Last evening I posted Brawley Comments & Predictions.
The AP was reporting:
Twenty years after her allegations of a racially charged rape became a national flashpoint, Tawana Brawley's mother and stepfather want to reopen the case, a newspaper reported Sunday.I made some “easy predictions” of public reaction to the news, including this one:
Glenda Brawley and Ralph King want to press Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to re-examine the November 1987 incident, which a state grand jury ultimately concluded was a hoax, the Daily News reported.[…]
Many people will wonder, as I do, whether Glenda Brawley and Ralph King have been reading about all that money the parents of the Jena 6 received.Today at Betsy’s Page she posted on the story and linked to a NY Daily News report that included this:
Glenda Brawley and her husband have not spoken publicly since a grand jury in 1988 decided there was no evidence their daughter was raped, yet they agreed to talk to The News for one reason: They are adamant that their daughter was raped and the men who did it were never punished.Who’s surprised Glenda Brawley and Ralph King think they should be millionaires?
"I could be looking at the television any day and they say the 'Tawana Brawley hoax,'" King said. "What hoax?"
"How could we make this up and take down the state of New York? We're just regular people," Glenda Brawley said to her husband. "We should be millionaires." (I don't really need to add any emphasis here, do I? )
Disclosure: The NY Daily News story was online when I posted last evening but I hadn't read it.
Also, there's no evidence Glenda Brawley and Ralph King are in any way influenced by the $$$ the parents of the Jena 6 got.
All I said was many people including me will wonder; and that that was an easy prediction.
Here’s another easy prediction: The “civil rights activists” who'll take up Glenda Brawley and King’s “cause” will insist $$$ has nothing to do with “the cause.”
The Daily News goes on to report:
They say they decided to speak publicly for the first time in more than 15 years to beg (New York) Gov. Spitzer and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to unseal the files and reopen the case.Questions: Has Senator Hillary Clinton’s office announced how many positions she has on reopening the case?
Glenda Brawley is a fugitive from NY State. That being the case, has Gov. Spitzer said whether he favors issuing her a NY driver's license if she comes to NY illegally?
Do we know yet whether Clinton and Spitzer will be attending any of the rallies?