A White Woman Falsely Accused a Black 9-Year-Old Boy of Groping Her! Surveillance footage disproves her allegations—and reminds everyone not to automatically believe victims.

The store’s security cameras told a different story

‘Cornerstone Caroline’ apologizes after incident in Brooklyn store

BROOKLYN, NY (WABC/CNN) – The commotion outside of a Flatbush bodega Wednesday evening quickly drew a crowd.

Teresa Klein, now known as “Cornerstore Caroline” on the internet, loudly accused a 9-year-old boy of grabbing her behind.

“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Klein could be heard yelling.

In what has since become a viral video on social media, Klein allegedly told a 9-1-1 dispatcher she needed police immediately, prompting gut-wrenching cries from the boy and his younger sister.

Jason Littlejohn, who lives next door, captured the entire exchange that followed on video and said police never came. He now questions if Klein ever made a call and if she understands the gravity of her accusations.

“She basically said, ‘I’m calling the cops on you.’” Littlejohn explained. “She didn’t say the mom or anybody else. She said, ‘I’m calling the cops on you.’ And that poor little boy, man, wherever he is, whoever he is, hopefully there is millions of people that definitely want to help him out.”

Meanwhile, Klein returned to the bodega Friday and watched the surveillance video from inside the store.

The footage clearly showed the boy’s hands in plain sight, and it was his book-bag that grazed her.

“I was wrong,” Klein admitted. “Young man, I don’t know your name, but I’m sorry.”

Klein claims since the incident, she’s received an overwhelming amount of phone calls and threats and now she can’t walk the streets of Flatbush without fear.

She also claims the boy’s mother threatened her life and she would like to pursue charges against her.

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Emmett Till’s accuser admits she lied. Now his family wants the truth

636220648756746059-020717emmett-tillEmmett Till’s 1955 killing continues to raise questions. Three books on his death have been published in the past two years.
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JACKSON, Miss. — The family of Emmett Till would like to see authorities explore new questions surrounding his 1955 murder.

Those questions arose because Carolyn Bryant Donham has admitted she lied when she testified that Till touched her — a lie she repeated to the FBI a decade ago.

“Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,” Donham was quoted as saying.

Bryant admitted her lie to Tim Tyson, author of the new book, The Blood of Emmett Till, but she never gave a reason why.

“There needs to be a revisiting of the evidence in light of this revelation,” said Till’s cousin, Deborah Watts of Minneapolis.

In 1955, an all-white jury acquitted Donham’s then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, of murdering Till — only for them to confess months later to Lookmagazine they had indeed beaten and killed the 14-year-old teen from Chicago.

► Related: Emmett Till’s accuser admits she lied. What now?

Watts, board president of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, praised Donham for her courage in daring to speak now.

“I hope she’s trying to clear her conscience,” said Wheeler Parker of Chicago, who rode on the train with Till from Chicago to Mississippi in 1955. “My job as a pastor is to get people to clear their consciences and get right with God.”

636220656066110621-020717carolyn-bryantCarolyn Bryant poses for a photo in 1955 when she was at the center of the trial of Emmett Till’s alleged killers. After a divorce and second marriage, she is now known as Carolyn Donham.
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He said he has long supported the idea of giving Donham immunity from prosecution in exchange for her telling everything she knows.

“The Bible says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” he said. “I’m like a bird who’s been in a cage. I’m halfway out of the cage now. That would get me all the way out.”

Parker said he supports the Justice Department looking again at Till’s slaying, but “I don’t know what else they could do.”

He praised the relentless work of FBI agent Dale Killinger on the case, saying, “He did as thorough a job as you can do, unless she’s willing to do more talking.”

Donham has written about her experiences in the Till case in an unpublished memoir, More Than a Wolf Whistle: The Memoir of Carolyn Bryant Donham.

The memoir won’t be available for public inspection at the University of North Carolina archives until 2036 or until she dies, but authorities could subpoena her words.

