screened this central five in Martha's Vineyard. The Ken burns piece of few years ago, we screened, the central five Martha's Vineyard. Drove up there with my family, and my wife was like, oh, there's a cop following us like this on the island rental, not thinking anything of it. I'm like, oh, I'm at radio shack, and all of a sudden the same cop pops up. And then I'm over here in that same Cup pops up. And so we screen film. And we're before before we screened it, one of the convenors says to me, you know, we got a call from Linda fairstein camp, that said, don't show the film, but we're showing film like that makes us wanna show the film even more. You know, I mean, Ken burns doesn't make trash, you know what I don't I don't understand this, you know, they show the film, and this must have been the people's first time really getting a real taste for what happened in this case..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Well, lots to debate in discuss on the table this morning who better to do it with than former governor of New York state, David Paterson, good friend of this program. Good morning to you. Governor of good morning, Michael. Good morning Lyn. All right. So we've been kicking around the whole central park, five issue all morning, governor and Trump says he's not going to apologize for taking out that add years ago calling for the death penalty for those guys. Len is outraged about it. What do you think the president should be doing here? Well, I. Have to do anything now. I mean this was years ago and. You know, I mean it was one of these situations that happens a lot where people wanna take action against people who haven't been convicted yet there were eventually convicted. But that conviction was set aside. Exonerating them in two thousand and two and. I do think did at the time was he, he just sort of fanned the flames. And a lot of people were handing this lames. Yeah, an African American newspaper printed, the name of the victims to be a good friend of mine. Oh, really the Tricia Miley, you haven't been friends with her. We're co chairs pretty much of the achilles track club, the running club for the disabled. And so, you know, I it was a turbulent time world this happened. I'm my self. Never believed. I thought they might have had someone who had something to do with it. But I never believed that a group of kids, did it really when you see these psychotically, violent crimes committed by multiple offenders. They usually committed by one offender, the type of gang rape that you usually hear about a win miniature too much. They get crazy fraternity houses, or a group of boys attacking a woman and raping her but not the type of violence that was that accompanied this case, governor will something you brought up forgotten. I was at the new Amsterdam news published the victim's name. Yes, Amsterdam Amsterdam moves and why why did they do that back then? Justed antagonism going back and forth. You know on one hand the presumption of the guild without a trial. And I and Secondly, there was an African American teenager was off of a roof the same night by a by two young male asking American assailants, who was kind of a gang situation. But nobody. You know it didn't seem to me the outcry about this murder, as it was about the attack, and horrible, but just because of the, the acrimony and division, you know. Got caught up in releasing name, addicting, which was horrible. The woman was in a coma heads swollen by ten percent. And, you know, you don't do that to someone who's in that kind of pain, you're, I'm glad you're putting a lot of this in context and on that note, I do want to ask you a Linda fairstein who prosecuted, the central park, five up her careers being destroyed now. I mean, she's been dropped by our agency, dropped by her publisher is the way she's being treated. Now, do you think it's fair? I hate to say this Linda fairstein getting, what what's been coming to our she is always got something to say about something. I can't I have to Kushal was her me because I know who she is. And she talked about all these crimes I was going to be convicted of while I was governor. Well, they didn't happen Linda, and she had no evidence to be saying things. I bet in public about you envision. Yeah. In addition, even when they exonerate, the five attackers, she says, nobody actually was six attackers well in the concessions, which is the strongest point that the district attorney's all of us have the concessions, if you watch them soon, believable. But none of the boys ever mentioned that this other person is there the reason they don't mention that he's there is because they weren't there. The, the rapist Matijas raise had attempted rape about a week before in central park against a woman was a martial artist who quickly able to avoid the same type of attack reports to the police. They never even attempt to talk to raise. I mean, they didn't know his name, but he's description because he was Hispanic was much different than the five African American boys. One of them boys wasn't even in the par when the attack came he was at the home of one of the other boys. And when they came to talk to him, they asked him what he liked to come downtown with him. You know, just for support they wound up indicting him as well. Well, hey, we got to ask you about the, the news from yesterday here, the governor has signed it, and they're going to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. Is that something if you were governor you being favor of? Voice really a Mark of the times because going to Eliot Spitzer, tried to do this toward the end of two thousand seven and his poll numbers went down to about twenty five percent. So I see the attitude about this change. You know this, the driver's licenses comes from a lot of the employers upstate, farmers people who have a landscaping by undocumented immigrants, and it's a way to move them from one place to the other, I think it has a more is almost contradictory in terms because you're actually documenting the undocumented. So why not just document than in some class? You know I understand the plight of the people who are in the situation and I understand the plight of the business, people who need to move them from one place to the other without having to drive them around in dance. You know, I just. Like everything else in immigration these days. Everything we do, discreet, more confusions. So, so governor when you're when you're looking at the field of democratic candidates to take on Trump. Who do you think is the strongest? You know, something I think if he was not gay mayor Pete, he moved over to teach. Budi judge is performed the best. He's center, he's got all kinds of ideas, but I don't think American can elect a gay man in drilling. How I don't think we're at that time, yet otherwise the one with the most attorney to be Trump would be a Joe Biden. Biden has in past presidential campaigns sort of had a an issue with gas. He is an outstanding human being Republicans and Democrats like him. He's a really good person has a lot of character is I'm Ray him. I would just rolling the issues and not get caught up in the arguing and fighting and talking to, to Trump. I've, I've always said, if I go to Trump, I would only talk to the audience and Trump says things about me, I would talk about human, this almost in the third person might you see them talking about you. Gotta run governor. Thank you. Thank you. Governor Davis Patterson. Good to talk to you. Thanks a lot. When we get back, we got some entertainment news for you. Lin Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway. Who ray? Hey, the iheartradio app has become.
Emmy nomination voting underway
"KCRW sponsors include Netflix, presenting the original series, when they see us from Asia Duve Rene based on the true story of five teens who are falsely accused of a brutal attack in central park. Emmy eligible in all categories. I'm Kim masters. And this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt felony of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt EMMY voting is open. And, you know, there's always a lot of second guessing and campaigning, and it's all good this year. However, we're seeing the end of game of thrones. And that is a, a huge potential category killer in the best drama category. And for that reason we have seen other series that do might have been competitive kind of stay out of the way the eligibility for the Emmys ends at the end of may. So you often will see a lot of shows premiering in may just so that they can get into that window to be eligible this year. We saw the opposite in that best drama series category. The Handmaid's tale is premiering in June and stranger things. Netflix is premiering in July. And those were two shows that typically would be in the EMMY race Handmaid's tale, obviously was the first streaming series to ever win. In the drama series. Emmy category this year. They're both steering clear of game of thrones. Because the expectation is that game of thrones is just going to run the category and win and went out. I mean it would be the you know job well done award. However, you know, I I'm going to confess that I not a person who watched game of thrones. But I do watch my Twitter feed and mandate. I see blowback about the way that series ended. Yeah, I think there was a lot of negativity. And I think people were surprised by who ended up on that iron throne, but I don't think ultimately voters will care about the negativity. I think that this is a game changing mammoth moment in television. People say, we will never see a show again. Like EMA thrones. I, I don't know if that's true, but voters are going to without in my opinion voters are going to go for the show and, and give it the, the this year, I wonder if it had been vulnerable. Maybe the strategy was bad. You go ahead and compete against it, but who could afford? Seen that potential vulnerability. Meanwhile, you know there's the limited series category. That is very competitive when we see HBO rolling out Chernobyl net flicks, rolling out the central park, five drama series from ABC Vernay, when they see us, and they are coming up with kind of, you know, interesting claims to bolster the profile of how popular how highly rated, you know, the metrics may not stand up to too much scrutiny. But this is the game that is played. I'm always very skeptical of anything that Netflix says because they do not have any third party verification for their ratings claims but they claim that when they see us is the most popular show on net flicks every day since it debuted in the US, which would be pretty significant, considering that they have, you know, things like friends, and the office that are perpetual popular, and then HBO came out with this dubious thing that turnober was the highest rated show on HBO in its history. And they were using some IMDB ranking that purported to assess fans and critics. And I think people just kinda laughed at that big little lies. Maybe you know, I would say for sure that both of them are really well reviewed and very high impact, especially in the case of when they see us we'd seen Linda fairstein him roundly, the sex crimes in New York being hounded out of her foundation and. And other gigs. Now, the one of the prosecutors the this is have think people are finally seeing that what happened in that case through. I mean it's been the subject of documentaries. It's not news. But David Verna through the dramatization has really shown the kind of impact that entertainment can have in the real world. Yeah. And it really shows this category of limited series, and how much it's grown over the past few years. Remember, this is a category that the academy basically did away with combined it with made for TV movies, because there weren't as much of these being made as there used to be. Now there are so many limited series that this category is absolutely packed. If you look at just the Fossey Verron program on FX that got a lot of critical attention Showtime, made a lot of noise with escape Denham Maura HBO has turnober as you mentioned in sharp objects had Amy Adams and then true detective which is in this category, and is somewhat diminished from its heyday. But that, you know, had an amazing performance by. Marshall Ali in that. And that doesn't even include the George Clooney thing catch twenty two which got a lot of attention. So there's a ton of amazing limited series that are competing against each other. Yeah, I would say outstanding performance by Maharshtra Elliot's redundant at this point. Thank you, Matt, thank you. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter he joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business. I'm Kim masters. And this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include Showtime, presenting the comedy series kidding starring Jim Carey in what Rolling Stone says is the part, he was born to play more at S H, O dot com slash f y c.
