WWETV Host Brooklyn recently spoke about the movie that looked at the tragedy of the Central Park 5. She explained how the tale of a true story touched her heart on Instagram.
‘They admitted their guilt’
The president, who was a business mogul at the time of the trial once called for the five to get the death penalty. In a recent comment he offered no apology even though the convictions were vacated.
According to Deadline, their convictions, based on confessions they said were coerced, were vacated in 2002, after DNA evidence linked a serial rapist to the brutal crime. The city later agreed to a $41 million settlement with the four black men and one Latino man, all of whom who were 16 or younger at the time of their arrest.
In 1989, Trump placed full-page advertisements in four New York City newspapers, including The New York Times, calling for the state to adopt the death penalty for killers. He made clear that he was voicing this opinion because of the rape and assault of Trisha Meili, a woman who had been jogging in Central Park.
“I want to hate these murderers and I always will,” Trump wrote in the May 1989 ad. “I am not looking to psychoanalyze or understand them, I am looking to punish them.”
He wrote in all caps: “Bring back the death penalty and bring back our police!”