Friday, October 07, 2016

Despite being cleared by DNA evidence Donald Trump still says the Central Park Five are guilty.

Courtesy of NBC News:  

Wading into a racially-charged case from his past, Donald Trump indicated that the "Central Park Five" were guilty, despite being officially exonerated by DNA evidence decades after a notorious 1989 rape case. 

"They admitted they were guilty," Trump said to CNN in a statement. 

"The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous. And the woman, so badly injured, will never be the same." 

The five men were convicted as teenagers after implicating each other under intense questioning over a brutal sexual assault on a jogger that dominated the tabloids. Defenders said they were coerced into confessing and all five were later cleared by DNA evidence and a separate confession in 2002 from another criminal who took credit for the assault. 

New York paid them $41 million in a settlement in 2014 over their ordeal. 

 At the time Trump took out this ad in the New York Times.

Courtesy of HuffPo: 


Trump’s ads declared in bold letters.Trump appealed to then-Mayor Ed Koch for a city without “the constant chant of ‘police brutality.’” He wanted death for anyone who looked, acted or sounded like the Central Park Five. 

“They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes,” he wrote. “I want to hate these murderers and I always will … I no longer want to understand their anger. I want them to be afraid.”

I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that Donald Trump's African American outreach is not going to well.


  1. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Of course he hasn't changed his mind. That would indicate the ability to think.

    1. Anonymous3:42 PM

      And look at all the white supremacists he has in his camp. Between them and the Russian spies, he has quite a rogue's gallery surrounding him and hanging on his every word.

  2. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Donald has a YUUUUGE problem with people that are different. Different color, different race, different religion, different gender, different social/economic level.

    Donald believes undocumented immigrants are pouring over the borders in order to vote and rig the election. Yeah, that is his understanding of our election process and our legal system of government.

    He also seems to have a bigly problem with anyone that has a disability. Three more of his properties have been cited for ADA violations including the one he just opened in D.C. (We all remember the video of him mocking that journalist.)

    David Letterman says if he still had his show, he would have taken down Trump on his mocking of the disabled. (I think Letterman isn't happy with Fallon.)

  3. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Just visited Washington state. These 'bring back death penalty' and 'restore law and order' memes are a huge deal up there. Saw many yard signs in several areas.

    I saw so few minorities that I have to assume 'their' criminals must be white if out-of-control crime is such a problem up there with 99% white population.

    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      Interesting because last week i saw polling numbers that showed that a majority (slim but still a majority) of Americans are now opposed to the death penalty.

  4. Just a heads up.

    Yes I know about the Washington Post story featuring the lewd video.

    I have it scheduled to publish in about an hour and half. So try to hold off talking about it until then.

    I think this post deserves attention for what it says about Trump as well.

  5. As always Trump is hideous and also the king of projection. So I'm going to go out on a limb and say that maybe the young woman who claims he raped her when she was thirteen, may be telling the truth. . . .

  6. Anonymous3:00 PM

    "I want them to be afraid."

    And he has not changed! He has also said the same of other countries when he becomes president (good news: he won't even get close).

    No compromise. Domination.

  7. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Trump is done. The WaPo video is going to put the final nail in his coffin.

    1. Anonymous11:12 PM

      It was actually an NBC Access Hollywood tape.

      After the other shit hit the fan, someone at Access Hollywood with a good memory took the initiative to look this up. They were reading a piece on it when NBC news wanted a copy and to release it.

      It got leaked to WaPo and they beat them to it.

      I have to wonder if it was leaked to WaPo because someone with access to it was afraid NBC would drag their feet or it would be buried in some way, so they leaked it to ensure it would get the exposure it needed when it would do the most good.

      Funny, those leaked tax returns came from Trump Tower.

      There are a lot of anonymous people looking to make sure Donald Trump loses this election.

  8. Crystal Sage3:10 PM

    I think that Trump has finally gone too far. What could he possibly gain by bringing up this major failure in his past. He must realize that his only supporters are racists, misogynists and xenophobes. They are the only people who think that Trump's former stance on the CP Five was correct.

    1. Anonymous3:26 PM

      Just like Palin, he simply does not know when to STFU. He's thrown his (disgusting) weight around for so long, and used to getting his way, that he thinks he can get away with anything!

  9. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Rudy Giuliani's Daughter is voting for Hillary.

    And some kid guilty of a hate crime is trying to use the "Trump defense."

  10. Anonymous3:37 PM

    I wish these men could sue Dump for this. He is the lowest form of racist scum.

  11. Anonymous3:38 PM

    About torture (and confessions and evidence obtained by torture) Trump says:

    " Torture works. OK, folks? You know, I have these guys—”Torture doesn’t work!”—believe me, it works. And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question: What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding."

    So clearly if Trump is in charge there will be a lot more confessions. It won't matter if some of the confessions are false or not.

    I'd say that Trump's statements on the Central Park 5 indicate a racial animus, but it's actually a broad anti- justice animus imo.

    1. Anonymous4:12 PM

      3:38 again- I also think Trump is a racist, but I don't think his racism that explains his CP5 history. It's his ideas that people in power are IN POWER. No second guessing allowed.

      Trump in power = concentration camps and Argentina 1976 right here in the USA.

  12. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Trump and Pence have this in common too. Pence won't release a man imprisoned wrongly and Trump wants to incarcerate men who have been proven innocent.


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