"linda fairstein" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Perkins the week or two the plane bins and EMC that actually paid. So I think a little reality. You do turning into the Rachel Maddow, talk radio and not entertaining people. Okay. Robert if you wanna go listen to Fox News, be my guest. Adam shifting is absolutely is wrong. Adam Schiff should have gone to the you weren't all worked up about it. When Adam out about Adam remember when it came out, but he should have gone to the FBI. Okay, only negative about Trump. That's when your ears perk up and number two the dossier was originally funded and commissioned by conservative groups. Don't give me with that very head a lot. Really people listened to that. And they really think that all those opinions and all that negative stuff about the Democrats and the liberals, they think it's all facts most of it is, it's entertainment on the part of vox news. And you know, it is Michael, even you would admit that all right. You wanna talk about Linda, fairstein her slightly, and I like Linda a lot. And there's a lot of fallout from this net flicks miniseries, when they see us about the central park, five who, of course, we're acquitted, eventually, let go from jail of raping the woman in central park in nineteen eighty. Well, Linda fairstein was the prosecutor, put them in jail. And she has been dropped from her agency. Penguin, her publisher is dropped her from writing the mysteries. Pretty much trying to destroy this woman. And she was in the Wall Street Journal of the NOP Ed saying that this whole mini series when they see his full of distortions, falsehoods, an outright, fabrication. She says the film portrays me as an overzealous prosecutor and a big. She said that was absolutely not true. And I cannot believe that her whole career is being destroyed by a mini series that is not a documentary that, even the woman who made it claimed she took liberties with it, and she wants a villain in it. And the woman playing Linda fairstein in the movie is playing as villain. And that is just not the way things went down. And don't tell me Len that most people back then said those guys were innocent. There were very few people who thought they were innocent. They were up to something in that park that night. Now, they may not have raped this woman, and they shouldn't have been charged with that. And that's why they're gone. But they were up to no good. Anyway. Everybody believed that they were doing something there. And Linda's job was to prosecute them and get a conviction. She was doing her job, by the way, it's been researched, not all the five or up to no good. There were a couple of them that were, but not all the five were. And also, by the way, she just left her position at your alma mater, Columbia. That's a different woman. That's Elizabeth Lederer. She was a lecturer at. And Elizabeth letter. She was the okay, your fist in district attorney who prosecuted central park, five. She's had to step down to so. Right. You know, and I tell you this, this woman, this Abe diversity she is scary. I mean she really is a hater you've seen some of the interviews. She said where she's just basically like I'm not to destroy this people and she did a movie I think it was called Selma. And she didn't want to give LBJ any credit for his involvement in pushing through civil rights legislation. And when she was asked about that she said, I'm not gonna make a white guy savior in any of my movies. Okay. Anyway. Oh, okay. What did you say? Okay. No. I don't know what that's all about. Oh, that's what he said. But that's not what he meant Len. The president. I said, what I meant. Said it's obviously it's rush. She's creating fiction a mentioned, the Mira Sorvino story, kind kinda ran ran out of time here. But by the way, Linda, fairstein did dropout, Vassar..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"So check out the awful truth. Okay. Other things that I like today. So there's this Netflix series that has come out called when they see us. And it's about the central park joggers, the central park jogger and the central park, five. So this is long been a hot point of contention in New York City tunnel from famously called for the death penalty to be applied to the central park five. There's a group of five lack men, who were basically, accused of rape of a jogger. And then later there was DNA evidence, a person came forward and made an admission that he was the person who committed the rape only his DNA was found on the woman, the way that this has been taken by the press is that none of these other five people were involved in anything bad, and all of this was basically black men being railroad in New York City for no reason. Well, now Linda fairstein, who's a prosecutor in the case has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that is. It's pretty devastating to this narrative here's what she talked about. She says at about nine pm, April nineteenth nineteen thousand nine a large group of young men gathered on the corner of one hundred and ten th street and Fifth Avenue for the purpose of robbing and beating innocent people in central park. There are more than thirty riders the women in the win the woman known as the central park jogger Tricia, mainly was not the only victim, eight others were attacked, including two men were beaten so savagely that required hospitalization for head injuries, reporters and filmmakers have explored this story countless times from numerous perspectives. Almost always focusing on five attackers one female jogger but each has missed the larger picture of what happened that terrible night, a write in the dark that resulted in the apprehension of more than fifteen teenagers who set upon multiple victims that associate path Natasha's race confessed in two thousand two to the rape of malay-, and that the district attorney consequently, vacated the charges against the five after they had served their sentences had led some of these reporters and filmmakers to assume the prosecution had no basis upon which to charge the five suspects in nineteen eighty nine. So it is with filmmaker Annan's Guarany in the net flicks mini series, when they see us a series so full of destroy. Falsehoods is to be an outright fabrication. It shouldn't have been hard for Mr. Verney to discover the truth. The facts of the original case are documented in one hundred seventeen page decision by New York state supreme court Justice Thomas Galligan in sworn testimony, given in two trials and affirmed by two appellate courts, and in sworn depositions more than ninety five witnesses, including the five themselves. Instead, she has written and utterly false narrative involving an evil mastermind me falsely accused the five I was one of the supervisors who oversaw the team that prosecuted, the teenagers apprehended after that horrific night of violence, Mr..
Former Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Says 'When They See Us' 'Is Full Of Distortions'
"This Netflix series that has come out called when they see us. And it's about the central park joggers, the central park jogger and the central park, five. So this is long been a hot point of contention in New York City tunnel from famously called for the death penalty to be applied to the central park five. There's a group of five lack men, who were basically, accused of rape of a jogger. And then later there was DNA evidence, a person came forward and made an admission that he was the person who committed the rape only his DNA was found on the woman, the way that this has been taken by the press is that none of these other five people were involved in anything bad, and all of this was basically black men being railroad in New York City for no reason. Well, now Linda fairstein, who's a prosecutor in the case has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that is. It's pretty devastating to this narrative here's what she talked about. She says at about nine pm, April nineteenth nineteen thousand nine a large group of young men gathered on the corner of one hundred and ten th street and Fifth Avenue for the purpose of robbing and beating innocent people in central park. There are more than thirty riders the women in the win the woman known as the central park jogger Tricia, mainly was not the only victim, eight others were attacked, including two men were beaten so savagely that required hospitalization for head injuries, reporters and filmmakers have explored this story countless times from numerous perspectives. Almost always focusing on five attackers one female jogger but each has missed the larger picture of what happened that terrible night, a write in the dark that resulted in the apprehension of more than fifteen teenagers who set upon multiple victims that associate path Natasha's race confessed in two thousand two to the rape of malay-, and that the district attorney consequently, vacated the charges against the five after they had served their sentences had led some of these reporters and filmmakers to assume the prosecution had no basis upon which to charge the five suspects in nineteen eighty nine. So it is with filmmaker Annan's Guarany in the net flicks mini series, when they see us a series so full of destroy. Falsehoods is to be an outright fabrication. It shouldn't have been hard for Mr. Verney to discover the truth. The facts of the original case are documented in one hundred seventeen page decision by New York state supreme court Justice Thomas Galligan in sworn testimony, given in two trials and affirmed by two appellate courts, and in sworn depositions more than ninety five witnesses, including the five themselves. Instead, she has written and utterly false narrative involving an evil mastermind me falsely accused the five I was one of the supervisors who oversaw the team that prosecuted, the teenagers apprehended after that horrific night of violence, Mr.