►Related: ‘The Blood of Emmett Till’ remembers a horrific crime

That happened in 1988 when a grand jury subpoenaed an interview that one-time Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers gave the Mississippi Department of Archives and History with the understanding it wouldn’t be public until his death.

Months later, a jury convicted Bowers of ordering the 1966 murder of Vernon Dahmer, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

Parker would like to see authorities get their hands on the memoir — something he wants to read. “You can’t bring Emmett back, but knowing the truth can set you free,” he said.

Watts agreed, saying she and other relatives want to know what really happened to Till that fateful day of Aug. 28, 1955, where he was beaten and shot to death.

“However we can acquire truth in a legal sense, we would want that,” she said. “We would want prosecution, if warranted, but if not, we want the truth.”

More than anything, Till’s mother wanted the truth, she said. “Mamie wasn’t interested in anyone going to jail.”

►Related: Emmett Till bill could pave way for reopening more civil rights cold cases

So far, Mississippi and federal authorities aren’t commenting.

Alvin Sykes of Kansas City, president of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, whose work helped lead to the FBI reopening the case in 2004, said Wednesday, “We have engaged in communications with appropriate authorities and are waiting for the appropriate response at the appropriate time.”

Immunity is one possible option, he said. “Sometimes you can get further in the pursuit of truth outside of a prosecution than you can inside.”

Before the 1955 trial of her then-husband ended, Donham took the witness stand and testified outside the presence of the Tallahatchie County, Miss., jury that Till grabbed her, asked for a date and said he had been “with white women before.”

After the FBI reopened the case, Killinger spoke to Donham, who divorced Bryant in 1975 and later remarried.

She repeated the story about Till she had previously testified to, telling Killinger that “as soon as he touched me, I started screaming.”

Notes obtained by The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reveal that Carolyn Bryant gave a different story when she spoke first to defense lawyers in 1955, saying Till “insulted” her, but mentioned nothing about touching her.

►Related: $20K raised to replace bullet-riddled Emmett Till sign

In 2007, a majority-black grand jury in Greenwood, Miss., declined to indict her in connection with the killing after considering a range of charges from aiding and abetting murder to manslaughter to accessory after the fact.

Myrlie Evers-Williams, whose husband, Medgar, investigated the Till killing, said she believes the case deserves another examination.

“I think America needs to look into the end results of this travesty and see what can be done in the future to prevent a replay of it,” she said.

Parker said the lie that Till was a “sexual predator” has staying power.

Not that long ago, he visited a school where a white student told him that Till had “misbehaved and did something he shouldn’t have done.”

If Donham would tell the truth, “she could clear the air on a lot of things,” he said. “She’s made a good start.”

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“Just the Tip of the Iceberg”

New Ben Garrison Cartoon, “Just the Tip of the Iceberg”

A sinister cartoon for a sinister story.

The Church has covered up decades of child molestation by priests across the state of Pennsylvania.

For far too long the Church has ignored or hidden a problem of epidemic proportions under their pulpits. Priest who weren’t arrested and jailed were merely shuffled off to different parishes, where they continued their vile ways of abuse.

Instead of telling someone they’re not a Christian if they have a gun in their house, it’s time for the Pope to clean his own house. He has the power to allow priests to marry and have families. It’s not only normal, but also Biblical.

Texas deputy sexually assaulted undocumented immigrant’s child, sheriff says!

A Texas sheriff’s deputy was being held Monday on a charge of “super aggravated sexual assault” of a 4-year-old girl after authorities say her mother, an undocumented immigrant, was being blackmailed to stay silent about the abuse — or face deportation.

Jose Nunez, a 47-year-old detention officer with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested early Sunday while he was off-duty after the mother took her daughter to a local fire station for help, officials said at a news conference.

Jose Nunez, a deputy sheriff in Bexar County, Texas, was arrested on a warrant for super aggravated sexual assault.Bexar County Sheriff’s Office via AP

“The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” said Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

The girl had been suffering from physical pain and “made an outcry,” which prompted her mother to go to the fire station, Salazar said. He added that Nunez has “familial ties” to the woman and her daughter, although their exact relationship is unclear.

