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June 26, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A former Navy technician and self-styled surveillance expert who said that the Rev. Al Sharpton hired him to bug other members of Tawana Brawley's legal team was arrested Saturday after audio tapes he had surrendered to prosecutors turned out to be blank. A U.S. magistrate ordered the man, Samuel McClease, held without bail and scheduled a hearing Monday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice after prosecutors argued that McClease had "played games with the government." Assistant U.S.
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December 1, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A white teacher accused of racial insensitivity for reading a book titled "Nappy Hair" to her black and Hispanic pupils requested a transfer out of her Brooklyn school district, saying she fears for her life. "I can't take the fear and wondering every day what might happen," Ruth Sherman said.
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December 1, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A white teacher accused of racial insensitivity for reading a book titled "Nappy Hair" to her black and Hispanic pupils requested a transfer out of her Brooklyn school district, saying she fears for her life. "I can't take the fear and wondering every day what might happen," Ruth Sherman said.
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October 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
A black teen-ager was acquitted Thursday of stabbing to death a rabbinical student during a riot last year in a neighborhood shared by blacks and Jews. Lemrick Nelson, 17, had been accused of killing Yankel Rosenbaum, 29, of Melbourne, Australia, during unrest that erupted after a black youth was struck by a car from a Jewish leader's motorcade and fatally injured. Rosenbaum, a scholar and rabbinical student, was in Brooklyn researching the Holocaust. Seven-year-old Gavin Cato's death on Aug.
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August 17, 1988
The Rev. Al Sharpton, adviser to Tawana Brawley, said the black teen-ager will testify before the grand jury investigating her alleged abduction and rape last November only if prosecutors agree to arrest whomever she names as her assailants. But the state attorney general's office, which has been urging the 16-year-old girl to come forward voluntarily, said it could not make such a commitment.
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June 22, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
They are lightning rods in a racial thunderstorm, the most controversial combatants in a bizarre, emotionally charged cause celebre that has gripped this city for the past seven months. Almost from the first, Tawana Brawley's three advisers have overshadowed the teen-ager who received national attention last November with her claims that she had been kidnaped and sexually assaulted by six white men, one of whom had a badge.
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December 27, 1989 | Associated Press
A state appeals court has overturned the misdemeanor riot convictions and dismissed the grand jury indictments of three young white men convicted in the second Howard Beach racial attack trial. In its unanimous ruling, the five-judge panel of the state Appellate Division in Brooklyn found that the trial judge, Thomas Demakos, had made two important errors in charging the jury.
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November 10, 1989 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the Italian City Club in Yonkers, straw-hatted supporters of victorious Republican mayoral candidate Henry Spallone were holding up mock newspapers with the headline: "Yonkers to Wasicsko: Goodbye." But it was not just ethnic pride that stirred jubilation at their candidate's triumph over one-term incumbent Mayor Nicholas Wasicsko in Tuesday's election.
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October 7, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
After a seven-month investigation, a grand jury formally concluded in a report issued Thursday that Tawana Brawley made up her story of abduction and rape by six white men, possibly to avoid punishment for staying out late.
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October 6, 1988
New York state is expected to ask a judge today to make public a grand jury's investigation of the Tawana Brawley case that reportedly concludes the black teen-ager lied when she said she was kidnaped and raped by six whites. Atty. Gen. Robert Abrams likely will go before state Supreme Court Justice Angelo J. Ingrassia to ask that he release the grand jury report, said Gary Fryer, a spokesman for Gov. Mario M. Cuomo.
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September 29, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Tawana Brawley told a crowded news conference Wednesday that she is not a liar and did not fabricate her story of being kidnaped and raped last November by six white men, including an assailant with a police-style badge. "My name is Tawana Brawley and I'm not a liar and I'm not crazy," Brawley said dramatically. "I simply want justice, and then I want to be left alone." The news conference was held in Newark, N. J.
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September 27, 1988 | United Press International
A grand jury has found no evidence of kidnaping, rape or any other crime having been committed against Tawana Brawley, the black teen-ager who claimed she was attacked by a gang of white men, the New York Times reported in today's editions. The newspaper said official summaries of the testimony of more than 100 witnesses and exhibits, including confidential medical and police reports and secretly taped telephone conversations, led investigators to conclude that: --On Nov.
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