"linda fairstein" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Accusations of government corruption. Mismanagement. Haiti's oil fund. The group that we voted in his misspent four point two billion dollars from a fun that should have been used to improve our lives. It was used by homes in foreign cultures as as citizens here in the country, we take on this responsibility and to demand. Justice to stop all those who've stolen from this fun to return. The money's the tuchin can go to school for hospitals for families to work in better their lives for criminals to all go to jail. The Washington Post is reporting the White House board senior State Department intelligence analyst from issuing testimony describing climate change as possibly catastrophic to the house intelligence committee, the White House objected to references to the science around manmade climate change, rod Schoonover, which permitted to appear before the house panel, but is written. Testimony was blocked from being entered into the official record. His testimony read quote absent extensive mitigating factors or events. We see few plausible future, scenarios where significant possibly catastrophic harm does not arise. From the compound effects of climate change, unquote. One of those who objected with national Security Council official William hacker, an architect of Trump's climate policy known climate science denier, who wants compared the fight against climate change to the holocaust. He reportedly said the report includes climate alarm propaganda, and that the phrase tipping points is quote, a propaganda slogan for the scientifically illiterate, in New York Twenty-seven-year-old transgender, afro Latino ex prisoner lane Palanca was found dead inside a cell at Rikers island, Friday, the cause of death was unknown. Transgender rights advocates Polanco's family are calling for a full investigation. A gathering in lane. Pallone goes memory is being held tonight in New York City, her death has also prompted renewed calls to shutdown Rikers island earlier this year, New York City, mayor Bill de Blasios city. Expects jail to be shuttered by twenty twenty six meanwhile reports emerged Friday of the murder of Twenty-three-year-old. Chanel skirl ACC black transgender woman in North Carolina. She was fatally shot last Wednesday. Her body discovered by police in the field. Friends told local media skirl was on her way to meet someone over a disputed Facebook post and that they feared the encounter could be dangerous. Scurr lock is the ninth known case of deadly violence against black transgender women in two thousand nineteen in the United States. Meanwhile in Detroit police charged eighteen year old von Robinson with the murder of two gay men and transgender woman, the triple murder is believed to be a hate crime and took place last month, claiming the lives of Davis. Timothy, blanche and Paris. Cameron a twenty year old black transgender woman as events and celebrations, marking pride month take place around the cu-. Entry US embassies around the world are defying a Trump administration policy, barring the hoisting of ill GB, t q rainbow flags outside of official buildings large rainbow flags have been draped across US, missions, and Seoul Korea and India, while the New Delhi, embassy is with rainbow colored lights request to waste. The rainbow flag had been routinely approved over recent years, but secretary of state, Mike Pompeo changed the rules last year requiring embassies to obtain top level approval, which the State Department has been rejecting a diplomat referred to the move as a category. One insurrection. The fallout continues for former New York City prosecutor Linda fairstein as publisher Dutton penguin Random House imprint announced Friday. It's dropping the successful crime, novelist. Linda fairstein has come under fire since the release of the Netflix series about the infamous central park jogger case, which saw five Harlem teenagers for African American and one Latino wrongfully accused and convicted for rape in nineteen eighty nine at the time fairstein was head of the sex crimes unit for the Manhattan District attorney's office hashtag canceled. Linda fairstein campaign has also grown on social media to see our hour long interview with director, Eva Duvert nay on the series when they see us go to democracy now dot org. In minneapolis. A judge sentenced. Muhammad Noor the former police officer who shot and killed a white woman while responding to her nine one one call to twelve and a half years in prison in April, nor was found guilty of third degree murder and manslaughter for fatally shooting. Australian Justin restrict diamond in two thousand seventeen after she reported a possible of sexual assault happening in the LA behind her home when the police came, she came downstairs, and Noor shot her and last month's end last night's Tony awards in New York City actress Allie, stroke or made history as the first wheelchair user to win the prestigious Tony award. She won best actress for her performance in the critically acclaimed revival of the musical, Oklahoma. Word is for every kid who is watching tonight, who has a disability who has a limitation or challenge who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena, you are. And those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org. The Warren peace report. I mean, he could Mun they sing an escalating showdown with Mexico, an insurrection from his own party. President Trump said Friday, the United States reached a deal with Mexico to avert a five percent tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take affect today an increase to twenty five percent tariff across the board on Mexican goods by Tober Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico, US negotiations in Washington officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy national guard forces throughout Mexico. Oh, and particular to it southern border in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed to the United States under the deal. They say Mexico also agreed to expand what is known as remain in Mexico policy, which allows the US to send back Central American asylum-seeking migrants to Mexico while their cases make their way through immigration courts in the United States. However, unsanitary the New York Times reported the plan to send troops to the border had already been agreed in March. Trump lashed out on Twitter, Monday morning by attacking the New York Times writing the failing and why time story on Mexico and a legal immigration through our southern border has now been proven shockingly, false and untrue. Bad reporting, and the paper is embarrassed by it. The only problem is they knew it was fake news before it went out corrupt media. He tweeted in a statement, Saturday house speaker, Nancy Pelosi said President Trump undermined America's preeminent leadership role in the world. By recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy. She said, Trump's plans also drew resistance from some Republican leaders including Mitch McConnell, who threatened a congressional revolt. Meanwhile, in Mexico, president Andres Manuel Lopez over there hail, the agreement at a rally with thousands of supporters Saturday. He said migrant rights will be protected. 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"linda fairstein" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"You know what I'm saying? And I do think that go to push it to seven. We'll see either way, beige person wins Toronto wins Drake wins Golden State wind Klay Thompson, Steph curry, once they got a fight ahead of them, 'cause they're down three one so comeback from deficits like this before they did it against the Oklahoma City thunder. Channels to broaden the catheter them, you'll see we'll see all right now. What else we talking about? Well, let's talk about Gerard star when they see you play Corey wise in the series. And he was talking to complex about how difficult it was for him to just take on that role. He said, I was getting better at it over time. And then started shooting, the solitary scenes that kind of put me back to square one, but yeah, you take that work home. He said, if I wanted to think about what he went through in the prison. I went through the script. I went through the endless, endless hours of media coverage where they're calling them, animals, and monsters, I went through the footage of his sitting behind that desk in line to the police, all of that, that pain they're hurt is are there. So I mean, I've got to take a toll on your mental health, because this emotionally draining for us just watching. Absolutely Linda fairstein, who has the prosecutor in that central park, five case, just so, you know, she did also lose her book publishing deal as well. They kicked her to the curb, she wouldn't consult on when they see us and you know, why her whole thing was, I would consult on this, perhaps, if they didn't talk to the five men who were the central park, kind of sense. Does that make you still don't want these young men to tell this story? That's incredible still have the nerve to act. Like you didn't do anything wrong, and that these young men are not victims of human job helmets minis, wanted able to lie for her, and we all know Queen do it wasn't going for that. Now, her fragile white eagle was hurt because her pale face privilege was denied now able to tell the rap I promised him, I would tell this story I made a promise and I intended to keep it we all did it with an honor and a thrill to be able to write a wrong wrong was done here. We're at fancy panels, and we're wearing pretty dresses. But this is a tragedy should not have happened. These boys were innocent and everything said they were in. Isn't to think that has happened then into know that it's still happening is what got me up every morning. Reverend Al Sharpton, too, because I saw able tweet that nobody wanted to hire.
