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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:28 PM

A 'Central Park Five' Survivor's Tear-Filled Plea: 'Trump Put a Bounty On Our Heads'


Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana were honored at an ACLU awards ceremony on Friday.

Tarpley Hitt
Reporter
Updated 06.08.19 10:23AM ET Published 06.07.19 10:09PM ET

LOS ANGELES, California—The five men who were arrested as teenagers, falsely convicted, sentenced to years in prison, and eventually exonerated for the rape and assault of a white jogger in Central Park in 1989, have never been keen on the name “Central Park Five.” They avoid the phrase when possible. It was not a moniker they chose, but one given to them by the press: by outlets that regularly printed their legal names, though all five were underage; by tabloids that often failed to write “allegedly” when describing their charges; by papers that ran full-page ads from a playboy real estate developer with latent political ambitions, attacking them in huge black font: “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY.”

Friday afternoon, at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California’s 25th Annual Luncheon, where the five men were being honored, much care was taken to orient the celebration away from that phrase, and toward the five people it had obscured: Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana.

As actor Michael B. Jordan introduced the five honorees, he retold the famous story for the crowd. “It was East Coast news, but a familiar story to anyone growing up black in America,” Jordan said. “We didn’t know their names, but we knew their ages: 15, 14, 16—the same ages we were. They could be us.”

“In 1989, police found the body of a young white woman in Central Park, covered in blood, and left for dead after a sexual assault. Weeks later, Trisha Meili awakened from a coma. She was unable to recall her attack. But the police had already been rounding up suspects, questioning black and brown teenagers who had been in Central Park that night. They focused their interrogation tactics on five boys in particular. Four of those teenagers did not know each other when they were arrested. I repeat, four of those boys did not know each other when they were arrested.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. why haven't these guys sued trump?

he certainly led the lynch mob, literally.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 06:01 PM

2. Good idea.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:11 PM

4. Probably can't because of the statute of limitations

However, has he said anything about them in the past two years? That might be actionable.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:26 PM

6. he has never apologized for his disgusting call for the death penalty.

He knew nothing about the facts but had to stick his stupid face into the affair.

Now he flaunts his ignorance on a broader stage.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 06:59 PM

3. K & R

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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:58 PM

5. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:31 PM

7. I was really happy to see the writer and director Ava DuVernay's inclusion of this


video on Trump. This film will live a long time, and he is front and center as the cruel attention seeker he is.

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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:34 PM

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