The abuse likely went on for several months, if not years, Salazar said — and there may be other victims.

“This suspect utilized to his advantage to place the mother in fear that she would be deported if she did report it,” the sheriff said, adding that the “little girl now is safe.”

The department is petitioning to give the mother protected status pending the outcome of the case.

It was unclear Monday whether Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the department, has an attorney. The felony charge carries a minimum 25-year sentence if he is convicted.

“I don’t know that he was purposely targeting the undocumented community,” Salazar said. “Certainly what was appealing was the vulnerability of that community because they are less apt to report things.”

Immigrant rights groups say Texas’ Senate Bill 4, which was passed last year, has created an atmosphere of anxiety and apprehension among the undocumented who don’t want to go to local law enforcement for crimes because of their citizenship status.

While the law’s supporters say it is designed to protect people by enforcing laws already in place, it

also allows local authorities to investigate whether a person is legally in the United States.

The arrest of the undocumented has come under scrutiny after a growing number of parents and their children are being separated at the border as part of the Trump administration’s illegal immigration enforcement strategy.

The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, the state’s largest immigration legal services provider, known as RAICES, tweeted Sunday in response to the case in Bexar County that the law “has terrified people into not seeking help when they need it.”

Bexar County’s sheriff nevertheless urged undocumented immigrants to come forward if they are a victim of a crime.

Sylvester Stallone sexual assault allegation reviewed by LA district attorney!

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– Los Angeles County prosecutors have begun reviewing whether actor Sylvester Stallone should face charges in connection with a sexual assault reported last year to Santa Monica police, a district attorney’s spokesman said in remarks reported Thursday.

A special entertainment task force in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office was handed the case against the Hollywood legend by Santa Monica police, district attorney spokesman Greg Risling told the Los Angeles Times. He would not comment further on the nature of the allegation.

The alleged victim reported the assault last November to Santa Monica police, and the incident dates back to the 1990s, according to police. A criminal allegation dating to the 1990s cannot be charged under California law because it is past the statute of limitations that existed at the time.

Prosecutors reviewing cases in the wake of #MeToo movement have repeatedly run into issues of crimes being too old to prosecute under California law. Despite hundreds of women accusing director James Toback of sexual misconduct, Los Angeles prosecutors declined to file charges after five investigations were forwarded by police, mostly on grounds that they were beyond the legal statute of limitations.

In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that amends the penal code so that some sex crimes, including rape, forcible sodomy and molestation of a child, can be be prosecuted, regardless of how long ago the crime occurred. The legislation was prompted by allegations against comedian Bill
Cosby.

Martin Singer, Stallone’s attorney, said the star of such movies as “Rocky” and “Rambo” had been notified of the allegation and categorically disputed the claims.

“It is a false claim. It is a complete fabrication,” Singer said, adding that Stallone had a consensual dating relationship years ago with the woman. The attorney said, “the woman here filed a police report to get a story published.”

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JAMIE FOXX ACCUSED IN 2002 PENIS SLAPPING INCIDENT … He Denies It and Will Fight Back Legally!!

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Jamie Foxx is being accused of slapping a woman with his penis nearly 16 years ago, and although she’s now gone to police … Foxx says it’s an “absurd” lie, and he’s going after her, legally … TMZ has learned.

The alleged assault happened in Las Vegas back in 2002. According to law enforcement, the accuser told cops last week she and a friend were attending a party at Jamie’s place when he tried to get her to perform oral sex. She claims when she refused, Jamie struck her in the face with his penis.

The accuser tells us … after the alleged assault, one of Jamie’s friends told her she had to get out of the house. She claims she went to a hospital the next day when she got back home to L.A. to get treatment for a severe panic attack.

Law enforcement sources tell us Vegas PD lists the case as an open investigation. However, the statute of limitations has long since run — it’s 3 years in Nevada.