"linda fairstein" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of services for the children. But what's important here is the cruelty of the way we're administering this program at what's happening to these children. They're their mishandling. The whole situation. These children should not be kept Independen for long periods of time. They must move them out as quickly as possible to their families, and to sponsored that they're not doing. They're using four profit organizations that have every interest in keeping these children in detention Representative Donna, she Leyla of Florida. Thanks so much. You're welcome. Linda fairstein one fame, prosecuting criminals, and then wrote crime fiction, g allow her gift for fiction to guide her powers, as a prosecutor, Linda, fairstein was founder of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District attorney's office, which inspired law and order SVU. She's written bestselling crime, novels like blood oath, and death dance about a hard nosed tenderhearted assistant, DA Alexander Cooper, who each in a lot of New York's classiest Italian restaurants on a public servant salary. Now there's a mystery there. Now calls to boycott Linda fairstein books. She's resigned from several foundation boards just yesterday. Her publisher dropped her Ivanov Netflix series, when they see us as premiered, it's about Corey wise. Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana Anton, McRae and Yusef Salaam, five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of a brutal rape and be. Eating of a woman in central park, nine hundred eighty nine when Linda fairstein ran the sex crimes unit. The young men said their confessions were coerced DNA evidence, always pointed to another perpetrator, not the teens, who became known as the central park five and imprisoned rapist, named Matijas raise confessed in two thousand and two to being the actual central park criminal. But the young men spent a collective forty years in prison before their convictions, revolted materials rates went onto his self and rape more women and murder one who was pregnant at the time. A series shows. Linda fairstein refusing to follow other Leauge insane lines like every young black male, who was in the park last night is Specht, the real indefens- chain calls, the portrayal over grossly, and militia inaccurate in resignation letters, and says case files and public records will confirm. She acted responsibly. A diversionary says miss fairstein refused to meet with her unless she could approve scripts of her series. Linda fairstein attorney says that is not true Daniel are Alonzo. Who served with MS ferris, gene at the district attorney's office said wrongful conviction is a terrible terrible thing. But reminds people, Linda fairstein, his dauntlessly prosecuted. Rapists, and work to change laws to help the victims of sexual crimes. He told the New York Times, I think it's terrible to cancel so much entire career over one matter. Prosecutors have demanding complicated. Stressful jobs. If that one matter was your life. What would you think? And you're listening to NPR news. President Trump went to London this week where he thought thousands of protesters were actually jeering him and he listened to Prince Charles talk about climate change. But thought he was talking about clean air. You can't blame him. He doesn't speak British on Peter. Saito will join us as we ask actor and director Livia wild about being brainiac on this week's wait, wait, don't tell me. Wait, wait, don't tell me it's coming up at eleven o'clock this morning. Mostly here that program, ten o'clock Sunday. Mornings here on KiKi weedy public radio. Is it going this American life? Donna works security at an airport a job. She really loved except for supervisors it is pretty bad stuff. But the Donna she does not accept the world as it is. She reads a lot of business self help lean in kinds of books, so she decides to put them to work to fix her situation. I like goes for her. This week. This American life is at twelve noon. And again, at.
"linda fairstein" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"Weekends with the breakfast club on document we go to a woman named Linda, fifteen that name ring a bell for some of you right now. But I have no idea why her last name fairstein when there's nothing fair about her. In fact, our middle name should be don't play because Lyndon play fair steam by now you all should've watched when they see us on net flicks. The latest masterpiece from Queen able do nature for AB. Do is anybody doing activism to art better than able right now? Jesus God bless Eva, right? God bless Queen. She is truly making making a difference on this planet. It is various firing. We not here to talk about God's right and goddesses this morning. We had to talk about devils, and Linda fairstein. Linda don't play fifteen indeed a devil Osceola allowed seat in the user in a way. I have never seen. See Satan loved mayonnaise Satan put manny's on everything night. He was in of all evils in the world have too much. He's on them. Okay. Too much, mayonnaise ruins everything. All right. You need. Just enough. Not just enough to much of it ruins. Any dish too much as makes only disgusting too much manage potato salad. Disgusting too much. Manage makes any sandwich, disgusting. And that's exactly why Satan love the spread the evil that is manny's everywhere because he wants to ruin things. Now, the human job helmets. We are discussing today, Linda don't play fair steam, she was the former assistant DA had sex crimes unit of the county of New York from nineteen seventy six to two thousand two and she oversaw, the prosecution of the central park, jogger case oversaw, a great word for what he did in this case, because she moved like an overseer overseers, paid to get the most work out of the slaves, therefore, overseers often resorted to whatever means necessary. They get what they wanted out of slaves in the case of Lyndon. Don't play fair, Steve. She was an overseer who resorted to whatever means were necessary. The wrongly convicted five tapes. Okay. Five Raymond Santana. Kevin Richardson, Corey wise. Use of Salaam in Anton mccreath, who are awfully convict. For the rape and assault of a twenty eight year old woman in central park. Now, there was no evidence tying them to the crime. And at the time the young men were fourteen fifteen sixteen respectively, and he spent six and thirteen years in prison before serial rapist by the name of my tears, raise admitted to committing the assault into two. Now, have you seen when they see us on that flexing, you noted the overseer Linden fairstein, the mandate law enforcement to build the case around these innocent young men, in fact, her exact quote from Wendy is every young black male who was in the park last night, as a suspect in the rape of that woman who is fighting for her life, by the way, don't think that quote is a one time thing. All right. Might be my own black paranoia. Okay. My black annoying. But I have a sneaky suspicion that is how they see us at all times every black man in America. Period is a suspect for something profile as the way they do. Because that's how they see us. All right. We have a target on our backs at all times. The exact same way almost immediately every young black male who was in central park that night had. Target on their back. And if you saw when they see us, you know, that Linden play fairstein was accused of leading intimidation efforts to generate false confessions from me young men. White people Linda don't play fairstein should embarrass you. If you are white and watched when they see us and you didn't feel disgusted disturbed angry at the way, Lyndon play fair, Steve, and the rest of those devils in that law enforcement treated, those young brothers and you probably got manage pumping. You're varicose veins to now. What is the reason we all gathered here today? Well, if you know anything about the history of overseas oversaw the plantation, and oversaw, the slaves, they sometimes with Dr the overseer off the plantation. Oh, yeah. That was so often slaves would get fed up and force their oversee off the plantation, and that's exactly what happened. Because almost thirty years later after watching when they see us people are calling for a boycott of Linda, fifteen books in demanding that Amazon, and other retailers, remove her novels from their shelves who feel sorry for her show of hands. Not a damn hand in the room rates. Right. Let's listen to what one of the victims, Raymond Santana. To- TMZ about Linda, don't play fast in nineteen eighty nine not article surveying. About us in the first week of this case and ninety percent of articles never mentioned alleged that was the backlash that we receive. And now she's receiving it, when you do you can't run no matter how long you this comes out, and even those thirty years later, she has to pay for her crying, whether is in the courtroom, or whether is socially, it is what it is. So at the end of the day there is no correction for her there is no Saint, I'm sorry. We don't want an apology from her. You know, she has to pay the consequence, Chesapeake crimes. Simple as that. I mean it was indeed a crime. All right. The real crime. Linda wasn't interested in solving. All right. Linda was interested in sending five innocent black the prison for crimes. He didn't commit her hatred for black people. Trumped her love for her own gender. I repeat her hatred for black people. Trump our love for her own gender. She's so anti-black as she forgot to be for a woman because she actually cared about this young woman being sexually assaulted shoot of spent that time that energy and those resources on finding the real perpetrator Mitee Israelis whose DNA was found at the crime scene yesterday. The crime didn't match any of the five black young men Linda's into prison, but it did match my tears raise who at the time of his confession was serving a life sentence for raping three other women near central park. In addition to raping and killing a pregnant woman, oh, Matias Reyes was serial rapists, but race for months after the central park, rape, rape the woman in upper east side apartment that woman got away and the superintendent of the building was able to hold my. Down and you play guilty to raping her two other women and raping and killing a full if you keep in school that's five rapes and total into attempted rates. Linda don't play fasting. I don't know if you realize that in that, but you are complicit in any of those rates that he committed after the central park ridge because you had the opportunity to remove the real threat off the street. But instead, he was too busy trying to convict five innocent men now. I don't know. You know you felt like you would rather than five black miniature instead of one. But for whatever reason you ignored the real threat and that real threat continued victim of the women now, social media has been on winded on play fair scenes asked. They drove that oversee off the plantation, because don't play fair has deleted all her social media. Yes, after hashtag boycott Simon Schuster win borrowing. Cancel Linda fairstein went viral. She decided to cancel her social media, couch once again raise your hand, if you feel sorry for her in this room. Nobody does. I don't feel at all. I've seen this play before Linda fairstein is gearing up. Do I guarantee, is to that is what white privilege, entitled people do, even when they are dead wrong when they should be holding the mayonnaise. They decided to put mayonnaise on everything in sue. She's going to sue everyone involved in wind may see us, she's going to net flix Queen Duvenage studio production company, she's gonna say this film caused her emotional distress in mental anguish, white privilege people. Love the word anguish, probably because it sounds like something you would buy at whole foods. Can I get a Turkey avacado with anguish and jalapeno mayonnaise? Lacks vino mayonnaise. All right. Linda is gonna claims she was traumatized by, when they see us in her life and become a living. Hell because of this miniseries while you wanna talk trauma. Linda, you wanna talk living hails will meet Raymond Kevin Corey Yousef mantra. You remember them. Right. I mean, I'm sure you've gotten so many innocent black and Brown people into for good. So it's hard to keep up, but you have to remember these five right? They would traumatized by your. Actions their teenage years and most of their lives stolen from them. They had to live in a hell in a cell, you know, you, you wanna talk about being traumatized, emotional distress, mental anguish brothers will never truly be mentally healthy because lifetime therapy because of you PTSD exile depression, forever, because you reach out to one them sit down and have a conversation with one of them. So you can really see in here with the victim. Sounds like because Lyndon plea fasting you are not one. All right. You don't get the play victim to a set of circumstances that you created Cleveland Kathy Griffin, handle, my white work, and give Linda don't play fair. Steam the biggest he, please give this giant jar male Vegas. He haw. Thank you for that donkey to week. Yes, please go. Grab shook one anxiety playing.
