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Old 06-19-2019, 03:02 PM
 
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serial rapists are always trustworthy.
Obviously as much as prosecutors. The serial rapist didn't cost the city over $40 million dollars.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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jail is too good for them.
Throw out the rape case altogether. What were they convicted of?
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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This pretty much sums it. Good point. In fact the perpetrator was caught for committing other crimes that might not have happened if the case had been handled properly.

If someone I love was brutally murdered, it would not satisfy me that the wrong person was convicted. That simply is not justice. How it could satisfy anyone else is beyond me.

The fact that someone could be confronted with the evidence that the people punished were innocent of the crime all along, and still could not admit that they should be exonerated is baffling. It seems as if Trump's world famous pride gets in the way of his ability to admit he erred.

Trump should take out a full page ad acknowledging his mistake and retracting his earlier stance. It would be good for his soul. Of course, we all know that would never happen.
I believe he sold that to the Devil.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Good luck with Trump apologizing for anything, he would have a coronary.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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Throw out the rape case altogether. What were they convicted of?
Four of the five were convicted of assaulting a different jogger in the park.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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Four of the five were convicted of assaulting a different jogger in the park.
Which would justify what happened how?
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Trump stands by 1989 Central Park Five comments


What's Trump's point?

"Following the arrest of the five teenagers, Mr Trump paid for newspaper adverts calling for the return of the death penalty in the state.

The Central Park Five were exonerated in 2002, after another man confessed.

They say their earlier confessions were a result of police coercion"

"They put a bounty on our heads by taking out these full-page ads calling for our deaths," one of the men, Yusef Salaam, said last month.

Mr Trump was asked by a reporter at the White House on Tuesday if he would apologize to the five men for the newspaper ads.

"You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt. If you look at Linda Fairstein and if you look at some of the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that case. So we'll leave it at that."
Donald J. Trump

'Both sides' again, it's always 'both sides' with that guy ... Very odd.

Donald Trump has stated before he has never asked God for forgiveness. I suppose that would make him unique, along with perhaps Jesus Christ.

Trump is not getting any younger, it may be worthwhile for him to make an examination of conscience (just to be on the safe side). No time like the present.
Yep. He’s ignoring that they were tricked and coerced into giving false statements with promises from law enforcement that it would FREE them. These are minors that we are talking about.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Four of the five were convicted of assaulting a different jogger in the park.
Trump asked for the death penalty, no one is arguing these were great kids just that they were railroaded. Trump and others were dead wrong. This is what they do when there is a high profile crime, just find someone even if innocent.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:24 PM
 
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This is mind boggling.

I suspect we will see some walk back about how what he said isn't what he meant....blah blah. A spin Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham will be thrown out.

Sure the base is still cheering him on.

but what about the moderates -- meh -- not so sure they will 'cheer' this kind of behavior on.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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It is sad and astonishing that the Trump supporters here are trying to act like these exonerated men committed any crime. They did not. Them being in the park doesn't mean they were "wilding." The crimes they were convicted of have been shown to be false. Their confessions were coerced and illegal and shouldn't even have been admitted into court.

It is interesting that these same posters probably have a lot of faith in the "justice" system. There was no justice served for these men and their families. Their lives were basically ruined over this and you are all still trying to act like they committed a crime because they were picked up by the police.

FWIW for the sane/moderate posters, these people who are refusing to admit the obvious (just like Trump won't) are the reason why the criminal "justice" system is still a corrupt, racist system. These sorts of people serve on juries, are LE officers, prosecutors, and even district attorneys. Regardless of evidence they have their racial biases and those biases, even when presented with evidence, will not be swayed and they'll exert their racist influence in any way they can within any system that allows it. The only systems left that allow it are the criminal "justice" system and the educational system to a lesser extent.
There were 4 black and 4 Latino jurors. Maybe in NYC in 1990, people of all races and ethnicity were biased against the defendants.
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