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Michael Jackson's Name Restored to School

10/16/2010 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's name once again is on display at Gardner Street Elementary School after the boards covering his name were removed.

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As TMZ first reported, a group of Michael Jackson fans had petitioned to get the sign uncovered. The sign had been in place from 1989 until 2003, when it was covered up due to the child molestation charges against Jackson.

The sign was unveiled yesterday, where a member of the Los Angeles Board of Education said, "It's important for the district to value the artistic impact and humanitarian contribution that will be the lasting legacy of Michael Jackson."

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61.

Kathy    

dustin: You will be the one to burn in hell if anyone does because you are not God and you are judging Michael Joe Jackson. I hope you enjoy your bout with the devil. Oh yeah, You are used to dealing with the devil already , it seems.

1417 days ago
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Zoe    

::A jury has never been wrong? Obviously, this is a school who hasn't read the transcripts from his trials, depositions, etc of the several accusers who came forward::

Obviously, you didn't read the transcripts from the trials. If you had, you'd know that: a) the second accuser couldn't keep his story straight nor could his mother, they constantly changed stories and contradicted their tales, the jury claimed they simply didn't believe the boy or the mother because of this b) the boy in the first case had the opportunity to come to court and put his 'victimizer' in jail and chose not to testify but his mother came to court and spoke out in DEFENSE of Michael Jackson, claiming he never touched her son and that the boy's father made it up to profit c) The other three boys called to testify were Wade Robson, Brett Barnes, and Macaulay Culkin who all showed up in DEFENSE of Michael Jackson d) both accusers had parents with well do***ented criminal records for suing for false claims and extortion.

Please, don't pretend you read something you didn't, otherwise you'd know the truth. Good for this school for finally doing the right thing.

1417 days ago
63.

Marie    

You don't pay off two civil trials if you're an innocent man. He didn't want to be found guilty...
Posted at 12:55 PM on Oct 16, 2010 by dustin

Michael Jackson did not pay off two civil trials. His insurance paid off two settlements because one extorsionist lawyer Larry Feldman was representing Jordan Chandler and Jason Francia at the same time and both boys accused the singer of sexual molestation while he was on tour and both boys' families wanted money instead of justice which to me says that the accusers were serial extorsionists and liars.

1417 days ago
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Siggisis    

mysteria333

Did You Wear Gold Pants Too?


Posted at 1:17 PM on Oct 16, 2010 by OhWell

God, you are creepy. Stop asking the females here what they are wearing. None of your business. Creep.

1417 days ago
65.

TR    

Maybe the NWO is the way to go. Jackson had serious issues with children and his name is on a school for small children? The LA school board sure shows it's love for children over the glamour industry - NOT.

1417 days ago
66.

mysteria333    

NEVER , NEVER , UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF MICHAEL JACKSON FANS !!!!!!!!

1417 days ago
67.

Melinda    

Finally! Has anyone noticed that it dosen't look the same as it did originally. His name is now indented as if they had literally cut his name out instead of just covering it up. They should restore it correctly.

1417 days ago
68.

kim    

Here you go everyone. Here is a video of the auditorium this morning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OIrH99yabE


rip mj

1417 days ago
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cawobeth    

Yes, this is his legacy...extraordinary artist & exceptional humaitarian; nothing less.
This is a new beginning to clearing Michael's name of lies.
There is much more work to be done to re-expose the facts about Mr.Jackson due to the perverse impact that corrupt media has had on the public.
The Uncover Michael's Name Group did a great service to this country. schools around the world and MJ's honor.
Hail truth !

1417 days ago
71.

KC    

His name never should of been covered, he was INNOCENT. It must of hurt him so bad when they covered his name. He was ONLY human, just like you & I. I wish he was here to see people finally respecting him.
RIP

1417 days ago
72.

MichaelJACKSON    

"There is nothing that can't be done, if we raise our voice as one" - MICHAEL JACKSON

Oprah's Lisa Marie Presley interview was scheduled earlier but Oprah DELIBERATELY postponed it "coincide" it after 2 molestation shos.

OPRAH SHOW LINE-UP FOR NEXT WEEK: MON-molestation, WED-molestation, THU- Lisa Marie about Michael Jackson

OPEN LETTER TO OPRAH ABOUT KATHERINE JACKSON INTERVIEW!
http://www.oprah.com/community/thread/146120

OPRAH PLEASE DON'T BROADCAST KATHERINE JACKSON INTERVIEW!
http://muzikfactory2.blogspot.com

1417 days ago
73.

lynn    

It's about time - it should never have been covered up in the first place. Michael was not a paedophile and was acquitted of all charges. Thankfully the school board came to their senses and once again are proudly displaying the name of a legend. Wish Michael was still here to see it.

1417 days ago
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kim    

"Their is nothing that can't be done if we raise our voice as one" Michael Jackson


I would like to thank the fans who started and followed thru with the Uncover Michael Jackson's Name Campaign. they did it with a very respectful and digified manner. It makes me feel good to know that this man is soo loved and missed their is people who is standing up for him and trying to make a wrong into a right. I am glad I did my part in sending in my letters and spreading the word of this group. It makes me feel good to be part of having his name restored to a place that never should have taken it off. It is just a shame that he did not get to see this, but I believe he is smiling down from heaven right now at the love his fans are showing for him to make things right. I shed a few tears last nite when I first heard about this. It makes me very happy to see his name again on that auditorium where it should be.


RIP MJ - YOUR ARMY OF LOVE IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU.

1417 days ago
75.

Captain Spaulding    

Q: What's the difference between Michael Jackson and a grocery bag?

A: One is white, made out of plastic, and dangerous for kids to play with and the other you carry your groceries in.

1417 days ago
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