"linda fairstein" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"If you've watched when they see us on Netflix. Or if you've studied the case of the central park, five for yourself, you know, that Linda fairstein who was the head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan DA's office. She was at the center of the injustice, that happened to these five, young boys. She was the mastermind of the case. She oversaw, every detail everything that happened in the case happened under her watch. She suppressed DNA evidence that would have exonerated the boys. She oversaw the force confessions and she knew that they didn't have a single shred of physical evidence that these boys had anything to do with the assault, but she didn't care, and was all said and done in the boys. Got sent to jail and prison for years. She got rich. Off of it. She became famous glamour magazine named her their woman of the year, she didn't up quitting the Manhattan. DA's office and started writing crime. Novels in became a New York socialite. She made a fortune. She was appointed to over a dozen nonprofit boards, and even after the boys were exonerated, even after it was proven through DNA evidence in an actual confession that someone else committed the crime in the boys had nothing to do with it. None of those boards thought twice about removing her think about that for a minute. What for most of us was one of the biggest injustices of the twentieth century didn't cause charities in colleges to even bat. An eye are pain was irrelevant to them. And Linda fairstein appointed assistant district attorney Elizabeth. Lederer as the lead prosecutor on this case and letter ignored every bit of evidence. Every inconsistency, every lie that was told every abuse, everything that would have exonerated the boys, she ignored in every lie that convicted them she lifted up and to this day, she still in the Manhattan DA's office, and she's a professor at Columbia law school. Her co prosecutor was Tim Clemence, who has since left the Manhattan DA's office, but as practicing law, full time in Cleveland.
"linda fairstein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Jury sees all five of those boys together. They're going to think wolf pack it's no good. I agreed with the prosecution's never going to agree to five separate trials Yussef never made a tape. He never signed a statement out. Got him out of there before fairstein and those cops could track you're trying to our boys. I don't say that you want to win you to do more of is controlled in additive. People like outsourcing can help with that. Oh, I don't know. I think it's a mistake to make this about race. Tell that to troll. Exactly. Tell that Trump. And of course Trump was a factor, Dr by in the media at that time. Absolutely. I he played a very important role in Jenin up public sentiment against these children. This is part of some this is a fact that people oftentimes have ignored over the years that they were children. And I think it was so important in Asia Duvalier's when they see us Netflix series to highlight that element of their lives that these were children's swept up in this type of police dragnet and the way in which the police descended on the community at that moment to almost make sure that they someone paid for this. But if Donald Trump has been a villain in this story for a long. Time the focus on Linda fairstein is relatively new at this level of high profile and the line in that clip from the series that we just played. I got it from one of the mothers. I got him out of there before fairstein and those cops could trap him. Can we talk about how prosecutor Linda fairstein is portrayed in the series? Absolutely. And I think it's really important to talk about her portrayal in this because I think what we've seen before. It's not it's not that she has never been seen in this level of high profile. It's been clear from the very beginning her role in this by way of mainstream media. But we've only ever gotten an understanding of her role from mainstream media, so to get this rendition from aver for at this moment of the impact of the case on the lives of all the people involved, the, the, the, the teens now young men and their families and to see the role her role in the. Devastation off the our lives. This is what's becoming much more clear to people. And so what, what happened before in terms of her portrayal was that the closeness between the prosecutors the police, and the media hid that because that never became a part of the story and hiding that is what the media did so well then, and in many respects continues to do now because she constantly still goes out there and has been going out there for the last thirty years to describe them as innocent writing on the coattail. I'm sorry. Clear riding on the coattails of this these convictions, riding on the coattails of these convictions to a successful career as a crime, novelist, and she was on the scene of the crime, as was portrayed in this film. And of course, this was fictionalized. And there were some things that, that were a bit different from what happened in real life as, is necessary in a dramatic portrayal you only have a few hours and this was a thirty year store exact but, but she Linda fairstein was there in the park in the wee hours of the morning before anyone else got there. There was the battle as we saw in the portrayal with spoiler alert folks, who are listening with homicide about who would take the case, and that became a key and critical decision on the part of Morgenthaler who punted the district attorney at the time, punted and fairstein gets the case and despite claiming to be a victim. Uh-huh. Rights advocate. Desperately concern for rape victims in the city, it was a rape victim in that case. There's a yes, of course there was a rape victim in that case. But there was a rapist on the loose and he continued to rape women in the months during, which fairstein and Lederer the ADA, who tried to the case. And the investigators on this case are pursuing these boys, these boys, fourteen fifteen and won only sixteen years old. They're pursuing this case, while the real rapist is out on the streets, raping women, and murdering one whim woman in the very same month that they are jenning up public antagonism against these innocent boys. Anybody out there right now has seen a Duvalier's Netflix mini series, when they see us about the central park five in central park, jogger case we can take. One or two phone calls time it's going so quickly. But call in, if you want to ask a question of our legal analysts as well as all things considered host Jamie Floyd who has she says it's been covering these K this case for all the all these years, and Saint John's sociology, anthropology professor, Natalie by field, author of the book savage portrayals race media, and the central park jogger story, and I wanna stay on fairstein from minute, because this is the part that's really breaking out as a new debate or new new layers of debate around her a lawyer for her has issued a statement accusing net flicks, and Eva Duvernois of quote, misrepresenting, the facts and an inflammatory and inaccurate manner, unquote and threatening to take legal action by way of context on her earlier career, the New York Times reported yesterday that for much of her life. Linda fairstein was widely viewed as a law enforcement hero for being one of the first prosecutors to take sex crimes including domestic sex crimes seriously as she did. But if she still asserts the guilt of the central park five, I wanna play a clip from this show from twenty ten that shows that she is in a different position from the actual, Manhattan, DA Robert Morgan thaw at the time who came on the show in two thousand ten and I asked him about getting that wrong. And he said this. Happy day this prisoner of player in the Canadian border said I did. And I did it alone. With I thought the guy just wants a free trip to, to New York, but we had a CNA taken an confirmed that he was the person who did it pretty direct declarative state-linked from Manhattan DA at the time, Robert Morgan thaw professor by field. How do you understand the difference then between Morgan thaw and the prosecutor on the case? Linda fairstein. Linda fairstein is very typical of many prosecutors, the they never admit when they're wrong, and they're wrong oftentimes, but they refused to admit that they're wrong. In addition. She has a personal investment in their in continuing the story that ally that they are guilty. And we have to explore this personal investment in this because her her whole career had been wrapped up in getting one of these early sex crimes units and an heading this unit and this sex crimes units are very important things in the in the life of the women's movement to address sexual assault violence against women, but it was not supposed to turn into something. We are their only concern was sexual assault and violence against women. They should be why. Because all kinds of women are sexually assaulted and experience violence. And when you only turn it in. Into one type of way in which you can approach, these cases, these so called legitimate rape cases, you ignore various, and sundry, other cases, particularly cases that involve violence sexual violence against women of color. And so one of the reasons they were so invested in this case is because Tricia Miley was an affluent is an affluent white woman. And so in this context, the case was about race, even in the, the aspect of the, the case, in which they were fighting sexual assault. It was about only some sexual assaults deserve this level of importance. And so the case every aspect of this case has been and was been had has been about race, and I was so glad that you played that particular segment that you played because I think it's really important that the discussion now among amongst the families, and they're, they're just basic understanding that this is about how races organized in the society who gets who gets. To be seen as important who gets to be seen as a victim, and just the automatic goal, to position that the only people who could have been responsible for this was this group of black and Latino teens which is why it's called when they see us when they see us they see fill in the blank, and it's very clear in this film, what we've known all along that Linda fairstein office, Elizabeth letter and Robert Maga, Morgan thaw, who I knew they did not see their role and responsibility, nor did NYPD. They did not protect and serve us. They did not exist to protect and serve us. She was not in pursuit of Justice, and I know the libel laws Brian, and the Slatter off. Well, I've been thinking case, very long time must feel that she was in pursuit of Justice. Suit of truth, and Justice is one thing, politics is something else. And there's a very key line in the film, where we don't know if Elizabeth Lederer actually said this, because, again, this is a dramatic portrayal, which gives a devante a lot more license than it gives me. So she says, in the film to the legal aid attorney, this is no longer about Justice. It's about politics. And this is where prosecutors go wrong, because I've met prosecutors, like Ronnie, Earl in Texas who had a very similar case, where there was an exoneration, and he realized, oh my goodness. We convicted to minors of a murder. They did not commit. I'm opening up every single one of my four hundred cases because we got it wrong in those two cases, that is not what these prosecutors have done prosecutors who care about Justice acknowledged. When they make a mistake they don't go to trial with inconsistent statements from minors. A lack of DNA evidence no weapon. No physical evidence tying boys to a crime. That's when they went to trial, not now, thirty years later, that is not pursuit of Justice. That is a reason to dismiss a case thirty years ago Peter in Manhattan, WNYC. Hi, peter. How are you? Thanks for taking my call. You know, I've fallen this peripherally over the years, and it is a horrible thing. If in fact, those kids were innocent, but from my understanding, there was a lot of whom is going on, at that time