- Two spokesmen for an African-American group calling itself
the New York Leadership Alliance cited President Clinton's conduct with
Monica Lewinsky, along with "gangsta rap" music, as the root
cause for last week's Central Park sex attacks, reported The Associated
Press on Monday.
- Over 50 women say they were soaked with water, stripped
and groped in the melee that followed the Puerto Rican Day parade a week
- "Look at the president, look what he did, and what
kind of signal that sends to young men of this nation," said Charles
Barron, president and CEO of Dynamics of Leadership Inc.
- "Something's wrong with a society where a president
can do that and then get a 70 or 80 percent approval rating in spite of
it," added Barron.
- At a Central Park news conference Sunday, Barron and
radio personality Bob Law announced a new campaign entitled "Save
Our Sons" (SOS), which, they said, "will work to restore a sense
of respect and integrity to the way women are treated. ... particularly
in the African-American community."
- SOS would also target music companies that promote gangsta
rap, a musical genre they said tends to denigrate females and perpetuate
the image of women as "sex toys."
- First lady Hillary Clinton criticized TV networks on
Tuesday for broadcasting video of the Central Park sex attacks. But her
Manhattan campaign headquarters did not return a call for comment on news
that black leaders blamed the episode on her husband's sexual misconduct.
- In an online poll taken last week by WABC-NY talk radio,
50 percent of 4,500 self-selecting respondents said the president's poor
example was responsible for the Central Park sex assault rampage.
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