Jamie’s attorney, Allison Hart of Lavely & Singer, tells TMZ … “Jamie emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred, and he will be filing a report with the Las Vegas Police Department against the woman for filing a false police report against him. The first time [Jamie] became aware of this woman’s absurd claims about an incident that supposedly occurred 16 years ago was when TMZ contacted his representatives [Tuesday] about this story.”

Hart adds, “The alleged incident was not reported to law enforcement in 2002, or at any other time in the last 16 years until last Friday because the incident never happened.”

The accuser says the #MeToo movement inspired her to finally file the police report. She also claims she wanted the alleged incident recorded in case other accusers come forward.

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He was cleared of a rape charge. He had to show the jury his penis first.

A Connecticut man accused of rape was acquitted this week after employing an unusual defense tactic: dropping his pants in court and showing his penis to the jury.

Defense attorney Todd Bussert said it was “the only real, viable option” in a case where a woman claimed she was raped in 2012 by a person she described as a black man whose penis was lighter than the rest of his body.

In 2014, the woman identified her rapist as Desmond James after seeing his picture in a news report. There was one major issue, according to Bussert: His client’s penis did not match the description the accuser provided.

During the trial, which started Monday in New Haven, Bussert said the defense had planned to use several photographs they had taken of James’s private parts to prove he wasn’t the suspect in question.

“Unfortunately, in one of [the photos], the flash had washed everything out,” Bussert told The Washington Post in a phone interview Saturday. “And given that the color was the issue, that became problematic.”

After disclosing this to the state, Bussert and his team discussed whether they should move forward by presenting all of the photos and explaining the color inconsistencies to the jury — or simply by showing the jury the evidence in the flesh, as it were.

They ultimately made a request to offer “non-testimonial evidence,” which was granted by Judge Elpedio Vitale, who stated it was James’s Sixth Amendment right to defend himself, Bussert said.

[Teen girl files claim against police who mistook her for a black male suspect and punched her]

The difficult part then was convincing their client to expose himself in court, he added.

“He was, I think, very uncomfortable with the whole idea,” Bussert said. “We explained to him why we thought it advanced the defense’s case. It was probably the strongest piece of evidence that we could offer. The whole claim was so specific and so unusual — there wasn’t a lot of ambiguity about it — we thought, well, if we can refute that, we can obviously persuade the jury.”

And so, on Wednesday, after the trial had resumed from a lunch break, Vitale gave a brief warning to the six-person jury, along with two alternates, that they were about to see “sensitive” evidence, Bussert said.

James “stepped up before the jury box and proceeded to unbutton his pants,” Bussert said. “The whole thing took three to five seconds. The court didn’t want to make it a huge thing. … It’s humiliating, ultimately.”

Somehow, court employees had caught wind of what was going to happen after lunch and packed the courtroom to watch, according to the New Haven Register, which first reported the story. The jurors reacted in various ways.

“One of the women looked away. One of the male alternate jurors looked as if he was trying not to have an outburst,” co-defense attorney Erica Barber told the newspaper. “I’m sure they were shocked but they did a good job of not showing it.”

[Brock Turner freed after serving half of his six-month jail sentence for sexual assault]

Prosecutor Stacey Miranda argued in court that James might have changed his pubic hair since 2012 or that the lighting could have caused the accuser to remember her assaulter’s penis differently during the time of the assault.

“You saw the defendant’s penis. What was that?!” Miranda told the jury, according to the New York Post. “It is six years later. Do we have any idea of what she may have been seeing that night? What his manscaping was like at the time? What light was shining on it?”

Despite the prosecution’s protests, the jury ruled James was not guilty on all three counts of first-degree sexual assault.

Bussert, who has practiced law for about 20 years, disputes that he advised his client to expose himself to sensationalize the case or the evidence.

“I can fairly say I never envisioned this scenario in my career where something like this would come up,” he said. “Here it just seemed like the only real viable option … If I felt I had [another] really clear unimpeachable option that would have established the same point, I would have pursued it.”

The jury’s decision does not mean Bussert’s client left the courtroom freely, though. James was convicted last year for home invasion and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and is serving a 65-year sentence.

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