in the park and various parts, people were getting attacked bones, broken, and from my understanding, and I know there's this is the confusion Volvo. This claim that some of these kids had dirt from the area. Of the rape, and there was stuff under the fingernails. I think what Trump did is despicable, but putting out an ad away. And that, that piece of evidence has been an Peter, I'm gonna cut in just for time, but that piece of evidence has been discussed previously Dr by field. Yes, you may be getting your information from the news coverage, and that's a problem. It's a problem because in the in the context of the news coverage what we saw time. And again, was the introduction of, of materials introduction of so-called facts that were just not facts. There was a stories that re reference, a knife, that suddenly than stories about knives disappeared. Because here you have a knife being referenced in one story that a knife was used. And in another story, some of the type of weapon was used and then suddenly stories about that disappeared. And there was never any systematic way in which the news made sure the news media. Media in covering the case, made sure that they had any accurate details about exactly what happened in the park that night. And there are couple of things that you can always pay attention to one of the things. Is this go back to the DNA evidence? And you think about that DNA evidence. The coverage of the DNA evidence has been bizarre to me because in the context of that coverage of the DNA evidence. The, the news media followed this line that the DNA evidence was inconclusive. And when you see the reports about this inconclusive DNA evidence, they give the impression that. There was something wrong with the test granted it was the early period in the development of DNA testing. But let's be clear what they meant by inconclusive as the news media was that the DNA didn't match, and there's a difference, and it was not clear to the news audience that the DNA didn't match. Get another caller. Say one thing about what happened in the park that night, there were a lot of young men in the park that night, as the film portrays, and as was acknowledged at the time it is the role of police and prosecutors to match the right facts to the right defendant, not to match the wrong facts to the wrong defendant. You don't have a responsibility to prove yourself innocent in our system of Justice. In other words, they may have been doing some things. No, no, no. I don't think they have a right to be in central park or anywhere in this city or in these United States without being charged with a crime. They did not commit all. That's what essentially happened here on in boulder. Colorado, your WNYC. Hello. Hi. Say that the film is absolutely terrifying. Explosives things where you can sort of gauge your own privilege, like if you're watching anybody can feel empathy for the victims of the prosecution. But if you're truly terrified by that, then, you know that you if you're if you're not shut terrified. You know, their position of privilege voter wanted to ask is with regard to Corey wise respective of guilt, and their respective of his age. We know that was detected about his life in prison is a pretty frequent occurrence. And so, how can you send somebody, let's say Corey wise. But even if he was even if he was older because I would hate for the conversation boil down to the fact that he's sixteen. Let's say he's eighteen but if he's somebody who you know, will be abused in prison. Somebody who's vulnerable. How can you put somebody like that in prison, when, you know what's going to happen to them, and, and as an adult and forgive me on, but we've only got omitted in the show, Jamie new laws emerged after this case that caused more children to stand trial as adults..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on Double Toasted
"What is happening to this bitch, right here, and I couldn't be happy, the Linda fairstein man. They the it took a long time, but they actually now she's actually starting to reap. She sews man. Today. She's making the news where there's a, a lot of backlash against her that telling people to, to boycott her books. Tell him publishing companies to drop her. She committed a fucking crime man. Yeah. She is. Somebody supposed to be on the side of the law has got damn bad. She committed a fucking crying. She's willing to trust the most to. Yeah. She lied to put five innocent children in jail, and she's up here, right? Buck in books and holding up a badge in the picture. These sick bitch committed a crime is, she's writing books about crime and making money off of it, and today people and sheet in just a few hours ago she had to actually she had to resign from a position that she had a nonprofit because people chased ass off of social media. Yeah. And people people in this organization found out that she was there. Oh, wait. That was u p. You know, people even like this. You people like she's been here, the whole fucking time. We didn't know what a nonprofit that's way against. Yeah. Yeah. Damn the take a comb to. With a focus McComb. Former Manhattan six crown prosecutor Linda fairstein this from the mirrow post resigned Tuesday from several nonprofit boards in the wake of controversy triggered by new Netflix series about the infamous central park, five case in a letter to the chairman of the state, horizon, victim service agency, Beristain fairstein said she wanted to spare it further grief through sociation with her..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on Double Toasted
"I don't understand it sickens me. And I don't mind saying, if anybody knows when I say this, I don't give a fuck it sickens me to hear people of color say, I'm for the death penalty. If the death penalty have been around. Where where for these boys, where at the time if they were if the death penalty had been anything they'd be dead, but something that they didn't do. The incarceration rate of people of color is higher than anything else. And there are people who have died of wrongful convictions and death penalty at their fucking hate that. And I don't care if anybody could be my friend, my enemy relative. You say you before the death penalty after seeing something like this fucking sick man. This is these kids would have died, and they would they would have died in about time. They, they figured out what happened it, would it would have been too late. They would not come back because they're dead because dead. And they and there are people out there who were rooting for them to die just based on share emotion and based on. Of course, politics and based on just ego cause another person who's out there. I mean it's as bad as Trump is. As bad as, as he seems rooting for these boys to die. He still was not. He didn't have his hands on the case that goes to look, I ain't hold back on it. I'm sorry. I goes bitch right here, radically, maim, Linda fairstein. Steam, she the thing that's going on with her. She was the head of the sex crimes unit. New York from nineteen seventy six to two thousand to say from nineteen o six. Also, also, the assistant DA. Yeah, I know time she was a detective right? Yeah. Sex crimes saying she was head of the sex crimes unit. Right. Right. And she, she despite overwhelming evidence, I was out there that these boys had nothing to do with this. Sheep. Some reason has something to prove now, like I say, if you go by go by this, this, this, this film, because I know it is a, it is a dramatization. And I don't want to go in just having my motions, just so heated that I'm just kinda just lashing out at things because I'm just mad. But she, she did there's no denying how she and her department handled this. There was so much evidence not only that they did not do it. But if the if, if they had actually it was such a badly conducted a case that if they had done their job. Right. They would say themselves years in found the guy that had done it. Sure the thing that I love is a part of the film, whether all like shit this that up. But if we turn around, okay, you know what they were playing basketball this time, because one guy was like, well, they were doing this, this time that could mean Raipur this time they were doing some bad in the park, if they were messing with the bikers harassing the, the people on the bicycles, if they're doing that they couldn't arrived this time. Let's say we did like this, and the one one call was like. Yeah, but that's not like shut up over. What's be quite well. That's that's the thing. I mean if people watch TV cops TV drama cops, they go, well, they're just out there. They want they want to get to the truth. And they wanna get the right person in real life. They wanna close the case. That's what they wanna do. And I said it wasn't numbers. She she was that number. She has something to prove she had she, she was a she fought to have the case, high profile how profile case, and in the film, she's played by Felicity Huffman, which is funny, because she's a real criminal. So this is kind of, like, damn not really want you to go to jail just playing bitch rain here. Everybody's biased against her because. This doing favors in the thing about is the bathroom do any favors because she's so fucking goodness. She doesn't know she is he's too good. She's too good. Like she sees Michael fast bender twelve years. A slave good. Yeah..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on KCRW
"What we're going to do about these boys. It kept me up at night, I would find the right boy, but couldn't find a man to match him. Right. Because the boys had to grow up to be men. I find a great guy a great man, but there was no kid, I found that looked like that guy. So I had to let them go. So I was just at one point just going in circles streaming about, you know, boys and men and pairings just panicking. But we got it done. And something, I'm really very proud of when you speak of artistry, and then you went straight to the casting, I thank you for that. So there's a scene in the well, social, you refer to it as a film, people would think of it as a series because it's four parts, but you think of it as a discrete, filmmaker. Okay. Film make a serious tour. I didn't make this like a series. I made it like a phone rhythm of the production, the time that you're spending in post the time that you're sending spending. I really went into it with my film tool built as opposed to television. There's a scene in a pivotal scene when the mother of Yousef Salaam arrived at the police prefect to retrieve her son. The police were in the middle of trying to get him to sign away, his rights to an attorney. Before leaving the interrogation room have some other approaches, the only woman in the room that woman is Linda fairstein. She questions ethics essentially, you already interrogating, my son back without me. He's too young for that. He is a minor. You can't stop us. Interrogating suspect tweet. You think you his mother? And I'm stopping this stuff in this right now right now. I wanna see my son. I wanna see my son right now right now. The woman that you're speaking about a Sharon Salaam, who was a mighty warrior mother for her child Yousef Salaam. He was the only boy that did not make a false confession. He did not his coercion never was completed, because she was able to get inside of the interrogation room and pull him out, which I think, is extrordinary the story of, of Salaam is the one that is even more insane, because he had no confession. So he had no confession. He had no physical evidence and he still went away then. So with this piece, yes, it is about this very famous case, central park, five cases, central park jogger case, but the overall goal for me. In addition to telling the story of these men, which was first and foremost was to tell the story of what it means to be criminalised in this country and how that happens. So it's designed to take you through the whole terrain of the criminal Justice system. The first part of the film deals with police interaction police aggression. You know, the precinct environment, the second part of the film deals with court trial. Defense attorneys prosecution..
