People went a little nuts today when a story, headlined "Wolf Pack's Prey," went up on the Daily News website (and remained at least as late as 1:15 p.m.) with a timestamp that reads "MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013, 11:17 AM."
At first it will seem, because the article is presented without any context, as though a woman was viciously beaten and raped and near death on Wednesday of last week in Central Park by "a wolf pack of more than a dozen young teenagers who attacked her at the end of an escalating crime spree."
If you're unfamiliar with (or don't remember) the details of the Central Park jogger case of April 19, 1989, you could be forgiven for thinking the paper doesn't even quite go far enough in registering the shock of the crime. As our mayor continually reminds us, crime is way, way down in New York City.
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But if you are familiar with them you'll immediately see that the jogger, unnamed, is in fact Trisha Meili, unnamed in this contemporaneous account as such crime victims are. She's the Central Park jogger, whose attack set off one of the biggest and most controversial police investigations of the beginning of the Giuliani era in New York City.