Felicity Huffman, Linda Fairstein And Laurie Laughlin discussed on Radio Surgery
"Trailer is out for new series co starring Felicity Huffman who just a few weeks ago pled guilty in the college admission scandal the limited series is called when they see us networks drama about the five black teens wrongly accused of rape in New York City central park nine hundred eighty nine Felicity Huffman plays prosecutor, Linda fairstein blackmail who was on the park last night is a suspect in the first trailer is prominently featured it'll be your first onscreen role post varsity blues while fellow actors Laurie Laughlin has lost jobs and been cut out of projects in the wake of the scandal. Huffman agreed to plead guilty. Prosecutors are asking for four to ten month prison
"linda fairstein" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
"And I am playing Linda fairstein who was the she headed up sex crimes in New York City for quite a while. And she actually did a lot a lot for women. I mean, she. Yeah. Real person, she changed the landscape of sex crimes and rape. And what it took to prosecute? I mean, it used to be she made it so that you can't bring up a person's sexual history in the courtroom. You like you can't go. Well, yeah. That happened to Michelle, but she also had been sleeping the, blah, blah, blah. She made it. There was three strikes that when someone. Allege that they were raped that they had to have an eyewitness that they had to have they had to be able to recognize their rapist. I mean, it was three strikes thing that if you couldn't hit all these three than sorry. We can't prosecute. So she changed a lot and did so much good for women. I mean, she doesn't Nate sex crimes. I mean, really just like saying it's a hate crime nowadays. And unfortunately on this particular case, she was wrong headed, and she she got the wrong people. She to this day St. stands by her decision. Oh, really Jesse? She's still alive. And she still believes they did it. Oh, yeah. She's very much alive. She doesn't she writes books now. And she thinks that the guy who who confessed who's Matteis race raise. Our e y e s she said, well, he was just the sixth guy, even though there was no, right. He had DNA of full. Boys. I I'm sure she did that cheap wouldn't be wrong. So that she couldn't be seen as wrong. But history has proven that. She was wrong. Yeah. Other people have come forward. And at least in a gentle way said if this had come if we'd known this then I wouldn't have acted. But but she hasn't. So that's who I'm playing. Yeah. When you play a character who's kind of unsympathetic. Yeah. How do you bring? How do you not judge that character in a way that that taints your performance? Yeah. It's the death of an actor to do that. You can't judge the character. You know that you're playing. Well, you have to find something about what they're doing that you endorse John Ridley the first season of American crime for sweats. Really sounds like I know what I'm doing. I'm just giving you my opinion for the new five minutes change it. Anyway. So the first season American crime, I played a woman who at best at best was a big and at worst was racist. And when I first read it, I went how am I going to do this without moustache twirling? I mean, I don't really want to just go up there and go I'm the bitch of the peace. And my very smart husband said she's doing one thing that you can endorse. She's only doing one thing mono maniacal. And I said what is that? She said he said, she is taking care of her son. Her son happens to be dead, but she's taking care of her son. And anything that gets in the way of that. If it's it's a black woman who is a police officer, and she's not going to give you a fair shake because she's black boom the side. It's just that's the only thing. And I as a as a person as mother go, okay, I endorse that and then you rely on the writing. To shape it that way. And you just do one noble thing. Hitler thought he was saving the world. You can't play him as a right right as so your husband was once you're acting teacher. So once you're acting teacher, always you're acting teacher, you go to him with some of those equations and say, what do you think all of those questions we work with each other all the time? I mean, I love acting and I love actors, and I love the tribe of actor. So it's one of the joys of our lives is to go re the script, what do you think? This is what happened today. This is this what he did..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Right. I am a a lot of cultural stuff I wanted to talk about. But I want to start with something about an institution this actually near and dear to me, which has done something terribly terribly wrong at as a committed a breach of Justice the mystery writers of America where they give the Edgar awards for best crime writing. I've been nominated for five times I've won a couple of them. They're an organization largely of lovely people. But they did something truly wrong. And I gotta talk about you know, I I believe that. I am the youngest person ever to join the mystery writers of America. I lied about my age and join I think you have to be eighteen or you did then. And I lied about my age I joined when I was fifteen and my my major memory of that period of time because I think I let my membership lapse and then came back and joined legally a have. But my major memory of of belonging to the mystery writers of America fifteen years. I went into New York to a cocktail party, which was very sophisticated for me at mystery writers of American mostly was in those days. It became a much bigger organization over time in those days. It was mostly old ladies who did write mysteries. And I went to a cocktail party in Manhattan and this elderly gay guy. I call him elderly. He's probably fifty. But to me, I was fifteen started to chase me. Like chase me around the room. He tried to pick me up. And I said to him. I was even at fifteen. I was cool. I was so cool. I just said to him. Hey, I'm really flattered, but I'm completely on. I can't tell you how interested I am in sleeping with you. And I and I walked away. And he started to follow me wherever I went whatever conversation I went and here, I was fifty year old trying to be a sophisticated guy at a at a writers party. I wanted so desperately to be a writer and here I was hanging out in this guy. Just would not leave me alone. And I kept saying to please, you know, I'm not interested in I get it. I have nothing against you. And in those days, I could call the police, you know, but but please leave me alone. And he just kept following me kept following me around and finally turned to him. And I said, I said, dude, you know. If I were girl, I didn't say, dude. Because in those days me and said I said, but if I were a girl, and you were doing this. You would understand your creep? But I'm not a girl because I'm not a girl I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week. If you don't get the hell away from me and that finally chased him away, and he left so I didn't get screwed by the mystery writers of America. But somebody did Linda fairstein Linda fairstein was a intrepid prosecutor Manhattan prosecutor she specialized in rape cases. She was a very brave spokeswoman sometime saying, listen, you gotta understand that some of the people come and say they've been raped haven't been raped. You can't believe all women, but she prosecuted rape fearlessly, and she from nine hundred seventy six to two thousand and two and I'm reading this from a city journal piece by Paul Hawthorne. But I know a lot of the stuff anyway. But I just want to make sure I get the facts, right? Linda fairstein headed the sex crimes prosecution office under Robert Morgan thousand Manhattan DA and she wrote a book. On the on Vai sexual violence, our war against rape, and she became a mystery writer, and she wrote mysteries based on her knowledge of being a prosecutor in last month mystery writers of America named her a grandmaster, which is the highest honor of the organization, and they gave her the grand master award. And she started to get attacked because she was a prosecutor during the central park jogger case in nineteen eighty nine on the central park. Jogger case was an atrocity a group of kids went out beat up several people in central park raped and beat this woman into insensibility, and they were largely black. And she was she was white her name. Let's see if I have her name her name was Tricia Meli, and she was just brutally brutally injured and several of these kids were sent to prison for it. And at the time at the time. It was setting..
"linda fairstein" Discussed on WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women
"Secrets of wealthy women is brought to you by Charles Schwab. It's no secret that sometimes things don't work out how you'd like, but it swab. We believe every investor deserves to work with a firm they can count on. That's why our commitment to your satisfaction is backed by guarantee. If for any reason, you're not completely satisfied. We'll refund your fear commission and work with you to make things right. Visit Schwab dot com. Slash comparis- to learn more. I'm Linda fairstein. I'm a former prosecutor in New York City and the author of a series of crime novels featuring prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. The job required afford a tude that I wasn't sure I had but grew into it. It was such an honor to to fight for the people whether they were the victims survivors, whether they were the police detectives who had not had these cases moved through the system successfully. So I became that strengthened young woman in a non traditional role and very much wanted to portray that in my crime novels. This is secrets of wealthy women from the Wall Street Journal, helping women empower themselves financially. Now Veronica dagger. Linda fairstein is a bestselling author and was chief of the sex crimes unit of the district attorney's office in Manhattan for over twenty years, which went on to inspire law and order SVU. She discusses her volition from sex crimes prosecutor to novelist Celinda. You wanted to be a writer since you were a girl, but your dad discouraged. You tell us about that. I always low books and wanted to be in that world and my father who was quite supportive in wonderful used to rose is, as I'm smiling you and say, you have nothing to write about get a career. And so I didn't think he was right until the end of my college years as an English major and realized I really didn't have a witch support myself until later on. Yes, yes. You were one of the handful of female prosecutors in the New York City. When you first started, what was that? Like? It was so strange to reflect back now the forty five years ago at that period of time, I went to. An all women's college for sort of prepared you to think you could do anything. I got to law school in nineteen sixty nine. It was still very all male world like many professions, like journalism like a medicine. So it was kind of shocking to then be one of a dozen women in a wall school class of three hundred and find that a lot of doors were closed to me. Criminal trial work was one of the the very close worlds. It was really a male dominated profession, but the feminist movement had worked enough to sort of kick open some doors and the Manhattan District Attorney was taking basically one woman a year in the entering class. I was lucky enough to be that woman in nineteen seventy two. How did he not get frustrated? It was enormously frustrating to find the doors were closed. It was part of it. As I look back was just youth and thinking you can do everything. Okay. If this door is shut, I'll turn left and well educated. I've got people who believe in me got a very understanding family. It was when I started to work and real. Sized in how many professions. And then in my own handling, really sexual assault is a specialty. The laws were so archaic that it was not only frustrating. It was painful to meet women every day of the week who had had horrible things happen to them and literally could not get inside a courtroom because of our laws. What was one of the most outrageous laws that used to assist? Okay. The most outrageous was called corroboration and we inherited from the Brits. So it was really a thing of the seventeenth century in England required of rape victim that they are be independent evidence. In other words, her word was not enough. She could say, I was robbed at knife point, but she needed independent proof of who the rapist was, what kind of force he used. And when I say medical evidence, I'm talking about a time. Any of your listeners now know about rape, evidence collection kits. They see the issues on the popular TV shows and fiction. They didn't exist at the time. There were really no. Units, no sexual assault, nurse examiners for insect examiners. So getting all of these things in one case, all of this supporting evidence was next to impossible. You are one of the first prosecutors in the country to use DNA evidenced in trying sex crimes. Headed that change things for victim. It's revolutionary. I there's no word strong enough to sort of describe what it did. I was introduced to DNA nineteen eighty six. That was when it began to be used forensically no judge in the country allowed its use till nine thousand nine hundred nine. So in probably my highest profile case that some of your listeners will remember. We're no of Robert chambers, the preppie murder case in nineteen eighty six, Robert killed a young woman friend of his Jennifer Levin in central park and the medical examiner said to me, there's a new science we can use DNA in investigating this case. And in fact it was DNA that linked the murder weapon clothing used to suffocate. Jennifer Levin to Robert chambers. But we were never allowed to let a jury hear that terribly, terribly frustrating to borrow your word back. And so from that point on what DNA allowed us to do both to exonerate people wrongly accused and certainly to confirm identifications to confirm in cases, we've had blind victims, blindfolded victims. People who could never because of darkness or circumstances identify their attacker, and DNA takes all the guesswork out of it and makes it a positive identification. So it's really changed the criminal Justice system in ways I could never have imagined given what you've seen? No. How do you sleep in my mother used to wonder that you know, it's, it seems like such dark world. And for me, I arrived at a moment in the seventies when we were just being able to shed light on it. When we changed these are chaotic laws. When a decade later I was introduced to DNA when women began. To come forward more regularly to trust the criminal Justice system. So I think for me, it was working with victims and being able to get them Justice, which was an impossibility at the time. I got to the DA's office. I was very lucky to be there when changes became possible and to jump on those possibilities and move them forward. And I think sleeping at night really became a product of giving victims some way to triumph in the system. Not worries. What happened obviously, what do you say to people who say a woman is asking to be sexually assaulted because of what she's wearing. That is one of the oldest arguments that usually gets a very good rise out of may. I answer you calmly now, but it's really absurd to think that this happened that this crime happens because of a way the way woman presents herself socially, how she's dressed. Sometimes obviously it makes it easier for an assailant to overtake her and. Ripper close off for four or close off. Generally, historically rates of sexual assault have always gone up in warm weather in part because people are out longer hours later hours and in part because they may not be wearing winter coats and boots and things that make it harder for a rapist to complete what he's doing. But that's his fault. Not not the victims. You said women don't understand hazard of staying at a bar alone. What do you mean by? I've had so many cases. My colleagues have said so many cases that occur not because the victim is drunk, but because she is made so much more vulnerable by anything like alcohol leg drugs that causes her awareness to be impaired and her ability to respond to be impaired. So I think of period in the eighties when there was a lot of attention to this issue and young women began to talk about very intelligently using a buddy system going out today. Whether and three young women would be drinking. I'm thinking of how many cases I had at Columbia University in the West End bar on Broadway, which was a classic location when it was time to go to young women might be ready to go in. The third had met somebody wanted to stay in the buddy system kind of went out the window and I just have seen so many young women hurt irreparably by drinking, which is their right to do drinking to excess which maybe they're right, but not always the most sensible thing to do when alone and then going out onto the street, being vulnerable to people who've either followed them from the bar, but certainly strangers who are on the street and encounter them here office oversaw the central park jogger case after spending years in prison, central park five or exonerated. What do you think about that? I think that you're going to see some new reporting an investigative report that's coming up. They were only exonerated by one person who in my old office and actually the corporation counsel. Zachary Carter, who's an African American man and a lawyer told me he believed the police and prosecutors did nothing wrong in this case and believes that the five actually assaulted the other six victims who were viciously assaulted in the park that night, including teacher forty one year old, New York City school teacher whose head was split open by one of the five carrying the same weapon that we believe split the joggers head open. So I don't think we've heard the end of that case yet. You said some people initially brushed you off. When you said you wanted to write books, how did you not get discouraged that time? Well, I think that really goes back to my childhood dreams of wanting to write, and it was something that carried on all through my young adult life. And when I was asked to write nonfiction book about sort of the groundbreaking work, we had done. Then when that was finished in ninety three and published, I went back to the district attorney and said, I've always wanted to write fiction, crime fiction. In fact, may I do that and he and the city ethics board said chores. Lungs, you do it on your own time which my husband liked to call his time. So it was Saturdays and Sundays. It was early mornings. I'd get up at five and try and write for two hours before I went to work. It just was something that I wasn't going to let go up till I tried to do it. Of course. I thought one of the things I was doing in the ninety s when I began the series was writing about a world that I had entered, which was a a woman in a non traditional role as a prosecutor. And happily I say, those days are over as you know, from TV news and TV fiction, crime, novels, women now hold many of these jobs, all of these jobs. So I started writing and I'm now midstream on my twentieth Alex Cooper novel. So it's been a great joy for me to fulfill that childhood dream. The